ON MY OCTOBER WISHLIST...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

LFW : PART I



A very very late post of my time at LFW in September. :/ I know I've been away for too long, but I was going through some thaaangs so please please excuse my absence. Forgive me? 
Good, now lets get on with it :)

DAY 1: FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
MY OOTD
Printed Suit - H&M
High Neck Crop - Primark
Fedora - Oasap.com
Necklace - Forever 21
Bag - Zara
Boots - Fusion by Monsoon


I've always loved watching the buzz around LFW from the comfort of my own home behind my laptop, but attending as a "blogger" was a whole new level to me! It was so exciting! Day 1 should have consisted of Fashion Scout - One to Watch catwalk show, Yeashin, Bernard Chandran and Yulia Kondranina, however the weather was truly pants and so I only made it to the first and last show. I am actually quite gutted I missed the Bernard Chandran show I heard it was really good Buuuuut I did get to hang out between shows with fellow bloggers JenFrankie and Melissa at the New Look Refuel Lounge in the Waldorf Hilton Hotel *swanky!*, which was the perfect place to unwind, escape the rubbish weather and get to know the bloggers behind the blogs and believe me they are all super nice! I got a lil addicted to raspberry Crusshberry smoothies and was pampered with a heavenly Elemis beauty hand massage and scored a £50 New Look voucher in the goodie bag too! So not bad eh?!

I learned a massive lesson on the do's and dont's of LFW blogging essentials, one being 1. Always always pack your phone, camera, electronic gadget chargers.  For making this biggest faux pas it is with deep regret I have no pics to show you of my time at the refuel lounge :( sorry guys! But here are a few pics I was able to take around Somerset House.

Sara + Helena - Helena's fantastic kimono
 Jen had some serious shoe game during fashion week, loved her vintage brogues (Below) and look at that fro!  :::    Shope and Shore from London's Closet  (too cute!)
It was so hard to get some good street style pictures, and having to juggle everything like an umbrella, bag, phone and camera did not make it any easier plus it rained so hard I think most bloggers retreated to the refuel lounge! Tip 2. Less excess luggage the better!


Jen and I snapped by PHOENIX magazine

I absolutely adore my suit and so happy I wore it to Day 1 of Fashion Week, I got a lot of compliments on it and even got snapped by a few people and interviewed too! I can't lie Day 1 left me in an exhausted but happy state of mind so I had a cheeky lie in the next day and missed Day 2....Trust me it was necessary.



DAY 3: SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
HOUSE OF OSHAE PRESENTS "WHITENED YOUTHQUAKE"


On Sunday I attended the House of Oshae SS14 first off schedule LFW show at The Rag Factory. The collection was classy yet rebellious with tailored printed pieces, flashes of hot pink, slashed backs and plunging necklines. I loved the split open assymetric finish to the back of the tops and skirts and this even carried through to the cuff of the tailored trousers. This collection is not for the faint hearted, the pieces are bold and vibrant and make you instantly drawn to the female frame showing it off in a sexy, sultry way without being to exposing. My favourite piece has to be the open front dress suit HERE and props goes out to the model who wore the pinafore dress braless *werk ma!*. I think all the models who walked encapsulated the confidence of the collection. Lastly I loved how clean the styling was kept, no distracting accessories, slicked back hair and minimal face make up, leaving the clothes to speak for themselves with the help of bold orange lips. These cuties below were also lending a helping hand behind the scenes too.
                                                                                            Risa                                                                                          Jen + Frankie : Image taken from Jenelectro.blogspot.com

To find out more about House of Oshae check out their Twitter and Instagram.


 Next to come Street style pics and Part II of my LFW recap, stay tuned!

I know I'm super late with posting this stuff but fingers crossed you guys enjoy it nonetheless! 


Lavinya xx