Monday, 26 March 2012

London we love you!

I have realised that since I have started working just outside of London, I have missed the perks of my favourite city. Diverse people, shops on every corner and dare I say it... London Buses and Trains. Yes people, it is quite obvious by my previous posts and this one today that I have to declare that I LOVE LONDON. 

It is this love which spurs me and some other interns on my placement to visit Central on payday to explore London's treasures. During a recent payday me and my intern friends Razel and T visited China Town and tasted delicious chinese food. It was a night mixed with fun, laughter and full bellys!

What are your favourite places to visit?

Sunday, 4 March 2012

London Fashion Weekend!

Me on the balcony(top~ebay,skirt~ebay,belt~Dorothy Perkins,leggings~Matalan,Boots~ASOS)
Blogger from Fashion Babylon

This time last week, I was on my way home after spending the most amazing day at Somerset House,at Fashion Weekend with Niki from Petitepip. It was sick day, from the moment we entered the venue, the place was buzzing with fashionably dressed guys and gals. Me and Niki were in awe of the place, that we actually didn't know where to start!! the place was like a maze.We did get our pics taken by a blogger from Fashion Babylon, so I guess that was a good start to the day.

We window shopped alot, which wasn't our preferred choice, but even discounted designer items we couldn't afford the vast amount of goodies. It wasn't all bad though, I managed to snag myself some cath kidston-esque purses and bags.

Paying for the full priced ticket had it perks. Not only did we get to shop,but we got a  goody bag(seen here) but most importantly we got access to the catwalk.I really felt like I was a fashion insider;the catwalk was hosted by the lovely Caroline Flack and we got to view 5 great individual collections.

Holly Furton- who used bold colours and geometric prints in her collection. Primrose- very on trend with the pastels seen in many of the pieces and specifically focused on collars;Antipodium- which was my favourite along with Holly Furton,brought East London to the catwalk. 

Game on- which was very on trend with the sport luxe trend, it had an 90's/old school feel to the collection.Last but not least,Jasper Conran- collection was sleek,understated and focused on the structure and small details of many of the pieces. I would post a video of it,but my SD card became corrupted so I can only view the catwalk on my camera...weird. Ah well, head over to Petitepip for catwalk pics!

It was an eye opening day, and I will be going in September,hopefully with more cash in my pocket. Have any of you ever been to Fashion weekend?

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Shoreditch and the fair!

 Leather Jacket~Primark
Boots~New Look
Satchel~River Island

So if you follow me on twitter and are on FBL you will know I was banging on about the Shoreditch Vintage fair. When my mate GiGi ,told me of this retro event, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a sift through some vintage treasures. But, oh my was the travel to this event horrible. Due to train lines being closed, I was forced to take alternative routes;I could of crossed the sahara desert in half the time it took me to get to the fair. But it was all worth it, and I was able to snag a sick oversized blazer! I was a little disappointed that the prices weren't as cheap as I thought it would be,but it was still a cool experience and they had a sick cake stall.

After the fair,I decided to step into the future and venture to Oxford Street. I went to Oxford street with the sole purpose of returning some bits and bobs back to Forever 21. I got a silky blue button down,black mini skirt and a tribal style necklace,which has broke... not good. I also went to Dorothy Perkins, and bought snake skin mid heels which I love :) ,wooden earrings and a mustard belt! Job well done if I do say so myself.

What about you guys?Have you ever been vintage shopping?
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