Nicholas Oakwell Couture

This week I was invited at work to tag along at Nicholas Oakwell’s couture show that was held this afternoon at the lovely hotel, Clairidge’s. I was so excited when they told me I could come. I wont go into extravagant detail but it was honestly one of the best experiences ever, I am still kind of on cloud nine from it. I was there with a girl from my work, Caitlin, and we were there for James Rowe, an extremely talented hair stylist that D+V Management represents- he did all the hair for Oakwell’s show. Basically, it was my job to cover the social media aspect of the show so I was taking pictures with my camera backstage and then some at the show. I loved being in that hectic, crazy, fast-paced, yet exciting atmosphere- that is the kind of environment I thrive in. The models were stunning and the clothing even more. This was my first fashion show so I was expecting the white rolled out floor with foldable chairs everywhere– no. The set design for this show was basically a life-size part of Paris with Parisian rooftops throughout the middle of the floor that the models walked through, it was truly breathtaking when it all came together with the lights and music, it was really a story. I played around with some editing techniques as I was going through the pictures and felt the black and white versions really captured the essence and vibes of the whole show. Here are some of my favorite shots! Enjoy!

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Style Post #3 // What I Wore

Style post #3 is featuring what I wore to the Nicholas Oakwell’s couture fashion show today at the lovely Clairidge’s hotel in London. See above post for details and pictures from this exciting event!

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Satin jumpsuit: Georgina Chapman of Marchesa’s line, Pearl, for JCP (I know, shocker)

Blazer: Nordstrom

Pointy-toe flats: Dolce Vita via Free People

Earrings: LOFT

Watch: March Jacobs

Sunnies: bought in London at Portobello Road Market (obsessed)

New Faces

Sam & I met some new people here in London and of course I love new faces to photograph. We started off the morning by taking a walk along the South Bank and then we went to London’s Fashion & Textile Museum to see the Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour exhibit. I must say once I found out what the museum looked like I was just as excited to take pictures of people outside as I was to actually see the exhibit inside. The outside of the museum is painted in bold colors of pink and orange and then the inside is a whole different story…even more amazing with bright colors and black and white stripes (my fav) everywhere! The exhibit was really inspiring, take a second to check out his textile work. Even though the day was a typical London day- gloomy, gray, and awkwardly drizzly the colors of the architecture in the area and flowers really made up for it. We also went to the Borough Food Market which was incredible- tasted the best cheeses, oils and balsamic vinegar- I will have to steal some of Lakin’s pictures later from the market. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day of our new friends and the museum! Enjoy! xo

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The cool glittered floors were an immediate great first impression

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Sam coordinated with the museum displays quite perfectly 🙂

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Naturally, I have to take a picture with anything cat related. Meow.

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We met the cutest pup outside the museum while taking pictures

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Are her eyes killer or what?!

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London Style Post // Modern Mod

Im currently obsessed with everything mod– checkerboard pattern, black and white, matte bubblegum pink lipstick and everything else from that era. To give my checkerboard print tunic a modern flair I paired it with leather leggings and some oxfords with a pop of neon. The surrounding areas of the Fashion & Textile Museum in London made for great backgrounds with bright funky colors…stay tuned for the post on the museum and other pictures!

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Checkerboard tunic: F21

Leather leggings: BDG, Urban Outfitters

Neon oxfords: DSW

Cat-eye sunnies: Lulus

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Sam’s striped pants and neon top also looked great with the museum!

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