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The Chanel Little Black Jacket Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

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2 months ago, in October, Becky of lifestyleflash.com tweeted about the Chanel Little Black Jacket exhibition and asked fellow bloggers to join her for a day of fun at the gallery and a little blogger get-together. So on Saturday 27th, I met with Becky and Kristabel to see the Chanel exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. One of many exhibitions I visited in October (Tim Walker Storyteller, V&A Hollywood Costume..).

I didn’t know that one piece of clothing can be worn with and create so many different styles. The little black jacket is as versatile, chic and classy as its creator Coco Chanel. Timeless and iconic. The photos were all taken by Karl Lagerfeld and feature well-known faces (Sarah Jessica Parker, Lily Allen, Elle Fanning, Clémence Poésy and Alexa Chung, to name a few) as well as well-known backs (yes, Anna Wintour has got be the one of the only women in the world almost everyone can recognise from behind; it’s the hair!). Unfortunately the exhibition closed earlier this month, but I took a few pictures for you to look at and enjoy.

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The last three photos are my favourites. xx

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Memories of 2011

2011 has been an utterly fantastic year for me. I’ve travelled all over Europe to amazing places and countries like France and Italy, and my little inner Shopaholic definitely got her money’s worth as shopping as something I did every single month of the year. I can look back at an absolutely wonderful and successful 2011 and look forward to a 2012 full of adventures.

January:

I started the year, celebrating on New Year’s Eve with my family in Germany, which means I basically started the year eating. I started writing this blog in January and want to thank you for the 1,610 views it has so far. I also went shopping in Dresden in January. Otherwise it was a bit unspectacular and quiet in Jan.

February:

A friend of me came to London and I went on a sightseeing tour with her, showing her the best places in London for shopping, relaxing etc. We ate sushi on the stairs in Trafalgar Square. I went shopping with a friend, a friend of said friend and the cute son of said friend’s friend. Frozen yogurt. Hampstead Heath. Shopping for a new purse at Lulu Guinness. Camden. Fantastic Victorian history photoshoot near Harrods, with champagne. Meeting Prince Harry. Going to Hamley’s with my friend (she wanted to move there). Primrose Hill walk.

March:

Sitting at the lake near my parents house in Germany and watching frogs. First try to bake cupcakes. Cuddling with my bunny. Drawing. Beautiful sunset in Dresden. Drinking tea at Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe. ..And shopping.

April:

Watching the Royal Wedding on the big screen and crying. Getting a Crystal Heart from Swarovski. Walking in the park. Eating dinner at a sea themed restaurant. And, of course, shopping!

May:

Paris. Marvelling at the art in Montmartre. Having a fantastic view over Paris on top of the Eiffel Tower. Versailles. Walking through the garden of Versailles. Shopping at Louis Vuitton. Buying Karl Lagerfeld coke and seeing a huge replica of my little bottle in the Coca Cola museum. Seeing a wedding in front of the Eiffel Tower. Buying Minnie Mouse ears at the Disney store. Attending the opening of the Abercrombie & Fitch store on the Champs-Élysées (naked guys, yum). Bateaux mouches on the Seine. The Louvre. Eating cake in a tiny little café in a backstreet.

June:

Visiting a friend in Berlin. Hotel Adlon. Bubble Tea in Berlin. Shopping in Dresden. Travelling to Prague. Seeing the Czech ambassador.

July:

Seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in the cinema in London in 3D at 3am after coming back from Germany. Walking through London at 5am. Shopping in Camden and in Harrods. Lola’s cupcakes. In Richmond with the boss. Bubble Tea at Bubbleology in Soho. Lulu Guinness. Berlin Fashion Week. Shopping for hats in Berlin. Walking through the rain. Enjoying the sun in Camden. Gossiping with the boss. Buying my Chanel 2.55 bag.


August:

Travelling with the car through Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia to Croatia (over 7 hours!). The mountains in Austria. Small streets in Italy. Sunset in Croatia. The yacht harbour. Eating ice cream every day. Staying at a great villa. Eating weird fish in restaurants. Seeing Jon Bon Jovi on his private yacht. Travelling with the yacht to Venice. Shopping at a shop which sold vintage Chanel in Venice. Pigeons on Piazza san Marco. Drinking a cappuccino in Café Florian on Piazza san Marco and paying 6€ for it. Diving in the sea. Sitting on the beach, enjoying every single minute.

September:

Going to Prague again for research for my book. Drawing fashion sketches. Being at home in my bed.

October:

Picking up cupcakes in West Hampstead, made by Karine of Ohlala Bakery. Shopping in Camden. Legally Blonde, the Musical at the Savoy Theatre. The Luxury Wedding Show at the Saatchi Gallery near Sloane Square. Catwalk. Vivienne Westwood. David Fielden. Candy Anthony. Amazing wedding dresses and cakes. Champagne. New Lulu Guinness bag.

November:

Staying at a hotel in Germany for the weekend. Berlin. Spending a day in Tropical Islands near Berlin. Swimming in the ‘sea’ and the lagoon. Amazing flowers and animals. …And (what else) shopping.

December:

A new nail colour every day. Spending Christmas with my family in Germany. Fireworks. Celebrating the new year with friends. Being overdressed at the New Year’s party. And…SHOPPING!

I wish everyone a Happy New Year 2012!

The Luxury Wedding Show London – Review

The long awaited Luxury Wedding Show finally took place at the Saatchi Gallery last weekend. I had tickets for the Saturday 14.15pm Catwalk Show and arrived there at 13.30pm. ‘The Saatchi Gallery is hired for a private event.’ First of all I was pleasantly surprised that, despite the location (Sloane Square), the people there weren’t at all snobby or arrogant. In fact they were very nice to my friend (who’s going to marry next year) and me. We had time to look at the stands of various exhibitors (for example The Dorchester, G C Couture and Little Bevan) before the Catwalk Show and immediately were given very good advice at the Dorchester stand, along with an offer to marry at Coworth Park (near Windsor Great Park, Polo field et all) which we’ll definitely consider.

After we fetched our champagne at the champagne bar on the 2nd floor, we went to our seats (3rd row, unfortunately, as we were a bit late). The Catwalk Show was by far the best thing at the whole Wedding Show. It was pretty fantastic. Bespoke wedding designers like David Fielden, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Candy Anthony, Kula Tsurdiu and several others presented their new bridal collections on the runway while I was busy taking photos. I’m really a fan of multi-layered dresses/skirts and I definitely got my money’s worth at the Show. Especially the Candy Anthony, Browns Bride and Vivienne Westwood dress designs were amazing. Lots of tulle, white, red, blue, feathers, patterned fabrics, unique dresses…etc. The goodie bag everyone received included products from L’Oréal, Dermalogica, O.P.I,  Elemis, Pearl Drops and DHC. Thanks to everyone for this weekend of true luxury!

David Fielden

Charlotte Casadéjus

Candy Anthony

Vivienne Westwood

The Luxury Wedding Show October 22nd/23rd 2011

This Saturday (22nd) and Sunday (23rd) the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea near Sloane Square will host the Luxury Wedding Show (sponsored by Aston Martin), an event no bride-to-be should miss. If you purchase tickets on their website http://www.theluxuryweddingshowlondon.co.uk/ you’ll receive a goody bag upon arrival, a glass of champagne, The White Book (a guide to the show) and The Look Book. The creme de la creme of bridal designers (Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Westwood, Alice Temperley and Vera Wang to name a few) will present their newest collections on the catwalk for the first time. You’ll also have access to over 100 wedding experts, from wedding planners to floral designers.

I purchased tickets last month, thanks to the lovely Miss Jones (http://www.missjonespa.com/) who made me aware of this event, and I’m really looking forward to Saturday.