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LFW – Apu Jan AW18

LFW – Apu Jan AW18
 

Hey Fashionistas!! Its been a minute, how are you all doing?? My first blog post of 2018!!! I know I know forgive me.

So this time last week I looked at my 3 invites, and was trying to decided where I could squeeze in a show or two. I’ve been very busy lately however I was determined not to miss Fashion Week, I was going to see some shows no matter what.

Well I was late to 2 but managed to see 1 and it just happened to be one of my favourites. 1 out of 3 isn’t bad!!

London Fashion Week for me is all about the creativity, the undiscovered, the young bloods who are hungry for the spotlight the ‘Off Schedule’ shows. Please read my piece on why I love the ‘Off Schedule’ shows.  



Home of 'Off Schedule' Fashion

Vintage Coat - Portobello Market |

Green Jumper - Uniqlo |

Trousers - Primark |

Shoes - ASOS |

Apu Jan is one of my favourite labels and every season feels like a continuation of the one before. Unlike other young labels Apu Jan's brand identity is very strong. They know who they are and are consistent every season. Their colour palette never really change from season to season, they're very consistent and creative in the textures they use, the shape, and scale they create. They're playful with their materials and always use juxtapose fabrics and textures to create elegance, and timeless pieces. There's always an element of the Far East cleverly woven through the collection.

Here are a few that caught my eye tell me what you think below.   Rx


Mixing of unusual fabrics

Traditional Eastern Asia shapes

 

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London Fashion Week - SS18

London Fashion Week - SS18
 

The London Fashion Week ship has long sailed away, onto #MFW and I'm still here trying to sum it all up. #betterlatethannever

This season, London Fashion Week featured more than 100 designers from different parts of the world. It drew in more high-profile brands than ever before. Labels such as Emporio Armani, which hasn't had a show in London for about 10 years. Tommy Hilfiger which moved from his usual slot in NFWK and first-time shows such as the elegant Couturissimo whom I had the pleasure of attending and also the knitwear womenswear label Sabinna.  It's definitely great[...]

OKAPI x MAXHOSA

OKAPI X MAXHOSA
 

In recent years the continent of Africa has been churning out some amazing luxury brands. From Atelier Loza Maleombho, Orange Culture, Maki Oh, and my very favourite Maxhosa by Laduma whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the Okapi store. You can find most of these brands online, however just like most Fashionistas when it comes to luxury goods I prefer to shop the traditional way.  I want to see and touch the items it's a whole shopping experience. What if I told you there's a shop that does exactly that, showcasing only African luxury brands here[...]

London Fashion Week - AW17

London Fashion Week - AW17
 

Hey, Fashionistas, so I really didn't think I would have time to see any of the shows this season due to how busy I've been. February started off with a bang and what a wonderful prosperous month it's been. (more please more.) Lots of commissioned work, the most recent has been designing and making a one-off piece for a dancer on a music video which I intend on blogging as soon as I get the all clear. Nevertheless, I managed to squeeze in some time and caught a morning show by Toga at the Guildhall Art Gallery[...]

LFW SS17 - My Off-Schedule experience.

LFW SS17 - My Off-Schedule experience.
 

As your reading this I'm recovering from my weekend of Style, Catwalk, Fashion and more Fashion and what a season it's been. I had the pleasure of being invited to a few of the shows during the weekend of London Fashion Week and by the final day, I needed naps in-between the shows. to recover lol. I thoroughly enjoyed whizzing around London going from one show to another trying to make it on time, and being 'fashionably late'.

This is undeniably an exciting time of the year for any fashion lover whether you have access to[...]

Adele Dejak at the Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery

Adele Dejak at the Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery
I had the pleasure of being invited to view the work of African Luxury Jewellery designer Adele Dejak at the Sulger Buel Lovell Gallery. The gallery specialises in contemporary African art and has played host to a number of contemporary artists. Looking at Adele Dejak's jewellery it wasn't a surprise that she would choose a space such as this one to showcase her work.

Bold, beautiful, statement pieces, each design is like a sculpture in itself, a work of art not to be compared with another. African luxury at its best, this designer is a[...]

An Evening of Beauty with Farfetch at the London Make up School

An Evening of Beauty with Farfetch at the London Make up School
Farfetch has already secured itself as an established high end fashion and accessories online boutique, so it wasn't a surprise when earlier this year they launched a beauty section on their site introducing luxury brands such as Chantecaille, Eve Lom, and By Terry from SpaceNK. I was very pleased to be invited to an evening of make up, food and mingling with other beauty bloggers. For their years of experience in high end fashion Farfetch were more than equipped to talk us through the connection between catwalk trends and[...]

Halfpenny at the Ritz

Halfpenny at the Ritz
 

The sound of champagne flutes clicking, canopes,  an uproar of laughter followed by 'sweetie darling' all on a tuesday night. Held at Ritz London it was a glamorous affair hosted by Brides magazine. With make up by Laura Mercier,  Jimmy Choo heels, divine headpieces from Tilly Thomas Lux and flowers by the incredible Paul Thomas team this was a dream and the main event hadn't even started.

The main event was held in a separate room with the most stunning staircase draped in beautiful flowers as a back drop, the models flowed and cascaded down wearing the british[...]

Blogosphere Tea Party @ Aubaine

Blogosphere Tea Party
What better way to spend a sunday afternoon than eating scrumptious cakes, delicious macaroons, tea and champagne in the mix whilst in conversation with like minded people. My only complaint was the time flew by very quickly. This was the fabulous tea party hosted by Blogosphere magazine at the Aubaine.

I came across Blogosphere magazine on twitter, I'm very new to the blogging life so I'm constantly on the look out for events, chats, anything that can answer some of the questions that i have and Blogosphere magazine caters for exactly that.

Its a magazine written by bloggers for the[...]

Madmoiselle Privé

Mademoiselle Privé
Chanel the iconic French Fashion house, made a temporary home for itself in London this autumn. Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL presented a captivated journey through the House’s creativity. The Mademoiselle Prive exhibition opened the doors to Chanel’s lavish history, from Coco Chanel’s exquisite bedroom and Atelier rooms to current director Karl Lagerfeld's famous dresses and imagination.

Installed on all three floors of the Gallery, the enticing adventure brought to mind the House's essential elements: audacity, freedom, and innovation whether it is the history of Gabrielle Chanel's inspirations or Karl Lagerfeld's inimitable take on CHANEL's codes, symbols, and icons.

The free exhibition showcased[...]