My first ever London Fashion Week: Days 1 & 2

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Day 1:

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(First outfit: Boutique by Jaeger jacket, H&M top, Topshop jeans & shoes, Antoni & Alison, backstage at Felder & Felder, Orla Kiely presentation and tea dance)

Hello! I'm sorry this is going to be such a picture heavy post, I've had the busiest and most surreal two days so have been getting very snap happy! I've been totally bowled over by the whole LFW experience so far and have had so much fun seeing the shows, and meeting up with lots of my blogger chums! (yes, I did say chums). Day 1 consisted of a VERY early start (5:30am anyone?!) and heading to the first show of the week, Antoni & Alison- which was great (despite MEGA nerves), I even had a pretty good seated view which made me feel super V.I.P ;). The rest of the day consisted of paying a visit to the backstage area of Felder & Felder and experiencing the utter mayhem that occurs 20 minutes before show time, and how some of the awesome hair and make up is created- all before one of my favourite shows of the day, with lots of chunky knits and metallic detailing. I was also lucky enough to get to see the visually stunning Orla Kiely AW12 presentation and tea dance (biscuits and all) which consisted of models, all in the most gorgeous leather, sequinned and sheer dresses dancing with some rather handsome gents in between champagne and tea! I also got a cheeky peek of PPQ's AW12 collection; an array of ombred flowing fabric, deep velvet and monochrome prints.

Day 2:

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(Day 2 outfit: H&M jacket, Whistles jumper, Topshop skirt, House of Holland key looks, finale, spying on a certain Nick Grimshaw, sitting opposite from my dream posse, cameras & paps, amazing venue, arty farty snap)

Prior to the House of Holland show this afternoon I don't think I've ever been so nervous/left myself more time to get somewhere in my life. Arriving to the venue half an hour early I got in the queue, surrounded by some seriously well dressed attendees, and tapped my toes in anticipation. After seeing Miss Chung tweet that she was on her way I had some serious cyber fan girling moments via Twitter and composed myself just in time for the show start (until I realised I was seated virtually opposite and it happened over again, see above stalky snaps...). The collection consisted of 70s inspired sportswear, metallic flecks of detail, grown up tailoring of course thrown in with typical HOH irreverent prints (hounds tooth and zig-zags being the key players this season).

(p.s I'm sorry if this sounds too much like a diary entry/story of my life, I have so much I want to talk about and can't go into to much detail without rambling!)

x

53 comments:

  1. Love, love LOVE your entire day 2 outfit/hair/make-up - just perfection! x

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  2. I saw your first outfit on Cosmo, well done hun!

    Looking gorgeous on day 2 as well - you look so gorgeous with a beehive!

    [ Becky at life/style/flash. blog]

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  3. LFW looks amazing!
    love your outfits xx

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  4. Don't blame you for taking pictures of Alexa, I think I'd have watched her more than the actual show!

    I love your dotty skirt, looks beaut with your hair and makeup too :)

    peaas.blogspot.com

    x

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  5. Your so lucky to have been apart of it all! I love what your wearing, on day 2 your look so formal and elegant! ALEXA CHUNG! Your so lucky!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow! Looks amazing! You're so lucky :)
    Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing!
    And your outfits are both gorgeous xxx

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  7. I love your shoes from day 2. Well, you look fantastic both days but i love the shoes in particular. Very jealous you were at HOH.

    http://scarecrowsdonttalk.blogspot.com

    x

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  8. You look gorgeous! Wow! Amazing hair in the second day! So lucky you got to visit Fashion week! :D
    I love your bag!

    fashionqueen294.blogspot.com

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  9. Glad you are having such a wonderful experience at LFW! Your second outfit is especially darling and retro chic, where are those cat heels from?

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  10. I wish I was at lfw, how good does it look?! Can't believe you were opposite Alexa Chung, so good. I love both your outfits, especially the first one, your jacket is so cute and I love the fit of your jeans xx

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  11. Your whole day two outfit & hair is amazing! Love the backstage pictures too.

    Catherine, XO.

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  12. House of Holland looks amazing, love the venue! It sounds like you're having a lovely time :)
    x

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  13. wow, it sounds like you had a an amazing time.
    and you went to some good shows. i am a little in love with the orla kiely dresses, and sparkly socks. so cute. and the tea dance! awh.

    you look so pretty, and those cute kitty heels! ee.

    so very lovely, and so very lucky to be so close to the miss alexa! i would totally be stalking too. discreetly ofcourse. 'oh my gosh i love you alexa! alexa!!' haha. joke.

    anyway, back to your outfits-- lush.
    xxx

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  14. You looked incredible on day two, love your hair like that.

    petitesideofstyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow, it looks like you're having an amazing time :) You're so lucky! oth your outfits are lovely xx

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  16. You are so lucky to be going to LFW! Both of your outfits are stunning! And I'm so jealous of you catching a glimpse of Nick Grimshaw and Alexa Chung!

    http://thatismystyle-styleguru.blogspot.com

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  17. Ah it looks amazing i'm so jealous! Love your outfits too:) x whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a girl crush on Alexa! I love the HOH looks!

    Natalie x
    Trying To Make Fetch Happen

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  19. so jealous. you looked absolutely gorgeous both days. that jacket in the first one is amazing!! could pass as a chanel.

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  20. the show looks amazing and you are so gorgeous! xx

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  21. You look so incredible.. And I spy with my little eye something being with C... it's the Chungmister! <3

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  22. You look phenomenal and a great choice of outfits. x

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  23. I love your outfits! How come I didn't see you at the Orla Kiely presentation when I can see myself in your picture? Oh well, maybe I'll catch a glimpse of you (and Alexa) today.

    -Elodie
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  24. This is so exciting! You look gorgeous in both outfits, I LOVE your hair on the second day. I'm so jealous that your saw Alexa IN REAL LIFE, that's like my dream, aha.

    x

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  25. I'm so so jealous of everyone who got to go to LFW. Your skirt on the second day is wonderful too, I love it xx

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  26. jealous that you got to sit opposite alexa!! :) xxx

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  27. Love your simple yet stylish outfit choices! you'll fit in very well at LFW!!

    so jell!

    www.pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com xxx

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  28. Your outfits are amazing! I absolutely love your jaeger jacket- sets off the look perfectly!

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  29. It looks like you've had an unforgettable time! And your outfits are wonderful, jealous much?!

    xxxx

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  30. Your outfit on day two was gorgeous!! so jealous you got to sit opposite Alexa!! xxx

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  31. i'm so jealous! it's a dream to go to lfw and seeing alexa chung opposite must've been incredible! lovely outfits toooo xx

    http://elliesfavouritethings.blogspot.com/

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  32. Brill post, looks like incredible fun and I would definitely go all stalker on Chung too haha! Beautiful outfits, just right for LFW I think, big fan of the Boutique by Jaeger jacket!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  33. This is amazing! Looks like you had an insane couple of days!
    Beautiful outfits on both days. :)
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.com

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  34. Wow! Looks like it was a great experience to be there and to see all the stylish people! I think this would be too much for me, like a fashion overkill! ;)
    Oh and: you look incredibly pretty with your hair up like on day 2!

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  35. Wow, this sounds amazing and really exciting! So happy for you. I'll be in London for Fashion Weekend, so I'm really looking forward to that, too :)
    http://dresses-only.blogspot.com - stop by sometimes :)

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  36. Olivia your hair LOOKS amazing up in a beehive esque syle! Love your day two outfit an awful lot!
    And all the pictures are fab, especially the chungster

    xx

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  37. wow ou look so great, must have been co tricky to know what to wear! intimidating! love both looks, i love how springy day one is though. would love people to check out

    facelesschic.blogspot.com xx fc

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  38. Absolutely amazing post and you looked amazing, especially love day 2's look. Seen Alexa before myself isn't she just SO tiny but incredible! x

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  39. Day 2's look looks GORGEOUS. Love the pencil skirt, shoes, hair. You look so NICE with your hair in a beehive. The whole thing though I'm super jealous!!!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.com

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  40. amazing post....so so jealous!! hope your having fun!! kisses x

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  41. Great oufits, love your Jaeger jacket! x

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  42. Your hair looks amazing in the second outfit! Love it.

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  43. Those topshop shoes from day 1 are amazing... I have a bit of an obsession with platform shoes:p

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  44. You look great in both outfits and it must be so much fun to blog for cosmo! x

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  45. Thank you for sharing your LFW adventures, I love reading all about it through the eyes of bloggers :) I love your second outfit, what a great combination.
    R xx

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  46. I completely love your blog! Im addicted to it, and i'm really impressed that you got to London Fashion Week :) I would love if you followed our blog:
    http://cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.com/
    Jess xxx

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  47. I love your blog! The shoes in day 2 are just fab! Anyone got ideas where they are from please? X

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  48. I think your day 2 outfit is my favourite of your LFW outfits - just a tiny bit in love with those shoes, still!
    Hope you enjoyed your first LFW :)


    x


    www.becausewearingblacklooksmysterious.co.uk

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  49. that peach blazer is gorg! love the hair too, great blog xx

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