WOW! First of all… Like someone pinch me, the fact that I am even writing a post saying I am going to London Fashion Week. I remember being at high school and seeing one of my favourite designers was going live on Instagram, so you could see the show and in my lunch break being glued to the screen seeing all the models in these glorious designs and thinking wow one day I will be there. And it happened. It is honestly the weirdest feeling having your dreams become your reality but also the most humbling because I know that I’m going to enjoy every second of it!
Currently on the train I have a LFW opening party with Like To Know It this evening. I am going into London earlier to have a walk round Selfridges (I always do this every couple of months,the store is so beautiful!) Then, I met my cousin for dinner and drinks (might have had a pornstar Martini – my fave) and we headed to the event. It was so amazing, they had frozen rose and it was pink (sucker for anything pink!) it was so nice meeting the team and LTKI community! it is an amazing app to shop products instantly. You can shop my looks here.
I have a show at 11am, Hazzys’s so I am on the 9:25 train into London suited and booted (literally, although I am wearing trainers instead of boots) my first ever show!! I wonder what everyone will be wearing? What if I see someone famous? Or a blogger I recognise? Is it weird to say hi or no?! So excittiinggggggg…My first show. WOW, WOW, WOW. When the lights went down and the music started (it felt like my heart was gonna jump out of my chest. I loved it I honestly got chocked up. I thought I was gonna burst into tears in front of all these cool fashion people! I just felt such an overwhelming sense of happiness and gratitude. I went alone because I wanted to fully appreciate the experience. For me, the Hazzys show was the best show I saw at Fashion Week. A mixture of thumping, loud music, beautiful designs, and creativity and just pure excitement.
After the show I met up with my photographer friend Emily and we popped to All Bar One in between shows to get a drink and food – so needed! Had the best mac n cheese and pornstar martini –my comment of the day – ” I’m full of porn and cheese” Hahaha
Second show at Foyles – what a dream. Me and Emily getting lost in Covent Garden on our way to the show. The gayeon Lee presentation was magical. Such elegant designs. I wanted to wear all the dresses, and the ruffled trousers were so cool. After the presentation I headed home – I was so exhausted from all the excitement, nerves and WALKING!
More shows! Let’s Bab who are one of the sponsors of London Fashion Week this year invited me to the House of Holland x Self Portrait show and after a talk with Henry Holland! Let’s Bab is a new app that lets you recommend products to friends whilst earning a commission and allowing you to give some of that commission to charity – what a brilliant concept. The app also sent you notifications about show scheduling during LFW. It was incredible and a great way to keep up/plan your days. If you want to find out more about Let’s Bab check out the link here. Anyways, the show was brilliant what an honour to see Henry Hollands work and the chat after was fabulous too – such a down to earth, lovely guy. Bonus – the LFW tote bag!
Second show of the day- Oxford Fashion Studio at the Royal Opera House. Such a stunning venue and I had an amazing seat in stalls. It was so interesting to see new independent designers. My favourite collection was King and Reign – really dramatic looks. Met up with another blogger … who was filming backstage which was so lovely. Then train home again half asleep 🙂
Monday – *day off packing, and furiously posting content on instagram.*
Heading into Landaaan ( London) with my mama, shopping and food before the Whyte Studio LFW closing party! Cannot believe fashion week is over already! The party was fabulous and in Mayfair I felt so fancy. It was great to catch up with the lovely stylists I met when I did my styling course a few years ago. The night was filled with gin and tonics and house music – what more could a girl want?
My throat hurts, my feet hurt, but WOW what a week. THANK YOU so much fashion week you have made a 21 year old girl from Oxfordshire extremely happy. Excited for February already xxx