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Long time no speak (apparently)! I've just realised that I've not blogged much at all this week, I've just been preoccupied with other things this week, such as Uni work, sorting out various birthday outfits and of course, popping along to London Fashion Week. I don't want to keep making excuses for not posting as often as I'd like, but I just have such a big workload at the moment, including a horrific amount of written pieces, a presentation to prepare, practical tasks and a portfolio to put together! If I don't post on here, I will usually put an outfit photo and other bits and pieces on Tumblr.

So as you might already know, on Wednesday, my press pass for LFW was accepted at long last. I had applied quite a while ago, thinking of covering some shows for my Uni magazine and just to boost my portfolio. But on account of the fact I didn't think I'd even be going, I hadn't made plans to go to any shows or events, so I debated not going at all! By chance, and out of sheer luck, though, Lily messaged me on Wednesday night, asking if I'd like to go to the Look Show on Friday, along with Gem and Victoria, which of course I couldn't pass up! I'd already met Gem at the Eyeko event back in October, so it was lovely to see her again, and it was a all a bit surreal to meet Lily and Victoria "in real life" considering we talk so much online. Also guys, despite what general Twitter-Talk may claim, Lily does have both legs and feet, and both girls are so sweet!







I can't quite believe how quickly our day went, it felt like we'd only been there 5 minutes before we were rushing around like crazy people, toting (what felt like!) a hundred bags. As a little sidenote, I just wore my sheer blouse, Zara skirt, new patterned tights, Topshop flats, a vintage brooch and vintage necklace! We walked to Somerset House to pick up our passes first, had a bit of a nosey and papped a Marc Jacobs cab (!!) before embarking on the walk to Victoria House Basement for the Look Show.










All I can say on the Look Show is that it was like one big blogger/celeb lovefest to be quite honest! I know for a fact that Gem and I spent a large portion of our time there attempting to snap photos of celebrities in a subtle manner, and failing to on more than one occasion. Among the celebs we spotted were Marina Diamandis, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Keisha Buchanun (of Sugababes fame: she was so gorgeous!), Shayne Ward and Olivia Palermo, whom I have harboured a rediscovered adoration for. My favourite looks from the catwalk, which depicted looks for SS11 as opposed to AW11, were from New Look, Mango and River Island, which was surprising! I felt some of the styling was a bit samey, but on the whole, I've come away with so much inspiration for both my own wardrobe and my Uni work. Also met so many bloggers, which was a totally surreal experience to see people in real life! Was so nice to meet you Georgie, Kristabel, Kavita, Katie, Laura and Sara!

After the Look Show, some champagne, ridiculously good canapes, a quick go in the photobooth and more celeb-snapping, off we went back to the Press Lounge at Somerset House, for a chat with some fellow bloggers. Gem also had her make-up done at MAC for free, and nabbed some MAC goodies! Note to you all if you have a pass and plan on going to LFW within the next few days! Afterwards, Lily, Gem, Vic and I found a little Bistro restaurant by Covent Garden to nom some dinner, partake in the nerdiest blogging conversation known to man, blow off some steam and have a few laughs!

All in all, it was a really strange, busy and exciting experience in London. I'd never been to Fashion Week, only the commercial Fashion Weekend events that you pay to get into, and it was such a good day. I'm definitely going to up my game for next season; as a fashion journalism student soon entering third year, it'll be an unmissable event! Big thanks again to Lily for inviting me!

49 comments

  1. Wow, lucky you, glad you had a lovely time.

    Sadie x

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  2. It looks like you had a super time, very jealous!
    x

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  3. Sounds like it was so much fun! Isn't it funny that I read this right after I read LLYMLRS post on the Look Show? It really makes me wish I was there. Oh well... : )

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  4. Looks like so much fun! Love the colour of your nails.

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  5. you look lovely! and it looks so fun :) x

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  6. aw it all looks amazing :)
    Loveee meeting bloggers, wish I had met you! Was in the line though, and you weren't looking our way at all.
    Looks like you had a great time, and you looked gorgeous- I adore the shirt- as you know as I think I've told you every time you wear it
    xxx

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  7. This show sounds really fun and down to earth. Love your tights - they're super cute x

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  8. wow the look show looks amazing!!.. Cant believe olivia palermo was there!!.. Glad you had a good time iv been involved in LFW over the past few seasons working backstage or front of house at shows and have loved it everytime!!! The atmosphere is soo amazing and celeb spotting is a must!.. Been doing front of house this season for quite a few shows!.. very stressful but exciting at the same time! xx

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  9. wow! this must've been amazing! i always love the Look show :)

    Mollie from www.we-are-the-crowd.com
    x

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  10. what a hectic yet fabulous day! it sounds like you had a wonderful time. i really love the outfit you wore, especially the tights xx

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  11. You guys look like you had a brilliant day, i am so jealous right now! And you looked lovely, love what you chose to wear! xx

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  12. thanks for coming! your runway snaps were so much better than mine! (: was so lovely meeting you too!

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  13. you lookk gorgeous my dear.
    that looks like an amazing fashion show,
    totally jealous.<3

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  14. You lucky girl! It sounds like you had such an amazing time - and you look great! x

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  15. Your day looks absolutely amazing, and I love your outfit, you look gorgeous :) :) x x

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  16. Aw you look lush! I love your sweet little mac coat - so pretty! And looks like you had a fab day too! And Olivia Palermo, even though I hate her (sorry lol, I'm on Whitney's team all the way hehe) what a great spot! Tres jealous, glad you had such a nice time though :) x

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  17. Elodie: It was such a good day! Makes me determined to plan and organise everything properly for next season as it was too much of a rush this season ):

    Beth: Thanks sweet. My nails are Model's Own 'Slate Green'!

    Stacey: It was! I didn't take nearly enough photos though, I was just so overwhelmed by the feeling of even being there!

    Hannah: Thank you sweet (:

    Steph: (:

    Steph: Aaawwh I wish I'd seen you! That's twice I've missed you now haha, I'm such a daydreamer, I think I was waiting for the girl at the desk to give me my pass! Thanks so much Steph, and hopefully I'll finally meet you for a natter at the SW meet-up! xxx

    Llara: It was really good, the Look team were so accommodating and friendly!

    Jennifer: It was so good! Olivia Palermo being there was one of my highlights to be honest, she doesn't seem as bitchy and stuck-up in real life, if that makes sense? Oh how nice! Next season I hope to work at LFW in PR, or get a press pass again and get into some shows (: xx

    Mollie: It was really good, I really enjoyed it!

    Caroline: I was exhausted afterwards, kept willing myself not to fall asleep on the train for fear of missing my stop!

    Suzin: Thanks!

    Lily: Some of mine were so blurry, but quite a few came out nicely! Thanks for inviting me, had such a good day with you all! x

    Julianne: Thanks sweet!

    Temp Sec: Eeep thanks lovely!

    Phoebe: Awh thank you! Wish I'd worn something different, felt so underdressed next to some people! xx

    Helen: Thank you! IT WAS SO COLD IN THAT MAC! Owwwh I wasn't a fan of Olivia P to begin with, but I've always loved her style and hair (: She doesn't seem as bitchy in real life, if you know what I mean? (: xx

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  18. This looks like so much fun! Glad you had a great time :) xxx

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  19. You look great and the pics of the show are fab

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  20. Ahhhhh sweet post!! :) Was such an amazing day! Hope it's not too long before we meet again little one! <3 xo

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  21. Alex: It really was! Best day out I've had in a while actually. xxx

    Lilpixie: Thanks lovely (: I kept having to do emergency settings alterations throughout the show!

    Victoria: Cheeyurs poppet! Had such a good time with you girls, felt like we'd known each other forever! Yeah hopefully we'll meet up again soon Vic! xxx

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  22. Awwww yay I am impressed by your photos, I didn't get any! It was so, so lovely to meet you. I'm glad you had a good time.

    xoxo

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  23. i was SO sure i commented on your post! must of been someone elses. I was drooling too much over the amazing pictures of fashion week and dying of jealousy i must of forgot to comment. sorry!! But yeah your photos are all great! it looks like such a lovely thing to go to especially the part of meeting bloggers! cannon't believe you saw Olivia woaah i would of been so starstruck and would of made a fool out of myself hahaha. Love the outfit! love how the shirt tights and mac all go so well together very lovely. whoops sorry for the essay xoxo

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  24. Georgie: Thanks! I hired a camera out from Uni for the occasion! Was so nice to meet you too Georgie, sorry we didn't get to speak more, it was all a bit chaotic in there wasn't it?! xxx

    Rose: Aha that's quite okay, I know me, Lily and Vic have pretty much got matching posts today ;) Thanks lovely, I'm proud of how my photos came out, was fiddling with my manual settings through the actual show, such a stress! Was so surreal meeting bloggers, had to contain myself a bit! Awh thanks Rose <3

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  25. What a fun day :) glad it went so well. Your outfit is totally adorable too Michelle, those tights are so cute.

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  26. WOW Olivia Palermo, great post!!

    Kisses from www.visionofadreamer.blogspot.com

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  27. I had an amazing time too, and michelle you are such a bloody sweetheart. I had sooo much fun and these photos are epic, a lot of mine were blurry
    :( and how funny was that Olivia photo thing, I'm still laughing about it ! Anyway I had a great time and I really hope I see you at another event, great post hunni xxx

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  28. Looks & sounds like it was a really fun day! Lovely photos :) Ahh, would love to meet up with other bloggers IRL. Glad you had a nice time & that was sweet of Lily to invite you! xo

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  29. Such fabulous pictures, looks like you had a good day and your outfit is lovely, thats how you wear flats at lfw!

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  30. Emma: Thanks Emma! Don't tell, the tights are Primark hahaha! ;)

    Vision of a Dreamer: I know! Eeee! Thanks lovely. x

    Laura: N'awh, you were such a delight to talk to! Many a hilarious tale to tell! I've got more photos to come in tomorrow's post and on my Tumblr if you wish to steal any (: Hahaha I know, poor Gem eh?! Was so so lovely meeting you, had so many laughs yesterday. xxxx

    Laura: It was such a good day, one of the best in ages I think! Let me know when you're in England/London this year and I shall do my best to slyly catch you on the street ;) Aaah I know, was so unexpected as well, checked my inbox and there the message was! xxx

    Chlo: Thank you! (: Haha there were a surprising amount of us in flats! Next season I'll give myself some added height though, nearly everyone I met was like, "You're so tiny!" hahaha! xx

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  31. sounds like you had an amazing time! would love to celeb spot!

    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
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  32. Seems like you had a great time! I'm definitely jealous :$

    Love,
    Shanah.

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  33. Lauren: Aaah don't be, enter lots of competitions for the next Look show ;) if only for the canapes aha, they were so good! x

    Becca: It was such a good day! x

    Shanah: It was a really lovely day out aha! (:

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  34. I enjoyed reading this! Sounds like you had a fantastic time. And to think you very nearly debated not going!

    I've never been to any LFW events, not even the open exhibitions, but reading this makes me want to go next year...if I'm still in the UK. I loved how you were snapping photos of celebs haha that's the sort of thing I'd do

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  35. Joey: Thank you! Haha I know right?! I'm going to make more of an effort and plan it properly next season though. Oh the exhibitions are press-only, by the way, the public can only get into the main entrance of Somerset House, then they start scanning passes etc. x

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  36. awh that looks like such fun!! Glad you had an awesome time <3 xx

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  37. You got some amazing photos! And look lovely too. Looks like such a great experience xx

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  38. you're so so lucky!
    really pretty outfit i love those patterned tights! <3 primark?! really! :P
    i've only ever been past somerset house, never actually inside! ahh :( xx

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  39. I'm glad you have a great time, I'd love to go one day. Maybe one day I will be able to. I love your outfit btw. x

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  40. Really wish I could go to the look show!!!
    Looks so great! Your outfit is lovely, fab post and photos XXX
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  41. Thanks for all your lovely comments girls! xxxxx

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  42. Ooh I love that floral skirt & stripey top look! Looks like such a fab day, I'm envious!

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  43. Oh, really? I thought the exhibitions at Somerset House were opened to the public. Awww...never mind, I'll just have to read lovely LFW posts like these then :)

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  44. Helen: Mm me too! There were so many gorgeous looks at the Look Show, really inspiring for SS11! x

    Joey: Nopeee (: The general venue is open to the public though!

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    Thanks xx

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