Sunday, 27 September 2009

the london fashion week post

Wow. Friday was amazing, it being my first fashion week, I had high expectations and luckily, I think it was even better. I felt a bit daunted, there was so many people, all of which were in skinny jeans, designer labels and had the longest legs I had ever seen, sort of snooty who I could tell were thinking 'why is that child here?' which I found a bit fustrating. Most of the people were nice though, or at least smiled instead of sighed. And I loved just looking around, there was so many different styles, and I wished I was as fashionable and could carry off the looks which some people seemed to display effortlessly. The nicest person would have to be a cross-dressing man who I actually though was a women, he looked very classy, then of course he blew my Mother and I a kiss! Anyway, london fashion week was beautiful, both locations were lovely, especially summerset house which was all lit up later in the evening, although I found the strand more interesting, complete with its free-old-fashioned popcorn machine and little boothes for each brand.
I tried on a beautiful little silk black dress with a little white peter pan collar, I had been after a dress like that for a while now and I tried it on and it fitted like a glove. I was very tempted to buy it, especially as it was reduced from 300 pounds to 45, and the sales assistant was very charming, but I didn't have enough money and although I was already in love with this dress by that point, I had to think realistically. Although the assistant took down my email adress and said the designer would email me as I think she was a little impress or intrigued to find a 13 year old at London Fashion Week with her heart set on attending St. Martins.

The catwalk show, however was the best part and luckily my Mother and I got very good seats on the front row, my imagination was pretty much running wild by wondering if someone famous has sat in my space a few days ago. Anyway, like I was saying the show was truely great, it was my first ever proper fashion show and I didn't feel let down in the slightest, and far from it! The catwalk showed a selection of 'big shouldered' outfits, outfits with very dramatic prints and then collections from Manish Aurora, ( an amazing Indian designers who uses bright colours, and did my favourite outfit of the night, a black dress with a be-jewled parrot on the shoulder) and I also loved the Jaegar collection which was very effortless and french class.

And the evening was topped off by a private after-party in our own private (very posh!) hall at the Waldorf hotel with a glass of lovely champagne (my Mum did, not me). It was such a great evening and I hope that maybe I could have the pleasure of attending London Fashion Week next year.
How was your weekend, dear readers?
love sophie xxx

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

sunshine daises, butter mellow ....

7 Things I love about autumn -
Long moody walks in parks, kicking up crisp leaves with the winter sun on my back - Wrapping myself in snug jumpers and socks, with blankets and hot chocolates with marshmellows and creame - The count down to christmas, I find it almost better than the actual christmas day - cozy knitwear - the bare trees against a grey sky, it looks like an intricate paper cutout - proper, traditional english roast dinners -
the possibilty of snow.

I have been trying to catch the last rays of summer in any spare minute of the day that I can spare, however I feel my tries have all been in vain as the weather seems to be alot colder and bleeker, which I guess is expected, living in England where its almost a/w all year round. So I've already switched over my wardrobe and got my boots out, which I have to say are rather snug compared to the pumps and sandals which I wore in the summer - hopefully no more blisters!
I know my posts haven't been the most detailed lately, partly due to me being very busy, sometimes I don't know how time passes so quickly. But I am guarenteeing a long post on friday and my Mum and I are heading down to The strand and Sumerset house for London Fashion Week! I'm really excited and have been following the week with a very close eye and I need help! - I have no idea what I'm wearing yet, so all suggestions welcome!

Lots of kisses
Sophie xxx

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Itsy - Bity Spider went up the water spout ...

Sorry (again) for the lack of posts - I've been really busy being back at school again. Anyway I've seemed to run out of places to do mildly interesting photo shoots, and it was too cold to go to a overgrown area of grass just down my road - so I decied to bring my camera down the the cellar, I do love it down there. It's basically a mess full of my Dad's unused DIY kits, boxes full of junk, lightbulbs, slightly sinicter looking soars hanging on the un-painted bricks, despite all this, the narrow little room under my house is rather cosy, and the pictures didn't turn out too bad either ...

(the navy dress is from a uniqlo sale, a bargain five pounds (!!!), my Mum's vintage Pied A Terre cardigan, and the usual pearls which I seem to feel naked without and of course my very much loved lace up heeled black booties)

This hasn't been the most detailed blog post but there should be some good ones soon, I'm planning to do something to do with london fashion week, there's also another Anita's vintage fashion fair coming up and I should be going to Camden in a couple of weeks time.
I hope your weeks were a little better than mine?
Anyway, to finish off here are a few little drawings of mine, they're a little pixelated, thats me trying to make them bigger actually on the post rough, but it didn't seem to work, however if you click on the pictures they should enlarge and become a bit clearer.
Au reviour,

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

she had nothing but the red baloon. and then that too, perished.

- wearing zara green jersey as a dress, stockings found at the bottom of my draws, belt used to be my Mum's, hair bow was a birthday pressie and collar is actually lace crop top -
I've been meaning to do a post all week however, the days have gone by and my blog seemed empty, doesn't the summer go so quicky, I've been busy trying to get my self oranized and finish re-decorating my room, which although isn't completley done, I am quite happy with the results.
I have also found a retro polariod camera, it used to be my Dad's and he's only just decided to tell me about it, it was in storage for a little more than twenty years and I was quite suprised that it was still working and that there is still film inside. Although the pictures I took came out with already-exposed edges, I am really happy with it, I just hope that they still sell the film now!
I still haven't got my old brownie working though! ...
5 things that made me smile today -
1 - watching the sun go down outside
2 - having strawberries dipped in chocolate sauce
3 - visiting an antique store and realizing they actually do a little bit of vintage clothing
4 - laughing until we cried.
5 - recieving a late, but lovely non-the less birthday card.
How was your bank holiday monday?