As I’m drinking my hot chocolate on this cloudy Monday morning I enjoy thinking of the great weekend I’ve just had with my family.
On Friday I attended the Victoria and Albert Museum with my mum to see the Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear exhibition. The exhibition explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality.
Saturday me and my sister went on a shopping spree on Oxford Street. We enjoyed picking up pieces for our winter wardrobes in Topshop and finding great vintage in Beyond Retro. We finished the day buying cupcakes in Crumbs & Doilies.
I finished the weekend by having a home cooked meal on Sunday at my auntie and uncles house with my cousins, my sisters, mum and dad.
‘The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.’
What a lovely weekend spent at Stylist Live a four day event put on by Stylist magazine.
Your welcomed into the event by a complimentary glass of Chambord champagne and a free tote bag. There are many pop-up beauty bars and various stalls selling different types of food, accessories and clothes.
One of the things I couldn’t resist and had to buy was a bag by Play Purse. The Play Purse collections are based on the original beaded toy purses from the 1970’s.
I attended two talks over the weekend the first one was ‘How to turn your love of fashion into a successful blog’ with Susie Lau (Style Bubble) and Shirley Eniang (Shirley’s Wardrobe) which I found so inspiring. I am a huge fan of Susie and to hear all her tips and tricks on how to run a blog was so interesting.
The second talk was ‘How to dress like a fashion director’ with Stylist magazine’s fashion director Alex Fullerton. I really enjoyed listening to Alex talk about her wardrobe key pieces and give ideas on how to always look stylish but never overdone.
I had a great day weekend filled with fashion and champagne. I’m already looking forward to next years event!
Hope your having a stylish Sunday,
After a busy few days working at various shows over London Fashion Week, I’ve spent any free hours I have catching up on reading.
I have started reading A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fford. The book is about Beth, Lindy and Rachel who live in a small Cotswold country town and are looking for new beginnings. So they set up in business, organising stylish and perfectly affordable vintage weddings. What none of them know is that their own romances lie waiting, just around the corner.
So far I am really enjoying the book. I love that there is so many main characters all with different personailties, yet I can relate to them all.
It also makes me want to pack up my busy life in London and spend some time in the Cotswolds.
‘Once in awhile right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.’
I’ve always believed I was born in the wrong era and after watching Café Society I know for sure the 1930s was definitely the era I belonged in.
Woody Allen’s Café Society is a sweet, charming and beautifully shot film. It’s set mostly in Hollywood in the 1930s – the industry’s Golden Age.
The film includes many fabulous outfits worn by the films leading ladies. Costume designer Suzy Benzinger worked exclusively with Chanel to create custom looks for Kristen Stewart and a slew of glittering retro-style diamonds for Blake Lively, who portrays a Manhattan socialite.
If you want to watch a film that has many gorgeous garments and stunning sets then I definitely recommend Café Society.
With the British sun shining it couldn’t have been a more perfect day for a wedding.
I picked to wear a green 1940’s style tea dress from Topshop and vintage style nude heels. I accessorised with pearls and a needle point embroidered bag from Beyond Retro.
My date for the wedding was my boyfriend who looked dapper in his navy suit.
A extract from 1 Corinthians from the New Testament of the Bible was read in the ceremony and I loved the words.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
– 1 Corinthians 13