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Alright, it was first the madness of Black Friday, but the best is about to come… CYBER MONDAY!
You might be an expert on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, which is mainly celebrated in the US but has now spread worldwide, probably not the turkey, sharing and giving thanks, but most definitely the big and tempting sales.
I’ve never forget an interview I once watch with the one and only Grace Coddington, in which she said “I don’t do sales…” I understand why she probably wouldn’t, but personally, I can’t resist sales… Obvs, not any sales, just some good sales! And that requires some good hunting skills too…
Well today (cyber Monday) is the last chance to bag a bargain. I have been looking around the web and made a small selection of shopping destinations that have joined the sales madness.
Asos has 20% off in everything only for 24 hours, ending at midnight tonight.
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I thought I would share a fun post for Londoners looking for some fun… If you fancy ice skating this weekend to get into the Christmas mood, I have a special treat for you. In a short read you can find out about the UK’s 10 best ice rinks I wrote for the i newspaper. This includes London’s best spots: Natural History Museum, Somerset House (my favourite pick) and the mini new rink on Bluebird’s courtyard. Read it all HERE.
I managed to visit two of these rinks this season already! I went to the opening of Bluebird’s ice rink and was kindly treated by Belvedere cocktails, mini burgers and indulging hot chocolate donuts while practising my moves on the slippery rink. Somerset House was the next step and with an obvious bigger space I managed to crash! Yep, I did. I felt I was ready to speed up until I suddenly felt the icy punch on my back… Classic. It has a nice bar to warm up with some festive hot drinks, or simply wine, while overlooking the ice rink, and we did enjoy it… Christmas has officially arrived and how much I love the fun that comes with in… Next stop: Winter Wonderland. Stay tuned!
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If I happen to think of the London’s designers of the moment Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll, Sophia Webster, Peter Pilotto and Thomas Tait, a high price tag – together with absolutely gorgeous pieces – will come to my head.
However, in celebration of Westfield London’s fifth anniversary, these five designers have created a limited edition piece at the affordable price of £65 each.
Since designer jumpers are the latest must-have of the season, each designer made an exclusive sweatshirt, which of course, isn’t made of the same materials they use for their collections, but, leaving the high end quality on the side, the valuable aspect of it, is that the designs come from their masterful minds. Only 300 pieces were made and sold in an exclusive pop-up shop at The Atrium of Westfield London. All the proceeds from each sale went to their charity partner, Save the Children, guaranteeing raising a minimum of £10,000.
Richard Nicoll offered a grey sweatshirt with a pink ’5′ on the chest; my crush duo, Peter Pilotto, designed a black slim fit jumper; the awesome shoe designer Sophie Webster put the spirit of her shoe designs by mixing monochrome stripes with pastels; Thomas Tait added the masculine oversized and asymmetric monocolour piece; and the textile and fashion designer, Louise Gray, introduced her bright, textured and rule-breaking design, something characteristic from her collections.
I, of course, couldn’t resist and got for myself the colouful Gray’s sweatshirt. Not only I absolutely love the awesome design and the clash of prints in it, but the fact that it’s a limited edition, it’s affordable and best of all, every penny of it helped a good cause.
Darlings! Put your hand up if you are a pasta lover? Put the other hand up if you fancy FRESH pasta? Well, if you have both hands up this rare food post is for you!
Few days ago I went to a pasta workshop at the Millenium Hotel in Mayfair with the photographer of the blog and my mom, Janin (that lady rocking the raviolis -yeah, I know we look like sisters). An Italian chef took us through all the steps of making pasta by just mixing egg, flour and bit of oil with love and attention.
The result? Ready-to-eat spaguetti and Burrata (the most delicious cheese on Earth – made of Mozzarella and cream) raviolis. Although it looks a bit rigorous, it was as simple as it can gets, with the simplest recipe too. Key thing? You need a pasta maker, I searched for some and found a variety of brands and prices: see similars to the Hotel’s Italian kitchen here, here and here. After the pasta workshop, the night closed with a fabulous dinner at the Millenium Hotel’s restaurant Avista (Mayfair). 100% recommended, not only for its delicious fresh food, but also for the lovely service. I left feeling a proper chef. Are you ready to make your own?
Yep, it’s a wrap for London Fashion Week shows in here. Looking at the videos I had under my sleeve, I thought it would be nice to put something together for this season in less than two minutes. Please play the video below to watch a bit of the shows’ finale, backstage excitement and the whole atmosphere during London Fashion Week at Somerset House, which for those out of London, is the usual venue (a Neoclassical building in front of Embankment) that embraces the fashion week in the British capital. Until next season LFW!
Viendo los videos que tenía debajo de la manga, pensé en hacer un video que resumiera mis dias en el London Fashion Week (LFW) Otono/Invierno 14 en menos de dos minutos. Click play al video para entreterte un poco con el finale de algunos shows, la emoción tras bastidores y la atmósfera durante esos dias en Somerset House, que para quienes estan fuera de Londres, es el hermoso establecimiento (un edificio neoclásico) que durante anos ha acogido la semana de la moda en la capital. Hasta la próxima temporada LFW!
I’m not sure how exactly I would describe this collection, but there are four things that highlights KTZ spring/summer 14 show during London Fashion Week: Rainwear (quite a depressing weather prediction for next summer, yet realistic), headwraps and veils that made reference to “cultures that use clothing as markers of social and religious difference,” statement jewellery of oversize studs and embellishment, and prints of florals and Islamic mosaics.
After coming to their autumn/winter 13-14 show (see it here), I wasn’t expecting any different or more wearable from Kokon To Zai. It has a strong personality influenced by the background of the label (music, the 80s and travels). However, I was quite surprised this time by few of the garments, which I could totally see myself wearing, plus it’s great to come and see something totally different during fashion week. It has without a doubt, a completely different target and intention. And they did achieve it this season by getting into the controversial subject of religion and by adding some serious studs and unique headgear (which I found particularly cool).
‘Rogue’, ‘Helle’? - I don’t know exactly what’s all about, but apparently it is ‘fashion anarchy’. That was exactly what Cara Delevingne said after the Burberry show as she wore the label’s balaclava. I was just recently introduced to Black Sore, during London Fashion Week to be more precise. And while people around were looking at them wondering ‘what’s the protest about’ I then realised they were actually promoting something. It was about a very cool online store, with unique black and white t-shirts featuring Cara, Jourdan Dunn and Georgia May Jagger, who all three models support the online shop. Check it out here and let me know what you think! Are you up for a bit of fashion anarchy? Why not!?