Friday, 25 May 2012

Ballgowns at the V&A

I visited the V&A's new 'Ballgowns: British glamour since 1950 today' and was really impressed. The v&a is quite possibly my favourite museum, and they always put on such great exhibitions, so I knew this one would be nothing less than excellent. It begins with a plethora of beautiful gowns, from the 1950s  - think Norman Hartnell, Hardy Aimes and Charles Worth - right up to the 1990s. There are a sprinkling of royal dresses here and there worn by the Queen Mother, Princess Diana and Princess Anne. Then as you meander up the steps, to the second floor, you are greeted by a modern day selection of amazing dresses from Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Mary Katrantzou and John Galliano. I thought it was great that they had such a mixture of eras and were celebrating the old and the new. I would strongly recommend a visit if you're ever in London. 

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is only a week away now - and the whole of London has gone Jubilee mad, including me. I am terribly excited for the festivities to begin, and enjoyed revelling in all things jubilee inspired today. The Harrods window displays were particularly impressive - they had crowns created by different designers in each window, and it was great to see the different interpretations. My favourites were those designed by Paul Smith, Mulberry and Valentino. My images aren't so great - they were taken on my iPhone, but you get the idea! They also had a display of exquisite ballgowns to coincide with the V&A exhibition, designed by the likes of Valentino, Carolina Herrera and Jenny Packham. Other great window displays come courtesy of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges - definitely worth a look! 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Fashion meets the Queen

So the fashion world were out in force last night to attend the Royal Academy gala, held by the Queen in honour of those working in the creative industries. The likes of Agyness Deyn, Henry Holland, Sir Paul Smith, Sarah Burton and even once anti-monarchist, Vivienne Westwood was there - looking fabulous - to meet Her Majesty. Most designers came with a plus one - who were predominantly dressed in their designs, which I think is a great idea. Its so nice to see the Queen recognising some of Britain's best creative talent too. 
My best dressed has to go to the Queen of course! 
Who gets your vote? 

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A Right Royal Fashion

Hello, I'm sorry its been a while since my last blog post - Uni has been keeping me busy over the past few months! But, not any more - I finished uni yesterday and am no longer a student.
But, I have something very exciting to share with you all - for my final major project, I created a magazine, entitled, A Right Royal Fashion, inspired entirely by the Queen. Anybody who knows me will tell you I am a huge fan of her majesty, and thought there was no better time to dedicate something to her than in her jubilee year. So here it is! If you click on the link below, it will take you to my online portfolio where you can have a flick through if you'd like.

Enjoy :)