Fashion season is in its prime at the moment. After the fabulous NYFW, it was time for London Fashion Week. I remember, when I was still at school, I so wanted to live in one of the fashion capitals of the world. And now, four years later, I get my name on a guest list or two and get to be one of the first to see the designer’s collections.
Remember LFW AW15, when I was in the same room as Alexa Chung? Well this time it was even better – UK Vogue’s fashion director, Lucinda Chamber was sat like three meters away from me, while I was at the Claridges Ballroom (princess moment?)
But let’s do this in chronological order.
Friday. I had to hold the front at the office with the other girls, but in the evening after work, I went to my not-so-favourite Shoreditch to an Anatomie London LFW Party. The venue was their shop, which was buzzing – DJ, cocktails and collections by several designers. I think my favourite piece must have been Coïnonia’s bomber.
Saturday. You know when you have somewhere to go and plan an outfit in your head and then it just doesn’t look so well IRL? Well, in the 5 minutes before I had to go out for Jasper Conran’s show, I realised that’s what happened to me. The good thing is I have a lot of black dresses, which go very well with a mustard blazer and a warm scarf.
I hate going to events by myself, but I am so happy I didn’t bail on me and went to this one. As I mentioned, I got to breathe the same air as Lucinda Chamber. You know when someone important enters a room, and even if you can’t see them, you feel them. Everyone was fussing around someone and then there she was – wearing Gucci, being fab…
The show itself was lovely, and it’s safe to say that would happily wear most of the collection. Which is understandable, given my love for monochrome and the fact that his collection was mainly this! Give it to me now! Pretty please!
Sunday. Sunday started early, which a rare occasion for me. But I wanted to be pampered by the brilliant ladies in the Grooming room. My day began with a nice cup of tea and getting my hair braided by Natasha Hudyama from Sassoon Salons.
I had also decided to take my lovely boyfriend-turned-photographer to his first catwalk show. When we arrived at Freemason’s Hall, he was definitely interested in some of the outfit choices of a few guests. But that’s what you get at LFW, interesting street style and a lot of stares.
Last year, I was invited to the Rohmir show, and as they celebrated their 10th anniversary this year, it was obligatory to attend. We were quite pleasantly surprised by the very talented flamenco dancer Rubén Molina was part of the Spanish collection show.
I decided It was about time to try wearing culottes, and let me tell you, these are my new favourite trousers! Full outfit post to come soon, but here’s a little peak!
This was the end of LFW for me, as with Monday coming, I had to be back in the office, and the other shows I had tickets for were, unfortunately, clashing with my schedule. I promise I will do better next time. Till next season!