Today we welcome the final ‘Week’ of Fashion Month – Paris Fashion Week – and, with it, this month’s super spectacular free Spotify playlist. Time to throw on the most ridiculous, seasonally-inappropriate clothes in your wardrobe and strut around your room like a supermodel.
If you can’t control the rhythm after fifteen choons, there’s always August’s Spotify playlist to jam to, as well.
(Download Spotify here. It’s free!)
Counting Stars by OneRepublic
Mind Your Manners by Chiddy Bang ft. Icona Pop
Addict With A Pen by Twenty One Pilots
Can’t Say No – Acoustic by Conor Maynard
Inaction by We Are Scientists
Thank You by MKTO
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody by Fergie
Burn by Ellie Goulding
Dancing Song by Little Comets
Oh My! by Haley Reinhart
Gangnam Style by Jayesslee
All Your Gold by Bat For Lashes
Crazy Kids by Ke$ha
Black Sheep by Gin Wigmore
Ame Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. Ready to nap for 1000 years. Thanks for being a babe, London Fashion Week.
2. Massive delivery of Whey Hey. Soon to be swole like David Gandy obvs.
3. The arm parties have started with Dower and Hall.
4. Love when your man welcomes you home after a long day at Fashion Week.
5. 30 minutes ’til Mulberry! A preview of what’s to come…
6. Out with the big gun today: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
7. York Minster. It’s okay and stuff.
8. First class is for lovers (but I’m a bit sad to leave Yorkshire #colourmeshocked).
9. Since when did Tesco become The American Dream? OMG.
10. Fruity Summer outerwear from Holly Fulton. Boom.
11. These are scallops. I have no idea why I’m rambling about wellies. Late night problems.
Brace yourself, superbabes. These photos were taken with a smartphone.
Knowing of my major obsession with my Galaxy S4, Samsung very kindly invited me to play with the brand spankin’ new Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom over London Fashion Week.
Though it has a lot of the same features as my beloved S4 – Group Play, Sound & Shot, Drama Shot, etc – the Zoom has entered a league of its own. It has the most powerful zoom lens of any smartphone (we’re talking 10x optical zoom!), a 16 MP CMOS sensor, OIS and Xenon flash. It felt like carrying a spy-friendly mini SLR over Fashion Week and, as you can see from the photos I took at Holly Fulton (below), delivered insane results.
I may not end up with a SLR-broken back in my twenties, after all. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is, at the very least, a blogger’s best friend.
Like every good fashion journalist, I spent last night preparing for London Fashion Week by ordering multiple cocktails at The Metropolitan’s infamous Met Bar.
Over London Fashion Week, Kate Moss’ old haunt will be offering five limited edition cocktails inspired and co-created with some of the hautest designers of the moment.
Varying between £12-14.50, these cocktails are a ride and a half. From concept to consumption, each drink is a work of art.
The Cinnamon Spice & All Things Nice (inspired by Matthew Williamson) kicked things off with orange rum, caramelised citrus fruits, cinnamon and passion fruit, mirroring the designer’s frequent Caribbean and Indian influences.
The Velvet Underground, inspired by Tom Ford and his signature colour palette, is a blend of Tanqueray with blueberries, raspberries, sugar and lime juice. The taste antithesis of Burberry-inspired ‘The Bailey’; creamy hazelnut liquor with butterscotch and vodka.
Personal favourites were, of course, champagne based; The Rebel Without A Cause – a delicious concoction of Hendrick’s, Chambord, Rose champagne, lemonade, rosebud ice cubes and Vivienne Westwood femininity – and The Quintessential Rock Star – Paul Smith‘s signature stripes replicated in a flute of Blue Curaçao, passion fruit syrup and champagne.
If you’re lucky enough to have a show invitation on hand, you will even receive a 20% discount. Time you get your drink on, fashionistas.
It was a “give me comfort or give me death” kind of day come Day Four of London Fashion Week. Though I was one missed espresso away from heading to Somerset House in a onesie, a few super-bright pieces saved my style.
What I Wore:
Green faux fur coat, Antoni & Alison (AW12). Red beret, handmade (similar here). Neon orange jumper, Superdry. Red dress, vintage (similar here). Thigh-high boots, Boohoo. iPad case, Lodis (similar here).