London Fashion Week A/W 12

Once again the time of year was upon us. The time of year when designers, press and events staff were frantically trying to get their hard work done so they could show it off to us…. that’s correct London Fashion Week was here.

 

Having only been blogging just under a year I’d never thought I’d get to go, let alone attempt to get my hands on any tickets. I was extremely lucky to get a pass to go to the Clements Ribeiro show at the spectacular Goldsmiths’ Hall. The married duo certainly had a range not to be missed.  The couple met and graduated at Central Saint Martins in London, only to continue working together to produce some amazing pieces.  I admire them all the more because they live, love and work together… something that is a challenge!

 I was extremely thrilled
to be invited to their show, with big named celebrities elegant on the front
rows, followed by the fashion media close by.  The beautiful Goldsmith
Hall was the perfect location, with its exquisite decoration of large gold
frames, chandeliers and high ceilings – it was extremely difficult not to get
excited about the range to grace the catwalk.

 

Taken from Vogue.co.uk

Combining textures, colours, prints and fabrics is
part of the Clements Ribeiro style.  This collection was certainly no
exception with its modern and feminine charm, most items teamed with belts to
offer that extra female curve we crave. Bold flashes of colour were styled
perfectly with statement plaid and floral prints, in electric blues,
vibrant fuchsias, and heated orange tones. Colours and prints seen on
stilleto heels, leather gloves, tops tucked behind
cardigans, or in tailored trousers and pencil skirts.  All most certainly adding that edge we love
to see from Clements Ribeiro. 

Taken from www.style.com

The collection from Clements Ribeiro was fantastic, in comparison to their previous collection this is my personal favourite. 

At this show I met fellow fashion bloggers Sarah & Sophie

 After the superb Clements Riberio show, myself and my fellow blogging friends decided to go the Bourjois press day.  Tucked away in London was a room filled with press ready to see the new collections from the renowned make-up company. 

Whilst we were at Bourjois you could get both hair and make up done.  Ideal for someone who had dragged herself out of bed to get a train at 7.20am for London. Trust me I was in need of fixing my hair and my make up.  This was a dream come true.  

The lovely Jenna getting her photo done.

The fantatsic Sarah having her make up done

Having a press day for a make up company is a great way to ‘try before you buy’.  I’m very tame with my make up and dont always dare to step out of my comfort zone.  This was an ideal place to try something I perhaps wouldn’t usually have chosen.  I know I went for something good because my boyfriend said how pretty I looked when I finally got home.  Winner!

We all had our photos taken afterwards by the Daniel Higgins Photography 

I loved having my hair and make up done.  Thank you Bourjois! 

  

  


The place was laid out with lots of make up, and ornaments.  It was great even just to have a browse around.

Hair & Make-up done!  Ready to hit the shops & shows!

After dealing with the underground (closures) one of the next shows we decided to go to was the Spijkers En Spijkers.  Being 100% honest I didn’t know a great deal about this fashion label, so the entire show was going to be new to me. 

                                                                   Photos from Vogue.co.uk

Outdoors was miserable, there
was rain, wind and a dull outlook.  Luckily tucked away in the delightful
Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden was the Spijkers En Spijkers catwalk
show.  A show sponsored by Vauxhall and other top brand names. 

As we sat down, I knew this
was going to be the favourite as I was sat between Vogue and Time magazine. 
Me, being me, I started a nice little conversation with both, and being the
British people we were, we of course chatted about the weather.  Jolly
good times! 

Opting for
colourful prints and eccentric cuts, there was an optimistic feeling for the
AW12 collection from the Dutch twin sisters. Perfectly entitled The
birds of paradise
show, it certainly was a fabulous combination of
sophistication teamed with fun, especially with the cheeky flirts of feathers
on items.  Deep, rich tones of dark greens, burnt oranges, wood browns and
berry purples were seen on my many articles offering that warmth in the tea
dresses and Art Deco inspired pieces. I loved some of the hints of 
feathered additions to items, and fabric collaborations, overall a fantastic
show from the Netherland duo.

A long day for the Midlands ladies, myself and the lovely Jenna!

So it soon came to the end of my day out in London.  I’d met some lovely bloggers, fantastic PR people and enjoying many new pieces of clothing for AW12.  Next time I’d love to do it properly and stay in a hotel so I had a base, as getting the train at silly o’clock wasn’t fun!  I ‘m just thrilled I got my hair sorted and looked good for my last catwalk show! 


Who fancies a bloggers meet next time and hotel stay? 




                                                                                              xoxo
            

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10 Comments

  1. February 25, 2012 / 4:18 am

    The collections are wonderful. I love the mix of feminine and masculine in the 1st collection. I need to try to get into some shows next fashion week!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

  2. February 25, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    hii darling! thanks for your comment!
    love your blog!
    xo

    mydutchfashionstyle.blogspot.com

  3. February 26, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    Super report on your day! I love that you chatted to Vogue & Time 🙂 did you give them your card?!
    X

  4. February 26, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    It was such a good day. I slept well at the end of it! Haha of course I did, I managed to get Time to take it! Get in 🙂 xx

  5. February 27, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    Aww thank you. It was amazing but I really was ready for my bed afterwards! Xx

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  7. August 16, 2017 / 11:29 am

    The beautiful Goldsmith Hall was the perfect location, with its exquisite decoration of large gold frames, chandeliers and high ceilings

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