|Vix & Jem do London Fashion Weekend, head to toe in vintage finds|
As you may know I was lucky enough to win tickets to London Fashion Weekend and yesterday I tootled down to the Big Smoke to meet the fabulous Calamity Jem and to overdose on the best of British fashion.
|Loved these lampshades|
Jem was every bit as stunningly gorgeous, stylish and fabulous as she is on her blog, in fact she's even lovelier and we never stopped chattering and giggling the whole day.
London Fashion Weekend takes place in the beautiful Somerset House just off The Strand. The place was packed with stalls, demonstrations and promotions. Jem and I rummaged through the racks gasping at the prices, being perplexed by the concept of a rail marked "ONLY £95 "and wondering what ever happened to the once-outrageous Vivienne Westwood after perusing the rather uninspiring skirt suits and trousers on offer.
As we are somewhat spoilt by car boot sale and charity shop prices it'll come as no surprise for you to learn that we didn't make any purchases although we were rather taken by Philip Treacy's hats and some fabulous statement jewellery made from crystal chandelier droplets.
The catwalk show was a treat and we were somewhat enamoured by the perspex see-through skirts and textured shoulder capes which Jem thought may go down a storm in Tesco. The "Kramer Vs Kramer" collection sounded like our kind of thing but appeared to be a profusion of beige microfleece and a rather limp tea dress that I couldn't recall seeing Dustin Hoffman wearing in the movie. There were some rather spectacular maxi dresses which I loved.
After we had our fashion fix and a fair few compliments on our outfits we made our way to Covent Garden generating a flurry of interest from the tourists who started snapping us instead of the living statues and landmarks. We popped into Rokit and spent a while in vintage heaven oohing and arring at the racks of vibrantly printed dresses, leather trench coats and sequinned capes then made our way back to Jem and her lovely hubby Mark's, groovy home where I was treated to a private viewing of Jem's immense and fabulous clothing collection.
Laiden down with my free goodie bag, a beautiful hair fascinator hand-made by Jem and a bottle of Polish vodka for Jon, we bid our goodbyes at Euston station knowing we'd be meeting again very soon.