On Wednesday I paid London a flying visit to attend the first Cherry Bites Lunch – a fantastic gathering of likeminded people with interesting things to say and fabulous outfits. Find details of the second event here.
I got the train down and, as I often do when I’m bored and have a computer in close vicinity, tweeted my outfit using the #TodayImWearing hashtag.
When I arrived in London, I made my way to Drink, Shop & Do, an adorable venue just round the corner from Kings Cross. I found the Cherry Bites Lunch-ers nestled round a table and settled down to join the discussion. Sitting next to me was Danielle, a fashion illustrator from Toronto now living in London. Danielle had a sketch pad in front of her, a portable watercolour pen and a tin of paints, and as we talked blogging, style, work and life she painted. I was her second subject…
She made my Primark pieces look exceptionally stylish and gave me killer cleavage! I love you, Danielle.
It’s fascinating to look at the way documenting style has developed. From early fashion magazines which were illustrated in their entirety, to the glossy, high-octane photoshoots of the 80s, to the current trend for 140 character tweets which express every last detail of our outfits.
Fashion illustration remains popular, despite the technological advances. I wonder if Twitter will have a similar staying power?