London Fashion Week Diary : Day 1

I cannot believe I am only getting around to posting this, but here is what I got up to on my first ever day at London Fashion Week :

7.00 am - I wake up and check my emails with a hot cup of coffee. 

7.20 am - Time to get ready. After much deliberation, I opt for a nude dress from H&M, a Henleys leather jacket, Zara studded ankle boots and spice up the outfit with a House of Harlow necklace, my Michael Kors watch, a Turner & Leigh wrap bracelet and a vintage snake ring. As for makeup, I am rocking MAC Morange lipstick and Illamasqua's Whack nail polish for a pop of colour.

9.00 am - I arrive to the office. We document what the team is wearing and start uploading the London Fashion Week content onto the website

11.30 am - After working on it all morning, the Oscar Dapper Chap gallery is ready to go live which means I can now head off to Somerset House!

12.00 am - It's my first time at LFW and I have to admit, I am slightly overwhelmed by the amount of street style photographers and people just waiting to have their picture taken. 

12.15 am - I collect my pass from the BFC lounge and head off to my first show of the day : Bora Aksu. I eventually spot Michelle in the queue and it isn't long before Hannah, Ashley and Rebecca join us.

1.30 pm - I can't stop thinking about the rose gold metallic collars as seen on the catwalk earlier. 

1.50 pm - I rush to the Savoy for Maria Grachvogel and spot these amazing Jeffrey Campbell on the way. Thankfully the show is running fashionably late and I make it just in time.

2.30 pm - The whole collection is very elegant and yet, wearable. I love it!

3.00 pm - Diet Coke in hand, I head back to Somerset House where street photographers are going crazy for this man and his studded outfit.
3.30 pm - I remember that I have a invitation for Orla Kiely's presentation, which I decide to go to. The Portico Rooms have been transformed into a 1940s ballroom for a very special afternoon tea dance. Michelle, Hannah, Ashley, Rebecca and I enjoy some cake and champagne as we watch the models dance and twirl to the live band. 

4.45 pm - I meet Polly outside. I give her her invitation and we make our way to the Courtyard Show Space for PPQ. 5.00 pm - We take our front row seats. On the other side of the catwalk, Pixie Lott, Caroline Flack, Lydia Bright and Peaches Geldof are getting snapped by the Paparazzi.  5.10 pm - The music starts as the first model struts down the catwalk... With a bike! 

5.40 pm - Animal print, PVC, chiffon and fur : it is all about textures at PPQ. To read more about the show, click here.

5.50 pm - After checking with Rachel, I realise I won't be able to make it to Basso & Brooke. It's in St Paul's and starts in 10 minutes. Oops!

6.30 pm - Polly and I are starving, so we head over to Pizza Express for a well-deserved meal. 

7.30 pm - We have been here for an hour and still haven't decided what to order. We have been way too busy talking about the show and having a peek into our goodie bags! 

7.50 pm - We catch up over a delicious Giardiniera pizza.

9.15 pm - Time for a quick makeup touch-up and we are on our way to Dstrkt for the PPQ after party.  

9.40 pm -  Let the fun begin! 

Photo courtesy of Aizak Buyondo 

11.30 pm - G and T in hand, Polly and I are partying the night away. And by the look of it, so are Pixie Lott, Jodie Harsh, Joy Vieli, PPQ designers Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker to name just a few.

2.30 am - I eventually call it a night. Bring it on, day 2!

Did any of you go to LFW this season?  I want to know all about your experience.
- Elodie x
  1. ahh! i love thisss!!

  2. wow everything looks amazing! love the way you wrote everything according to the time, reminds me of the clique


  3. Oh man, I would do anything to get to fashion week. I've been here in Finland, but it is different.

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    xx Heidi

  4. Was lovely to see you again Elodie! I queued for Basso but it was heavily oversubscribed so we got turned away, even some fully-fledged editors and journos were refused entry hahah. xx

  5. Love the photos! And it must have been beautiful!! Visit my blog, I will post some photos of Lisbon Fashion Week next week, and follow if y like! Thank y!

  6. Great photo coverage!

  7. So lucky! What an amazing day! I LOVE those embellished tights at PPQ!


  8. neatly organized the fotos...

  9. Surprised i didn't see you glad you had fun

    NRC ♥

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