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Sunday, 26 January 2014

26012014 London


squinting from the sunshine- but you can see my hair

what on earth does my full fringe think it's doing?!

So on Saturday me and my mum went up to London to go to the Isabella Blow exhibition and fabric shopping. We started off with the fabric shopping and hit Goldhawk Road first. There are so many fabric shops along there, I couldn't quite believe my eyes. A fashion/textiles students dream. I found some sandwashed silk which I'd been after for months and at a good price too, it's just so lovely to touch and it hangs beautifully. I also bought some molten wool at an extremely cheap price. We then browsed Goldhawk Market where one fabric shop (Unique Fabrics) actually have two stalls. They even had old Liberty prints! 

Next we ventured across London to Somerset House where the exhibition took place. It was brilliant but one word of advice, my Topshop bag (pictured above and throughout my blog) was too big and had to go the cloakroom. And they don't take responsibility for your belongings if something was mislaid or stolen. They hold a A4 piece of paper up so just note to check your bag against it before you go! 
The exhibition had loads of Alexander McQueen's garments- even some from his graduates collection from Central Saint Martins which was really cool to see. I would of taken SO many pictures if we could! There was so much to see and I really enjoyed it and would happily pay the £12.50 entry again. It's on till the second of March and I'd thoroughly recommend a visit- with a small bag of course

We then went to Cloth House on Berwick Street (just off Oxford Street) and I was a little disappointed. The shop itself was beautifully decorated and had loads of lovely fabrics. It just didn't seem to stock what I needed. The staff were lovely and helpful and it's a shame it was busy otherwise I'd have a rummage about but it was more 'crafty' than fashion student for me. 

Big thanks to everyone who commented on my instagram photo!

7 comments

  1. Love this look, your coat is just amazing! x

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  2. Your hair looks so lovely with a full fringe! Fabric shopping in london is amazing :) LOVE that skirt too

    Julia x

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  3. Really love the fringe! Love your coat too :) xx

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  4. Your hair! I love it, you look so chic. I really want to get to that exhibition, I keep seeing ads for it on the tube and it just reminds me I need to go! xxx

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  5. nice blog! stop by anytime :)
    xoxo Sienna
    http://www.fashionintheair.com

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