My Style: Mensy Chic

What I'm Wearing: Tweedy pinafore jumpsuit & black shirt: Both Topshop, red suede courts: Next, necklace: Zara.


Nearing the End of the Beginning of the New Year...

Can you believe that January 2013 is nearly over?! Well actually it probably is about time, it's been a rather long month just waiting for Pay Day! Here is a little bit of what I've been up to this month...
1. Little trip to Winchester 2. New bargain belt from a charity shop 3. Congratulations card on my new internship 4. Beautiful winter sky 5. Vogue calendar January nearly over 6. OOTD in London 7. Afternoon tea 8. Metallic nails 9. Celebration mammoth hot chocolate 10. Snow day!! 11. Wrapped up warm and cosy 12. Celebration cocktails with one of my faves 13. More good luck cards 14. Loving the new Vogue 15. First ever Graze box 16. Diary management for the new year 17. OOTD 18. London sunny Thames 19. Valentino dress 20. The new man in my life- loving this! 21. Love this jumper! 22. Gorgeous sunny morning 23. Valentino exhibition 24. Snug as a bug! 25. New Love keyring.


Valentino: Master of Couture Exhibition at Somerset House

Last weekend I attended the fabulous Valentino exhibition at Somerset House. I was absolutely blown away, firstly at the sheer number of dresses on display, but mostly at the incredible craftmanship and painstaking detail and skill that had so clearly gone into every aspect of each and every single couture piece being displayed. These were quite simply, the most beautiful, intricate and magical pieces I had ever seen first hand. What I was witnessing before my eyes was not just fashion, or even haute couture, but in actual fact, art, in all it's glory. I also loved the intimate display of some of the newspaper cuttings, invites and thank you letters from some of the industry's royalty and elite fashion publications such as Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, the Times, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue to name but a few. Alongside this were also some of Valentino's personal sketches of his designs with fabric samples, and finally a film about his career to date and an insight into his relationship with Giancarlo Giammetti, which was played on a loop. This exhibition is an absolute must for any lover of anything beautiful, especially high end couture; it is on until the 3rd March (my birthday!), take a look at the Somerset House website for info & enjoy!

(note: please excuse the photo quality; as usual photos were forbidden so I had to be a tad sneaky with my trusty Iphone camera- the pictures truly do not do the pieces justice!)

Have you been to the exhibition? What did you think? As always I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments x


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