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Accidental LFW

October 19, 2015

I’m not really a fashion blogger, I do personal style posts every now and then, so although I like Fashion and seeing all the new creations designers put out each season, I don’t really go to Fashion Week. This year was an exception. I ended up being around London Fashion Week but by mere chance. I was in Soho and as I was walking down one of the streets, all of a sudden I started seeing a lot more people than normal and to top it off, super stylish people! I then realised that I had just walked into the LFW circus. Oh, and what a circus! Colourful and interesting looking, of course.


Luckily I had my camera on me and decided that if there ever was an opportunity to experiment with street photography, this was it. After all, there’s loads of cool looking people, all willing (and some desperate) to get photographed. I lingered around and even ended up bumping into some familiar faces!

Everyone was super nice and I was happy I had this accidental opportunity. Enjoy the results!

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London Fashion Week Street Style

February 19, 2014

As promised, here’s a write up of the main trends spotted at LFW, by Olivia Golding, with some exclusive content for Hello the Mushroom! Check out more street style at the blog!

London Fashion Week couldn’t have been more British after we were greeted by the all-too-familiar rain. That failed to dampen anyone’s spirits though as we slung our cameras around our necks and admired the street style parading proudly on the stage that is Somerset House.
Given that street style now influences fashion trends as much as the runway shows themselves, we were paying close attention to what we saw on the cobbles this season. Competition between fashion bloggers was fierce as each competed for best dressed. The skies may have been grey and gloomy, but the street fashion was anything but.
Some of us girls over at Missguided popped down to Somerset House at the weekend to soak in the atmosphere and find out for ourselves if the trends we predicted to be big for spring / summer were showcased on the cobbles, and guess what? They were!
Here’s our favourite street style looks from London Fashion. Will you be sporting any of these looks in the coming months?

As S/S’14 approaches we can expect more than a sprinkling of no less than all colours of the visible spectrum. If you paid attention in physics at school, you’d know we’re talking about white! Perhaps as an honour to the snow that never came, we’re anticipating this fresh hue to dazzle us this season. It’s going to be class all the way as midi-skirts become a permanent fixture in our wardrobes. Bringing a certain element of elegance, we’re sure that midi-skirts will have us sway our way through to summer.



Jumping to the other end of the scale, we’re welcoming with open arms print trousers and boy, what a treat for our eyes it will be. Remember the rules of opposites though! When donning your print trousers that are sure to turn heads in a crowded room, pair them with plain numbers. Take our model above. We love the tartan print but also how she’s played it cool on her top half with a black jumper sitting on top of a white shirt, all enveloped with a black leather biker jacket. Not to mention, a cute and wise move on the navy bobble hat. The wind that day was getting on everyone’s nerves.

Too many people go on about how great the ‘80s were and not that I’m disagreeing, but where’s the love for the ‘70s!? Well, it’s time for that era to shine; let me introduce you to the jumpsuit. The one-part outfit, depending on its pattern, can be teamed with a simple waist-length jacket. Obeying rules similar to the above, our model has opted for a floral number with a beige leather jacket.

Denim, one of our greatest loves, how could you ever go out of fashion? Dress it up, dress it down, denim is our trusty PIC (Partner In Crime) in all situations. Our model has gone for the daytime class type affair; animal print carried by a beige double-breasted jacket. She dresses it up with high heels that belong with skinny jeans.
Robyn from the Missguided team had this to say…
“London Fashion Week is always a whirlwind of fashionable excitement. From spying street style trends, models off duty and celebrities alike to those insider moments, there is no occasion quite like it for those with style close to their heart.“

So there you have it, four trends to bring in the daffodils, lambs and glorious sunshine. We can’t wait to see what attire you guys will flaunt.


I, the London Fashion Week virgin

February 17, 2014

Yes, I had never been to the London Fashion Week before. Not that I have been now, but as I was right on the other side of Somerset House to see the exhibition Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! (which, by the way, I highly recommend) and decided to go and have a look at what was going on. Unfortunately photography wasn’t allowed in the exhibition so I couldn’t take any images to show you, just this one, taken by the entrance.

I was with my friend Lala from Ohlalali, and by the time we arrived at the entrance on the other side we could see that a lot of people were already leaving. I think most likely because the sun was starting to go down, as there were still shows going on, for what I gathered. Nonetheless, there were still plenty of people hanging around, taking photos or waiting for someone to ask them to take their photos. I was only there for about 20 minutes, took some photos of a couple of people and left as there was nothing there to see, really. I didn’t really understand why people will go and spend their days hanging around if they’re not either working or attending the shows…

These girls scandalized me, because it was goddamn cold!!!

Regular blokes – having all the fun.

Fab hair.

Cute looking girl.

And this is me… wrapped up very warm as I am still recovering from a mofo cold. This photo was taken in a much less stylish location – in front of Tesco’s! Haha. Details: Coat – Zara, Metallic Leather Skirt – River Island (both from a swap with my friend Lili), Knee Highs – H&M (on sale), Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha, Pink Boots – Doc Martens (via Ebay), Ivory Cashmere Jumper – from a jumble sale, Cardigan – H&M (via Ebay), Scarf – secret Santa, Hat – it was my Mum’s.

I am told I may be given some decent photos of the Fashion Week shenagigans to post later in the week, so stay tuned!