Gelato City

Gelato City

As you have probably gathered by my Instagram lately, I’ve been in Milan for fashion week, or more specifically, for the Victoria Beckham AW14 presentation. I organised my trip super last minute and didn’t try and fit in shows in such short notice, instead, armed with my HTC One, I tackled the city with a very short but precise to do list. Eat good food, see the Duomo and try as many flavours of gelato as possible. Thanks to the ultra pixels on my phone, I soon realised I was able to experience gelato at any time of the day or night and still have pictures good enough to share with you on social media! Both a blessing and a curse when you convince yourself you can eat ice cream at all hours. Speaking of which, if you’re in Milan or planning a trip soon, I have to recommend Cioccolati Italiani for gelato/ice cream, trust me I tried enough places to become a bit of an expert.

I stayed at the stunning Palazzo Parigi which was centrally located giving me ample opportunity to ditch cabs and walk around as much of the city as I could. It’s honestly a place you can’t be in without an amazing camera phone. Me and my HTC bonded beyond measures during this trip to Milan. I managed to mix in work and staying in touch with the rest of my world via BlinkFeed as well as capture those vital ‘vacation moments’ with ZOE and the other cool features the camera has to offer.

Thanks for snapping me Carrie! Wearing: Jacket: Marni | T-Shirt: ASOS | Pants: Hoss Intoria (similar here) | Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Shoes: Carvela | Rings: Monica Vinader

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London to Milan

London to Milan

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. 

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Jacket: Marni | Top: Iris & Ink | Shorts: Zara | Tights: Walford | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: Balenciaga | Rings: Monica Vinader | Watch: Daniel Wellington

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The Fashion Week Revival

The Fashion Week Revival

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.

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Coat: Jil Sander | Vest: Iris & Ink | Jumper: Iris & Ink | Jeans: J Brand | Tote: Mansur Gavriel | Shoes: River Island | Rings: Monica Vinader