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LFW Spring Summer 2017 Illustrations | Molly Goddard & Richard Malone

By September 18, 2016 London Fashion Blog Week

If you didn’t read my last post, then you won’t know that for each day of LFW Spring Summer 2017, I’m going to be posting a couple of illustrations! It’s a more personal way of covering the shows which I, unfortunately, can’t attend this season, so I hope you enjoy taking a look as much as I do making them!

lfw spring summer 2017 molly goddard fashion illustrations


~ MOLLY GODDARD SS17 ~


I’m always in awe of what Molly brings to the table just because she is such a genuine talent and has so much potential and opportunity waiting for her at only 27, and this season definitely didn’t disappoint. It was slightly more wearable than previous seasons in my opinion, with patchwork style hoodies included. It was also a catwalk rather than a presentation like her previous collections have been, which brought to life certain pieces and textures used throughout, like the knitwear and graphic tees.

Although as I said, the collection is more wearable (which I prefer), there were some really eye-catching pieces like this tulle number. The hair and make-up was also really beautiful, so I thought it made for an excellent illustration. Hats off to Molly once again!

lfw spring summer 2017 richard malone fashion illustrations


~ RICHARD MALONE SS17 ~


As I mentioned in my AW16 LFW review, Richard Malone is a relatively new discovery for me, but a great one nonetheless. Inspired by uniforms across different industries, specifically nursing (notice the NHS blues?), it’s full of simple cuts and tailoring, and lots of small details like easy to access popper closures, as well as the striking Malone stripes and fitting figures.

It was bright and colourful, but in a minimalistic and themed way, and I can’t scratch away that feeling that there’s an underlying hint of Bowie throughout too (or maybe that’s just the makeup)? I’m actually genuinely interested in seeing how many collections pay tribute to him in some way… I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

What are your thoughts on LFW so far? Which illustration is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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LFW Spring Summer 2017 Illustrations | Bora Aksu & Teatum Jones

By September 17, 2016 London Fashion Blog Week

For this season of LFW, I thought I would try something a little different in my coverage of the collections. I usually review the collections using images from elsewhere seeing as I, unfortunately, am unable to attend due to travelling, but I liked the idea of making it more personal to my blog, so for the next few days and for the duration of LFW Spring Summer 2017 (what a mouthful!), I’m going to be posting a few illustrations of some of my favourite stand out pieces from all sorts of designers. To kick things off, I have two sketches based upon Bora Aksu and Teatum Jones…

LFW Spring Summer 2017 Bora Aksu Illustrations


~ BORA AKSU SS17 ~


I don’t think I’ve actually focused on Bora Aksu in any of my recent fashion week reviews, mainly because I like to mix things up and focus on a variety of different styles, and often with designers which focus on traditional processes and fabric, things can become a little stagnant and uninteresting, but for this summer, it seems like they’re reigning me back in!

I’ve explained this before, but some collections truly are like pieces of art. One of my first thoughts was honestly just, ‘beautiful’. The textures and shapes used are so intricate, and I think that’s a huge selling point for me and designers these days. The idea that a piece can be so thoroughly thought out is actually quite inspiring because it pushes me to think more deeply about my own designs. With woodland and fairy-like themes throughout, it’s no wonder that each dress and garment feels like a fairy tale in its own right, and this yellow number is no exception.

LFW Spring Summer 2017 Teatum Jones Illustrations


~ TEATUM JONES SS17 ~


I’m so drawn into shows and presentations which have a deeper meaning to them, so I couldn’t not focus on Teatum Jones this season. The show started with a short film about diversity and sexuality; embracing who you are and not letting anyone stand in the way of who you define yourself as and who you love. It was genuinely interesting to listen to, especially as it was coming from real people (all from Glasgow, in a tribute to Scotland). It was interesting to see how it worked its way into the collection itself… in fact, it wasn’t until closer inspection that I saw words like ‘intersexual’ across the backs of jackets.

The collection was a mix of botanical and watercolour inspired floral prints (which I haven’t done much justice in my sketchy illustrative style), alongside primary colours and paint splatters which I can only presume was a nod to ‘painting your own canvas’ and making what you want out of what you have. The textures were beautiful, with silk and merino wool being the main focus. An interesting clash of ideas, but the message behind it all made it fit perfectly together. It’s awesome to see Teatum Jones back in the menswear realm, too!

What are you excited about for LFW spring summer 2017 so far? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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London Fashion Week AW 15′ Collection Review

By February 25, 2015 London Fashion Blog Week

London Fashion Week AW 15 Collections Review

Another season, another collection review! This time, it’s London Fashion Week AW 15. Unfortunately I didn’t get to watch as many shows as I’d have liked as I have been pretty busy these past few days, but I’m still happy to share my thoughts as usual. Don’t forget to tell me what you think about each collection and if you had any other favourites. Images all via VOGUE!

London Fashion Week AW 15 Anya Hindmarch 2

London Fashion Week AW 15 Anya Hindmarch 1

ANYA HINDMARCH
RATING: 10/10

Oh. my. WOW. Another collection which has completely blown me away. To some people it may all seem quite basic but I love the way each season is put together. There is something so satisfying about the way the bags look (and feel, I bet). Hindmarch takes something so simple and makes it into a bold and striking theme. Not only are the accessories divine, but the clothes are too. I especially love the printed jumpsuits (they might be 2 pieces, I can’t tell), and the nods to Little Chef (mainly because my family ate their the day before I was born… haha!). It’s just such a cool collection that is just so appealing and satisfying to look at.

London Fashion Week AW 15 Erdem

ERDEM
RATING: 7/10

For this season I was really impressed. I think when a designer can really nail a signature style on the head, yet pull in so many different influences and make it work, they’re doing the right thing. Erdem always feature opulent fabrics and show-stopping numbers, but I felt like this season was toned down, yet vamped up all at the same time. More colour and texture than previous seasons. Intricacy and small details add to the charm of each piece and make them feel like a precious heirloom to which anyone would be honored to own.

London Fashion Week AW 15 Fyodor Golan

FYODOR GOLAN
RATING: 7/10

I like the feel of this collection. It still feels like the good old SS 15′ collection which Fyodor Golan curated, but with a more casual and laid-back feel. My favourite elements were the slimline silhouettes and grey and pastel hues. The striking green platform heels keep it fun and alive… just like the My Little Pony character which is featured in a few of the looks. It’s a cool and fuss-free collection but is still dramatic and daring enough to keep us all interested.

London Fashion Week AW 15 Holly Fulton

HOLLY FULTON
RATING: 9/10

WOW. Holly Fulton has actually won me over for the first time in a long while. This collection was gorgeous. To me it feels like Barbie all grown up, when really it’s meant to feel like a throwback to sixties glamour, which I think sums it right up. It’s playful but elegant all in one. It’s the sort of collection that works for anyone; your style and personality decides what the dress should look and feel like. More grey tones with bold, minimal prints. I love this collection, do you?

London Fashion Week AW 15 Jonathan Saunders

JONATHAN SAUNDERS
RATING: 6/10

I feel like the fashion industry just keeps going back to the archives at the moment. One moment we’re going forward and the next we’re going back the other way. Jonathan Saunders’ is still fairly new to me, so I don’t really know what to expect. Another nod to 60’s mods; fun and minimal but hidden naughtiness in lace up boots and flashes of skin. I will say it again, I adore structure and smooth lines so the shapes included are appealing to me. It’s an ‘easy’ collection in my mind…

London Fashion Week AW 15 Minnan Hui

MINNAN HUI
RATING: 10/10

brand new designer to me, and I am OBSESSED. If you can show me colour, shape and texture all in one, then I’m sold. How beautiful?! It may not be the most wearable of collections for the everyday gal’, but some elements are just awesome. Abstract shapes, not only in print but in the way the clothes are worn too, mean that there is always something new to look at. A few of the looks sort of remind me of David Bowie and his Ashes to Ashes costume… big shoulders and overflowing material layering over each other. A big thumbs up to Minnan Hui… I shall definitely be taking a further look into previous collections!

London Fashion Week AW 15 Topshop Unique

TOPSHOP UNIQUE
RATING: 6.5/10

Ahhh Topshop. I feel like I can express my personal opinion upon this collection, so here we go! I like it. Ha! I don’t think it’s anything too special. So many designers are still clinging onto current trends, and perhaps Topshop should let go. It’s too similar to everything that is already around. Topshop Unique is meant to be worn by a specific shopper in mind, and I believe this limits them sometimes. Do you get what I mean? Let me know!

Make sure to tell me what your favourite collection was and if I missed out any gems! I’d love to know 🙂

(Featured header image via London Fashion Week)

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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AW 15′ Beauty Trends | Muted Pinks & Purple Grey

By February 23, 2015 London Fashion Blog Week

AW 15' Beauty Trends

Hello, hello! How are you? Today’s LFBW post is something I hope you are interested in… beauty! You guys are always asking me to feature more make-up on this blog, and although I don’t personally love it that much, I thought I would give it a go! I actually quite enjoyed putting this together, so I hope you enjoy reading it too. Here’s a little round-up of some AW 15′ beauty trends. All images via VOGUE!

AW 15' Beauty Trends

MUTED PINKS –

I’m a big fan of natural beauty as you can tell, so this is probably my favourite trend I have spotted so far. Muted pinks, dewy plump lips and minimal coverage in terms of foundation, bronzer and all that kinda’ stuff. I think this a perfect day-to-day look and for the colder AW (Autumn & Winter) months when you don’t want to make too much of an effort, it’s even more perfect and fuss-free. The additional strong brow adds the frame to the face, which I also think is a big hit once again.

AW 15' Beauty Trends

THE UNEXPECTED ‘POP’ OF COLOUR…

We’re still on the dewy, minimal face trend, but with an added twist. Bold, bright lips, or a sneaky brightly coloured eyeliner added for an unexpected ‘pop’ of colour. Adding a pinch of drama and a clash of colour, I love it! I think the coloured eyeliner trend is becoming more and more popular and I’m all for it! I personally think my favourite way to wear a pop of colour is on the lips. It adds colour and light  to your whole face and can work all year round. What do you think?

AW 15' Beauty Trends

PURPLE GREY…

Of course, this season being AW, there had to be a darker set of tones and colours. My favourite combination is purple grey. Lilacs and blue toned purples seemed to be a ‘thing’ this season with a mixed in nude shade lipstick and a hint of grey. A lovely dark but neutral colour palette that suits all skin tones. Interesting…

What do you think of these trend predictions? Are there any that are up your street? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Fashion Week Catwalk Music | Playlist

By February 21, 2015 London Fashion Blog Week

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One thing which I love about LFW (and fashion weeks in general) is the catwalk music. I love all the different beats and rhythms that are used to really enhance the mood of each collection, so I thought today I would put together a little playlist for you to listen too. I think it’s really cool to see what music is merged together and sometimes you can discover some awesome artists….catwalk music london fashion week playlist

Catwalk & Fashion Week Music by Tolly Dolly Posh on Grooveshark

catwalk music london fashion week playlist

I don’t know about you, but music which is used for catwalks and fashion shows always has something so special about it. It’s the way the music all glides together so perfectly, and the beat in the background which moves exactly in time with the feet of the models. I just love it. I love the feeling it gives me, it’s just something special and I know that may sound weird, but you have a listen. Close your eyes and imagine a flurry of texture and colour, drifting effortlessly down the catwalk.

In this mix of songs, I think my favourites include Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush), Sunset (The XX) and Go Slow (HAIM)They’re all really cool songs, with totally different vibes. I think it’s interesting to imagine some form of collection going along with them… so why not tell me what type of collection would go along with each song? Or maybe you have another song in mind? Just let me know in the comments 🙂

…for those of you interested, my next ‘London Fashion Blog Week’ post, is beauty related *shout from the hill tops*

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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How To Dress for London Fashion Week… or not.

By February 19, 2015 London Fashion Blog Week

What To Wear to London Fashion Week

If you weren’t following my blog last September (why not?) you probably won’t remember ‘London Fashion Blog Week’. I’ve decided to take up the challenge again and write some more London Fashion Week related content. If you are wondering why London specifically, it’s just because I feel like I can relate to it more… I obviously still adore looking at NYFW, and PFW, but for me LFW is my fave. So, just to clarify, my next 4 blog posts will all be LFW related and will be posted every other day 🙂 Today’s post should be taken with a pinch of salt… I’ve always wanted to do a little jokey post, so here is my first ever one…

What To Wear to London Fashion Week

A big question on the minds of every fashion lover and fashion week attendee is, ‘What should I wear?’, so I’ve decided today, to answer that question. Remember what I said at the start of this post… pinch. of. salt.


#1Buy clothes that you would never usually feel comfortable in wearing, to attract as much attention as possible.

#2 – Wear high heels and don’t wear blister plasters because even though you’ll be walking around hours on end, you still want to look stylish and professional.

#3 – Speaking of high heels, find the highest pair you can find. Models are tall after all, so you’ll blend in perfectly.

#4 – Make sure you have one piece of designer clothing on you, even if it’s a fake rip-off. You don’t want to look like you came straight out of Primark.

#5 Don’t carry a camera around with you, otherwise people will think you are the street style snapper. You want to be the one in front of the lens after all, right?

#6 Carry a big bag. You’ll need to be able to have enough room to carry around all the freebies, snacks and drinks you collect. Don’t worry about how heavy it is, count it as a fashionable arm workout. 


What To Wear to London Fashion Week


#7 – If a hat or view-blocking high bun is part of your outfit and look for the day, ignore complaints that people in the row behind you, can’t see. It’s fashion, and they should know that.

#8 – Your outfit should be made up of as many colourful and printed items as possible, this will also help with attracting attention.

#9 – Ditto that for texture (faux fur, mesh, patents etc).

#10 Wear a massive coat, because they’re all the rage at fashion week.

#11 – Distressed jeans are all the rage, so bring a pair of scissors and a mini grater to distress them even more throughout the day… you want to go for that whole ‘naturally distressed’ look (?!!!).


What To Wear to London Fashion Week


#12 – Cover your face in glitter and sequins or dye your hair neon. You want to look like you just stepped off of the runway…

#13 – …or you can wear super casual clothes; skinny jeans, a boyfriend coat, trainers and a slick back ponytail. Add black out sunglasses for the full ‘model off-duty’ effect.

#14 Bring a change of outfit. You don’t want to be wearing the same thing all day because you’ll never get noticed. Update what you’re wearing as much as possible to stay up-to-date with all the latest happenings.

#15 – So photographers don’t have to ask you for your details, wear a badge with your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook links. You haven’t got time to stop and chat!

#16 – Ignore all of the above because it’s all just rubbish!


like I promise, it’s all rubbish! I hope you enjoyed this haha, just a bit of a laugh but I totally disagree with all of the statements. I just feel like people really go over the top stressing over what to wear. In my opinion, just wear what you want. Don’t feel pressured to dress to a certain ‘level’ just because it’s a special event. Be you, and be comfortable being you 🙂

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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London Fashion Week SS15 Review

By September 18, 2014 London Fashion Blog Week

London Fashion Week SS15 Review

And so we have come to one of the most important blog posts… The London Fashion Week SS15 review, hooray, hooray! I have tried to be a bit more ‘journalist-y’ this time around, and try to think of what the designer was portraying. I read a piece in the Elle Collections A/W issue and it really inspired me, so I hope this is an interesting read instead of ‘I like this and I don’t like this’. (Images via Vogue.co.uk)

Ashish London Fashion Week SS15 Review

ASHISH
RATING: 8.5/10

Ashish always WOWs me… it’s always so fun and interesting and always has a story to tell. This time around the sequins were made into snake skin prints, back to front jeans and little black dresses. For me the collection was like a disco ball meeting a girls slumber party… sparkle with a splash of faux fur and almost pyjama like silhouettes. I loved the show music too, it was probably the best soundtrack of all the shows I watched. All round amazing-ness from this wonderful designer once again. I need those dungarees and Hi Haters top… yes, pur-lease!

Bora Aksu London Fashion Week SS15 Review

BORA AKSU
RATING: 7.5/10

The collection for SS15’ was based upon fairy tales and the deeper, darker sides. I can definitely see what Aksu is trying to achieve with the dress shapes and silhouettes. The mix of beautiful airy fabrics and the sharper structures portrays this well in my opinion. The overlapping details are the perfect touch also. It’s another stunning collection! Love, love, love.

Burberry London Fashion Week SS15 Review

Burberry London Fashion Week SS15 Review

BURBERRY PRORSUM
RATING: 9/10

I love it when designers really set the scene of a collection. You get to understand what you’re actually seeing and Burberry certainly did that. First of all the catwalk was amazing with it’s beautifully coloured illustrations featuring insects and flowers. The countryside and spring time had a strong influence on all the designs. Elements of tulle, denim and feathers were incorporated and it worked wonderfully. The dresses were feminine and sexy in a really subtle way which I adored. I wasn’t too fond on the slogan prints though…

Christopher Raeburn London Fashion Week SS15 Review

CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN
RATING: 7/10

After watching Susie Bubble Backstage at LFW on BBC iPlayer (I really recommend watching, it’s only 17 mins long!), I was introduced to Christopher Raeburn. I know a lot of bloggers have attended his shows so I’d only really heard of him on Twitter, but I am now obsessed. He seems so cool in person anyway, but his collections are all sustainable and stylish… it’s amazing! In this collection some of the pieces are made from old parachutes in the original colours (PINK!) and some are made from fighter pilot thingy mabobbies (I can’t remember what they are called… well done Tolly!). I love it, the textures, the colours. It’s spot on. Hooray, a collection I love!

Fyodor Golan London Fashion Week SS15 Review

Fyodor Golan London Fashion Week SS15 Review

FYODOR GOLAN
RATING: 8/10

One of the more striking and colourful collections for next summer has got to be this. The vibrant colours, textures and patterns all flow into each other in the most perfect way. The digital vibes definitely come through, especially with the use of stripes and holographic materials. I’m obsessed with it and I would happily own the whole collection. I would definitely say that patent elements and applique will be a big hit next year.

Holly Fulton London Fashion Week SS15 Review

HOLLY FULTON
RATING: 7/10

As soon as the first model hit the runway you knew it was Fulton’s work, which I think is stopping me from loving her that much… she stays safe every season… I’m not saying I didn’t like the collection, because I did! The use of modern textures and styles with classic and more retro pieces was perfect.. I especially like the patent bandeaus. I don’t really have much more to say… what do you think of it?

house of holland London Fashion Week SS15 Review

HOUSE OF HOLLAND
RATING: 7/10

I have to be honest live stream probably made this collection look a lot worse than it is. I’m going to have to say it that’s it not my favourite collection from Mr Holland, but I do really like it’s vibe, looking at it more closely. Embellished applique flowers, physadelic 70s/60s inspired pieces, holographic skirts, bold yellows and oranges… it’s a lovely mixture. In fact I’m really looking forward to seeing these kinds of styles pop up during 2015… I’m just still not 100% sure that Holland excuted it perfectly… and erm, I think some of the models need some training in walking in heels… yikes!

Mary Katrantzou London Fashion Week SS15 Review

MARY KATRANTZOU
RATING: 7/10

Change is sometimes for the better but I am still on the fence with Mary’s change from patterns and prints to texture… I would say the collection tells more of a story compared to her previous ones and for me that’s a big improvement. The sharp difference between the greys and more dull (sorry…) pieces and the more intricate and mermaid pieces really encaptured the vision. I’m not going to say I loved it, but I liked it for sure.

SIBLING London Fashion Week SS15 Review

SIBLING
RATING: 8/10

This collection for me was an interesting one. I loved it in many ways and in many ways it just wasn’t my taste. It was meant to portray being young, happy and free and I totally see this especially with the striking colours and patterns. I love the use of blue check though, it looks so classic yet in a modern way. Sequins and big puffy tutu skirts… they’re always a winner!

Tom Ford London Fashion Week SS15 Review

TOM FORD
RATING: 6/10

Well.. well. I definitely see a trend coming for next summer and it’s not summery at all… dark colours, wintery styles in the form of jackets and two pieces. It really is a very strong contrast to what SS is usually about. The collection inspired by the sixties, with classic remakes of designs from the past. For me it was definitely made for A-Listers and posh soirees… the theme was strong and I liked the whole aesthetic but I really hope that colour is still ‘in’!

Topshop Unique London Fashion Week SS15 Review

TOPSHOP UNIQUE
RATING: 8/10

Ahh blimming heck Topshop, you’ve done it again. The thing I love about the show is that it’s always got that chic designer element (the ‘Unique’ part) but then it’s still true to Topshop’s accessible name so it’s wearable too. I can’t quite put my thumb on it though… is it a modern sporty vibe or is it a retro sporty vibe? I think it could be both and that’s awesome to see. The second half was beautiful too, with more tulle (definitely in for SS15… yay!) and of course Cara made everything more amazing. She’s perfect… sassy, stylish and blimming gorgeous.

Well it is fair to say that it hasn’t been my most favourite LFW… the collections just weren’t my taste… bring back colour! What did you think? Let me know your favourite collections and designers I should be looking out for in the comments! I’d love to know! I suppose I will see you next season… (…or in 2 days with another London Fashion Blog Week post!)

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Why Should Bloggers Go To Fashion Week?

By September 16, 2014 London Fashion Blog Week

Why should bloggers go to fashion week

Sadly we have reached the end of LFW… not London Fashion Blog Week though, oh no, there are still a few more posts to be read, but the last scheduled show was at 5 o’clock and I’m feeling kind of sad about it. I decided being a blogger, I had to touch upon the whole ‘should bloggers go to Fashion Week’ topic during these series of posts. I have a little helper too, I asked Lela from Lela London a few questions which was quite interesting, so thanks Lela!

Just to clear it up, Fashion Week is an ‘industry event’ which I believe is a vital bit of information for this controversial subject. Fashion Week was created so that designers could showcase their work to members of the press, buyers and celebrities etc. It’s a way for designers to get their collections seen by important and respected people. The event is also a way of celebrating fashion, culture and design from artists based in the set city. We mainly focus on the bigger cities and capitals like New York, London, Milan and Paris, but you have to remember there are smaller, perhaps more local events held all around the world.

The first New York Fashion Week, or ‘NYFW’, was held in 1943. I put this in bold because again I believe this is a vital bit of information. In fact around the same time there was an event called ‘Press Week’ which was essentially just the same thing as Fashion Week and it was exactly what it says on the tin. A collection of shows which members of the press could attend to.

Why should bloggers go to fashion week

Bloggers at LFW – #1 #2#3#4 

In 1943 there were no bloggers (who knew?!…), it was simply photographers, editors, journalists etc… ‘members of the press’… people who put the content into magazines and newspapers. These people were all part of the fashion industry, they all made a huge input to the fashion world, and this is where I believe we get stuck. Do bloggers make an input to the fashion industry? My answer is simply, yes.

Bloggers like Tanya Burr have great followings and can sell out dresses and shoes from high street stores in an instant… that is already a staggering impact. If people like Tanya are seen at a fashion show, people will be interested. Followers and readers will want to know their opinions, their likes and dislikes about the upcoming collection, because they trust them. Even bloggers like myself make a small contribution because if I tweet about a show and someone agrees, I have started a conversation… that’s what magazines and newspapers do after all.

What is your personal opinion on bloggers attending shows?
Lela: No real opinion! If they are right for the show, a great supporter of the brand, or offer something special from a PR-angle, nothing else should matter.

When people say that bloggers have a ‘privilege’ to attend LFW, I tend to disagree with them. In this day and age, bloggers. play. a. role. They do make a contribution to what’s going on. I understand it if a blogger doesn’t do any form of review or feature of a collection, and just posts about their outfits, I understand that, totally. The major factor that we ignore is that (some) bloggers are living their life off of their blog… just like photographers, journalists etc. It’s their job.

Before blogging did you ever want to experience a fashion week, and more specifically did you want to experience LFW?
Lela: Yes! As I started off as a fashion stylist (between seasons), starting my blog seemed to be the reason I was invited over my actual work! Then though it was originally just a hobby!

Do you think it is important for bloggers to have a great knowledge of fashion and designers to be able to attend fashion week?
Lela: At least enough to produce a great review or photographs. Expert status is few and far between – its primarily about taste and publicity potential.

One of the points I do agree with though, is the playground, childish side of things… the bragging. Bloggers need to realise themselves that they are making an impact and that this is what they do if they want to be part of fashion. Getting multiple tickets to shows isn’t a way to show how great and popular you are, it’s just a way of designers and their PR team of telling you that they want you to blog about the next collection. Obviously it is exciting to attend a show of a respected designer, but you aren’t there to just sit and watch the world go by and have people think you are ‘cool’, you are there to interpret what you are seeing, you are there to tell people what each collection is all about and of course what people should expect for the next season.

What do you think? Should the amount of bloggers attending be limited, or should they even be allowed to attend at all? You tell me! Leave a comment below, I love to hear your opinions 😀

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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LFW Ready Shoe Ideas – Trainers, Heels & Flats*

By September 14, 2014 London Fashion Blog Week

LFW Shoe Ideas new look teens nike asos

Howdy! So we’re now 2 days into LFW, and although not a lot of you will be actually attending (if you are, I’m so jealous!), I thought I would put together a few ideas for what shoes you could wear to the shows… it may just give you some footwear inspiration even if you are not hitting up LFW anytime soon!

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NIKE FREE TR FIT 5.0 – JD SPORTS* – SOLD OUT

You have probably seen these babies on my blog before, but if not, let me introduce you… these are my bright neon leopard print Nike trainers. The reason they are included is because of how bold they are. I totally push the idea of wearing what you would usually wear to LFW, but if you do want at least one chance of getting street style snapped, I would totally recommend going for a bold shoe, and these are most definitely that! Surprisingly enough, these are actually quite versatile… yup! I love them for both style and comfort. Walking around all day probably means you want a comfortable shoe, so definitely look out for an awesome pair of trainers!

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METALLIC SILVER ‘JAIDA’ FLATS – NEW LOOK* – £17.99

Moving on from the more casual option of trainers, we have some awesome metallic flats. These have actually only just recently launched in the New Look 915 range (teens), and I love them! I love all the little details from the scalloped edging to the almost two tone sole. I think they definitely look a lot more expensive than they are and would look awesome with most outfits. I would definitely invest in some cute socks for these too, you can read more about the fast food ones here.

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SILVER PLATFORM HEELS – ASOS – SOLD OUT

Now we’re talking… or perhaps not if you really don’t want to move away from comfort… these aren’t necessarily uncomfortable seeing as they have a platform, but you would probably want a pair of flats in your handbag! I love them though because they have that sort of ‘off duty model’ vibe going on. I love to wear them with my spotty dungarees (ASOS, surprise surprise), but I’d like to know what you’d wear them with! Let me know in a comment 🙂

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HOLOGRAPHIC ‘ROCK’ HEELS – NEW LOOK* – OCTOBER 1st RELEASE

Finally, we have the most risky, show-stopper’y’ pair of the lot. Real, heels. As you may know I am a huge fan of anything holographic so these also really caught my eye. This is a super big sneak peek though, so lucky you! I’m sure these would definitely catch the attention of some eager bloggers/photographers. They look so pretty! They will for sure be an A/W staple for me.

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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How To Enjoy London Fashion Week at Home

By September 10, 2014 London Fashion Blog Week

how to enjoy london fashion week at home

What on earth is this I hear you say? Well my friend, this is London Fashion ‘Blog Week’. Starting today and ending on 21st September (yes, okay that isn’t a week.. but nor is actual LFW so… there you go), I am going to be putting up a post related to LFW every other day! I was so close to being able to go to LFW this year but sadly not, so I thought I would replace it with this! LFW is just 2 days away so here are some ideas on how you can enjoy it at home, just like me!

how to enjoy london fashion week at home

how to enjoy london fashion week at home

1. Stream the LIVE shows…

Obviously one of the best ways to catch up with LFW (NYFW, PFW etc etc) is to watch the shows in real time. In my opinion this is probably even better than being at the shows because you get a clear view of everything… you just can’t see what the detail is exactly like and take pictures of your own, but it’s still awesome to watch. London Fashion Week’s site has a digital schedule as well so it’s all displayed out nicely. Watch the shows here.

2. Follow #hash-tags on Twitter…

This is great for when you are on the move but still want to keep up-to-date with the latest shows. The best hash-tags to follow are #LFW (obviously) and #SS15 (or the relevant season). A lot of magazines, models, journalists and bloggers will be tweeting straight from the event and (hopefully) most of them will use hash-tags. It’s super easy to keep track and Twitter has a handy option to save a hash-tag so you can quickly access it.

3. Follow bloggers/journalists…

I love doing this because you get a proper insight to what is going on, not only at the shows but also around all the venues. Plus if you want a more ‘honest’ (in some cases) view on LFW, then this is your best bet. One of my favourite journalists to follow is Hilary Alexander because she’s always tweeting photos right from the shows.

4. Catch-up via VOGUE.co.uk…

Finally, you need to catch-up via VOGUE. They have in-depth photos from the catwalk, to details and even the celebs on the ‘FROW’. The photos are stunning too and they’re always put up ASAP after the shows. They even have a service so you get notifications of when photos go up! It’s super handy 🙂

Will you be watching LFW, or catching up via Twitter? Let me know in the comments. I hope you are looking forward to London Fashion ‘Blog’ Week! 😀

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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