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#LFW Outfits at Somerset House

Revisiting the photographs we took during London Fashion Week has been so satisfying. Putting together these retrospective blog posts has been pretty heart warming too.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo4_1280On my last day in London for Fashion Week (I had to return to York later that day, but #LFW would continue for a further two days) we headed over to Somerset House.

I was informed that in previous years #LFW had been hosted in the beautiful Stuart architecture of Somerset House – which is definitely a Fashion Bloggers aesthetic dream! Of course, a majority of my experience of Fashion Week had been situated in London’s Soho area, so it was nice to have an excuse to visit the historic 17th Century building.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo5_1280We had come to Somerset House to visit the famed International Fashion Showcase, that this year was themed ‘Fashion Utopias’.

A rather extraordinary exhibition that had a very different take on fashion and its presentation to the catwalks and presentations we had seen elsewhere. Sadly the exhibition only lasted as long as Fashion Week itself.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo10_1280If you’re interested in a little more information, you can check out a small summary and a few details I wrote up for The 405, here!tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo9_1280After strolling around the International Fashion Showcase, we decided to take a pause and snap a few pictures of our last-day-of-London-Fashion-Week-together outfits.

Cause that’s what besties do, right?tumblr_o4m35txben1qcam0lo3_1280From hair braids to silver skirts, we had decided to go all out on our last day as Fashion Week press! They say ‘the devil is in the details’, and this applied pretty heavily to both of our ensembles.

One of us had donned black, shiny, pointed, patent leather booties. While the other was in cheetah print, hairy, heeled booties.

One was sporting a long, black skinny scarf. And the other wore a neatly tied, navy bandana neckerchief.tumblr_o4m35txben1qcam0lo6_1280On Sophia:

Shirt – New Look

Fur coat – Noisy May

Jeans – H&M

Boots – Hobbs

Bag – Zara

Sunglasses – Ebay

Skinny scarf – repurposed Calvin Klein

tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo5_1280On Kasimiira:

Shirt – Asos

Skirt – Asos

Jacket – H&M Trend

Neckerchief – Asos

Bag – Zara

Boots – Asos

tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo6_1280We encompassed an array of trends that swirled together and somehow still worked! Our outfits complimented and coordinated in terms of colour palettes and style – and when walking around like a power couple – that’s all that matters!tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo1_1280And that’s the conclusion of the Fashion Week diaries!

We’re out!


#LFW Outfits and Photobooths

London Fashion Week, day number two; we all met up near Brick Lane for breakfast and coffee. Day two, was an opportunity for us to up fashion ensembles!tumblr_o4gboqzics1qcam0lo3_1280From hats to layering our coats on our shoulders, we were the epitome of coordinating Girl Gang partners!

With muted tones and mostly monochrome, our outfit-of-the-day pictures fit perfectly in front of these giant black and white chevron arrow panelling.tumblr_o4gboqzics1qcam0lo2_1280Kasimiira is wearing:

Hat – H&M

Coat – Urban Outfitters

Blouse – Zara

Shirt dress – Monki

Leather leggings – Topshop

Shoes – & Other Stories

Sophia is wearing:

Hat- H&M

Coat – French Connection

Turtle neck – Zara

Culott jumpsuit – F&F

Shoes – New Look

Bag – Zara

Watch – Links London

tumblr_o4gboqzics1qcam0lo5_1280After sharing enough romantic longing looks into each others eye, we decided we looked so fetching that we just had to swing round the corner to snap some shoots in the Rough Trade East photo booth!tumblr_o4gcm6en011qcam0lo2_1280Not only does this place boast a high quality (and affordable) photo booth for the perfect London souvenir you can make yourself, it also houses an extensive music collection worth picking through!

You never know, you might come out with more than one piece of memorabilia from your visit!tumblr_o4gcm6en011qcam0lo1_1280tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo5_1280We had arrived on a mission. We heaped up our extra bags and everything bulky on the floor next to the wallpaper of previous customers, and piled into the small square seating space.tumblr_o4gcm6en011qcam0lo3_1280The result consisted of a range of faces. Some where we were very obviously unprepared for the quick fire flash…

And others where we threw caution to the wind in terms of trying to look in any way attractive…tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo6_1280Next was practically a documentation of every (wannabe) chic pose we could vogue in our short time in front of the camera!tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo8_1280Finally, a group photo of the Fashion Week team! I will honestly tell you it was a struggle to squeeze us all in. And there was definitely only one of us sitting on the tiny stool at any one time.tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo7_1280 But if you’re going to take an #ootd at London Fashion Week – make it black and white, in a photobooth, on a rainy day in Brick Lane!

A Breakfast and March Break

I break for breakfast. My ultimate favourite meal of any day, and so regardless of how early I am forced to get up, the morning will be made better with breakfast! Just last week, after returning from a whole seven days in Portugal, I made a 12 hour turn around and arrived back at the airport before 6am in order to catch a flight to the sunny island of Tenerife.

And, for only moaning a little bit about how tired I was, I was rewarded with tasty coffee and eats!Cappuccino’s and healthy(ish) foods consumed, we hopped on our plane and spent the flight reading and catching up on television shows we save to watch together.

The taxi to the hotel, from the airport, only took about 25 minutes. Our hotel was the Sol Princesa Dacil, found on the South of the island and in the vicinity of Los Cristianos. (I found out over the next few days that it was a considerable stretch further along the beach front from where I had stayed just over a year ago.) Dan was amazing and had booked everything in advance, and that meant an amazing deal! Our room had a separate living area with television and sofa. The space quickly became the place to dump luggage and clothes and anything we acquired throughout the day of investigating the seafront stores etc. The best part meant that the bedroom space stayed really uncluttered and meant it was a really nice room to fall asleep and wake up in!The room was made up as two separate single beds and meant we had to make shift it into a double by pulling back the main sheets and layering the huge fleece comforters, found in the closet, across the two mattresses, before remaking it to bind them together. It ended up working better than it sounds, but would have probably been a ridiculous spectacle to watch!After settling in our room a little, it was only a little past mid-day, so a change out of airplane/travel clothes and into more sun appropriate attire! It was the nicest feeling to be standing in shorts (or in this case a skort) and feel the humid warmth of the air through the balcony doors, let alone once we started walking to the beachfront strip!

Being the paranoid, overly-cautious creature that I am, you will always find my face and neck slathered in sun lotion, and probably with a hat on my head or stashed away on my person, just in case. The outfit ended up being the lovely safe colour scheme of monochromatic – but still tropical friendly – with a statement palm leaf print of the geometric cut skort. Regardless of being cautious, the sunshine and the warm makes me a very happy bean! I was still very sleepy, and so the main priority was getting our bearings and filling our bellies with grub!

Hat – Urban Outfitters

Black Top – River Island

Palm Leaf Print Skort – New Look

Pullover Sweater – Topshop

Cross Body Bag – H&M

Slider Sandals – Asos