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
So if you’re following my antics on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been travelling quite a lot recently, mostly to Berlin, one of my visits was to take part in a fun street style shoot with Stylight, but also to attend the Michalsky Stylenite event.
For the show, which was more of a full on event then anything, I wore a Zoe Karssen ‘I’m so rock and roll right now tee’, paired with a Lavish Alice skirt, Burberry Prorsum wedges (bought on sale here) and my new mini Papier Balenciaga bag. The necklace is Mango (very similar here) and the lipstick is Bourjois in ‘Rouge Buzz‘.
The show was brilliant, I especially loved the way in which the models appeared; the illusion was that they appeared in boxes that spun around onto the runway. The entertainment got the whole venue buzzing, a two song performance by MSMR was the perfect way to set this apart from your basic fashion week show to all out fabulous fashion event. I can’t wait to do Berlin Fashion Week next season!
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