London Fashion Week – My Experience

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

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Topshop leather trousers, Dorothy Perkins sheer shirt, vintage cropped jacket, Zara belt and shoes, Mango ring, gold name necklace


It feels quite odd to be rounding up Fashion Week when it’s only just getting started but sadly, for this season, my experience is over.

I was in London for a grand total of five eye-opening, inspiration-seeking, fabulously-fashionable hours. I sat behind Brix Smith-Start at Aminaka Wilmont with Iris, received outfit compliments from Shini, discussed debating with Sabine, admired Jill’s colour combinations and chatted with a big group of my favourite bloggers, including Gem, Kristabel, Harriet, Winnie, Lily, Victoria and Lucy. I wanted to meet these girls more than I wanted to see the clothes, so the whole trip was worth it after 10 minutes.
But there was more! Like champagne and cupcakes at Orla Kiely, flitting past the queues at Aminaka Wilmont thanks to vitamin water and people-watching in the press lounge. If I had more time I’d have visited MAC for a make-up over and snuck into PPQ. But alas, like Cinderella in leather trousers, I ran (or rather hobbled, after a day walking about in 4in heels) for my train at 7pm.

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The Fashion Week Survival Kit – Moleskin, Blackberry, tube ticket, show invite, press pass and Models Own polish in Fuzzy Peach, the colour of LFW. All housed in a Mulberry tote

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Holly Fulton and Louise Gray were my two favourite collections from the exhibition

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Jewellery displayed on mirrors to create thousands of light-reflecting images – stunning

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Scarf installation

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Birds, branches and beautiful couture at Orla Kiely

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Metallics and rainbow brights

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A Lara Bohinc display, also known as I Want All Of This

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Models on the runway at Aminaka Wilmont. I love that leather jacket

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I promise to be more organised and make it for the duration next season!

So that was my Fashion Week. For me, fashion has always been about people, not designers. I’m more inspired by my friends, family and fellow bloggers than size 4 models strutting down the catwalk. And although there’s no denying the exhilarating atmosphere of a designer show, my heart still lies firmly with the high street, eBay, charity shops and car boot sales.

PS – It wasn’t all cocktails and canapes though (well actually, there were no cocktails and canapes to be seen – at Fashion Week! I know!) – some of the more unglamorous moments included running for my train at Leeds station screaming ‘WAIT!!’ at the conductor, sitting in the waiting room at Wakefield Kirkgate station ignoring the pointing and laughing (people at Wakefield Kirkgate really aren’t ready for leather trousers), dropping pasta salad on said leather trousers at Liverpool Street tube station (they’re wipe clean, don’t worry) and eating a sausage roll at 8.30pm on the journey home. And that was Fashion Week, darlings!

31 Comments

ellieand

hehe, well if you were to drop food on some trousers, it seems leather ones are the way to go! Some really gorgeous photos – i’m all excited at the prospect of lfw, but far too nervous to actually go and meet all you lovely bloggers!

I love your praise for highstreet fashion and friends/bloggers after this too, I don’t think I’ll ever stop being inspired by these – no matter how many [if any at all!] fw’s i attend

xxx

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Alice

It sounds like stepping into a completely different world. Fashion sure is fast.
The leather trousers look fabulous on you x

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Harriet

Your outfit on friday was so amazing, Wakefield clearly doesn’t get it! Meeting up with other bloggers was the best thing about London Fashion Week for me.

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Kat

the best LFW post i’ve read, so far! and as for your leather trousers, i am absolutely jel-OUS. a frank and reveiling post, and fab pictures to boot!

Legs xo
legs11eleven.blogspot.com

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Sherin

I’m so sad to have missed you! Apparently, we were standing right near each other and we didn’t notice!!
But the leather trousers really look good on you! And it’s so much fun chatting to other bloggers!

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Lil

Lovely round up. I lolled at the mention of Wakefield cuz my boyfriend works there and he’s told me all about the delights of the locals! X

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Em x

You poor thing going to Wakefield Kirkgate, its a dive ergggh. I’m very jealous of you getting to go to LFW though even if for a short time x

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E is for Eleanor

Ahh Jen, you are so right. I like fashion but I LOVE shopping. Sometimes I do think LFW is all hype. You look like you had a fantastic time and you saw so much! I was there all day today and saw so little! x

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Hannah

Lousie Gray and Holly Fulton were incredible! I stumbled into the Orla Kiely presentation by accident but it was so pretty, all those trees! A shame I didn’t bump into you on Friday Jen, would have been lovely to meet you but maybe next time =) Your outfit is lovely by the way, you’re totally rocking those leather trousers


Bow Dream Nation xx

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Vicki

i am sooooo jealous!! unattractively jealous.. next season jen we will go for the whole 3 days and book our transport before our passes come! πŸ™‚ xo

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Gem Fatale

Ohhh Jen, I so wish we’d had longer! I didn’t get to fully appreciate your outfit during our whirlwind meeting, but after seeing these pics, I can say your outfit was bloody lovely!
Really hope you have an excuse to come down south soon. If I get invited to anything spectacular that warrants you missioning it down, I will see if you can be my plus 1!
Yes I am literally bribing you with events to come and hang out with me. πŸ™‚

Much, much love ♥

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Jazzabelle

oh my, the leggings and shirt look AMAZING on you, jen! you look great. even though i was on holiday i was still a little bit gutted to miss lfw. see you next season if not before! πŸ™‚ xx

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Ondo Lady

Sorry I missed you at LFW. I do agree that the best bit is people watching in the press room, talking to other bloggers and watching the interaction between the whole fashion community.

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Eye

Really, This is the very informative post. I wanted to meet these girls more than I wanted to see the clothes, so the whole trip was worth it after 10 minutes.
But there was more! Like champagne and cupcakes at Orla Kiely, flitting past the queues at Aminaka Wilmont thanks to vitamin water and people-watching in the press lounge.
Modelle torino

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