|Photo by Chanel... Natch.|
So first, and foremost, I am settling in okay in London. Today I was actually rather savvy on the tube scrambling around from Oxford Circus to Covent Garden and the like. Surprisingly exciting, until you get stuck in a busy lift (and you are a ridiculous hygiene freak like me) and end up smothering yourself in Han-San. I have lots of exciting things planned in the upcoming weeks, while still trying to convince myself that getting homesick is normal and that I am only here half the year (the LCF course is fabulous- but it is fantastically short term-wise!). So expect to see a lot of blogging from me, given that any moment spent with nothing to do results in teary Skype sessions with my mummy. Just need to get used to this- even if part of me would rather stay at home walking my dog or watching The Great British Bake Off with my parents. I may be 17, but the sooner I start this fashion journalism lark, the sooner i'll be editor in chief at British Vogue... okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch.
Now, the Oxford Street Topshop is both a maze and amaze(ing). It is full of niche labels as well as mainline Topshop, Unique and Boutique. They have WAH nails and a branch of Eat as well as Frae frozen yoghurt- which I HAD to try because its "frae" Scotland (i'm failing at not being a stereotype- sorry lads.) I tried on a number of irresistible pieces- but this peach silky number from the latest Limited Edition dress collection has to be my favourite. Smatterings of couture-like beads and this beautiful vintage vibe make it decadent and elegant, while the slit keeps the midi-dress from being on the verge of dowdy. Could I justify the £120 as a student? Mmm. Perhaps not. But lucky you if you can! Wear with fabulous faux (or real) fur and delicate heels. Channel that inner 40s icon.
These dalmation print boots, complete with tassels, had me near hyperventilating. Tempted to compile a Christmas list right about NOW... They would look fantastic with a sexy little dress, or perfect with tailored trousers and a blirt (blouse/ shirt- very now!). Or team with a dalmation faux fur coat (hola Topshop Unique!) and back comb your hair and unleash your Cruella De Vil streak.
|Mini Charlotte Olympia pumps, Wickle Rupert Sandersons, and Baby Bally|
|Teensy-weensy Fendi and dainty Terry de Havilland|
|Little Casedei Pumps, dollsize Vivienne Westwood and totty Dune ruby slippers|
More from London shortly! I love it but miss my beloved Burgh too... nobody understands me being "absolutely cheesing" that Topshop had my coat...