LFW: 1. Wo/Man (Warning: Long Post!)

The most fun-filled evening I've had in a while.
Arrival: Guestlist, Wristbands, The Daily
Finally meeting the lovely Aindrea (blogger friend!) who sat us front row...
...next to the art editor of Amelia's Magazine.

Luckyluckylucky I offered my POP magazine & later struck up a conversation about what shows she'd been to earlier in the day...(see end of post as to why!)
The show kicked off with a performance from upcoming London band 'The Dolly Rockers'. We absolutely LOVED them, perhaps not to everyone's taste but perfect for a night out. Check 'Boys will be Boys'.
The clothes were full of draping, graphic floral prints, and gorgeous gorgeous shoes kindly donated by Irregular Choice. The team had put a LOT of effort in in the 4-5months that they had (crazy!). An urban feel dominated the collection, with a few softer touches from the materials used. Denim also featured, as did the idea of 'Best of British' - think union jack bags and LONDON waistcoats. All together something which I hope to see more of in the future.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Children In Need graphic tshirts & a documentary showing on the BBC in the next few months about the making of the collection. (Hopefully we'll be on some of the shots from the show - we were sat opposite the camera :P)
Once the show finished we had a bit more of a chat with the art editor, the lovely Satu Fox...who actually asked us to write up the show for Amelia's Magazine (who I've been emailing about internships over the past few weeks & also saw are now following my twitter - coincidence!)

See it at :


Afterwards came a lovely drinks reception - perfect opportunity to NETWORK.
Wine and cheese sticks were pursued, along with Vitamin Water.
Also got to meet some favourite bloggers / friends: Sophie of thedish.co.uk, Claire of young shields and of course Aindrea! ! Hopefully meeting them again soon...funnily enough Claire lives a road away from my grandma - SMALL WORLD.
Hope to see more of you next season...!
M x
p.s - Like my headband? It's from my new job!

Everyone's talking about...

Oh how I love you.

Tonight I'm headed off to hit the streets of London with my best friend Miss. PD. (http://www.prettydivine.blogspot.com/)

I kindly got invited to the BBC Blast, Your Label Show - 1. Wo/Man, by a blogger friend who I keep in touch with through emails and the like. I've seen a few previews of the outfits and it looked wonderful. Maybe casual chic with some beautiful twists. I'd be so tempted to buy them...and it's all been designed by a young group of people who entered the competition!

I'll be reviewing the event tomorrow so keep checking back.
I'm not giving a full rundown of my favourite shows / the shows in general because that's all over the place.
So here's just two that I liked when flicking through style.com.
VIVs Red Label.

Her 'Little Bow Peep' outfit was so sweet - simplistic style but the gorgeous tartan effect showing through. Love the idea behind it.

She did quite a few 'slouchy' style dresses, very casual but seem to have some sort of hidden allure. Draping was definitely the key feature - from block colour dresses, to pretty patterns or crazy, bold prints she did them all.

Miss. P.D will no doubt be dying to buy it all!

Danielle Scutt
Love the assortment of crazy prints this lady uses. Not sure I'd wear them on a day to day basis but dressed down at a party they could be just beautiful. So very individual - check out those models' hair too!

Looking forward to William Tempest's collection - should be up tomorrow!
And if you're in London tonight - maybe I'll see you there!
Photo Credits: Style.com

In The Name Of Charity.

Caro & I
From a full length, long sleeved dress. Skirt taken off and bunched, sleeves cut, back rouched and purple silk slit attached. Purple waist ribbon and matching 'mask'.
Lace detailing and buttons added.
Long floral, wide legged trousers made into 'knickerbocker' style shorts. My own chiffon designs with buttons added around neckline of strap top.

I'm all into my charity things. Teenage Trust. Lost Children of Afghanistan. Climate Change. Oxfam. It goes on.
Various events, donations and sponsorship have often happened on my part and here I combine fashion with charity.

The Four Seasons Charity Fashion Show, The Junction, Cambridge.
Design brief: select items from Oxfam/British Heart Foundation and create them into designs to wear at the fashion show.

Some people re-styled, I completely re-created. Deconstruction. Reconstruction. Sewing. Decorating and so on.

The evening was a great success with items for auction from LFW and some top companies. Work experience with a fashion design company to be won by the best outfits. Stalls selling the best of Oxfam and BHF.

Hair done at Scruffs. Make up by Clarins.
Workshops conducted by Nikki Goldup.
Photos: Various

Catch Up 3: Mike's Ball <3

Dodgems. Donuts. Dancing.
Sambuca. . Malibu.
Pendulum. Scouting for Girls. Platnum.
12+ hours.

Main Room.


We got through to morning light!!
Coming outside from a very dark club at 5am...confusing.

What I'm Wearing?!
Dress from Dahlia (shown at Clothes Show Live, London) , Cardigan from Primark, Shoes from Bay Trading (£6 - Bargain!)

Catch Up 2: Lost In Paradise

Working as backstage assistant / PR / general assistant...
A very hectic few days. Although hitting Trinity Ball for an hour as a reward for helping organise it = SO GOOD.

Caro and I.
Sophie & Caro.
Backstage! It got rather messy...

I wore Mike's Mum's Prom Dress to the Ball, so appropriate! And vintage! :)

At The Ball: Andrew & I In the Silent Disco.
Back At Home - Hair By Seahanna!


I Am Re-Launching 'The Fabulous Girls Guide' Under The New Name 'Mlle'.

Mademoiselle. Miss. My Name: Milly.

Enjoy my fashion thoughts...x