A few weeks ago I went to London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House for the first time. For Christmas I was given three gold ‘VIP’ tickets so I brought along my wonderful friends Harriet and Jen. Our tickets gave us access to two fashion shows and a little goody bag. This bag was filled with mini make up treats, including a lip balm called ‘Baby Lips’ from Maybelline – perhaps the most ill-advised name for a beauty product in recent history.
There were a maze of designers to navigate within Somerset House, with lots of beautiful things available to buy. We didn’t buy anything as we were quite focused on finding the bar for some afternoon prosecco. I loved the Marcus Lupfer room, and was so tempted to buy a dress covered in cats. I’m not very fashion.
First we went to the trend show which featured four key trends for SS14: precious metals, flower power, lace embrace and good sport. We had a couple of hours to kill after that and went over to the Canon Fashion 360° Studio where we got a gloriously awkward 360° jumping shot. You can see it at the bottom of this post, I’ve put it down for posterity.
The Julian Macdonald show was great. We managed to sneak behind the very angry security guards and snaffled some second row seats. Normally I only associate Julian Macdonald with his dodgy concession at Debenhams, right next to the peculiar offerings from Rocha John Rocha, but the pieces on the catwalk were super opulent and quite lovely. At the end of the show we were all given a handful of free Kinder Buenos. It was a good day.