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London Fashion Week AW14

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Eudon Choi AW14

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Marios Schwab AW14

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Whistles AW14

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Burberry AW14

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Harry Styles in the house, yo

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Outfit 1 (Camel coat): Coat – Club Monaco, Muff – Topshop. Bag – Mansur Gavriel (available for pre-order!). Jeans – James Jeans. Shoes – Church’s. Lipstick – Estee Lauder.
Outfit 2 (Houndstooth coat):  Coat – Selected Femme (via ASOS). Trousers – Zara (similar here). Shoes – ASOS. Muff – Topshop. Bag – Kurt Geiger Britton bowler

Well that just whizzed by, didn’t it. Considering how every season in the past I hobbled home like a war hero, full of stories to tell the grandchildren, dangling off crutches constructed of empty Vitamin Water bottles, this season LFW just felt MUCH less eventful. In fact, it felt like I’d gone to war, hid in the bushes and waited till it was over. I suppose technically this was true, as Hyundai had been so generous to sponsor a car and I spent 70% of the time in there with the awesome driver called Arthur, who’d instantly appear with the Santa Fe from around the corner when I shone a thumbs-up emoji signal into the dark clouds. Thumbs up for ‘I’m done here, let’s get stuck in traffic and talk about motorbikes‘. Coincidentally, I got more work done in that car than a week’s worth of working from home as well, which only confirms that I only work efficiently with impending deadlines (e.g GPS announcing we’re approaching destination). I also started a new relationship with a new phone at the beginning of the week – the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (via Carphone Warehouse) – and spent the five days in honeymoon bliss, poring over improved functionalities (I’m upgrading from the Note 2) and panicked when it took two minutes, not six, to put up an Instagram photo. What does one do with extra four minutes in life?

It was a good season, and for the first time ever I felt like I saw the few shows I really wanted to see (except Mary Katrantzou, that ticket will be my Oscar). Do look out for more updates in the next few weeks. Plus, I didn’t shorten my lifespan by about twenty years by having to haul three camera lenses and a laptop the whole week. I may have grandchildren, after all!

Many thanks to Hyundai UK and Carphone Warehouse again for the extra twenty years, plus four minutes. Also, a cheeky shout-out  to Lulu Guinness and Vita Coco for the survival kits that made the car known as the ‘party car’ by my peers.

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  1. Post perfection!

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  2. beautiful bag!

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  3. you had a driver? that’s awesome!!
    love your photos
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  4. how fast instagram can be with samsung.

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  5. Amazing photos!

  6. Love the pop-up card invitation!

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  7. Danielle

    OH MY GOSH. these photos are like insanely good.

  8. ollyvia laura

    SUPER LOVE THE OUTFIT :)

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  9. I think from now on you shall be known as Lucky Shini. How wonderful of Hyundai to provide a car to wheeze you around London for LFW. And a big welcome to the world of Samsung phones. I just managed to convert my boyfriend to swap from iPhone to Samsung. They just have the best phones since sliced bread I dont know how some people are hypnotised by the iPhone.

    LONDON CHARISMA

  10. how lucky are you having a driver, that is how you do fashion week!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  11. All the photos look soo amazing. I absolutely loved looking at them!

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  12. Love those outfits, beautiful pieces, and the warmer for the hand is so nice!

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  13. Super lucky! I don’t deserve it at all, so super grateful too ;)
    Oh I’ve always been a Samsung user – although this Note 3 is quite mind-blowing! You’re right, not sure why people insist on clinging onto the iPhone so dearly…

  14. Patty

    Lovely photos! What shade of lipstick are you wearing in photo #6 (in the tan coat)? It looks great on you!

  15. Second picture is so beautiful! x

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  16. I feel like NYFW took so long to go by, but following LFW… I couldn’t believe how fast that week went by! I’m loving all your photos, but what does one do with their hands in a muff??

  17. mazing photos!

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  18. Beautiful post, I love the photography :)

    Charlotte x
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  19. Oh Shini, I just love your camel coat and your Gabriel Mansur bucket bag, it’s my dream bag at the moment!
    Mafalda ❤
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  20. i love london fashion week – it is a great event…

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  22. So many amazing photos. I can keep on looking, beautiful! xx

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  23. That camel coat is superb! Nice bag and shoes as well, first look is my favourite

  24. Wait, that’s Harry Styles? I thought it was Justin Timberlake…

  25. U look incredible! Love ur coat!

  26. Wow! Amazing photos, they look great! Love the display of fur incorporated in many outfits. mywhiteT.com

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  28. great shots!! this is really nice post :)

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  29. Awesome pictures! That invitation is so pretty:)

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  30. awesome~~ :D

  31. Hi, sorry for the non sequitur, but does your red note 3 come with this leather-y back?

  32. It does indeed!

  33. Beautiful (grey) London, I love you!

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  34. I feel I really need to share this…I feel shit today, I have a cold and I am drugged up on lemsip and i am beggining to feel really sorry for myself, you know do that thing where just because you feel shit…suddenly EVERYTHING is shit and then I look at your beautiful pictures and even if i don’t want to smile, i can’t help but do just that

  35. You’re always so sophisticated and chic! I Love your blog and your style! And btw Great photos!!

    Ellysa
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  36. Love the muff; it’s tres chic.

  37. Awesome images… Great stuff.

  38. These photos are beautiful! Love the knitwear!

  39. waou lot of great shots ;) and the last one what a beautiful surprise made in ONE D ♥ love your houndstoothcoat ;)

  40. all pictures are great.. i just love your photography. :)

  41. I would like participate to London Fashion Week :) http://thedangerousworldoffashion.blogspot.com/

  42. Hi,
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  43. your photo’s are wonderful, really!

  44. I would love to know more about your blogging routine in between shows. I want to know “how does she do it?” and still maintain that fabulousness of stepping into the shows refreshed and ready to go.

  45. Trick is – I don’t do it! Never between shows at least, I definitely need to sit down, get comfortable, get in the zone…etc and that never happens between shows! I think it’s mostly bite-size things I manage to get done, like emails or instagram… although don’t know about being refreshed hehe lots of concealer I guess.

  46. Like the bucket alike bag in the post.