Tuesday, 23 September 2014

London Fashion Weekend

10 days ago I entered Little Mistresses Twitter competition to win tickets to London Fashion Weekend plus a whole new outfit to wear for the occasion. Guess what?...I only went and won it!! After scouring their website, I decided on a few pieces that would hopefully make a pretty amazing outfit...I'll let you guys decide.

Red Snakeskin Pointed Slipper Pump//Was £39.99 NOW £20





The black PU dress was the item which won me the competition, so I thought I'd start with that, plus I knew it would be something I would get plenty of wear out of. I wanted a stand out jacket and this bad boy was literally shouting through my screen! Now all I needed was some shoes. I really loved the shape of these snakeskin pumps. So there we have it, my London Fashion Weekend outfit courtesy of Little Mistress.

Luckily for me, I didn't have to think too hard who I was going to bring with me, as my good friend Joshi had already planned to visit me for the weekend. Hard luck for him, as he became my personal photographer for the day! I made it up to Joshi by surprising him with a little trip to Paramount bar on the 32nd floor of CentrePoint (also the setting for the Bloggers Festival) for a few cocktails, but not before we had a wander through St James's Park in the lovely sunshine, joined the People's Climate March, watched a catwalk show at Somerset House and stuffed our faces with some vegan Indian food! 







We had such a great day and I'd like to thank Little Mistress for giving me the opportunity to attend London Fashion Weekend and for making sure I looked great too!

And now for my own little giveaway...if you fancy winning a snazzy London Fashion Weekend tote bag, designed by the fabulous Lulu Guinness and filled with a few goodies, just leave a comment and tell me what your #lfwend outfit would've looked like (or plan yours for next year!).



"What goodies are in the bag?" I hear you ask. This is what you'll find; Hello Fashion magazine, Garnier cleansing wipes, Lavazza coffee, Maybelline Great Lash black mascara, Artelac Rebalance eye drops, Essie nail varnish, Label.m shine spray for hair and a £25 gift card for Hello Fresh.

 Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. You have until Sunday 5th October 5pm BST to enter!!

Thanks for reading and good luck with your entry :)


Friday, 19 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 4

Only 2 more days left for me to catch up on, so lets crack on with day 4!!

Antonio Berardi


This beautifully elegant collection features a divine mix of soft satin's and floaty chiffons. I particularly like the red asymmetric colouring on the ivory suit.

Mother of Pearl


Such simple cuts but with added embellishments. The blue piping along the hem of that floral checked mini skirt is so very cute.

Roksanda

Vibrant prints with folds of block colour. The black and navy colour combo making an appearance again!

Erdem

Action Man meets Little House on the Prairie with long country dresses in dark forest prints, including one in a feathery camouflage.

Michael van der Ham

This is such a perfect collection, I loved every single piece, it was really hard just picking a few to put up. Layered textures in a variety of patterns nicely combined together without looking too 'all over the shop'. The double patterned long jackets might just be my favourites.

Burberry Prorsum


Ombré chiffon and funked up denim jackets. The tulle tie waists are a nice different touch.

Christopher Kane

Silky satins in sultry tones. I wish I could go back to prom and wear that blue full skirted slightly peplum dress.

Huishan Zhang

More pretty prom style dresses with great little twists - like the twist in the waist line, or the double collars. The washed out colours are fresh and Spring ready.

Peter Pilotto


Fun futuristic prints in bright bolds and shiny metallics. I'm sure we'll be seeing a few of these around when festival fever strikes.

Giles

Cape dresses in light fabrics and pixelated tiger prints. I adore the striped suit in a unique colour combination of cream and dusty pink and matching shoes!

Tom Ford

Glam rockers at the office. The tight trousers with big bell bottoms give a super slim silhouette. The shimmering outfits show they're ready to party once business has been dealt with.

So what did you think of day 4? Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

Be sure to check out my take on day 1, day 2 and day 3. And don't forget to come back for day 5!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 3 Highlights

So I've fallen a bit behind with my Fashion Week posts. Here are my favourites from day 3!

Preen by Thonrton Bregazzi


Stripes!! This makes me very happy indeed. I'm loving the nautical and tribal mix with a slight sporty vibe. A great twist on the cricket jumper.

Margaret Howell



Simple and chic, with a hint of masculinity. Perfect for those 'dress down Fridays'. Look cool with very little effort.

Richard Nicoll



Light draped fabrics and even a light up dress. It'll come as no surprise that this Spring/Summer show was sponsored by Disney's Tinkerbell!

Marios Schwab


The diagonal cuts to the hemlines add something a little different to the shift dresses and mini skirts. I really like the mix of the tough tribal prints layered with the delicate chiffon.

Matthew Williamson




We've already seen a collection inspired by the psychedelic 70's, but Matthew is showing us another side to the decade's fashion with the wide leg trousers and deep v-necks just screaming disco glamour. He's kept to his signature purple hues and bold prints.

Temperley London

Yet more tribal but this time in pretty pastels. The checked waistcoat is very Annie Hall, and we all know how cool she is!

Topshop Unique

Oh I am very much looking forward to next Spring/Summer what with all these stripes (not that my wardrobe is currently lacking in any...). These pieces have a slightly tighter fit than Preen's, but fabulous nonetheless.

Mary Katrantzou


The Queen of pattern clashing has brought us a collection of mixed textures, with chiffon, sequins, embellishments and embroidery. Inspired by Earth itself, she has balanced it's elements perfectly in the form of these beautifully decorated dress.

Pringle of Scotland


Light knits layered with shimmering tones in easy to wear shapes. Timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched for years to come.

Which were your favourites from day 3? Be sure to check out my picks from day 2 and day 1.

Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk

Sunday, 14 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 2 Highlights

Morning!

Day 2 was very exciting for me as 2 of my absolute favourite designers showcased their take on SS15; Orla Kiely and House of Holland. Here are a few of my other favourites from the day.

Barbara Casasola


Barbara has kept it sleek and simple in metallics and pleats.

Orla Kiely


Orla is back with pretty flower prints and perfect pastel colours. This collection has a definite sixties feel to it, much like Paul Costelloe, but these are more of the housewife side with the longer hemlines and looser cuts.

Emilia Wickstead


Neat shapes and delicate stripes on smooth satin. I particularly love the orange swimsuit, another sixties inspired item.

Antipodium



This is very grunge meets mod with the loose shapes and pointed collars. I love the odd colour match of lime green and dusty pink.

Julien Macdonald



Designs made to show off curves or in this case give the illusion there are some. The patterns are exquisite in such elegant silhouettes. Who doesn't love a ruffled swimsuit?!

Markus Lupfer



The Hawaiian backdrop was perfect for these bright colours. Yet more sixties influence with the standout front zips.

Sibling


I do love a bow, the bigger the better in my opinion. We're greeted with more monochrome and filly shapes. I saw someone on Twitter describe that last shot as a toilet roll doll, they got it pretty spot on!

Holly Fulton


Mad Men may have finished for good (boo!) but the sixties are definitely still swinging in the fashion world. I love the mix of bold monochrome straight edged patterns with the charmingly graceful flowers.

J.W.Anderson

A strong nautical touch here with the white piping and button details.

House of Holland



I always get so excited to see what Henry has to offer and he never disappoints, until now...I KID! I totally LOVE this collection!! Inspired by groupies from the psychedelic 70's, there were coloured suedes, clashing bright florals and fringing. I really like the darker tones, something a bit different for spring/summer from the usual pastels. Congrats Henry, you've brought the fun to Fashion Week yet again!

Marchesa



Like Bora Aksu from Day 1, this collection has a firm gypsy influence with the heavy flower detailing and ruffled lace.

Which were your favourites from day 2? Be sure to check out day 1.

Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 1 Highlights

It's here, it's finally here! Fashion Week has hit London and the city is buzzing with excitement. I'm going to try my best and post my highlights from each day. So here are my personal favourites from day 1.

J. JS Lee



Adding a playful tone to smart dresses with high-low hemlines. Also didn't I tell you the navy and black combo was the way forward.

Bora Aksu


Some amazing textures coming from this collection with a slight gypsy feel.

Daks


Dusky purples and feminine shapes. Also featuring delicate feathers.

Trager Delaney



I love the frill detail of the black trousers and the bold colours with white finishing.

Jean-Pierre Braganza



Monochrome in geometrical shapes and featuring more feathers.

Amanda Wakeley



Fresh whites in clean cuts and more geometric patterns.

Shrimps



Snuggly fluffy jackets in pretty hues. Wouldn't really call these Spring/Summer, but still very cute.

Felder Felder





This collection just screams Woodstock in the seventies with the floaty skirts and psychedelic patterns. Who else will be swapping their wellies for colourful cowboy boots for next years festivals?

Paul Costelloe





For me, Paul Costelloe was a big favourite of mine. He's taken us back to the sixties with the big hair and short hemlines. It looks like blue is going to be the colour of summer. I love the dainty floral prints and the swinging skirts. I think I'd pretty much wear everything!

Which were your favourites from day 1? Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

Now you've seen day 1, be sure to check out day 2!

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk