After missing out on London Fashion Weekend tickets last year, I stalked the website like there was a crazy secret online sale on and made sure that Kylee and I got tickets for this year’s event. London Fashion Weekend is open to the public (note London Fashion Week is different and reserved for elite designers, buyers, celebrities and famous bloggers only) and this year’s event promised all that shopaholics and fashion enthusiasts could hope for: Catwalk shows, pop-up boutiques, make-up/hair stations and a Mulberry designed LFW12 tote bag filled with goodies that I was more excited about than the event itself.
However… in my haste in ordering tickets, I managed to stuff up our booking and forgot to order the LFW Mulberry Goody bag! *cries* I know what you’re thinking, it’s just a printed tote bag with a lot of freebies/goodies but you must understand, I.LOVE.FREEBIES. Samples, miniature goodies, catalogues, magazines, free food tasting at the markets, whatever it is, I want a part of it. So I was really annoyed at myself for making such a silly mistake and watched enviously as everyone picked up their bags like badges for a club – I know it could have been a lot worse; I could have turned up on the wrong day (don’t laugh, I have done that before; I have arrived a day early at the airport for my flight) and it’s fine, I’ll just just have to attend next year’s London Fashion Weekend now won’t I ?
We purchased the basic set of tickets (and used a free discount code on the Internet -Win!) which included entry into the event and a catwalk show but overall, I found the ticket prices dear for what basically allowed you to shop and watch a short 15 minute catwalk show (Ticket prices ranged from £24 – £150 depending on the package purchased). The highlight of my day was just being amongst a crowd of predominantly women and girls who shared a common interest for fashion (you could tell everyone there had made an effort to dress up or down for the event) and the fact that I was in London experiencing the multitude of different styles from the high end to funky street style which is what fashion is all about.
Here are a few snaps from the day:
I’m addicted to stripes and felt the need to be comfortable for the day so I popped on my Whistles Sweater which I bought early this year – It’s my trusty-wear-on-the-airplane top due to the soft cotton fabric and decided to pair it with a different textured bottom for an edgier look – My indecently short high waisted leather skirt would do with mandatory opaque tights for my own personal standards of modesty. I love the skirt but it is very hard to pig out in it as the thick waist band cuts across my stomach so not a skirt I’ll be saving for those big culinary nights out!
- Old Whistles Striped Sweater (similar here)
- Viparo High Waisted Leather Skirt (similar here)
- Old Zara boots (similar here)
- H&M Neon Necklace (available in store)
- Rayban Folding Wayfers
- Mulberry Alexa
- Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Stud Earrings
- Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch
- Hermes Rivale Bracelet
There was so much on offer to buy at London Fashion Weekend but the prices were still expensive despite certain brands promoting discounted prices. I felt the need to buy something to remember my trip to LFW (Grrr ..The Mulberry Tote would have done the trick!) so I left with a year’s subscription to Elle UK magazine for £15 (Signing up included free Benefit Make up! – Told you I’m a sucker for freebies) and a pair of shoes from American Retro which were on sale for £130 and after umm’g and ahhh’g for about 2.5 hours (while I waited for my free massage) I bit the bullet, took them to the till to pay and found out they were further discounted to £50. SCORE!
Hope you enjoyed London Fashion Weekend through my eyes. It was my first Fashion week event and I hope be able to try some in other cities too ! Did anyone else get involved with Fashion week ?
Photos by Tien & Kylee