Thursday, 5 March 2015

My LFW backstage experience

Soo yeah a little different from my usual blogging, but if you've followed me for a while now you may have learned i've been in London interning as part of my uni course since January. Which meant I got to jump in at the start of a fashion cycle and make it all the way to London fashion week! (!!!!x100). The hard work and late nights (3am guys, 3.a.m.) were pretty much worth it to get to go see the show and everything we'd worked to hard to create... 

The show held in the Tate Museum, pre- catwalk of course. Once is started it was full of people, i even spotted Susie Bubble sat somewhere on the Frow!! (and what I thought was Pharell but just turned out to be a man in a hat...was very disappointed)
Backstage in the dressing rooms where the models get dressed in their looks. There was an emergency which resulted in me being a dresser for the show (safe to say I was NOT excited but thinking "wtf help i have no idea what I'm doing and the model will probably walk on to the runway with a thong around her ankle or something")
The two models i dressed for the show (in the dresses I actually cut out a few weeks before, kind of crazy!)
And the insane Louboutins for the show which we had to lace up in record timing- a lot of pressure but they looked amazing. Although the model complained about how painful they were to wear...either way I'm gasping for a pair of thigh-highs now!!

So that was all kind of crazy! But totally worth it to get to see the show. I met some amazing people on my placement (and some...not amazing haha) that quickly became my close friends, and its sad to leave them behind but it was time to start my second placement! (*cough cough* and its at ERDEM how i've got that I'll never know haha!!) Hope you've enjoyed my LFW tales! Did any of you guys go? :)

Love Elizabeth xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

25th Feb; All the Colours

Shirt and trousers- vintage from Beyond Retro
Shoes- ASOS
Bag- River Island

So its official; i survived fashion week!! The 3am finishes and 16 hour days were worth it to get to see the show in all its glory! if you follow me on instagram you probs know all the deets haha! It was a whirlwind day but i took lots of photos so plan to make a blog post if you guys wanna see? But on to the outfit, I got these dreamy vintage pieces in the Beyond Retro sale a couple of weeks back, and decided to go all out with a crazy bag and patterned shoes- go hard or go home i guess. These trousers make me look HUGEEE (as they always do) but they're wool and comfy, plus a dreamy teal colour too. And only £9 so quite the bargain.

I finally have a smidge of time to post again because work is no longer insane and working all hours of the night, plus this is my last week in my current placement! I start somewhere else next monday so i don't get a break really, but hey ho. 

Any of you guys make it to LFW? 
Love Elizabeth xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

20th Feb; Dawn

Jacket- ASOS
Skirt- American Apparel 
Hat- River Island 
Shoes- Public Desire

So I'm sat here writing this post whilst drying my hair before heading to work for another 15 hour day in the studio...yep you got it; Fashion Week chaos. I've literally been coming home at half 11 at night and crashing straight to bed! This interning life is tiring I can tell you. But hopefully it will all be worth it as I get to attend the show on Sunday, making my LFW debut as I've never been before. I'd love to be able to say I plan to dress fabulous and take lots of photos, but in reality I'll be working and will have had about 4 hours sleep. I look like hell at the moment, ironic to say I'm working in fashion. 

I stocked up on photos when i went home for the weekend, and had this jacket waiting for me in the post (sneaky little sale buy just after Christmas). Not gonna lie its so flimsy and poor quality! I thought it would be a lot better especially as the full price was £55- so not worth that. This is the least colourful outfit I've worn in...well, ages, but i wanted to wear the jacket and thought it looked kind of cool with this sheer maxi and chunky boots. Right, must dash and get prepared for another day of pattern and sample cutting. Anyone else heading to LFW this year? 

Love Elizabeth xx

Saturday, 14 February 2015

14th Feb; Beyond Clueless

Dress- By Me
Polo neck- Primark 
Shoes- Public Desire

I know I channel Cher Horowitz a hell of a lot but this is definitely a solid effort! The iconic yellow plaid outfit is finally in my wardrobe <3 I made it a few months back but just haven't had a chance to wear it yet. I bought this cheap polo neck with wearing it with this dress in mind, its made of crappy material and its so see through but I guess that's to be expected from Primark. 

So I know my blog has been very inactive lately, and it really is due to my placement to be honest; I'm working 12 hour days everyday as well as weekends, and I just don't have a chance to blog unless I come home. And sad as this sounds, I'm not sure I'm going to keep up blogging as at the moment i feel unmotivated and like its kind of pointless. So I'm either going to stop blogging, or do a total re-model of my blog and start from scratch (I already have a few ideas in mind)- new name, new posts etc. Its just lately I feel I'm getting no where with it, and there's so many blogs out there I think mine's just a bit pointless and no one is really bothered if I keep posting or not? Maybe when it gets to summer time and I'm home from placement I'll feel differently, but for now I'm not sure I'll be posting very much.

If anyone has any suggestions about my blog and if they want me to keep posting, then just let me know haha. But I'm thinking this summer of starting a new blog from scratch instead. 

Love Elizabeth xx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

22nd Jan; Lion's Den

Dress- Vintage via Beyond Retro
Shirt- Vintage via Depop
Boots- ASOS

And let the late(ish) night blog post commence...As unfortunately it is the only free time i have these days been a working gal! Yep, in to week number 3 and I've still survived being a poor little fashion intern. So I took these photos when I went home last weekend, and decided to wear one of my Beyod Retro goodies I've bought lately. I got this wool dress marked down the the sale for like £12 or something which I thought was a bargain! I've been after a little mini dress/pinafore type deal for a while to wear over jazzy shirts and stuff. It had some ink stains on it when I bought it, but a little hand soaking and Vanish did the trick! I always seem to wear this shirt lately but it's just so fun and easy to wear, it always brightens up a plain outfit. 

Today is one of those days where everything that can go wrong, HAS gone wrong. And to top it off i've just discovered the sunglasses I bought from Topshop still have the security tag on them, meaning I have to return to store and sort it- excuse the petty moan from me but I'm tired and I have no time...can I split myself in two so another me can get all my errands done?? 

Love Elizabeth xx

Saturday, 17 January 2015

17th January; Bumble

Gilet- Topshop
Trousers- River Island 
Top- Miss Guided
Shoes- ASOS
Necklace- CSM x Topshop

Hello cyber world!
I am back, sort of. As you probably know- if you read my blog/follow me on instagram- I'm currently living in London doing fashion internships as part of my uni course. And since coming home for the weekend, this is the only chance I've gotten to blog! I've been working 9-7:30 most days, and its exhausting. So I've come home for the weekend for a sort of mini-break- which of course means blogging and probably alcohol haha. So this dreamy yellow gilet was the only good thing I scored in the January sales, I think I ordered it on Christmas eve just as it came in to the sale- was v. prepared haha. I decided to wear it with my fave trousers- I seem to be living in trousers lately, i don't know why since they're really not flattering and just make me look frumpy, but they are comfy. I do think I need to stop dressing like a 30 year old woman though since I'm only 20...what do you think about the trousers? Should I go back to my mini-skirts again? 

So anyway, i've been very busy in these last two weeks, interning everyday and just generally trying to get used to London life! I admit I really haven't done a lot to say I'm living in the centre, mostly because I'll get home at like 8pm and its too late/im too tired to do anything. Although I did have an adventure to Brick Lane last weekend and found some fab vintage treats hehe! 
Hope everyone's having a good weekend!

Love Elizabeth xx

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Blogging Outtakes; Hello 2015

So as you can probably guess from the title, todays blog post is a little different from usual...I was gonna do a round up of fave outfits of 2014 (and yes, I realise it's a bit late since new year was over a week ago) but have seen so many blog posts like that over the last week I was like naaah. And so, for the first time ever, I've decided to make a post of some hilarious- well, I find them hilarious anyway- blogging outtakes. I know I've had far worse than these, but since I've swapped over my laptops I've lost a lot of my old blogging photos!! Maybe one day they will be rediscovered and cringed at, but for now, here are some photos of me looking much less than glamorous. (WARNING: These photos may cause you never to read my blog in the same way again as the magic- if there is any- will surely be ruined in how ugly i look hahahah)
How can I name these photos?..."Moving on camera and looking like a moron?" isn't very catchy. The first one just looks a bit biblical, as in, I look like I've had a profound moment, and the second one my hair has a mind of its own. I'd just like to give a shout out to fellow bloggers with long hair- you feel my pain when its windy and the camera is on. 

The, "I'm not ready for a photo" photos. First of all hair is making an nuisance of itself yet again, and in the second photo I'm probably instructing my photographer- mother- how to get a decent photo which she is clearly ignoring. Nothing worse than looking completely oblivious in a photo!

 Dog photo-bomber; anyone who reads my blog probably sees my little pooch popping up quite a lot (she's a very vain canine), and at the worst of times. As soon as you step outside, she wants to play fetch. And thats how to evacuate her from the frame, throw a ball to the bottom of the garden and then snap, snap, snap the photos. Or just shout "cat" and she'll be off to the bottom of the garden to seek out the intruder (don't worry cat lovers, she just likes the play and has never even gotten close to a cat).

Another not being ready set of photos; looking like i've smelled something bad, and then just generally moving around trying to get dressed. 

And my personal favourite:

I seriously question my sanity looking at this photo hahaha, as my dog clearly is as well. I fully admit that I look like some sort of ape-woman...great. I have crazy eyes as well, kind of look like a hypmatist. 

Anyway hope you've enjoyed these photos of me looking like an idiot, and apologies for lack of posts. I'm in London on placement at the moment, and working 9am till 8pm most days! It's exhausting, and I have no time/way of doing outfit posts! Hopefully I'll manage a couple when I go home next week (if i don't get lost trying to find my way to the station, wish me luck!) 

And HAPPY (late) NEW YEAR!
Love Elizabeth xx