Four London bloggers were invited by ForeverBetter (Sponsored by Miele) as VIP guests to the LondonFashionWeekend opening evening on Wednesday. The four were: Alizé (Blog de Tendances) and Katie from The Fashion Society, Kit of Style Slicker and The Fashion Assistant, and myself from hereabouts.
Break Ice We first met in Café Chino for a crash course on how to act like VIP (step one: have servants carry ends of hair) before heading off for the venue. No. We chatted over coffee about ourselves and blogging just to get to know eachother better – happens that Alize and Katie are from my university, and I’ve been following Kit’s streetstyle blog for months. Meh, tiny world.
Swift Never have I seen so many jealous faces when we were admitted without having to queue, both into tent and catwalk. (Smug face x 4)
Catwalk Divided into four different spring style ‘scenes': American Idol, Domestic Goddess, African Queen and Etheral Nude. You might be able to notice gorgeous Zanita in the pictures, what a pleasant surprise to see her on the catwalk!
Rose Then we headed off to the event hosted by Miele, where we tossed in a real rose each into a Miele washing machine to see what tough water does to roses OoooOoo. After 30 minutes of we come back to find the roses as firm and alive as before we put them in. The honeycomb drum ever so gently washes so that delicate garments like silk or cashmere don’t come out like ragamuffin-wear. Miele washing machines last as long as 20 years which is how long I’ve been living (give or take 2 or 3 years…). So if I bought one now I’d have to endure its company until I had 3 kids and drove a family van.
Mista Garvida We also had a chance to oogle at two beautiful futuristic dress designs by Jasper Garvida (winner of last year’s Project Catwalk) and later actually talk to him about them. The white sequin-bead dress apparantly took 80 hours to complete, which he claims isn’t that long. Man, 80 hours is 4 days without sleep. Whadduyou mean it’s not long.
The Gang Katie, Alizé and Kit.
Best bit? Free food, obviously.
This and free Bailey’s with chocolate ice cream.
Thank you once again to ForeverBetter and Cherry & Steph for guiding us and organising the meet!
Jacket Vintage Christian Dior Dress Zara Tights H&M Boots Emma Cook Bag Pollini
Photo courtesy of Style Slicker
(Those tights aren’t done yet, DIY tutorial soon)