LONDON FASHION WEEKEND + NEW LOOK BLOGGER AFTERNOON TEA



On Sunday I was kindly invited by New Look to attend London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House. Of course, I jumped at the chance. To see the catwalk shows for the upcoming season, study the trends and fully immerse yourself in fashion’s most celebrated time of the year is a a great experience. There's just something about the patriotic, edgy vibes of London that attract most people - to get a glimpse of a shiny pair of heels,'those' tailored culottes or Cara Delevigne’s 'brows....



Somerset House tucked away along the embankment always seems to be crammed with like-minded individuals that create an atmosphere that many crave. People believe that this space is off-limits, but in fact, the area is very much open to anyone who wishes to participate in the glittery world of style and fashion. On the tube you spot bloggers, photographers and people from all walks of life dressed wildly in bright colours or sleek monochrome, a far cry from those businessmen in slate grey suits sitting opposite with grim expressions. 



I wanted to go for something a little bit different than I would normally choose to wear at such an event. Usually, I would go for something with a bit of floral and perhaps some court heels. This time, I wanted to change it up. So, I decided to go for something that would match the silver bag and shoes - potentially a dress? cigarette trousers? No. In the end, I opted for white jeans as they just looked the best with the accessories. I then finished the look off with a gorgeous navy cross over blouse from Topshop which was £36 (see here), with a long sleeveless, tailored waistcoat from Zara which was £49.99 (see here). I was over the moon with the final outcome....


How lovely is this backpack? It's from New Look for £24.99 (see here), I love that holographic/silver effect that's really 'in' at the minute, and even better that it comes as a backpack. This allowed me to stuff all my essentials into it, whilst staying truly comfortable and at ease throughout the day. I managed to fit my chunky DSLR Canon 600d Camera in there, my makeup, purse, tickets, hairbrush and all those other girly necessities! 



Obviously I wore my favourite sassy statement necklace, from none other than Primark. Keeping it real.


Don't even get me started on these babies. I absolutely love them, these are from ASOS, and they matched my backpack perfectly. I have always adored loafers, but with that slight heel and the eye-catching silver, I was on to a winner. You can see these beauties here for just £35.



I also added my Topshop floppy fedora hat, which has made many appearances in my posts. It just adds that 'fashion week' look - I feel personally that I look more sophisticated when I do wear it. You can see it here for £28.


My Jeans are the Amelie ones from River Island - they may seem slightly steep at £42 for high-street, but trust me, these are amazing - they make my legs look so much better than they actually are. In comparison to all the other white jeans that I tried on in the likes of Topshop, Warehouse etc - nothing matched up these. You can see them here.


Here is a full shot of my outfit....



Then, It was on to the exciting shows! First of all, we went to see a trend show, which featured a wide variety of different designers clothing all from the Outnet.com, which is the sister website of Net A Porter. I'm talking Lanvin, Balmain, Alexander Wang, you name it.


The first 'trend' was all about Bright and Bold Florals coming into play, and wearing it with statement tees or even clashing the prints together with different colours. This was a trend that I was super interested in, as everybody knows, I do love my florals!


I love what Maybelline New York and Toni & Guy (the official LFW sponsors) did with the models hair & makeup. Each of their hair was slicked back in a neat, low ponytail, which really emphasized their features and kept it all looking natural and minimal with ultra effect. The makeup had a lot of highlighter involved, with heavily rosy blushed cheeks.


I loved this metallic gold bomber jacket - I need it in my life! This was the other 'trend' which was Shimmer & Shine - all about wearing sparkles and that slight bit of shimmer throughout the day, instead of hiding it all away in the back of your wardrobe until party season comes back around. There was also the 'That Seventies Show' trend which I didn't manage to get any photos from, but picture lot of suede on a-line skirts, tassels and flares.


After a short break and a talk from the famous blogging duo 'Twinset', it was time to sit down for the final designer catwalk show from Sibling London. 



Look at those over sized bows! I must say, they were my guilty pleasure. 



The Sibling show was full of crazy bold prints, over-sized head bows and outrageous dresses. It's LFW, anything can happen!







The finale dress - very Spanish-looking. It definitely attracted a lot of attention....



Then it was time for the lovely blogger afternoon tea/lunch! It was held at the gorgeous Delaunay, which I definitely recommend you go and visit in London - the interiors, food, everything was just on point.  The Jasmine tea? Can't even describe.




Who doesn't want to stuff their face with cute bite-sized versions of batten-burg, sachertorte and rhubarb cake?


It was so lovely to sit down, escape the busy hustle of Somerset House and eat and chat with the other bloggers, which included Rebecca from It's Cohen, Joanne from Petite side of Style, Sarah from That Pommie Girl, Laura from A Forte for Fashion and Charlotte from Crave Green Velvet.  



 That was my day at London Fashion Weekend! Big thanks to New Look for inviting me along, it was well and truly awesome. Until next time, London!


Did you go to London Fashion Weekend / been before?
What are your thoughts on my chosen outfit?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love
Hannah xoxo
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4 comments

  1. nice pics!!!love the silver details of your outfit!

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  2. Lovely pictures, looks like you had an amazing time! And that necklace! Can't believe its from primark so amazing!

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  3. That gold jacket is gorgeous! I want one :O
    I'm pretty sad I didn't make it to fashion week this season.
    The NewLook afternoon tea sounded good
    xxx
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