AUTUMN APPROACHING. A new month, a new culture calendar. Since chilling in parks with friends is starting to get chilly, here is some inspiration to keep you entertained and culturally in the loop while autumn approaches. Also during September, London has so many great things to offer, which you shouldn’t miss out on. Unfortunately, I will not be able to enjoy most of this month’s events as I am off to Finland for most of it.
NEW BEGINNINGS. Wow, it’s been two months since my last post! Time really flies when you are busy and a lot of things – positive and negative – happen all at once. Finishing my master’s dissertation was the biggest challenge, especially because I’m the worst procrastinator you will ever see. But now it’s done, results are due this week and the graduation ceremony is scheduled for the end of July. I can’t wait to hold that degree in my hands!
FASHION WEEKEND. On Friday a friend and I attended the London Fashion Weekend and even though we literally didn’t buy a thing, save for a few glasses of bubbly, the experience was a lot of fun. About 80 designers and brands took part in this season’s consumer fashion showcase; amongst them brands such as House of Harlow, Muubaa, Kat Maconie, etc. Levi’s also set up a pop-up store including a stage showcasing aspiring artists throughout the weekend. Our feet needed rest and so we sat down for the performance of singer-songwriter (anyone else tired of that title/description?) Indiana. To be honest, I don’t think the acoustic set did the singer justice. There was something odd about that single electric guitar accompanying her. But after checking a couple of her videos on YouTube I realised that her music, which she describes as ‘moody electronica with 80s inspired synths and haunting vocals’, makes sense and isn’t half-bad. It’s actually convincing. I’m definitely gonna keep an eye on her. All in all it was a very enjoyable evening full of fashion, music, and most importantly people watching (let’s be honest, that’s the best part about these fashion events anyway, isn’t it?).
LONDON FASHION WEEK. Yesterday I helped out at a London Fashion Week event that was organised by the Estonian Embassy and held at one of the International Fashion Showcase venues. The showcase features emerging designers from across the world – all together 140 designers from 27 countries. And oh how gorgeous the garments were! It’s incredible what kind of talent is out there. Zippers, dinosaurs and shapes like intestines – yep, it was all there. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the camera with me and had to take all pictures with my iPhone , so please excuse the quality of the photos.