We started off Day 2 of LFW with a trip to the Orla Kiely showcase (which we have written a post about here!). After that, we had some time to kill between shows, so we decided to go and check out the ever fabulous Somerset House. Pretty standard London Fashion Week activities I’m sure you will agree. What we are not so accustomed to is how we traveled there… in a stretch hummer! The lovely Kristabel from I Want You To Know captured this in her awesome Fashion Week Vlog. Be warned, the vlog does feature me (Victoria) getting a little over excited and doing what the kids are now calling #hummerdance.
I wore the Square Print Pleat Skirt Dress from The Whitepepper with probably the most worn item in my wardrobe ever, my yellow Ingrid Coat from Boden* (now in the sale!). I accessorised with fun spotty tights from UK Tights*, white ASOS Strike Heels and a yellow Westminster bag from Boden*. Jo wore a gorgeous Needle and Thread tulle skirt from ASOS, with a vintage blue jacket from Heartfelt Vintage and floral Emilie top from Boden*. Her Alice Heels are also from Boden and that glorious pink bag is Kate Spade.
Our jazzy outfits proved to be quite the hit on the cobbles, and we ended up popping up all over the place. Some of our favourite features we saw over the weekend were Yahoo’s best street style, ASOS Fashion Finder, STYLELDN and Boden Diaries. We had such a blast that we often struggled to pull our best ‘we are very serious about fashion’ faces.
We had quite a busy schedule that afternoon, but our favourite show was the couture collection from Hellavagirl. The show was a kaleidoscopic dream! Vibrant, dramatic and seriously sparkly. Just look at those incredible giant sequin bow headbands!
Having been up since 7am and in need of a pick me up, we made use of our central location and decided to head back to base for a quick G&T and get changed into our chirpy Poppy frocks before heading out to our evening shows. Lady Gaga would be proud! I wore the Iris Navy Budgie Dress and Jo wore the Mable White Budgie Dress. Keep your eyes peeled and your beaks sharpened for a new Poppy post next week.
London Fashion Week AW15: Day 3 coming next week, you lucky things!
During London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015, we spent three incredibly fun days attending shows, randomly bumping into blogger buddies and drinking several palm trees worth of Vita Coco. With British fashion stronger than ever, we were so happy to be in the capital for one of our favourite events of the year. Second only to pancake day, obviously.
On day one, with a strong coffee in hand, we headed over to Somerset House super early ready for the first show of the season, J.JS Lee. After the show, and before bumping into the lovely Joseph and Kristabel, we took a few outfit photos in the midst of all the fashionable fun. We were very kindly loaned a few beautiful items from the glorious Heartfelt Vintage in Bristol. I (Victoria) wore an original 1970’s black velvet skirt with a colorful jacket by House of Frou Frou, both from Heartfelt Vintage. My white shirt is from Marks & Spencer, the yellow square shoulder bag is vintage and my new favourite Dilly heels are Orla Kiely for Clarks. Jo’s floral 1950’s dress and vintage cloche also came from Heartfelt vintage, which she teamed with a black leather jacket from Marks & Spencer, a yellow Westminster bag from Boden and black round heel ankle boots from The Whitepepper.
Keep an eye out for London Fashion Week Day 2 and 3 OOTD’s next week!
The Orla Kiely Autumn/Winter 2015 presentation was inspired by the film Love Story from 1970, starring the gorgeous Ali Macgraw, (who, fyi, has more than a passing resemblance to LFW fave Kendall Jenner). The film is responsible for that very famous quote ‘Love means never having to say you’re sorry’, but we are certainly not sorry to say that we love this collection! It had fine written all over it.
When we walked into the Vinyl Factory, we totally lost the plot and both agreed it was our favourite Orla Kiely presentation set so far, with the SS14 Wes Anderson inspired show coming a close second. With colourful cookies on offer, hot chocolate flowing and a Bjork soundtrack, the OK library is our kind of library. Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got an OK library card!
Look up ‘perfect’ in the dictionary and you will see a picture of an OK model. We were dewey-eyed as they browsed the library in cute blouses with bows, Peter Pan collars, geometry chic grid prints and an abundance of grey tights. Each outfit as dreamy as the last and all completely ready to wear off of the catwalk. We really want to jump into that yellow two piece and head for a whisky with Don Draper (though we would obviously settle for Kenny!). This 60’s/70’s revival is long overdue (ha!)
As Jo is a real life Librarian she was keen for us to dress by the book. It looked like Michelle Keegan got the memo too, as she rocked up in head to toe Orla, with a beautiful vintage Chanel bag of course! It was pretty hard for us to stick to library rules and keep quiet when when we caught a glimpse of the new range of shoes in collaboration with Clarks. The Rose Leather Orla Amelia block heels are at the top of our wish lists!
We’ve set our date stamps for the SS16 presentation!
Last weekend we went on a jolly jaunt to London Fashion Week for a few frenzied days of fashion madness! We will be posting about all the shows, presentations and, of course, outfits over the coming days and weeks but, for now, let us start at the beginning!
On Friday morning we set our alarms bright and early as we were fortunate enough to be invited to attend the first show of the season at BFC Courtyard Space in Somerset House, J. JS Lee. Our eagerness paid off as we managed to be seated in the second row, just behind the very beautiful Frankie Bridge! Frankie was suitably attired for the show in a stunning navy J. JS Lee jacket with signature pop of colour.
The chic androgynous pieces looked as sharp as the average She and Hem pun i.e. pretty damn sharp. In addition to spotting our second favourite Saturday, we particularly enjoyed J. JS Lee’s nod to her childhood, with fun tomboyish flats, lots of fluffy fun and long loose shapes. The collection featured a gorgeous palette of whites, pinks and blacks, and more shades of grey than you can shake a pair of handcuffs at.
The minimalist looks were complimented with subtle black wigs and brilliant bright red lips, created by MAC make up artist Lucy Birt. Lucy, you are very welcome to do our make up anytime. Please?
We look forward to seeing lots of fluffy jackets and bags on the cobbles next season,
Now we know that London Fashion Week was a couple of months ago, but we both felt that these images from Éthologie by Jasper Garvida really needed sharing. Who doesn’t want to see an (even more) stylish version of Joseph’s Technicolour Dreamcoat?!
The show was packed and the clothes were as dramatic as its opening salsa performance. The bird sound inspired tango soundtrack was rivaled only by the feline masterpiece which accompanied Orla Kiely’s AW14 show.
Here are some of our favourite pieces from the collection. Enjoy!
The star of the show on the Hema Kaul A/W14 catwalk at London Fashion Week was this absolutely beautiful 1950’s dress, with it’s stunning chiffon full skirt and it’s glorious long sleeved fitted silk top. We both fell head over heels in love with it and have been swooning over it ever since!
Hema Kaul travels the world to source materials for her designs, to create a very unique, delicate and feminine style – which we hope our photographs from the show reflect. The collection is crammed full of clinched in waists (a She and Hem favourite), which created such pretty silhouettes along the catwalk.
You will probably not be surprised to discover that our favourite show at this year’s London Fashion Week was the Orla Kiely Autumn Winter presentation, held at the imposing yet impressive Central Saint Martins Building.
Morning! We’ve finally hit day two of our time at London Fashion Week. It seems crazy that this was over a week ago now! How time has flown. As you can see, the weather had improved somewhat for our second day of fashion fun, even allowing for some outside photo ops!
We had another bright and early start in order to attend the Orla Kiely showcase at Central Saint Martins. We were so incredibly excited to attend the show and it completely lived up to our expectations. We’ll be blogging about the showcase later this week but, in the meantime, how cute are the personalised coffee cups they were handing out?
One of the most fun shows we attended whilst at London Fashion Week was that of Hungarian designer, Napsugar Von Bittera. We had a sneaking suspicion that we were in for a treat when we read that Napsugar had been selected by Dolce and Gabbana for their Spiga 2 store but boy were we right!
Whilst at London Fashion Week, we were lucky enough to attend a few of the shows! This was a new experience for us but we very quickly got swept up in the atmosphere and just loved every minute of it.
Thai-British designer, Ong-Oaj Pairam was one of the shows we attended at Freemasons Hall as part of Fashion Scout. Despite not being familiar with his work, we soon fell in love with his his signature prints, soft feminine tailoring and especially his use of metallic heels with beehive hair! Yum!