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LFW SS14: Day 2

14 Sep
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Jameela Jamil and Laura Whitmore sitting FROW

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Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil

Day 2 at LFW was just as hectic as yesterday but I managed to pop along to the Lug von Siga showcase (very cool, read about it here) as well as squeeze myself into the incredibly popular Jasper Conran show! Whilst in the JC show I spotted TV presenters Laura Whitmore and Jameela Jamil sitting FROW and looking lovely.

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I was lucky enough to get a spot at the Toni & Guy Blow Dry Bar in the media lounge and was super happy with my wash/trim/blowdry – shout out to Dex who  gave me lovely big bouncy curls (and only one jab in the nose with a comb)!

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Boohoo were there to save the day as they handed out cute little waterproof ponchos outside Somerset House! 

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LFW SS14: Day 1

14 Sep

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It had to be one of the most miserably drizzly days ever but it didn’t dampen my spirits for the first day of LFW SS14!

As fashionistas took once more to the cobbles of Somerset House, I got to see some fab shows including Bora Aksu, J. Js Lee and Yeashin.

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Jacket - New Look, Dress - Motel, Bag - Mulberry

Jacket – New Look, Dress – Motel, Bag – Mulberry

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I wore a fabulous blue vintage-inspired dress that was kindly gifted to me by Motel. It was a little short but a great smock/60s style! (By the way, Motel are currently offering 20% off for students!)

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New Look‘s Refuel Lounge at the Waldorf Hotel really was great – there were plenty of comfy sofas, squishy cushions and iPads for guests to use, as well as yummy healthy food/smoothies from Crussh, Popchips (so tasty), a photobooth, Elemis pamper sessions, eye treatments, a makeover booth and a selection of New Look’s latest collection to rummage through. Thanks for having me New Look!

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Birchbox were around outside Somerset House giving away free little boxes which came with Propercorn, a trail bar and some little beauty samples too. 

I’m back for Day 2 and hoping to get more street style and celeb snaps so watch this space! 

LFW SS14: J. JS Lee

13 Sep
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5The J.Js Lee SS14 showcase was an exciting, diverse and incredibly wearible collection. As guests escaped the London drizzle and took their places in the bustling BFC arena, the Korean designer treated the audience to a catwalk  bursting with colour popping brights, sophisticated sports luxe styles, modern gingham and chic, sleek minimalistic outfits.  
 
Lee has previously voiced her desire to create outfits that look ‘sharp’ yet in a feminine way and the show started off in this spirit with tailored, modest rose pink dresses and tops that wouldn’t look out of place in the office. The candy pink then gave way to monochrome and an edgier, leather look; short leather skirts and fitted black leather pencil dresses were teamed against white collars, cotton and blocked monochrome shirts for a tougher and younger look that still remained sophisticated. Dashes of sports luxe were thrown in the mix, with white airtex jackets and even a white 80s style shell suit making an appearance, before gingham took over. From shirts to macs, schoolgirl-inspired navy gingham prints were everywhere and were toughened up with block lines of pink or patent hi-shine textures, making it more fashion-forward. The  show ended with a variety of aquamarine teal outfits, featuring checks, racer backs and sheer fabrics that once again incorporated the sports luxe vibe whilst still being office appropriate.
 
 Hair and make up was kept quite simple throughout with sleek side parted ponytails and clear skin, though this was juxtaposed against bright pops of cerise lipstick, epitomising Lee’s signature functional-yet-fashionable style.
The J.Js Lee SS14 collection was one of the most practical, diverse and fun to have come out of the first day of London Fashion Week and I would go so far as to say that it is probably one of my favourite LFW shows!

Rooftop Cinema: Queen of Hoxton

10 Sep

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On Sunday evening I popped along to the Queen of Hoxton with one of my good friends for one of the ever-popular summer rooftop film screenings. I had always wanted to go to one but never managed to get tickets in time (those things sell like hot tamales!) so when The Rooftop Film Club released more tickets to see The Wedding Singer, I snapped them up!

Outdoor/rooftop films are shown in venues all across London but I’m so happy we got to go to the Queen of Hoxton as it was really cute; not only is the rooftop designed to be like a garden but it was also completely decked out in fairy lights and had little stalls where you could get popcorn, food and drink. After we picked up our Lemongrass Ice Tea cocktails (which I can definitely recommend!) we were given headphones and a blanket before finding our seats on a deck chair or directors chair.

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Overall, it was a great atmosphere and felt really special to be watching such a classic film surrounded by the city and buildings of London. I had never seen The Wedding Singer before (I know, I know, I’m a terrible person!) but I think after Sunday night it might very well be one of my top films of all time!

If you want to go to an outdoor cinema experience next year, make sure you keep an eye on The Rooftop Film Club, Luna Cinema, Nomad Cinema, Secret Cinema, Future Cinema and Somerset House Film 4 Screenings as these are always the most popular!

What would be your favourite film to watch and where?

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LFW AW13 Day 1 Round Up

15 Feb

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The diet of Vitamin water and popcorn has struck which can only mean one thing – London Fashion Week is back! I am down for the weekend and so far have covered the fabulously wearable Zoe Jordan AW13 show (complete with amazing goody bag), the Fyodor Golan AW13 collection and the Jean-Pierre Braganza catwalk. 

The day began with an early registration and a quick outfit snap:

Day 1 outfitOutfitJumper – Boohoo

Denim Shirt – Pull & Bear

Skirt – River Island

Bag – Mulberry

Boots – Daisy Street

I spotted a few well-known faces throughout the day, including Laura Whitmore, Amanda Byram, Binky Felstead, Zoe Hardman and Pandemonium.

Amanda Byram and Laura Whitmore

Amanda Byram and Laura Whitmore

Binky Felstead

Binky Felstead

Zoe Hardman

Zoe Hardman

Pandemonium

Pandemonium

I swung by the large New Look lounge in the Waldorf Hotel which was fabulous – there was a photo booth, an amazing healthy smoothie company called Blend & Press (I had their Aloe Vera Wang Smoothy with avacoda & flax seed, amongst other fruit/veg) , breakfast bowls and comfy seats galore. 

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BDJJXY8CIAARYv0IMG_1862IMG_1599I also received a complimentary MAC make over from the snazzy MAC station within the press lounge as well as some free MAC goodies which I can’t wait try out! 

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MAC goodies

Tim Walker Exhibition at Somerset House

26 Nov

I’m sure most of you will have heard of the Tim Walker exhibition held at Somerset House by now but if you still haven’t been then I would definitely recommend it! The exhibition revolves around fairytales and fantasy combined with some awesome fashion photography. Here are a few cheeky snaps I took – enjoy!

LFW Day 1: Antoni & Alison SS13

14 Sep

London Fashion Week SS13 has finally arrived! I am down this Friday-Sunday for a weekend of up-to-the-minute show reporting, street style, backstage gossip and celebrity spotting and it all kicked off this morning with Antoni & Alison’s SS13 catwalk show.

As the lights dimmed on the catwalk, the show began with a voiceover from both Antoni & Alison, describing their working relationship and their inspiration for their new collection. They described how they constantly endeavour to have both of their inputs on every design, to create dresses because ‘that is the right thing to do’ and to try and use ‘every colour possible’. What followed was exactly this; an array of bright, bold dresses with clashing prints and blobs, swirls and streaks of paintbox colours.

 Models walked down to a brass band playing live at the front of the stage as conflicting sounds were played overhead which sounded a little odd but perfectly reflected the clashing prints on the catwalk as well as the separate personalities of the designers. The dresses took all shapes and forms, from maxi to batwing, mini to kimono. The first designs were more muted in colour, featuring charcoal, white and grey streaks, though the designs began to become more vibrant as the show continued. There were reappearing designs on the dresses, such as blobs of neon paint creating bright bows, flashes of checks and cute cherry flower prints. 

The shoes were kept simple as all models wore low-heeled black courts with a gold buckle. Make-up was kept nude apart from the eyeshadow which was either vibrant blue or green.

If Antoni & Alison’s SS13 show is anything to go by, it seems that next season will feature an array of colours, prints and designs where clashing and embracing individual style is definitely ‘the right thing to do’.