London Fashion Weekend

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing George at asda black wool & twill biker jacket, basic bodycon dress, ASOS waterfall cardigan, Kurt Geiger wedge boots, Bracher Emden bag. London fashion weekend Somerset house.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing George at asda black wool & twill biker jacket, basic bodycon dress, ASOS waterfall cardigan, Kurt Geiger wedge boots, Bracher Emden bag. London fashion weekend Somerset house.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing George at asda black wool & twill biker jacket, basic bodycon dress & faux fur pom pom beanie.

Although I wasn’t able to do London Fashion Week last week due to being snowed under with work, I did manage to sneak in a trip to London Fashion Weekend on Saturday for a little retail therapy. I thought I deserved it as a small treat after working so hard lately!

For those of you who aren’t sure what London Fashion Weekend is, it’s basically a sort of shopping festival held at the home of LFW, Somerset House. There’s discounted designer shopping, pop up shops, hair & beauty rooms, catwalk shows, panels & talks from leading industry experts and even a little live music thrown in too.

I know a lot of people like to get dressed up for things like this, but for me when I know I’m going to be on my feet all day & pushing my way through crowds in tiny rooms, I’d much prefer to be comfortable. These Kurt Geiger wedges have become my go to comfy shoe lately, they go with everything & I can walk around all day in these without any discomfort at all. My new biker jacket from George was an obvious choice too, can you believe it was £30 (now £15 in the sale)?! It’s hard to see here, but the body is a twill weave & the collar/sleeves are brushed wool, this subtle attention to detail makes it look far more expensive than it’s tiny price tag & it falls perfectly between casual & smart too, I know I’m going to get a lot of wear from this.

The main draw of the event is of course the discounted shopping, but I didn’t actually come home with anything, despite being tempted by quite a few things & their discounts. I didn’t want to get caught up in the low prices & buy things that I didn’t love, purely for the sake of getting something at a good price. Isn’t that always the case though, when you set out for a day of shopping you can never find anything you actually want to buy! As soon as we arrived I made a beeline for the shoes, but I was sorely disappointed to find there was no Finsk stall this year, as I was hoping to score a discounted pair of their wedges. Miista & Atalanta Weller both had some beautiful pieces for sale however, and I’m a little bit annoyed Ollie managed to talk me out of buying those beautiful blackened silver boots! It was Tessa Metcalfe’s bird claw necklaces that totally stole the show for me though, I’m still daydreaming about them now!

I think Laura Welsh was probably the highlight of our day, performing live in the Levi’s Reveal Studio it was such a pleasure to hear her live in such a small space, her voice is so soulful & gave me literal goosebumps. I have a feeling that it won’t be long before you’re hearing a lot about her! We also went along to the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition, though sadly no photography was allowed so I have nothing to actually show you from that, but there may be a few sneaky photos on my Instagram if you’re curious! I’ll just say that it was the other highlight of my day & is well worth visiting if you’re in London before it finishes, especially if you’re a fan of the woman herself, Alexander McQueen or Philip Treacy, there are some spectacular pieces on show!

 

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20 Comments

  1. Posted 24.02.2014 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe how cheap that jacket is! I literally thought it was from All Saints when I first saw this post.. Ordering it now!

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

      I know, it’s crazy right?! It’s really nice quality too, I was very pleasantly surprised! :)

  2. Anthony
    Posted 24.02.2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    That is SOME jacket for £15! Great post : ) X

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      I never really paid much attention to George in the past, but seems they’ve upped their game a lot recently! Thanks Ant! :)

  3. Posted 24.02.2014 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I’m still jealous even though you didn’t go to any shows. I need to get down there for lfw next year! What a bargain that jacket us too
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

      You do! And I need to make sure I go next season too! :)

  4. Posted 24.02.2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Can’t believe that jacket is from ASDA! Glad you had a fab weekend, even if you didn’t buy anything! I’ve been saying for months I want to get to that exhibition, hopefully I’ll get there before it closes! xxx

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

      Sometimes I think it’s just nice to wander around for the day :) You definitely should go along before it closes if you can, it was such a good exhibition! I’m just sad there was no photography allowed, everything was set up so nicely it seemed a shame not to be able to take photos to look back on.

  5. Posted 24.02.2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    AS IF that jacket is from Asda! It’s completely sold out now, go figure. It looks much more expensive, I really like the gold hardware. I definitely prefer LFW outfits that are wearable, I don’t go much on the crazy, OTT looks. I spotted Tessa Metcalfe’s pieces at the last LFWend, just beautiful!

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

      Ahh, damn! :( I feel like I’m taunting people with it now! Hah. I agree, think the gold hardware make it look way more expensive. I need some Tessa Metcalfe, I wish I was rich!

  6. Posted 24.02.2014 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I wish NYFW did a shopping weekend. I mean we use to have Fashion Night Out in Sept which was cool, mostly like a big party all over teh city with free booze and some discounts not a lot. But this sounds like a better shopping experience lol Anyway I of course LOVE the beanie! And also the jacket.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  7. Posted 24.02.2014 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Great pics, you look fierce

  8. Posted 24.02.2014 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    love these photos steph! i wish i was in london for fashion week, it’s always been my fave of all the fashion weeks ;) the claw necklace looks amazing – especially on that bird! and £15 for your jacket – seriously such a steal. i never really buy much from shopping events myself either, maybe it’s the crowd!

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

      I think you’re right there, the crowd was a little off-putting, though I don’t cope well with lots of people/small spaces anyway! I thought the bird was such a great way to display her pieces too, I wish I’d had enough money on me to buy one of the necklaces!

  9. Posted 25.02.2014 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    There’s nothing worse than standing around for hours with aching feet, trust me, I know! So good to hear you went for comfort, and you look gorgeous! Must be fun being there for the buzz of fashion week :)

  10. Posted 25.02.2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    That biker jacket is so you and your hair looks amazing!!

    xXx
    Blog: http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.com
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  11. Posted 26.02.2014 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Loving the all black look, as always! Thank you for the comment! Haha, I actually was meaning to go and say hi to you, as I do love your blog and wanted to talk in real life, but somehow chickened out..it was me who asked if you were holding the leather jacket though! xx

  12. Posted 26.02.2014 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    So glad you got to make it for the weekend, looks like you saw some of the best bits!

    Krissie x – http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au

  13. Posted 26.02.2014 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    The blackened silver boots are beautiful! I thought it was black leather with a crackled finish at first. And I cant believe the jacket is from Asda… it def doesn’t look like it’s just £15!

  14. Kierra
    Posted 27.02.2014 at 3:50 am | Permalink

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