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Posted on: 20 February 2011

So as we all know, it's the midst of London Fashion Week and on Friday, I popped down for the day to be reunited with those cobbles at Somerset House.
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Jacket (c/o Vera Moda) Dress (Zara) Bag (c/o Next) Tights & Shoes (Topshop)
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Photos taken by Hannah and Kristabel
On the agenda for the day was backstage at Sass & Bide but unfortunately, we didn't quite make it there on time as my partner in crime, Kristabel and I lost track of time, hilariously arrived at the wrong place and then it was far too full for us to make it backstage. Better luck next time hey?

However I did make it to Jasper Garvida where I waited in the cold along with Carrie and Harriet but it was definitely worth it. Garvida was one of the first ever shows I went to when I first attended fashion week so it's always a special experience. The collection which is named 'Le Baiser' was inspired by the novel 'Soie' by Alessandro Barricco. The story tells of a man who becomes enchanted with the 'far east' and Garvida's collection certainly has elements of eastern influence, especially in the silhouettes and shapes of the dresses. I could never do the collection justice with my words (or my camera skills) so I'll let the pictures do the talking!
Jasper Garvida 1
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The show-stealing pieces!
Jasper Garvida 4
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Even better, I recorded this video of the finale...

It was a fantastic show and it reminds me that I really do need to get back into the routine of staying for longer at LFW. Not only to check out more shows but also just to catch up with all the bloggers. There seemed to be more around than ever this year, every time I turned a corner, there was a familiar face! I couldn't possibly name everyone, for fear of missing people out but there were lots of comedy run/hug moments involved when we all spotted each other. You never know who you may bump into, so a special mention to the lovely Swedish blogger Ediot who I met just before she rushed off to a show!

I've got to hand it over to the guys that have packed schedules throughout fashion week. Even just one day is pretty tiring!

>>Update: If you fancy checking out my handwriting, Clare from Tweet has a side project that I've contributed to over at Handwritten!

57 comments:

  1. You're so lucky to have been able to go! I love yours and Kristabel's outfits!
    And that 4th Jasper Garvida look is stunning.
    Charlotte :) xx

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  2. ohh winnieee i looove your dress! and the cute lil bag! lovely lfw outfit!! wish i could have gone xxx

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  3. Oooh sounds so exciting! I don't think I could deal with all the running around, and I'd be dead nervous to meet you all in rl, but I'm definitely hoping to go one year!

    xxx

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  4. You look lovely! Love your dress!
    Jasper Gavida is amazing, I was lucky enough to go to his shows last year, a unforgettable experience. His collections are so beautiful.
    Glad you had a great time :) xxx

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  5. What great photography skillz in that photo of you and Kristabel haha!!! Was so great to finally meet you, the best part of LFW has definitely been meeting bloggers!!! I loved your outfit, the red dress is gorgeous and really stood out against the dull weather. Hopefully see more of you in SS12 =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  6. i like your military inspired outfit, that red is awesomely bright! liking the textures on the dresses, and that yellow printed maxi is to diiie for
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  7. I wanted to buy that same zara dress you're wearing but i never got around to it! now i'm sooo annoyed grr! :(
    On the other note, glad you're having a good time at LFW! :) I seriously need to check out more not so well known designers as usually they are the ones that make my jaw drop! :)

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  8. That is so awesome to be able to attend fashion week! It sounds fun and exciting! :) I love you outfit! Those tights are too cute! :)
    --Ciara

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  9. your so lucky
    looks like you had fun :)

    Danielle

    www.danielledujour.com

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  10. oh gosh, my books are never finished.. i wonder what that says about me? too busy.. or too lazy. hehe xo!

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  11. Oh my god, the plunging back lines on those evening dresses! Absolutely stunning.

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  12. You are so lucky! This seems like such an amazing time. Im in love with your dress, and the whole outfit! :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  13. Amazing photos, love that last look!

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  14. You are so lucky! Thanks for sharing though :) The collections look so dreamy! x www.lostinthehaze.com

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  15. such great outfits here! xx

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  16. You are making me so nostalgic for London! I feel so out of the loop being far away. I'm so glad you had an awesome (albeit tiring) time!

    Leia

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  17. aww lucky!
    u look gorgeous in red

    kisses from behind blue eyes <3

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  18. I hate that I missed you again! I think I only saw you for a sec. Garvida is always such a fab show. I was so tired that I had to give it a miss!

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  19. i love ur dress! the red looks great on u ^^ and im very jeaslous! i wish i could go to such cool events!

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  20. aww I wish I could be there. September is a definite! we could do a comedy run??

    haha


    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  21. You must definitely stay for longer next time! Admittedly I only did Saturday but still! More blogger time is needed!

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  22. why didn't i get a mention?! teehee :) winnie it was so lovely to meet you, i absolutely loved spending time with you. i really hope we meet up before september - even if i come up to birmingham!

    jasper garvida looks amazing too :) xx

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  23. What a lovely dress, darling Winnie! U look so cute!

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  24. Oh, I'm sooooo jealous! Hopefully see you there in September. xx

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  25. Wow you are so lucky! But obviously deserve it :) these photos are ace by the way :) x

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  26. It sounds like fun! I lovee that color on you <3

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  27. your outfit is so cute! love your tights. that red jasper garvida dress is aaaaamazing.

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  28. Hi my dear-what a lovely vibrant outfit and sounds like you've had an awesome time too! xx

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  29. Ahh so gutted I am missing out on LFW, glad to hear you're having a good time though. Your photos look fab!

    And thank you for your comment, it really cheered me up no end :-) x

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  30. Wow, these pieces are absolutely gorgeous. I love the outfit in the second photo, the models hair and make-up is stunning too. It must've been a great experience. xxx

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  31. That show looks great and I love the inspiration. Too bad about missing Sass & Bide backstage, but stuff happens! :)

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  32. The keyhole on the back of that red jacket is SO COOL. It's like actually looking through and seeing something! (I don't think I articulated that well.) Also, I like the new blog look!

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  33. It looks like a great time. I love your tights.

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  34. that sounds so funn!!! everything about it. i'd love to see a bunch of bloggers in real life. the video and photos are great! i wanna gooo ): haha

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  35. u're so lucky can attend the great event like London Fashion Week, envy you :)

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  36. you look cutely beautiful! :), and you are so lucky for having the chance to go London Fashion Week!, I so wish I cud go.. :( :D

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  37. Cool blog!
    I love it!
    Follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
    Thank you so much!
    www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

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  38. Amazing event and I have wanted to go to something like this for awhile now. I love your red dress and jacket.

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  39. Ah LFW looked amazing this season! Loved your outfits too! Hope you had a great time!

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  40. That's very amazing!! I'm envy!!


    I'm following your blog :)

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  41. You're so lucky! That looks like a fantastic show, some of the outfits look great!

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  42. it seems so awesome to attend fashion week! and meet all the bloggers and stuff :) you took your hello kitty polaroid, how cute! I'll be expecting your photos (I hope you took some!)

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  43. so jealous that you're at lfw!! also, you're looking so lovely in red, my love :) xx

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  44. Aaah, it was SO lovely to see you again Win! I completely agree - there were so many friendly faces, hugs and air kisses! Such a great day. x

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  45. great outfit! looked like so much fun!!

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  46. Im so so jealous! I want to attend london fashion week oneday
    love your blog!
    x

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  47. wooww you look good!!looks fun
    xx

    and i use natural collection from boots red lipstick:) its reall good and soften your lips too

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  48. And it's LFW already! Can't believe how fast time flies! Love your outfit! You look really cute!!

    PS/ You have the cutest, loopiest handwriting ever!!!

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  49. Glad you liked the pics and we finally managed to document the red dress! I definitely found Friday tiring and only had 2 shows, all that running around really takes it out of you. Wish I could've convinced you to temporarily move into Carrie and Lucy's, maybe next time... Love that I'm your partner in crime!
    Ahhhh your handwriting is so need and fun, I need to try this and see if anyone can read my scrawl!

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  50. /reply/ i love how the gyaru style is casual enough to wear averyday even if u dont go full out with the make up :3

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  51. Sad times that you weren't able to make to backstage :(
    i like the fact that most of your outfit is red and so is one the show stealing pieces, its almost as if you did it intentionally lol

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  52. wow - so jealous :)
    hope you had a great time!! x

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  53. looks like an amzing day, i would love to go!

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  54. You two look lush I'm still bummed that my pass got messed up and I did not get to meet you both ...Sept !!! Gonna jump you both haha. Winnie these photos are amazing !! That collection is stunning, oh I need so LFW in my life. Loving your outfits too xxxxx

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  55. How incredible must this have been
    It looks absolutely fantastic and sounds like you had an awesome time, you look gorgeous too!

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