We’re currently in the midst of London Fashion Week. Which means a marathon of shows, presentations, store events, brunches, lunches, cocktail events and dinners. Fashion loves to be rather wham, bam, thank you mam.
Yesterday marked the day for Topshop’s Unique show, which always draws paparazzi-luring guests and crazy street style antics. Fashions infatuation with all things feminine is undoubtedly in full swing, and Topshop were quick to the mark with ladylike florals, flouncy ruffles and slinky slips. So quick in fact, you can already shop the collection online. The minimalism of yesteryear is no longer – fashion has turned a corner and it’s safe to say it’s high-impact.
And yet, here I am in jeans, a white tee and a trench. To Fashion Week. What can I say, I’m wearing heels – velvet, no less – on a Sunday. And I will admit I am indeed partial to a sexy slip or full on florals when the moment is right.
Despite all my jokes about the weather (that pretty much makes me a true Brit right?) I do love London, whenever I come back – even just for Fashion Week – it does feel a little like my home away from home. Plus I always have ambitious plans to visit old haunts, as well as explore some of the new spots that have popped up (ahem, on my Instagram feed).
My hit list? For breakfast, 155 Bar in Clerkenwell does smashed avocado on toast just like home. When there’s time for a lingering lunch, Ottolenghi’s Soho establishment, Nopi, has a thoughtfully created contemporary fusion menu, with appropriately instagrammable interiors to match. Dishoom is a longtime favourite of mine – ideal when you want an all out feast with friends – make sure you order one of everything to share. Otherwise Grain Store knows the power of fresh flavours – plus they may just make the best Bloody Mary in London – which if you follow my Snapchat you’ll know is of utmost importance.
For the low-down on LFW check out my full diary over on Topshop.
Created in collaboration with Topshop