Nadia of Froufrouu


Left: Emete of Make Lemonade

Jacket – Monnari, Blouse – Make Lemonade Vintage, DIY Cropped jeans – Zara, Wedges – Velvet Angel via Shopbop, Bag – Vintage

Currently suppressing the urge to take the laptop into the bed and acquaint myself of the art of endurance, but I fear it’ll be like man in stripclub, with wife. I’d forgotten Fashion Week is five days of tightrope-walking, the dismount both pleasing and excruciating and the only applause is from the shoes, sarcastic…slow…claps. They know they’re too damn expensive to THROW IN A BURNING OIL TANK. I will now buy cheaper shoes that can shred my feet and then I’ll express wrath by setting fire to them. Yeah, that sounds like good logic.

Day one was a good start, the wind tasted like winter but there were sunny spells that just lit up the courtyard like an incubator and then the colourful birds started hatching. Don’t you love it how all throughout the year magazines report the latest trend yet during fashion week no one really wears trend? It might just be London, but I didn’t see a herd of sheep(skin jackets) nor a pack of camel(coats) entering the show tent. Best thing about LFW: Overdosing on coffee with the girls and bumming around the courtyard, high on one caffeine cocktail or another, making new friends and shooting* old ones.

*Lined up against a wall, or sometimes just while they talk… candid is best, really.

Thank you Joseph Piper for taking my outfit shots!

Jill and I are covering London Fashion Week for Next this season, check out the Next blog for more coverage!

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  1. candids really are the best pictures, when you manage to capture the feeling!
    your jacket is fantastic and so are you! i look forward to reading the rest of your LFW posts, shini!

  2. such beautiful photos shini. you captured the atmosphere so well. absolutely loved your outfit on day 1. the jacket is incredible. love the shot you got of nat. she is so cool. also, your reflection in the shot of nadia is great. hope your feet are feeling ok. mine are seriously suffering. xx

  3. goodness knows why i’m up right now – no social reason, just general insomnia. but your posts are always so cheering despite the author being potentially both exhausted and in pain! love you for that.
    and guess what, you might yet have unintentionally worn/ forcasted a trend in your cut-out jacket which i assumed was some early-release topshop gift since they had a clear copy going on in one of their unique show looks today!

  4. Your pictures are amazing. Keep up the good work!

  5. Ah, I see the paparazzi is treating you well – you look fantastic! Maybe you should wear those shoes for the entirety of LFW – by the end, your feet will be numb to pain. Your candids are great, I am always in awe of the clarity of your pictures. Or perhaps I’ve just gotten used to my crappy one, where I find more and more dead pixels in every shot.

  6. Jasmin

    you are gorgeous!! London is where we’ll see the most extreme fashionistas, although they may be a bit too avant garde for me, I’m still looking forward to more candids!!

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  7. your jacket is intense! and i’ve never wanted to wear a blanket more than i do right now. your street style pictures are the best.

    xx

  8. wonderful jacket. and the flower accent on your bag- very entrancing.

  9. I love that jacket!!

  10. woww i love that!!

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  11. Tom Tuttle from Tacoma

    great look. and i like your interpretation so far.

  12. perfect photos, and perfect outfit. I’m so envious of you! and loving your vintage satchel x

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  13. oh, you look so BEAUTIFUL! like a beautiful rainforest or a lake in the woods.
    <3

  14. Beautiful photos! Love your jacket! It’s amazing! I love that people in London just do their own thing and not follow all the trends!

  15. great shots! i really am curious about burberry prorsum, can’t wait!

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  16. Gosh I love that laser cut baggy coat, I only felt and touched your coat for like what 1 second, until that guy cut through between us. May I touch and feel one more time like for 20 secs?

  17. ahh…too many cool outfits…

    And you look great as usual :)

  18. You are so inmensely creative, I Just love everything about your oufit and also the other very stylish people you have featured. Enyoy LFW
    XOXO

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  19. Nice pictures as usual! Oh, and to contradict you, I was wearing an LV sheepskin bag yesterday! See you this afternoon! xx

  20. Wow, you look good in that outfit – I mean WOW! Possibly the loveliest outfit you have put on your blog as long as I have been following it :) And I want to be in London TOOOOO!

  21. I absolutely love your outfit!! may I ask what lens you use? adore you photos :))

    xx

  22. Oh, your jacket from monnari is perfect!!

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  23. Your outfit is incomparably awesome Shini! I love the sparkles!

  24. ♥♥♥ your bag

  25. After scrolling through the photos, it was great to see what you wrote on trends. My eyes came to a full stop and a long pause on the image of the girl with the leopard tiny purse and bowl cut and scarves. I thought it was just an incredibly awesome look.

    So, thanks for capturing an environment where people’s individual style doesn’t just change with the mandates issued from Vogue editors!!

    And yeah that jacket is great and you know it, but I was so excited to see you rocking the knee-length cut off! Always was one of my favorite looks to wear in the early 2000s that is not very common to see these days. (At least around where I live and on the blogs I read…)

  26. love your outfit, especially your jacket and bag. gorgeous!

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  27. Wonderful pictures & girl, I saw your shoes today, so no pity from me… I’m always amazed that the good old traditionals ‘black’ and ‘leopard’ are still/forever strong. Guess fashion just moves too quickly to really care about trends.

  28. Can’t believe I missed seeing you in this gorgeous day 1 jacket! Lovely, lovely Shini. Thanks so much for the Masha Ma invite, it was one of my highlights so far x

  29. Looks like such fun. I’m so mad at myself at not getting my ass down this September :(
    I will be there in Feb!

    Love your first LFW outfit. :)

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  30. lovely post, shini! these photographs are beautiful, as it your outfit. i got a brilliant picture of you on my uncle’s ipad, hehe, i’ll probably do a little post on my two days so far tomorrow. x

  31. I’ll be wanting your ability to always look so well-kept and put together whilst juggling cameras, taking brilliantly crisp photos, and hobbling around London all day/week in those shoes…Oh, and that is one helluva jacket!

  32. so many good outfits…!

    xx

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  33. awesome photos! I adore every outfit that was worn in these photos!
    and great vintage bag!

    xoxo
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  34. I heard you were sick! Hope you get a lot of rest and get better soon!! x

  35. it’s been a while! oh you look lovely as alwayss – the jacket is awesome, they look like halfway punched out hole punches (erm i wonder if that’s how it was done?) – jealous of you being at lfw – somehow it seems more exciting than nyfw??? maybe it’s just because it’s further away. oh well. one day i’ll make it there!

  36. Your outfit is gorgeous. I love the twist on a classic; the raw edged shorts, crisp shirt and textured jacket are perfection!

    You looked so stunning that day, me like yourlippy ;-)

    x

  37. You looks totally adoreable! That lipstick suits you very much!
    Kisses :)

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  39. omg, y do u look so pretty? haha jin jja yeeee bbuh!
    and i spot my Nadia! i told her how much i wanted to meet u in person!
    u two, should come to Cali. seriously!!
    btw, i heart ur jacket shini! <3

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  43. candids really are the best pictures, when you manage to capture the feeling!
    your jacket is fantastic and so are you! i look forward to reading the rest of your LFW posts, shini!

  44. Ah, I see the paparazzi is treating you well – you look fantastic! Maybe you should wear those shoes for the entirety of LFW – by the end, your feet will be numb to pain. Your candids are great, I am always in awe of the clarity of your pictures. Or perhaps I’ve just gotten used to my crappy one, where I find more and more dead pixels in every shot.

  45. Quite good points!Thanks for your share!