Now anybody who knows me well will attest that I’m pretty poor when it comes to fashion choices. I buy items because I love them, but when it comes to putting them together, it all literally falls apart.
Such was my fashion failings that during my early twenties, a friend offered to buy me a colour matching tutorial with a stylist in a bid to improve my wardrobe’s palette.
So in recent years I’ve attempted to right this wrong, and as London Fashion Week is in town, I decided to have a nosey and get involved.
It started with a visit to the Blogger Love fashion event which took place at the Oxo Tower the other week. The show not only featured a catwalk, but it introduced me to a host of British jewellery and accessory designers.
I spoke to Nadia Minkoff, a designer who boasted some beautiful necklace designs including some pieces made exclusively for LFW. For us mere mortals, there were also some great statement pieces, including a Big Ben pendant which I picked up. It works great with casual tops and is my go-to accessory when wearing block colours.
Other brands I noted were Boho Betty, which had some simple, elegant bangles combining metals with colours.
After the Blogger Love event, I decided to attend fashion week itself. Well kind of. I was too slow in registering my interest for tickets to the shows. However, this year, London Fashion Week is open to all, with events, pop ups and screenings of the shoes taking place at Golden Square in Soho.
I took a sneak video of the Topshop Unique, which was being streamed live, you can view this here.
Trying to up my fashion game for Fashion Week
And of course, in the interests of fashion, I tried to make at least some effort with hair and makeup, despite having slept at 3am the night before and having only one hour to blow dry my hair, create some strategically placed waves with my Braun straightener and put together an outfit.
I ended up wearing a LOT of black, but hey, if it’s good enough for Kim Kardashian…
My accessories were almost none existent except for my Nadia Minkoff Big Ben pendant, which I think finished off the look quite well. Gladly, the Golden Square shindig was relatively low key, so I didn’t feel underdressed.
There was a nice buzz on Golden Square with deck chairs laid out for people to have their own ‘front row’ experience. If you’re in London over the next couple of days it’s definitely worth a look.
So that’s my inaugural London Fashion Week experience. I’m event tempted to visit one of the shows later on in the week. Who knows, I might learn a thing or two.
My London Fashion Week look:
Hair: Blow dried and curled with Braun Satin 7 SensoCare Styler
Makeup: Sleek Creme to Powder Foundation / Vie at Home Highlighter Duo / Nars Orgasm Eyes Lips and Cheeks highlighter / M&S Mulberry lipstick / MAC Kohl eyeliner / Arbonne It’s a long story mascara.
Outfit: dress – Dorothy Perkins, Jacket – Oasis.
Acessories: Nadia Minkoff Big Ben pendant.