London Fashion Day

Rebecca Cohen LFW
Orla Kiely AW12
Bora Aksu AW12
Rebecca Cohen

Collared tee: £18, American Apparel. Pleated skirt: 99p, ebay. Cardigan: £63, Carven. Bag: £4, charity shop. Burger charm: Luella. Dirty boots: £60, Topshop. Belt: 20p, charity shop. Socks: gift, Topshop.
Outfit photos kindly taken by Ashley!


I'd been planning to go home for my friend's birthday this weekend just gone for the past couple of months. Serendipitously, London Fashion Week occurred simultaneously, so I registered (for the first time ever!) to attend. When I arrived at home just before midnight on Thursday, I was lucky enough to have two envelopes which I hadn't expected: tickets to Bora Aksu and Orla Kiely.

Dressed like a perverted schoolgirl (all credit for that title goes to my friend Sabby), I managed to get to Somerset House via only one broken down train. A complete novice, I found Michelle and Elodie in the queue for Bora Aksu, and we were soon joined by Hannah and Ashley. The third photo is of the show (I'll let everyone else's photos do the clothes justice, I was still rabbit in headlights at this point), illustrating how vast it is. If I was nervous, I dread to think how those tiny models felt walking into the sea of cameras. Outside, we bumped into OliviaJazmine, et al., before checking out the exhibition. To end my day (the others stayed for much longer, I went to meet a friend for caffeine), we went upstairs to the Portico Room, which had been transformed into a 1920s style dance for the Orla Kiely presentation - complete with band! The atmosphere was so carefully built, with guests sat at circular tables lining the room, sipping on champagne and devouring nibbling mini victoria sponges. The models as they doing the waltz to swing classics under the golden glitter ball couldn't help but lead me to want the cream, burgundy and mustard hues of the Autumn Winter collection. (I'm choosing not to mention completely fangirling when I said hello to Leith Clark, I prevented further embarrassment by just admiring Orla Kiely herself from afar).

This is a horribly word-heavy account of my day, despite attempting to be concise. To make up for it, I'll be getting the disposable camera I lugged around with me all day developed as soon as possible. A little film "exclusive" for you, as I'm pretty sure every single other person there had a DSLR (and a Mulberry bag!) over their shoulder. 

xxx

Rebecca Cohen | Rebecca Cohen

27 comments:

  1. I've seen so many pictures of the Orla Kiely tea party and ugh ugh ugh it all just looked so beautiful! Perverted schoolgirl, ha ha! You look lovely!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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  2. You look GORGEOUS! So glad you finally got to experience it all, shame I only saw you for a brief second xxx

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  3. Wow, the Orla Kiely show sounds wonderful.

    I quite liked the wordy account ;-)

    x

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  4. really lovely and beautiful photos :)

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  5. lovely post honey!
    really enjoy your blog!
    love
    xxx

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  6. Your disposables are always my favourite posts. Boooo to all the dslr people (myself included), boooo us all.

    xx

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  7. Do you just apply to go? You don't have to be invited? Or you do have to be invited to the shows? I don't know, I'm confused!
    Have you coloured your hair? It looks really nice, kind of wine-y.
    Also, loving the Luella burger :)

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    1. Sorry, I have no idea whether you've subscribed to this and will be the notifications, so I just replied on facebook (I hope that's okay, and not overly stalkerish of me! Even if you don't read this...). Mmhmm, I did dye my hair as my previous one had completely washed out. Hope we both get tickets next time so we can meet up again! xxx

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  8. Wow it's great that you got to go! Your hair looks great, by the way. I was actually in London for the start of fashion week and we considered lurking around Somerset House (although we had tickets to nothing), but we never made it.

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  9. Clearly the first thing I noticed here was your hair. It looks rather lovely, have you dyed it?

    And yes I too would admire from afar, sort of like a silent stalker, always the best way

    xx

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  10. YAY you got to LFW! :D I couldn't go this year as I was working, but the Orla Kiely show sounded so beautiful, you lucky, lucky bean! When are you in Sheffield soon love? ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  11. Wow :) that looks like such an amazing day :) glad you had such a good time! Love your outfit too and your hair!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  12. YOU ARE SO CUTE! I am so proud of you and you looked amazing :)

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  13. looks really fun <3 nice post, dear ~

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  14. you look great, I love your hair!

    xxx
    Daria, the Fashionsurfer

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  15. Your outfit is lovely :D Hope you had an amazing time!!!
    The burger charm is so cute :)

    Beautiful Dreams

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  16. I really love your boots :)

    http://behindcatiseyes.blogspot.com/

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  17. Looks like a lot of fun! Lucky you, getting to go:)

    xoxo

    Ashley

    http://textbooksandtofu.blogspot.com/

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  18. oh lucky you!! this is so cool! I guess it was amazing!

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  19. I love your outfit ! Look great from head to toe :)

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  20. you look gorgeous - your bag is so delightful

    xxx
    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  21. Aw looks like you had an incredible day!! Love the outfit [you pull of 'perverted schoolgirl' in a good way;)] +don't blame you for the 'rabbit in the headlights' feeling-it looks hugeeeee! Excited to see your disposable pics Xx

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  22. ooh I am so jealous! I really love your blog so I'm totally followingg! x

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  23. Congrats on getting tickets to LFW- looks like you had an amazing day. I find your blog very inspiring and can't wait to see your next posts. I'm following now and would love if you would follow mine too! I'm just starting out and any tips would be great x

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