East London Design Show
5th–8th December 2013
The Old Truman Brewery
Hanbury Street Entrance
Off Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s
Wednesday 11, December 2013, 13:00
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
V&A, Cromwell Rd
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith
Friday, 15 November, 2013 - Sunday, 9 March, 2014
The Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD
LCF College Shop
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 - Friday, 13 December, 2013
19 Fouberts Place,
you wake up, put on a nice dress, your tartan scarf and your oversized coat and your make-up done rather well for once. You don’t realise that it is incredibly windy outside, until you are lifted off the ground on your way to the train station.
You go to catch a train and then five or so minutes before it leaving, after standing in the station for twenty minutes, it’s cancelled! And you have to meet someone at a specific time and only for a short amount of time, so your only option is to go to the underground station. Luckily, you get a lift there from you mother who is on her way out.
You wait for that train and then fifteen or so minutes later, it’s cancelled, you catch a bus and go back to the first station. You’ve missed the train by two minutes and the next one isn’t leaving for another thirty minutes, you are going into central London to see someone, for approximately seven minutes. You decide to reschedule for the next day.
You end up home and drop off all the things you had to take with you and then you head to Starbucks. There are no seats, you can’t have lunch and read fashion magazine no.1, so instead, you get a toffee-nut latte to-go and go for a christmas shop and buy things you did not anticipate on buying. You buy a sandwich from M&S, which you carry around for the next to hours and finally, you head home, with your sandwich, a bag of presents and fashion magazine no.2.
The minute you get home, it starts to rain and you finally open the bar of coffee-caramel chocolate you bought from France four months ago.
I don’t know about you, but this is sounding like a perfect day.
Why can’t we just wake up and face each day as if we were the bravest versions of ourselves?
I have hit an all time, fashion low! I discretely chased, an old lady around
Waitrose, only for a minute or so, trying to get a style-style photo of her, which inevitably, i did not get in the end.
She wore tartan trousers under a tartan knee-length dress and grey mink
and white fur coat. She looked phenomenal! though i think she was too busy arguing with her husband, trying to get to the open lift door before it closed to even realise i was after her, in a non-threating-purely-for-fashion way.
Did she know she was trending? Possibly not, but here’s what Brittany Adams said about one of this years hottest trends:
"Wearing a dress over pants: It may sound like bait for Joan Rivers and the fashion police, but designers from Alber Elbaz at Lanvin to Marni‘s Consuelo Castiglioni sent the unconventional silhouette down Spring runways. At Richard Chai Love, the designer said, “It was all about playing with new proportions and unexpected layering.” Chai, who tossed long tunics and slipdresses over flowy pants, added, “It’s important that the fabric has movement.” If you want to experiment with the trend, try swapping out your tights and leggings for see-through trousers as Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci, Pedro Lourenço, and Giorgio Armani all did…" —Brittany Adams for style.com
One big project finished! I got published on a new fashion-site, and i’d be lying if i didn’t say i was super happy! One amazing friend texting me, the conversation resulting in yes, the ever famous coffee-conversation, because i wonder whether either of us can have a conversation without involving Starbucks specifically, or coffee in general. I had Cinderella on in the background as i wrote and sent important emails, because that’s the sort of adult i am.
I went christmas-tree shopping with some family yesterday in-between working and ‘met’ a family of singing bears and Santa’s reindeer, well, four of them. I put up the christmas tree and blasted out music, because i think i’m cool when there’s tinsel around my head.
But despite all that, the best things i pick out, are the conversation with my fellow coffee-friend and a morning out with family, because life is too short not to love those moments.
Finn Butler (via packupthemoon-anddismantlethesun)