After a lovely weekend in London, my feet are absolutely ruined…
The weekend started with a 3 hour 40 minute train journey to the capital, but being with my bestest friend ever the time flew! Before making our way towards the Royal College of Art, we headed towards Camden for lunch and a snoop around the market.
Fast forward a couple of hours and we’re at Vogue Festival, surrounded by the sounds of camera shutters and clipping heels. It was almost impossible to walk 30 seconds without walking through someone’s photos!
Upstairs, there was a Bobbi Brown make-up masterclass where I had a very glamorous smokey eye, which was actually my first smokey eye!
Downstairs there was a nail bar, however the queue for this was 2 HOURS long.. So, instead of wasting 2 hours, after the festival I went out and bought nail varnish and did my own (Barry M’s Pit Stop)!
The following day involved Harrods and Zara, but I’m saving those purchases for other blog posts! 🙂
Gwelais darn o emwaith Buddug am y tro cyntaf mewn Eisteddfod blwyddyn dwytha’, a roeddwn i wrth fy modd efo’r steil unigryw a’r prydferthwch syfrdanol. Felly, prynais darn bach fel anrheg i mam, mwclis calon gyda ‘Cariad’ arni.
Yn wreiddiol o Ogledd Cymru, mae Buddug bellach yn byw yn Llundain, wedi mynychu’r Brif Ysgol yno. Mae ei busnes bellach yn 10 mlwydd oed, ac mae’n mynd o nerth i nerth!
Defnyddiai techneg enamel i greu’r gemwaith, ac yn ol ei gwefan, mae Buddug yn toddi gwydr ar gopr, arian neu dur. Mae hi’n defnyddio haenau gwahanol, ac yn naddu’r dyluniad i fewn i’r haenau.
The first time I saw one of Buddug’s pieces was at an Eisteddfod last year, and I loved the unique rustic style and the stunning beauty they possessed. So, I just had to buy one for my mother, a heart necklace with ‘Cariad’, meaning Love in Welsh.
Originally from North Wales, Buddug now lives in London, having attended University there. Her business is now 10 years old!
For me, a year’s highlights include my birthday and pancake day. That is, until last year when I discovered the star-filled world of Vogue Festival.
I’d never heard of it before, as it was only the second year the event was held. So, on the first day and after envying everyone tweeting about it, I booked a train ticket and a ticket to Alber Elbaz: The Dream and Reality of Fashoin, dug out my favourite ever-so-slightly-too-small Allsaints dress and set off at 6 in the morning the next day.
Alone in the capital city with no phone (and ever-so-slightly hungover), I kept the ‘bricking it’ feeling to myself. I didn’t dare show it in front of glamorous fashion bloggers, designers, journalists all tottering around in amazing outfits put together days ago which took hours to assemble.
Being the little village Welsh girl, I had no idea who Alber Elbaz was or what Lanvin was, so I’d built up an image of an arrogant designer diva in my head and expected just that. But I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Elbaz transformed the cold theatre into a welcoming lounge just by his presence, and captivated a whole crowd of young fashion hopefuls.
He has a strange sense of humour, one that I’ve tried and failed to describe. But, it’s a sense of humour that I will never forget. It was an experience that I will never forget. I have no idea what made me pack a handbag and go on that adventure. but I’m really glad I did.
One of the most memorable SS14 collections for me was Jean-Pierre Braganza’s strong collection of edgily feminine garments.
Raised in Canada, he then moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins before working with French designer Roland Mouret. He then set up his own label and in 2004 the label debuted at London Fashion Week.
Braganza has been a finalist for many awards, such as the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward award.
His collections include a mixture of simple designs and complex, eye-pleasing prints in contrasting colours. Rarely do I remember collections from 2 seasons ago, but Braganza’s AW13 is still undoubtedly one of my favourite collections
Jean-Pierre Braganza’s AW14 collection at London Fashion Week will be streamed live online at 11am this Friday.