LFW Day One
On the menu today- a whistle stop heads up introduction to our LFW experience, with many more blogs to come.
First stop on day 1 of our LFW experience was a beauty event, Lois and I visited the very trendy Lights of Soho Make-up Plus. It was a great start to the day, getting us ‘fashion week ready’ with a pamper treatment. There’s nothing quite like having your make-up done and hair styled to make a girl feel fabulous. We looked perfect for our day of dashing about London town, with no need to pit stop for a touch up. This is just a taster, I will be telling you all about our time hanging out at the Make-up Plus event in more detail later.
Next stop, we pitched up at the stylish Dorsett Hotel in Shepherds Bush, London. Half of LFW seemed to have the same idea, it was the place to be seen. It’s the perfect hotel choice for both business and leisure. It was comfy and stylish, giving us a base to work from and also relax. Those who read my blog know how I like the fusion of modern architecture and retro design; the Dorset was originally a Grade II listed building, which overlooks Shepherds Bush Green, now tastefully redeveloped, retaining the historic facade. The hotel has 2 restaurants, Jin (金) bar and a spa. Our room was lush and we were welcomed by this beautiful fresh fruit feast!
We wouldn’t be fashion bloggers without documenting what we wore! We popped out to South Kensington, using the beautiful properties as our backdrop. Whilst in the vicinity, we had a superb lunch date at CERU a Levant styled restaurant. I can’t wait to share with y’all all about this gem, our food was amazing! More on this very soon 😉
What Lois is wearing-
Coat – Monki
Jumper – Coach
Bag – Anya Hindmarch
Shoes – Gucci
Miu Miu Sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop
Jeans & Shirt – Zara
What I’m wearing-
Leather Jacket c/o ASOS
Jumper & Dress – Zara
Cloud Bag c/o Cambridge Satchel Co.
Trainers – Vans
Socks – Topshop
DKNY 4109 Sunglasses c/o Sunglass Shop
No matter how manic our schedule, there’s always time to stop for a cute doggy snap. We met this adorable little fella whilst snapping our outfit pictures. He was so cute and immediately rolled over to have his belly rubbed. Coco would have loved him (and truth be told) I would have happily taken him home!
This lovely magical moment happened at the close of The Paul Costelloe show. After receiving a huge cheer from the crowd Paul stepped forward and danced with one of the models, it was such a wonderful moment to witness.
Show over, cameras in hand, Lois and I hotfooted it over to The Turkish Embassy, the interior building is beautiful. We were here to see the Zeyna Kartal show. I have to admit to being entranced by the darling shades featured here, particularly dusty pink hues and big at the moment, emerald green. The textures added something extra, particularly the tiered lace dresses. I must say I loved the dusky pinks, oh so dreamy! It was all very eye catching and memorable.
Weary from our shenanigans, we headed back to our base at the stylish Dorsett Hotel for drinks and delicious dinner; full and satisfied, we were so ready for the comfy bed awaiting us! You get pretty beat running around, catching everything that’s happening at London Fashion Week. So much to see on a busy day in fashion, it was great having a central hotel to nip back to, it saved us so much travel time, not having to trek back to zone 3 on the tube after a long day.
Watch out for more from our adventures at LFW.
Photos by Lois & Amy