My London Fashion Week Diary

February 28 2016

Hey my lovelies, its been a while. Don’t worry I haven’t neglected you guys on this space, I’ve been away doing lots and lots of stuff but its good to be back blogging again after organising myself and putting a few things in order!

What better way to kickstart and get some inspiration other than at LFW?
It was fun this time around! I got to attend three shows and hangout at The Apartment (a central hub where I met fellow bloggers, brands and industry heads) in between.

Here’s a little photo diary of my highlights this season!

.:: Day 1 ::.

On Day 1, it was all about the Ong-Oaj Pairam Catwalk Show. A designer best known for Luxury Womenswear, his designs are divine and romantic, and this collection was all of that plus frills, silk and expert embroidery. The Ombre number below was one of my favourite looks. I must say, my outfit sort of mirrored the colour palettes which was totally unplanned!

I paired a long grey tee (Zara), thigh-high boots (Zara) and this Olivia Pope-esque (JOA) coat for my look. My bag essentials were simply a pair of sunglasses (Tom Ford), my camera (Canon) and this miracle hand balm by Rituals. And ofcourse, my cards and keys (not pictured).

You can view the rest of the Ong-Oaj Pairam A/W 16 Collection Here.

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.:: Day 2 ::.

Day 2 had a lot more in store! I opted for a 70s inspired outfit: navy flared trousers (Zara) and a top (Topshop), paired with a tan jacket (Stradivarius) and heels (Zara).

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My friend and designer Ngoni showcased her collection We Are Kin at The Apartment. It was bold, edgy and had wonderful asymmetric elements. I want literally everything in the collection.

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Shortly after, I had a mini tour of The Apartment, and found a great place to work from (emails, content planning and stalking my favourite blogs ofcourse!). It was a desk decorated with the cutest stationery and accessories from a brand called Kikki. K. The rose gold bits did make me happy and feel right at home!

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Refreshments and snacks were dotted all over, and I did have my fair share of raspberry cakes!


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I also discovered a new skincare brand called KITA in the beauty room, and the philosophy and inspiration literally blew my mind away. They believe that true beauty comes from a sense of balance, which I wholeheartedly agree with. In the range there are 5 elements: Metal, Fire, Water, Earth and Wood, and you can discover which one you are, and the formulation that best suits you.

I can’t wait to receive a few bits from them and I’ll be sure to blog more about it!

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Day 2 ended at the Gareth Pugh Show. Thanks to L’Oreal I was given backstage access, and I saw how the hairstyles were created, makeup looks done and nails crafted! After all the buzz from backstage I was able to watch the catwalk show (had some really good seats!). It was a collection that rang with Power Women. The sharp silhouettes, almost corporate look, neutral with a pop of blue colour palette was everything I needed to make my life.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I wish you a happy and productive week!

[Photo Credit: Derek Bremner, Myself, Comb]


  • Reply Nicky February 28 2016 at 11:14 pm

    You always take the most amazing pictures .

  • Reply Felicia February 29 2016 at 12:31 am

    This looks simply amazing, Shirley!

  • Reply Majean February 29 2016 at 6:42 am

    Great review and photos. Loved your looks for both days especially the grey t-shirt

  • Reply Olivia February 29 2016 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful pics…………!

    I love…looove your day 1 look mostly. Awesome.

  • Reply SNE February 29 2016 at 9:36 am


  • Reply Dojanicia February 29 2016 at 10:42 am

    I love the outfits that you wore during Fashion Week! X

  • Reply Lola February 29 2016 at 10:59 am

    You are gorgeous shirley. And you take the best pictures.

  • Reply Naimah.A. February 29 2016 at 11:00 am

    Yay I love this post Shirley

  • Reply Chanél February 29 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Looks like you had a blast! Thanks for sharing, Shirley. You are such an inspiration to me.

  • Reply Agnes February 29 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Lovely photos!

    Agnes x

  • Reply Ifiok February 29 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Oh Shirley, I really appreciate your blogging. I hope to make it in fashion someday too. x

  • Reply Shirelle SVLH February 29 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Love this.. and great pics. Xx

  • Reply Caz February 29 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous – I love your outfit too!

    Caz | This is Caz

  • Reply indigo lorae February 29 2016 at 10:37 pm

    great photography!

  • Reply Lawana parsley March 1 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

  • Reply Lady J March 1 2016 at 5:28 pm

    That was all good. But,it has been awhile from December. It seems like you are abit late to post pictures and blog about Lfw. I hope you have reflected and decide if your heart and mind is still into this. Spring is around the corner and possibly time for new shifts and directions.

  • Reply Montle March 2 2016 at 6:48 am

    That collection is amazing! You looked beautiful Shirley (as usual). Those nails gave me life<3

  • Reply Chidere Igwe March 3 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Hey Shirley,

    I love the photographs you take. You’re an amazing photographer. You should definitely do a video/vlog on photography. I just recently purchased my first DSLR camera (Canon T3i) and I love it. I just need help taking amazing pictures for my blog/vlog/Instagram, etc.

    With Love,

    Chai Ray TV

  • Reply Lynda Okoli March 3 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Wonderful post Shirley, love your Day 1 outfit the most. Glad to have you back blogging, thought you abandoned us, lol. The runway looks so great, love all the collections.

  • Reply Kate March 3 2016 at 10:15 pm

    What an amazing experience! Love your outfits – you look fab as always. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Reply millennielle March 4 2016 at 3:58 pm

    The Apartment always looks like so much fun, we need something like that over here in the U.S. for NYFW!
    xo, coco |

  • Reply Joy March 4 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I’m glad you are back Shirley, I always love watching your videos and reading your blog posts.

  • Reply Rasheeda March 5 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m so jel. You have to take me with you next time girl!


  • Reply Demee March 6 2016 at 3:52 pm

    very lovely post shirley

  • Reply Bintiesque March 6 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Your pictures are so clear and beautiful Shirley.Th apartment looks amazing also.

  • Reply Jenny Cole March 8 2016 at 8:56 am

    Shirley Shirley Shirley …love the first outfit!

  • Reply Rena Ellison March 9 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I really admire your work. You make me want to never give up on my dreams, you, Shirley are an inspiration….xoxo

  • Reply Kay March 11 2016 at 1:06 am

    Hi there Shirley. I love reading your eloquently written posts and seeing your well-executed pictures. You’re definitely feeding my aspirations! Lovely post!

  • Reply Aïchatou Bella March 14 2016 at 4:12 am

    These photos are so on point girl! The rose gold stationary just made me excited too!

    Aïchatou Bella

  • Reply Sasha Shantel March 27 2016 at 11:45 am

    The imagery! lush xxx

  • Reply Marie Michelle March 28 2016 at 9:36 am

    The Gareth Pugh collection is breathtaking! From the colour palette, to the clean lines and the amazing nails. I have to take to a closer look at it. Your thigh high sock boots from Zara are amazing. I’ll definitely look for a similar pair next winter.

  • Reply Sounnat July 28 2016 at 3:36 pm

    What a nice article !! 🙂

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