London Day 2: Shops!

Evening :)

Just taking a break from a day of report writing to do a speedy post looking at a few shops I went to on Brick Lane. We only went down half the street and didn't visit every single store but next time I'm in London I'll take my time to look at more, this was just a light shop and stroll before we headed to the London Fashion Weekend event.

Vintage Store
Vintage Store (obvious I know) has the perfect range of items, no matter the budget. There was a great sale on downstairs, selling men's shirts from only £5! Claire had to make a purchase but it was necessary I held back this time because the case for my '1 piece of hand luggage only' flight was already looking pretty full. Next time.

Hipster squirrels! Both creepy and cute.

Vintage Basement
 Probably one of my favourite stores to visit when I'm here. There is another Vintage Basement just around the corner from this, currently down for refurbishment, and I always have to visit both and virtually always end up leaving with something too, even if it's just a little belt. If you go down to this store, make sure to get yourself a discount card too for 10% off EVERYTHING, even the sale! I'd definitely watch out on their Facebook page for alerts on incredible flash sales too.

One of my purchases along with a tweedish mini skirt.

Rough Trade
 Actually only my second time in this music store. Rough Trade sells vinyl records, CD's, coffee and more. Although I got all the albums I needed at Christmas, including Jake Bugg and Lorde, we did have to jump in their little photo booth like the undiscovered supermodels we are.

 This is my first time visiting Blitz and I definitely have to revisit this store. Gutted we were in a rush to head off because it had such a great vibe, the merchandising was gorgeous, they even had a cafe that sold cookies the size of my face and this was all only as far as the first store. Blitz, I'll be back!

Stay beautiful Brick Lane, it's back to this report for me. Please pray for my sanity!


London: Day 2- Street Style

Just posting some of the street style pics I took at LFWend. Unfortunately I didn't take as many as I'd hoped but here are the ones I did get...

Celine, 21.
I love how Celine has grunged up a side slit with some trusty DMs. 
Ting, 27.
The oversized coat and trainer combo is perfectly topped off with a monochrome clutch for a cosy sport-chic look.
Savannah, 22.
I adore how Savannah has layered a button-shirt over a turtle-neck and added a splash of gold under the collar... and the leopard print headscarf- Perfect.

Some of my Fashion Management girls...
Sally, 21 @Style Postcode
Not everyone can pull off such a vibrant look and that's probably my favourite thing about it! The mix of textures are great and I'm always drooling over these shoes.
Emily, 20
The black turtleneck makes another appearance (a look I often sport myself) teamed with a pale pink tartan skirt and a good old bowler hat. If you haven't got a hat for the SS14 season already, get on that! It's a necessity for looking stylish this British weather. 
Judit, 22 @Judy Joy
Who doesn't love a bit of fur? This collar is the perfect way to glam up a daytime 'out-and about' look, especially in the UK- Stay warm and still stay beautiful.


London: Day 2- Street Art

Hello there x

Just posing a few pictures of some street art I saw whilst out and about on Brick Lane. Enjoy!

So upset I couldn't see the finished product but it was cool to see the artists in action.
In the zone...
Paul Don Smith- have a Google
What I think is a break dancing Foot Guard- Martin Ron.
Love the detail on this octophant. 

Street style pics tomorrow...
Stay beautiful


London: Day 2- OOTD

Yesterday I took Claire around brick lane and we saw a vibrant bit of street art, perfect for the back drop of my outfit of the day. More pictures of street art and my favourite Brick Land shops to come, along with a few images of street style and my night at Vodafone's London Fashion Weekend.

Hat from my mum
 Pink knitted jumper from Internacionale- £8 (sale)
Textured A-line midi from Topshop- £7 (sale)
Oversized herringbone coat from Cancer Research UK (originally Primark)- £6

Large bag from Primark- £12

Watch this space for more pics from yesterday.

Stay beautiful!


London Day 1: From ABZ to LGW, V&A then Lebanese

So I'm here in London for LFW... London Fashion WeekEND that is.. hopefully soon it'll be the original LFW but for now I'm pretty excited for the events and show tomorrow. Today I just went for a mill about with my Fashion Management buddy Claire.

Apologies for reflections in half the pics... I'm no photographer.

Natural History Museum
Say hi Claire!
Quirky lighting 1 in V&A

Quirky Lighting 2 in V&A
Someone give me a reason to wear a dress like this!!

...and this Khaleesi-style necklace.

Fit for a diva

A gorgeous relief

Achilles' mum doing her thang

Here's be being a typical girl, admiring the back of a sculpture because of the hair. 

Lovely Lebanese restaurant, South Kensington. A filling end to the day.

More soon...
Stay beautiful!