The fashion tour

Amidst the mania of actually trying to finish my work so I could go to London Fashion Week, I am currently writing this aboard a plane from Milan back to Dublin after one hell of a week that is now almost over. At one point, I did actually worry that I had taken on too much over my favourite time of year (which I sometimes compare to Christmas) but too many opportunities came my way that I could not possibly refuse, despite the overwhelming lack of sleep, eating irregularly and occasionally loosing things (i.e. my phone). Rewinding back to Friday September 15th, day one of LFW, having arrived on the Thursday night, I woke up thinking of work. Looking back now, we took in an almighty amount of shows and presentations, such as Mary Katrantzou, JW Anderson, John Rocha, Marios Schwab, Issa and Topshop Unique. So what did I get up to? Well it goes a little like this.

Jessie Ward Lorna Weightman Courtney Smith

The Apartment

Thanks to the blogger genius, Abi Marvel, a space dedicated to the bloggers amongst us was set up in Covent Garden, where we could eat, meet and relax between shows. With amazing brands involved like Stylistpick, Lavazza, Lenovo and Vodafone, to name a few, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting my fellow bloggers and comparing a few show notes along the way.

The highlight of the week was filming for Alongside my fashionable partner in crime, Courtney Smith, we chased the best dressed at Somerset House for streetstyle, chatted to a few celebrities and had a lot of fun along the way! We also took over the boohoo twitter account and lot’s of shows to share our experience with the lovely boohoo followers! Take a look!

 Grazia Daily!

Having had the honour of being named Blogger of the week earlier this month by Grazia Daily, I wrote my first piece for them over LFW. Lucky for me I got to interview Kate Nash who told me ice-cream was her first love and not music! Shocking!

Read the full piece here!


A career highlight for me was working with MSN as a reporter from LFW. They sent me along to Topshop Unique to report from the show and give my low down on the collection. I was so delighted to interview Poppy Delevingne, Deliah and Leigh Lezark.

Take a look at my full report!

You can also read my reviews of John Rocha and Maria Grachvogel (who retweeted my review) on MSN UK.

And onto Milan…

Lorna Weightman

I returned to Dublin for approximately 10 hours before heading off to Milan with Value Retail, who very kindly invited me to Italy to check out Fidenza Village (outlet shopping!) and to attend the Vogue New Talent party (where I stalked Anna Wintour all evening!). My full review of this trip will be up on the blog next week!

Next up…

I am so happy to have been asked by Eco Age, an initative started by Livia Firth to promote sustainable and ethical fashion, to take on the Fru-Gal challenge where I will wear ethically produced, second hand or vintage clothing for a whole week and document my looks! This will be up on the Eco Age website in early October!

That’s it for now. Sleepy time til landing. x