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 lace 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