I decided to do two separate posts on Vogue Festival; as it was in association with Harrods I thought it would be ideal to talk about the Harrods experience independently. So I'll start with the way my day started! I has woken up late and had my outfit planned already. All I had to do was put it on. I had planned to wear my Fleur B skirt I had bought at London Fashion weekend. To my horror, the skirt was FARRRRRR too big for me. There was no way I was going to wear it to Vogue Festival! I had to think quickly and I put on the first thing I saw. With that being said, I was off! As I've already discussed the Vogue Festival itself, I'll just get straight into Harrods Live then!
Buckle up guys! This is going to be a wordy post! I genuinely don't know where to start! Vogue Festival came back again for the third year running after it's success in 2012 and 2013. As soon as I found out the dates of the festival I was watching Vogue's website like a hawk! It was just before London Fashion Week when they released the dates and there was absolutely no way I was missing this event. It is an event not to be missed, and if you are a fashion fanatic like myself; it's a must go! For two days, leading designers, fashion editors, celebrities, models (the list is endless) invite us into their world of fashion. First hand. It was in association with Harrods and had it's biggest line up yet! It was a difficult choice for me to choose which day to attend but there are THREE names that made me book a ticket for Sunday and (in no particular order) they are KARLIE KLOSS, MIROSLAVA DUMA and NAOMI CAMPBELL. Of course Alexandra Shulman would be attending both days but the fact that she would be on the panel talk too on Sunday was a bonus. I'm not going to tell you what Vogue Festival is about as I'm sure you all have a very clear idea, hence I'm going to share my experience with you.
We are slowly approaching spring and due to my miserable attempts to simultaneously cope with work life and social life, I have numerous pictures for Winter/Autumn posts which I never got the chance to upload. Seeing as the season is almost over I thought to finally post these before it is completely too late. So, today's post, is focusing on dirndl skirts (surprise surprise). I know I already have a WHOLE post about these skirts but I just can't get enough of them. The dirndl skirt always appears on the best runways in various colours, styles, prints, textures etc. They are a definite season must have and I'm certain they will be in next season too though I would recommend to get more summery colours (pastels and monochrome). I love these skirts because they are the ultimate lady wear (in my biased opinion of course). I like the fact that this skirt has a pretty silhouette. Of course when you think of silhouettes, you think of figure hugging clothes to show off the curves. But these skirts go way back in history to the 50's when the tiny waistline was the hallmark. It's the clever small waistband that gives the skirt the perfect lady shape. No matter your shape, this skirt will always have a smaller waistband. The bottom of the skirt of course is full and circular; giving off a feel of the curves (they come out after the waist right). With that being said, dirndl skirts are appropriate for any occasion, even the office! I however, have not been brave enough to wear one like this to work. Although the skirt is traditional, in terms of it's prominence in the olden days, you can easily modernise it with a pair of heels or boots and some accessories if you like. If that's a bit much for you you can wear them with a pair of flats for a young and fun look. It's a perfect street style wear too. You'll definitely have a few heads turn around. You'll be surprised how much attention this skirt can bring with it's minimal leg show. If you don't necessarily want a dirndl skirt you can add a tiny waist belt on top of a coat or dress with a similar style.
I absolutely love this skirt because of the pattern and the texture is amazing. It's extremely warm and slight heavy! I love how there are low pockets just below the hips; that alone nails the 1950's look.