As I mentioned in my day three outfit post, Sundays for me usually revolve around relaxation, food and fun, and just because it was fashion week didn’t mean this had to change.
I deliberately decided not to go to too many shows on Sunday. A. because I wasn’t invited to many but B. because I was knackered and wanted a long lie (silver lining and all). I headed in around lunchtime and leisurely made my way to the Nicole Fahri presentation in the sunshine. Yes real sunshine and yes it was lovely. I almost forgot it was fashion week and was sauntering up Regent Street taking photos of the blue skies like a proper tourist.
The presentation for Nicole Fahri was exactly the type I love. Relaxed setting, seats available (yes even though it was the first stop of the day you can’t underestimate the power of a seat), breakfast pastries and bubbles being brought to you by handsome waiters and most importantly a revolving catwalk of about eight looks so you never miss a thing (and even if you do you just wait to get the photo in the next loop). For an amateur (read pretty bad) photographer like me this allows me to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that I won’t get home and throw a strop because all of my photos are either blurry or with an annoying head/ large hairpiece blocking the most important part of the garment. I blame my tools…
The collection itself was simple and elegant with muted tones of mint green, camel and grey. My favourite pieces were the chunky patchwork jumpers. I’m having a real thing for cosy jumpers at the moment, it’s probably to do with my working from home situation and need for comfort clothing that I can also answer the door in, but I’m not entirely sure what I’ll do with them all come Spring?
From there I took in the sunshine and walked over to The Apartment (which turned into my home from home this season, there was even a bed!) for an afternoon with Fossil who were taking over proceedings to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. It’s a lovely brand that is home to accessories of all sorts from jewellery and watches to gorgeous leather bags, holdalls and wallets.
The afternoon began with the smell of freshly baked cakes wafting from the Apartment kitchen as the girls starting baking up a storm of cupcakes, cookies and shortbreads. I settled down for a spot of lunch with Abi, Ngoni and Van in the form of sushi, sandwiches and wraps while admiring the Oliver Bonas bakewares and catching up on some work while things were quiet (this is the great thing about the Apartment it’s like work and play rolled into one).
The rest of the day was filled with arts and crafts thanks to Fossil and I felt like I was back in school when out came the glue guns, fabric paint and ink stamps. We all got to decorate our own watch tin as a collaboration between Fossil and the Apartment and created a patchwork square to form part of a giant patchwork quilt. I’m not sure either of my designs were worthy but it was lot’s of fun all the same. I also took part in a ‘What’s in my Handbag’ shoot with my favourite Fossil bag, a mint green holdall and although I’m not the best model in the world I’m quite excited to see the results, which of course I’ll share here too.
Before heading home for a homemade Sunday roast with GB, which I’d been dreaming about all day long, I met up with Danielle to help her with some outfit photos and she managed to get a few goodies for me too, despite my terrible camera.
I particularly love this windy moment she managed to snap, I don’t think my hair has ever looked so good!