Fashion: My 1st London Fashion Week Experience

As much as I love reading the glossies and perusing fashion blogs, I never imagined that I’d get to experience a real catwalk show. Thanks to the miracles of Twitter I somehow won a competition to see a show at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout event. So Saturday evening, myself and Ms O went to the Covent Garden venue and thanks to Vita Coco and the fabulous website What I Wore Today, we were sat on the front row!

The designer we were there to see was Carlotta Actis Barone. The collection was a beautiful mix of silk coats, dresses with amazing petticoats and gravity defying hairstyles. The colour palette was deep purples, ice blues, blacks and nude pieces with the words ‘Work Liberates’ on them. Here are some pics I managed to snap (the misty quality is down to the smoke machine):





The atmosphere of the dramatic music, the flashbulbs going and the models staring dead ahead gave me goosebumps. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I’m even more jealous of the celebs that get to go to all the massive shows every Fashion Week!

And because we were FROWers for the evening, that meant we also got a fab goody bag each, the contents of which included a scarf by the designer and a great haul of make-up from The Body Shop (including a bronzer to replace the one I ran out of today – perfect!)

And of course, as I won the tickets through the website What I Wore Today, here is the obligatory ‘what I wore’ pic.

For details of what is from where, have a look at my WIWT profile here.


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