Tuesday, February 23, 2010

London on a Sunday

I don't know how bloggers have the time to blog straight after shows and I am already a day behind. I have so much to tell! Firstly Aussie were awesome and helped me out in obtaining a ticket for one of the shows from the main schedule. I was in complete awe that I got to attend a show in the BFC tent in Somerset House. So it was an early morning call for the Betty Jackson show but it was well worth it. The house was packed and there were plenty of bloggers about- none of which I recognised...but saw that the girl standing in line next to me was reading her twitter and followed my lovely friends Fi and LJ over at SOS Save Our Shoes.

The show was pretty good and actually standing tickets were great. Especially as I am so short, I wouldn't have seen a thing sitting down. As you can see from my photos, it was classic Betty with some muted Autumn colours such as gold, greens and rusty oranges.
Sorry my photos are so blurry, unfortunately I can't afford a Dslr...one day! Blurryness aside, I really loved this little number with the detailed cardigan and the dusky pink blouse and Hareem-like trousers.
More gold/bronze looks.
The underwear as outerwear was in full force and it goes to show how something that was seen as radical last year has made it into the collection of such a classic designer.
I thoroughly enjoyed the show and felt so priviledged just to be there!
After the show, Somerset house seemed almost deserted. The heavens opened and the rain just kept on coming.
I retreated into the nearest Starbucks for a Mocha, pain au chocolat and a tweet until the rain subsided enough for me to head over to the tube.
I waited at Green Park for my friend and played with my camera. These were the shoes that I bought on Saturday because heels and cobbles at Somerset house do not go. Some people are so dedicated but no more heels for me.
As a treat from Aussie, they booked a table for two in the posh Automat in Mayfair for brunch! Rachael and I feasted on posh food and looked on in envy as priviledged 6yr olds had a birthday party in there. As Rach handed over my copy of the FW Daily paper, I spilt my orange juice and I'm pretty sure I splashed the lady next to me. Oops. See, there is a reason why I don't spend time in these places. I am such a clutz.
I was sad to see that DSM was shut on a Sunday but I will return one day and take a closer look at the beautiful but unafforable clothing.
We headed back to Covent garden and went back to the lovely Primrose Bakery that Selina, KB and I went to the last time we were in London. We had some more pretty cupcakes courtesy of Aussie. Yum.
We stopped in Urban Outfitters and took photos of ourselves in the silly geek glasses. I actually need glasses...but wish I had some cool fifties style ones!
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The last thing of the day was the Emma Cook film presentation. It was only a very short film and there were not very many friendly bloggers there. A smile or two would have been nice! I attempted small talk but was not successful. Emma's film presented lots of furry hats, boots and pretty prints.
Definitely TopShop worthy. I do love a good black and white print and this horse one is perfect.
As I was heading out of the venue, I crosssed paths with Hilary Alexander on the way out...kind of wish I had stayed and attempted to crash the show that she was going to. Though we all know the backlash that bloggers have been getting over the last few days concerning LFW. I hate to see all bloggers stereotyped as freebie loving, arrogant, attention seeking wannabes who feel that they have a right to be at shows. We're not all like that around here!


  1. this looks like a blast, and your shoes are SO. CUTE.

    great post!

  2. look like an awesome fashion show! Love your bow flats!

  3. I love the Save Our Shoes girls!

  4. fabulous blog
    keep it up!
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for the sweet comments, love it!


  5. Hi there-sounds like you've had a really great time this weekend, enjoy the rest of LFW!!

  6. Glad to see that you had a fabulous time at lFW. The press badges do look very cool and I always keep mine hanging on the door of my home office. Also those cupcakes look very tempting.

  7. lovign that gold suit!!! also the cupcakes look delish!

  8. I want to attend the shows too :( Love your shoes!

  9. love Ur shoes, Honey!

    Please don't forget to enter the Schnappy Jewelry giveaway!

  10. Lovely shoes, where are they from?
    Aussie was rather generous! x

  11. you shouldn't mind those snobs, just be happy you were guven such a great chance! you deserved it, otherwise you wouldn't be there :D
    great shoes!

  12. Hi!

    I adore your shoes! :D

    Wish I could go to fashion week

  13. hehe the tweet thing is so funny. sometimes you forget that there are people following you! thanks for the lovely lfw cover, im sure theres even more to come.
    both food places look extra delicious!
    i cant wait to see emma cook items in the flesh!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  14. Well well well, look at my two favourite teeny tiny people in one place. You're both looking pretty stunning (but me being me, I'm more interested in your lunch that the clothes...only a bit though).

    R x

  15. you look lovely, i like the lace top/dress you're wearing

  16. Such a fabulous adventure Winnie... you are so lucky to be part of the fashion week.

    Love those fun glasses. xoxo

  17. god i am jealous.
    looks so amazing.

  18. Awesome post! Love the photos you took..but I gotta say..those shoes are precious!

    & of course, I loved the cupcake pics too! I hope you get some rest now.

  19. What a great weekend you had. Thanks so much for sharing all this lovely fashion stuff with us. Great to see the food too!

    Oh, what fun glasses!

  20. Wow. Sounds like you had a great time! London really is a great city to hang out in.

  21. Winnie!! Great to hear from you & lovely to meet you. I've just read every word of your post: it's uncanny, you've been to all my favourite places! I even picked up two mini cupcakes from Primrose on the way home the other day - chocolate for my husband, vanilla for me.

    Love your blog, do you want to swap links?

    It's uncanny you used the phrase 'underwear as outerwear' - I think I coined it (well, at the time I made it up I'd not heard of it - could be coincidence, but I dont' think so). I think it's just one of those 'memes' that just spreads. Anyway, you inspired me to do a 'going up/going down' on my sidebar on it!

    Shame we didn't see you when that torrential rain hit. We were huddled under one of the umbrellas near the Lavazza truck - with Shini.

    Please stay in touch - you're in the UK & visit London from time to time, is that right?


  22. I am so jealous of all your LFW adventures!
    I can't do heels in London either. Nooo way. I only wear them if I'm going to be driven somewhere :P

  23. Wow sounds like you had an awesome time!!

    Sorry I didn't catch you at the Topshop thing, Alice & I went to the wrong place twice, before figuring out we were closer to Somerset House than Oxford St so decided to go there instead. Incidentally by the time we got to Topshop in the afternoon, all of the bloggers running it were off at shows! Ha! What a fail.

    Hope to see you soon, hopefully Topshop will have another blogger thing!


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  25. Winnie!

    I am so glad you went to fashion shows this year, it must have been so exciting! I wish I could be there too...however, your coverage is so great and I feel like I also went there too...


  26. Those flats are adorable! Lucky you, you got to go and see the shows. Thanks for posting pictures :)

  27. Looks like you had the bestest time, it was so lovely meeting you finally!

  28. Fabulous ! And I adore your shoes !

  29. awww cute shoes!!!!

    I too, have encountered a lot of rude bloggers at LFW, not nice.

  30. I love those shoes and the stockings you paired them with! psh! who doesn't love freebies?! Who DOESN'T like attention?

  31. AH WINNIE :D It was great meeting you toooo, I'm constantly surprised at how friendly bloggers are, I think I had more fun meeting bloggers than brushing by celebrities to be honest... :P (Oh my, you're replying to moi on twitter in that photo!:D) Those shoes were soo cutesy, great pick, I love them with the polkadotted tights!
    Hope you can make your way down to London again sometime soon and we'll hopefully sit down for coffee or something!



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