LFW: THE STREETS OF SOHO

The streets of Soho have always been and still are an exciting place to be. Although the cobbled streets can be a total bitch to navigate in heels, I fully appreciate the charm, quirkiness and bustle of one of London’s most racy and history steeped districts.

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This Feb London Fashion Week holds its 3rd bi-annual show season at the Brewer Street Car Park. I fully agreed with the choice to move from Somerset House to Brewer Street. Although Soho is already over populated and busy, the glorification by fashion of a disused NCP carpark in one of London’s most creative neighbourhood suits the dialogue our cities youngest and coolest designers are speaking.

London may not have the gravitas that Paris, Milan and New York pull in, but we are fearless and streets ahead in creativity.  Somerset House is a gorgeous backdrop for LFW and there’s no denying the potential for light and bright street style shots but it’s a facade that doesn’t really represent London’s design scene anymore, which is why Soho is the perfect replacement backdrop for LFW.

LFW Saturday Look

My Saturday Look at London Fashion Week was an all black ensemble with the exception of my brown Gucci Boots. The look for me is a polished take on 70’s rock and roll. I also love pairing High Street with High End, something that London does best in the world.

Naughtily dubbed The Vagina Trouser by my friend Anna I recently purchased these Cheap Monday Slit Front Leggings from ASOS. They are great for showing off a shoe that you don’t want lost beneath the trouser leg. A simple skinny ASOS Polo Neck sits beneath my Balenciaga inspired longline blazer from Zara. I don’t usually like the ornate gold buttons on double breasted blazers but I like this one, most likely because the blazer itself is good quality and weighty.

My Gucci boots aren’t this season but about 20 seasons old. My most recent ebay vintage steal, my brown Gucci Calf boots with horse-bit detail were a jaw dropping £80 from a lady clearing out her closet. Thanks lady! These boots were revived for this seasons gucci campaign with a very gucci price tag of around £800. I’ve linked my exact pair below which are currently retailing on Vestiaire Collective for a respectable £220.

To finish the look I am wearing a Balenciaga Menswear canvas pouch and round gold rimmed Ray bans.

I kept the hair fuss free and the guys over ta the L’Oreal Popup slicked it back into a pony with a bushy tail using the new Studio Pro Proc Lock It hairspray. On the face is the new L’Oreal Infallible Sculpt collection. I am currently obsessed with the bright coral red L’OREAL PARIS INFALLIBLE MATTE MAX in DISTURBIA.

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