I have to admit, I had no idea that it had actually been that long since me and Natalya last posted on the blog. I know, blogger shame, but honestly, it’s been a little bit of a whirlwind. I landed back in London last Sunday and just as I was getting off the plane, Natalya calls me to tell me she’ll be leaving to New York in three hours, so we have been a little bit out of synch to say the least.
Whilst I was in London for my three day stop over before heading to beautiful Northern Finland (more on that soon), I managed to slip in a day for a much needed catch up with Carrie, over pancakes (of course) at her house, and a little time in front of the camera to shoot this triple denim outfit that I’m wearing over on the Gap Styld.by platform this season.
London Fashion Week came to an end as suddenly as it started. In the midst of all the madness I had the most fun with the simplest of things, lunches with blogger friends, including a delicious Afternoon Tea at The Mayfair with Ella from Cocos Tea Party, and meeting up with Kit to snap outfit shots to share my looks with you. If I didn’t attend a show, I made sure to watch it through the live stream direct from my phone (easy to do pretty much anywhere even with a couple of us watching as the HTC’s BoomSound is so good) and even though I had to miss some pretty fabulous events to make sure I was meeting my deadlines, I think I still managed to have a pretty good feel of everything this manic week has to offer. Now all I have to do is prep for Milan…
Images of me taken by Kit, all other images taken with the HTC One.
Whistles AW14 Presentation.
The gorgeous Emma Waldo after the Burberry AW14 show.
So, it’s been exactly one year since I last did fashion week and I almost can’t remember how it’s done. Last season we had to miss the shows to shoot our Louis Vuitton campaign in Dubai and I was actually quite thankful for the break. I always think the gap between September and February is way too short for us to reboot, I already have major bags under my eyes and it’s only day two! Thankfully, I’ve teamed up with HTC this season to help me tackle my schedules as smoothly as possible and with their HTC One in tow, I’ve been able to do just that. I like to think that it’s like having a mini assistant who lives in my tote.
For day one and two, I kept things pretty relaxed, and only did a couple of shows. I did the Amanda Wakely salon show at 3:30 (loved the use of leather in this collection) and spent the rest of the afternoon at The Apartment, (who am I to resist a pretty cup of green tea and those delicious sugar dough things from Aubaine?) Besides it was so rainy and horrible outside, and I was easily caught up with the goings on in the fashion world through my fave blogs and social platforms on the Blinkfeed feature on my new phone anyway.
Day two was almost as quiet. Despite my best efforts to run in heels, I ended up missing the beautiful Charlie May show by a mere few minutes (but can’t wait to visit this collection in her showroom soon) and then had a full inbox of emails to catch up on before heading to the House of Holland show in the evening, but who was I kidding? I soon ditched my emails remembering it was a Saturday and decided to play around with my new pretty phone instead. I tested out the different features of the camera, (I can’t wait to share the GIF’s that I’ve been doing with you) but I particularly fell in love with the Zoe feature. It allows me to start snapping before I’ve even hit the capture button and this came in to very good use at the House of Holland show. As usual it was packed with a celeb line up on the front row and so much happening down the runway that I was bound to miss something if I didn’t have a little extra help from my new best friend.
Thank you Kris for snapping me! All other images taken on the HTC One.
House of Holland AW14