LFW Day One

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Happy Monday loves!

As you’re reading this I’m out and about at my final day of London Fashion Week and boi what a season it’s been! Let’s rewind back to day one last Friday.

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The morning began quite badly as I woke up to see we had instantly transitioned from summer to autumn overnight. It was grey, gloomy and pouring with heavy rain, when the day before had been 30C and sweltering hot! Therefore I was left with no other choice but to change my entire outfit #frustrating! I couldn’t dwell on it for too long and had to head straight out the door for a full busy day.

The Outfit

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As I mentioned my outfit didn’t go quite to plan on my first day of LFW, but I managed to quickly salvage something in the morning. I opted for my brand new black dress from Zara (shown in my recent haul video here), a great option as the fabric is thick helping to keep me warm, plus you can never go wrong with black. I paired it with my classic Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots to protect me from the rain and my gorgeous IRO leather jacket to add some colour to the outfit, not forgetting my beautiful Chloe Drew to finalise the look.

Shop my Outfit!

Dress | Zara

Jacket | IRO (similar here & here)

Shoes | Stuart Weitzman

Handbag | Chloe

The Shows

My day started at Fashion Scout (the home of all the off-schedule shows aka for all the people who can’t get access to the real shows including myself). In all honesty it’s a great venue at the Freemason’s Hall, with emerging designers and if you’re new to the blogging scene, this is definitely the place to start.

Barrus

This was my first show of the season with a full line-up of celebrities gracing the front row. I felt like I just stepped into a scene of Made in Chelsea. The designs were simple, chic and most importantly wearable.

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Ong-Oaj

This show was held at Swiss Church, not the best location, as it was so small. The designs were absolutely gorgeous and very elaborate. Mainly filled with evening dresses with bold colours and plenty of textures.

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Ones to Watch

This was probably my favourite show of the day, firstly because I was sat opposite the dreamiest athlete ever, Tom Daley!!! Secondly because the show wasn’t focused on one designer, instead it was focused on 4 individual designers so it lasted longer than the other shows, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Rocky Star

I ended the day with my final show, Rocky Star. Truth be told, this was actually my penultimate show of the day on my schedule but I am such a granny I was so tired that I decided to end it here. The designs were beautiful floral dresses and the models even wore pretty flower crowns, very similar to D&G’s prints.

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Crabtree & Evelyn’s Botanical Emporium

Crabtree and Evelyn were the official sponsors of Fashion Scout this season and personally I couldn’t have been more thrilled. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know how fond I am of this brand. Their skincare products are lush! Inside the entrance of the Freemasons Hall, Crabtree and Evelyn set up a botanical emporium, a small area where guests could receive intensive, conditioning hand treatments before and after shows using their iconic hand therapy creams.

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Keep an eye out for Wednesday’s blog post to read all about day two!

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Love the burgundy moto! All of your snaps are so fun. Enjoy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Amy, I had an amazing time! 🙂