Tablet – Lenovo Yoga. Envelope pouch – Smythson. Heels – Bally. Headphones – Bower Wilkins.

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London Fashion Week SS15: A visual diary

Hyundai i20

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Hunter SS15

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Charlie May SS15 eyewear

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Mary Katrantzou final walk

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Max Factor Skin Illuminator Foundation & Colour Corrector Stick

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Topshop Unique SS15

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Topshop Unique SS15

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Food on instagram because proper photos on DSLR? Ain’t nobody got time fo that.

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Wearing: Top – COS. Trousers – Zara. Bag – Marni. Shoes – Tibi. Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Rings – Monica Vinader. Cross-Ring – Elizabeth & James (via REVOLVE)

What do they say – Give a woman a house, she’ll make a home? Well, give a woman a Hyundai i20 over Fashion Week, and she’ll make a Death Star on four wheels and one 22-year old driver very, very uncomfortable. This, like many things in life – including adding soy sauce to everything – I blame my mother. Growing up, mornings were a battle of which sibling can out-stupid the other one, starting with putting shoes on before trousers, smearing toothpaste all over our faces and pretending to shave… you get the gist. This led to my poor mother having to shovel us into the car every morning along with 2 x cereal bowls, school outfits, homework, toothbrushes… (at one point I believe there was a pillow fort in the car), and she’d drive with one hand while the other ‘conditioned the air’. Fast forward to SS15 LFW, I inhale a plastic container of scrambled eggs in the car while deciding on an outfit, and with each day a new pile of clothing spilling out the passenger door. At the end of Day One I attend a makeup session at the Apartment with Max Factor discovering the new Skin Luminizer Foundation, and from that point on I use the tinted passenger window to accomplish the ‘dewy look’ in the ensuing mornings, just how Caroline Barnes instructed. My 22-year old driver awkwardly avoids using the rear-view mirror (apparently a touch worse than drink-driving) during my changing room sessions, but we somehow manage to make a split-second eye-contact just when my head is halfway through a sweater. Thankfully this Death Star is all about efficiency (close that hatch…) as we slice through morning traffic, and I arrive at the first show of the day with a Aquafresh breath and lotion behind my ears.

Stay tuned for some of my favourite collections so far!

Huge thanks to Hyundai UK for, gee wow, a car with my logo on it (!), and allowing ‘5 more minutes, mum…’ to happen. Please forgive me for any coco puffs found between the seats. 

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  1. Your writing is so charming, as usual! It is really cool that you had a car with your logo on it ;) Very classy!

    Looking forward to seeing what your favourite collection was!

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  2. That bag is so gorgeous and versatile, love it!

    Sophia // sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  3. These are stunning images! Love the photo of the final walk! :-)
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  4. miri

    Love your LWF diary! beautiful photos.

    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

  5. Hyundai i20 with your logo looks so chic!

    http://www.traveling-lady.com

  6. You had your own car for the LDN fashion week? how cool is that?!!
    Your pictures are amazing as usual. Especially the ones with food ^-^

  7. I loved the Topshop show so much that I couldn’t stop admiring the clothes, so attainable in reality-style and youthfull. It generally seems like you were having a great time through fashion week, no matter how quickly you had to go from one show to another or how you turned the car into a changing room! Also, I really loved this outfit, it looks amazing on your body and all the colors and layering are perfect for fall!

  8. I’m blown away by your photography! Such a pleasure to see all these backstage scenes… Fashion week is not about only runway shows, I think

  9. Wow, *those* heels are beautiful.

    I also love the catwalk with the swimming pool effect (?)

    Can’t wait to see more from you on LFW !! x

  10. Your posts always leave a smile on my face, what a lovely pictures and so great you were at the Burberry show! A car and driver sounds like a dream come true, looking forward to your new posts!

    Love, Rachel
    http://www.herheadintheclouds.com

  11. I love your writing!

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  12. Ah your experience sounds phenomenal! This was my first LFW and it was a treat to be part of the craziness! x

  13. Rachel K.

    I lol’ed. Love that although the blog has changed over the years, that sarcasm is still there…

  14. This blogpost is so intense and satisfying visually. God, I love your blog. Never stop doing your thing.

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  15. love the LFW post! amazing you get to ride around in a car with your logo on it…now that’s living.
    VISIT / 13 FRIDAYS

  16. love the LFW post! amazing you get to ride around in a car with your logo on it…now that’s living.
    VISIT / 13 FRIDAYS

  17. Your photos are amazing Shini – I’m waiting for Photoshop to introduce the ‘Park&Cube’ affect – reckon we could get that ball rollin’…?

  18. SO amazing that you got your own personalised cab!

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  19. great post! I love your writing style

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  20. Your life is just so much more exciting than mine.
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  21. gorgeous photography and well thought out as usual! x

  22. These photos are stunning!

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  23. There are two reasons I come back to this blog: the fashion and your writing! I love reading your bits!

    Love the bag!

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  24. OMG! So funny!

    This is absolutely true- this sounds almost exactly like every morning of my life! And my car! I currently have 3 leather jackets in the boot, 2 pairs of shoes under the passenger seat and a wedding present that I’ve meant to drop off at my friends house (been there for almost 4 weeks)!

    http://www.7moreminutes.com

  25. fab having your own chauffeur for LFW so jealous!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  26. Oh Shini. Only you lol!

  27. Oh Shini. Only you lol!

  28. um… ay mami, you got a car with ya name on it?! ok CLASS (caps times 100). and you should write a book about writing, cause we be loving it. Besos!

  29. Can’t believe you got a car with your blog name on it! Amazing! Great shoes and bag. Would be a dream to participate in LFW one day.

    Cynthia
    http://www.pinchofchic.com

  30. Hey Shini,

    I love the mysterious angles you’ve chosen for the photos of you – it allowed me to focus on the subject matter, e.g that awesome car! Congratulations on such a cool collaboration (alliteration intended) and I can’t wait for the next post!

    Patricia at http://www.viewavenue.com x

  31. Amazing photos! And I love yer green Cos Top!

    Best wishes :)

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  32. Incredible boots pictures and sunnies!!!
    Lots of love, xx

  33. Beautiful pictures which represent clearly the atmosphere and things to see at the London Fashion Week, great article !

  34. Love it! Thanks for the amazing pictures as always :)

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  36. Amazing boots and bag, love them.
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  37. Absolutely stunning photos! Lovely writing style as well. Cannot wait to read more!

  38. There are two reasons I come back to this blog: your writing and the fashion! I love reading your posts!

  39. […] one to spare, we’re shooting a video today and the Hyundai Santa Fe is my changing room on wheels again. Windows not tinted dark enough but it’s Day One and I’m […]

  40. I lol’ed. Love that although the blog has changed over the years, that sarcasm is still there…