On the morning of the second day of London Fashion Week, I tweeted that I resembled a marshmallow in my pink, cream and mint get-up. And here is your proof! It’s safe to say that I’m fed up of Winter, so as soon as the sun reared it’s shiny head over the weekend, I made the most of it by cracking out a sugary pastel colour palette. And on another note…
I strolled with my pals Dunya and Laia over to Somerset House after the Orla Kiely presentation to witness the circus surrounding the tent. I can’t help but agree with the infamous Suzy Menkes article when I see young girls teetering on the cobbles in their impossibly high heels, showing off which invitations they managed to get their mitts on this season. Street style isn’t street style anymore, how can it be so when people plan their outfit weeks in advance to please blokes with big lenses? I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t guilty of pre-meditating my looks based on what has or hasn’t already been photographed for WishWishWish, but guess what? I threw on this skirt and jumper combo that morning and couldn’t give two hoots that I wasn’t photographed by a single street style snapper. I just wanted to look nice for myself – remember that?
So, we found a quiet little corner and played part in our own photoshoot, probably not any less contrived, but definitely a lot more fun (you only had to witness Dunya attempting to climb up on the wall for a picture and my subsequent fit of laughter to see that we take ourselves far from seriously). I’ve been doing this for nearly 5 years now, it feels so normal to take pictures of myself to put on the internet. I can see how other people might not understand – I’m used to the expressions on people’s faces as I explain what I do here. That’s why I try not to think about it too much and just accept it, reminding myself that I’ve been so fortunate as a result.
Ahhh, blogging. Weird, isn’t it? x
Jumper - Miss Selfridge | Skirt - Miss Selfridge Shoes - YesStyle.co.uk | Bag - Furla