24.7.14

LACE & LAYERS

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While in London with Next we were asked to take on a series of style challenges! This was so fun for me as it basically involved strolling through a huge Next store in the city and picking my favourite pieces to make up an outfit. For this one I went black & white. I'm not typically seen in white, but when I wear it it's usually lace! I layered this batwing piece with a slinky slip underneath. I have to say my favourite part of this outfit is the accessories! This huge leather clutch is perfect - I took it home with me and have been using it a lot since that day. I also wore these shoes a few nights while in London and received compliments from people on the street.

emma

23.7.14

LONDON Day 2

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Outfit 2: Jacket - Ksubi via General pants, tee - Shilla, shoes - Converse, bag - Status Anxiety.

Day 2 was even better than "Day 1" - as I say in my video, the first day was mind blowing but by the second day we were a bit more relaxed and able to really open our eyes and enjoy ourselves. First we ate breakfast at The Breakfast Club in Soho - I over ordered as I was feeling jet-lagged plus had a lobster-hangover (not in a good way)! Ick. Luckily the porridge was brilliant. After a bit of souvenir shopping on Oxford St we headed over to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard - it was crazy busy. I didn't capture it in my video but at one point the band started playing the theme song from Game of Thrones! It was so surreal being there. After a stroll through Trafalgar Square we headed to an old English pub for a pint of English cider. While resting our feet a lovely Irish business man decided to shout us all another round which was delightful! He the recommended a great place for tapas which we took a black cab to for lunch where I tried black pudding. In the afternoon we went on a (not so scary) Ghost tour around the city. It was too light for anything spooky to occur but we were able to see so much of the city and then took a ride on a boat down the Thames to the Tower Bridge. We ended the day with a jugs of Pimms in Shoreditch. Stunning day and I wouldn't change a thing about it.

emma

22.7.14

LONDON DAY 1

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Ok, so I'm going to call this 'Day 1' - but it's probably more like 2 days with the time difference and all. So basically, we travelled to London ... you know, no big deal or anything. Travelling across the world to a new city I've never been before but only ever dreamed of and read about in books - not exciting in the slightest. Obviously I'm resorting to sarcasm as I can't begin to explain how thrilled I was/am to have visited London. The reason for our trip was to visit the Next team in London and experience their Christmas collection runway show and press day (more on that later). If these photos aren't 'speaking their 1000 words' to you guys - check out my video diary of our first day. I captured our whole trip so subscribe to my Youtube channel so you can see them all when I upload. More coming soon!

emma