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The Art of Pop up - Mad Hatter’s Brunch

Amidst the fashion week frenzy around the world and while myself also  receiving my fair share of SS15 updates and getting my fashion fix …eagerly enough i was also chasing after Mr. Rabbit too… who was popping into the most mysterious holes!

Overseeing Regent’s canal, on the 5th floor of the cutest little apartment, somewhere over the rainbow, between Islington and Hackney (blurred lines), Eleni and I found ourselves sitting in the most peculiar brunch…

no poached eggs and granola this time..but a Mad hatters symposium on the elaborately decorated tables shared by complete strangers. Intriguing to say the least and yet exciting altogether!!!!

This in fact was not a random event nor a silly story that i’m making up, to make a friend’s house warming sound thrilling, it is actually Christabel’s invention and ongoing project, concept, baby, creation (call it what you like) …a series of popups around london: brunches, banquets, high teas …and more…

The Menu goes something like this…

Mad Hatters Cocktail -(an elaborate prosecco actually)

Sausage bap with chilli tomato chutney and grainy mustard

Scrambled eggs with spicy honey & thyme 

Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup

Pancakes with lemon and sugar

Celery and peanut butter

The gooooooiest of chocolate brownies

A selection of Tea Pigs teas and coffee!

(price from £20)

Time was definitely well spent and the event was made even brighter by the presence of those strangers who were sharing the table, who by the end of the event became promising acquaintances. The impeccable mr. Porter and the most Pleasant couple consisting of vibrant story teller Vicki and her charming spouse Tom. Discussions about life and stories travelling us all the way to Africa back, shared experiences at alternate times and plans of a not so distant future … it was indeed a madhatter’s brunch, one i highly recommend not so much for the food but more for the people who might happen to sit next to you and you’ll get to meet and be enchanted by their lives and tales. 

Vicki and Tom Pleasant 

for more information regarding upcoming events click here

Vogue Fashion Night Out ft. Rentez-Vous

The fashion week/weekend buzz begins to settle in London town, and Vogue’s accustomed night out comes to seal the deal for all of the crazy shoppers out there. Walking on oxford street was practically impossible, so actually making an attempt to shop anything from a t-shirt to gum required a strong stamina. Thankfully i had myself a haven close by in the form of another funky Rentez-vous event. 

This time at the heart of Mayfair at Match! Bar on MArgaret Street, Fiona and the crew were throwing a great party in honour of the collaborative fashion concept rentez-vous is promoting. 

Guests were invited to Rent clothes from up-coming designers, fashion bloggers and wardrobes of other fashionistas! All for a fraction of the price! Free make up and complimentary drinks were extra little treats

RTV’s street style bloggers were in Oxford Circus, riding a unique Easycar stylish black cab. They spotted fashion looks in the street and got the best dressed/style back to the event…! 

All the spotted looks were tweeted and printed at the event with the help of instabear!

 items can be still rented out (or in):  http://beta.rentez-vous.com/

Even my LFW2013 outfit is up for grabs … check it out on Verge Magazine here

#vfno #ootd #fashion night out #London the #outfit #grahamandspenser #zara #topshop #valentino

#vfno #ootd #fashion night out #London the #outfit #grahamandspenser #zara #topshop #valentino

Moschino - Selfridges

And being the girl that owns a collection of over 400 barbies including their houses, trailers, airplanes, mansions, cars, jeeps, shoes and accessories whose number goes beyond your wildest expectations I can openly admit that i fell in love with Moschino’s slightly kitsch and yet very Iconic collections for SS15. Without a doubt not the only enthusiast but for sure one of those few who would proudly wear a total pink look (without necessarily fuchsia being my colour) just as an ode to Moschino’s inspiration.

Ps: Mattel must be selling like crazy right now too!

London Fashion Week ss15 

Street Style/ Somerset House

Undoubtedly Somerset house becomes a beehive of creativity and artistic expression. I am always intrigued by the way people manage to express art, emotion, attitude (etc) through their choice of outfits, through their combinations, their accessories and their eccentric statements. This post is a tribute to all those fashionistas who beautify our dull routines with their bold statements… showing how vital and how dominant fashion can be

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Sergio knows himself… Do you?! #knowthyself #tshirt #fashion #london  (at Bricklane Market)

Sergio knows himself… Do you?! #knowthyself #tshirt #fashion #london (at Bricklane Market)

#lfw Somerset #london #karl #lagerfeld #mulberry #urbanoutfitters #dahlia #allsaints  (at Somerset House)

#lfw Somerset #london #karl #lagerfeld #mulberry #urbanoutfitters #dahlia #allsaints (at Somerset House)

Choosing #clothes #accessories and #bags for #fashion week #lfw is as fun as it is dreadful #fashionfreak #chanel #valentino #saintlaurent #louboutin #marcjacobs #chanel  (at The Loft )

Choosing #clothes #accessories and #bags for #fashion week #lfw is as fun as it is dreadful #fashionfreak #chanel #valentino #saintlaurent #louboutin #marcjacobs #chanel (at The Loft )

Outfit of the day - little ms. 70s 

Cigarette trousers: Topshop
Petite jumper: Topshop
Jacket: All Saints 
Shoes: Abdonkers 
Bag: Mulberry 
Pearls: vintage royal collection

Outfit of the day - little ms. 70s

Cigarette trousers: Topshop
Petite jumper: Topshop
Jacket: All Saints
Shoes: Abdonkers
Bag: Mulberry
Pearls: vintage royal collection

Shopping with Ms. Kouros

And as we are now officially getting through the second week of September, i am here to make the Summer to Autumn transition a bit more fun. Having detoxed and rejuvenated (look previous posts) it is time to shake our wardrobes. The weather might still be a bit warm here in London town but it is always full of surprises so you better get a hold of those old sweaters, jumpers and warm ups. But If they all seem somewhat depressing as you take them off of the back of your closet why not splurge a bit and get yourself a mini makeover. Not only does it gives you that new image that always excite you but the very process of purchasing can be very uplifting too - They don’t call it Shopping Therapy for nothing !!!

So here i am in the dressing rooms of the Topshop temple on Oxford street, here are some of my favourite picks that will definitely keep you warm, keep you colourful and bright, and of course keep your budget in place! 

Are you ready? 

Outfit no.1: Preppy Ms. Autumn

Floral cropped top: £25-£30 depending on neck cut

Dogooth Cigarette Trousers: £42 

Outfit no.2: Ms. BB/ tweed reviewed

Petite Rib Grunge Jumper:  £36

Dogooth Cigarette Trousers: £42

 

Outfit no.3: Little Ms. Sunshine

Lower ground collection: £65

Outfit no.4: Ms. Topshop Unique - office Unique

Petite Premium Dogtooth Blazer: £68

Tailored Dogtooth Cigarette Trousers: £48

Want more? Give me a nudge !!!!