25.09.2017- London Loves: Burberry Here We Are at Old Sessions House

Monday, 25 September 2017

One of the most exciting things about any city is the opportunity to discover something new- whether that be a new part of town, a fresh foodie favourite, or indeed a hidden treasure which you might have walked past countless times before but never ventured inside before. Having become quite familiar with Farringdon over the last few years, I've been in the vicinity of Old Sessions House time and time again, but up until this weekend had never really thought much about the hidden story behind the glorious Georgian facade. Thanks to Burberry, however, the building is open for discovery until 1st October, as they take over the space with their Here We Are exhibition:

Curated with the same sensibility to their Maker's House installation back in February, Here We Are encompasses an array of inspiring photography and design, concocted by Christopher Bailey. Showcasing the work of photographers who captured a spectrum of day to day life in the UK throughout the 20th century, the exhibition also traces the influences of these documentary artefacts on the Burberry aesthetic, from archive designs right through to their most recent presentation. Capturing a quintessentially British sense of character, the exhibition features work from photographers including Alasdair McLellan, Daffyd Jones and Shirley Baker, charting the evolution of social and style tribes, as well as evoking a wonderfully heartwarming sense of nostalgia. Against such a spectacular backdrop (one which lends itself perfectly to a sense of exploration), it's easy to get lost in all of the beautifully considered details which have gone into creating such a striking installation. For me, some of the most striking aspects were the most simple- I particularly loved the room which focused on the relationship which we have with our gardens, and, as always, it was wonderful to see the craftsmanship behind each of the designs firsthand. I ran out of time to sample any of the sweet treats on offer, so I'm sure I'll be back before the space closes its doors next weekend- and I can't recommend making a visit highly enough. 

Have you visited Here We Are?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

22.09.2017- Beauty Buys: Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

Friday, 22 September 2017

Whilst the shift in seasons presents the ideal opportunity to embrace some new wardrobe investments, it's also the perfect chance to explore new scents, especially if you're looking to move away from some of the more delicate florals which are so readily associated with spring and summer. I've never really thought about having a fragrance wardrobe before, but with the arrival of autumn I've been keeping my eyes peeled for some new everyday spritzing. Luckily, there's a new Jo Malone concoction which captures the essence of the season in a nutshell: 

Whilst Jo Malone's Peony & Blush Suede cologne is perfect for the summer months, it's a little bit delicate for the colder spells- especially as the chillier weather seems to be well and truly upon us already. As an evocation of autumn, Jo Malone's recently launched English Oak and Hazelnut scent is warm and hearty, with notes of elemi and roasted oak creating a calming, homely perfume which is a really comforting essential for the winter. It's wonderfully long lasting too, with a couple of spritzes lasting you from first thing in the morning into the evening. Definitely one to keep.

Have you picked up any autumn perfume?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

20.09.2017- What I Wore Today #315

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Although things are taking a turn for the chillier, I'm sure I'm not the only one determined to make the most of the remaining spells of sunshine between now and the onset of winter. Whilst I'm still resisting the call of the coat cupboard, I've been on the lookout for some characterful purchases to punctuate my winter wardrobe- those additions which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face on even the gloomiest of mornings: 
Shirt- Topshop 
Jeans- & Other Stories 
Bag- & Other Stories 
Shoes- New Look 
Sunglasses- Warehouse 

How much fun is this shirt?! I have to confess that I'm not a regular visitor to Topshop these days, but I happened upon this purchase a few weeks back and snapped it up on the spot. I couldn't resist the flamingo embroidery, and it's one of those wonderfully simple essentials which is really easy to wear. With comfort in mind, these jeans from & Other Stories are another recent purchase which I've been living in since I picked them up last month- I'm seriously contemplating picking up another pair! Another autumn addition to my wardrobe comes in the shape of this & Other Stories bag- the perfect investment for stashing all of my weekend essentials! 

Have you picked up any autumn staples recently? 

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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