I love going vintage shopping when I come back to Victoria, theres so many options and everything is at real thrift store prices. The two best places in town are the Patch, which has everything from varsity jackets to full sequin dresses, and Flavour Upstairs, a small space that you can find vintage designer pieces. Theres also tons to find at large places such as Value Village, where you may spend an hour hunting but it will be worth the while.
I have also been vintage shopping for my Depop so be sure to check that out too.
Every season The Wolves London PR group puts on a series of presentations called the Painting Rooms, featuring some of the freshest up and coming designers. This season was my absolute favourite time at the painting rooms. The new location just off Strand St. in the ‘vaults’ and steps away from the hub of London Fashion Week, 180 Strand, was perfect for popping in and out throughout a busy day of shows. I loved that the Wolves complied six presentations into one day spread over 10 hours, so you could see the first and 10:30am and the last at 8:30 in the evening.
Here is my re-cap of the four presentations I went to.
My day three outfit has easily become my most Instagramed outfit ever this past week; baby blue seems to go perfectly with the gorgeous Paris backdrop. Living in London I haven’t been able to help but adding street-wear to my wardrobe. I think it’s important to have a mix of all elements of the fashion world in your wardrobe and to understand the different aesthetics. One of my major inspirations for ability to mix street-wear with high fashion is the blogging queen, Chiara Ferragni, as she’s not afraid to pair a Thrashers hoodie with a Berkin bag.
I decided to wear one of my favourite pieces from the Supreme Spring release, the satin baseball jersey in light blue. I wore the jersey as a dress with a black North Face zip-up fleece and black tights underneath. I was thankful for the Paris sunshine that day allowing me not to need a jacket. I finished the look off with a French beret.
For my second day of Paris Fashion and my first on schedule show I wore a completely vintage outfit and discovered my new favourite accessory, the beret. Though I may have been pushing into tourist, the beret is so much more fashionable than a toque or baseball hat in the Paris rain. Luckily only days before Dior unveiled their berets, so I was right on trend.
I couldn’t resist wearing my vintage Fendi trench coat to another fashion week. I wore a re-worked Champion tank-top-dress over top of a black turtleneck and fishnets. Lastly I wore my thigh-high flat black boots that were perfect for going up the Eifel Tower after the show.
I arrived to in Paris on Saturday and was able to hit the ground running with a show room presentation, a show, and an after party.
I decided to channel Parisian chic with an all black outfit to go from showrooms to the club. I wore a black top from Zara that looks simple but with sleeves that puff at the ends and stretchy fabric it can be such a statement piece. I wore the top with black Babaton slouchy pants, heeled boots, and one trend I didn’t think that I would every try, fishnets peeking out the top of pants.
Fishnets have been big ever since last spring when they appeared at fashion weeks and on celebrities. When people started wearing them popping over the top of jeans with crop tops it instantly became a trend, and I just didn’t think the sexy version of boxers and saggy jeans was for me.
However, I did decided to got for it with this look, even though I was a bit behind the bandwagon, I thought it worked and added something special to an all black outfit.