February 27, 2014

{WANDERLUST} London Calling

It's funny, you never plan a trip to London and look forward to the weather, but I've been so fatigued by the freezing, perpetually snowy winter we've had in New York, that the damp, grey London weather (punctuated by entire days of sunshine), actually felt like an enormous breath of fresh air and a peek into the spring season blooming around the corner. I hadn't left the Northeast since Halloween, so my need for an escape was long overdue. 

Photo by Briony

I spent the first few days of my trip with Navabi's Style Council, discussing the future of the brand (there are big changes coming, and it's refreshing to hear a brand know that they have a long way to go until they're "there" with fashion), attending BPSFW, and exploring the charms of West London - with the following week devoted to the more-at-home-feeling bustle of East London with Ali (and a day trip to Cambridge to see Briony, wedged right in the middle). Consider this a sort of teaser, as I wrap my head around the 10-days of total adventure I experienced in my other-other-hometown. Is it possible to feel homesick for a place that you never actually lived? Because I'm positive that I sort of do.

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  1. Looks like such a fun trip! I can't wait to see the changes to your brand! I really want to get to London this year, not sure if that will happen but i'm pushing for it.

  2. I feel that way about lots of cities!!! London sure is a great place to be!

  3. Obviously I'm biased, but I love you in London (I'm sure a part of you belongs here; it must be your British heritage calling to you). I can't wait to see London through your eyes when you share the rest of your adventures on here.
    Briony xx

  4. I precariously live through you by looking at your champagne glasses and flowers and beautiful outfits.

    -Josie (a poor fashion student who loves you!)


  5. Marie Southard OspinaFebruary 27, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    The blue on blue ensemble looks so fun. Hope you had a fabulous time, and yay for Ali being able to join you during your travels!

  6. how exciting! cant wait to see more! lots of german bloggers have been posting about navabi!

  7. aaaaah thanks for the push to get a Loeffler Randall bag I've been eyeing for, like, ever.

  8. Amazing post!!



  9. Your trip looks amazing and I can't get over your shades. They are lovely!

  10. I can confirm: it is possible to feel homesick for a place that you never actually lived. But, then again, i'm quite lucky to live so close to London. From where I live (Belgium), it's only a 2-hour train ride away.

  11. Great photos. It looks like you had a great time.


  12. AtthepinkofperfectionMarch 9, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    These photographs are absolutely beautiful and make me long for London! I've never been, but am hoping to someday change that. For now, thank you for allowing us to go with you in a way through your beautiful photos and stories!

  13. That jacket..those pictures. London is definitely calling my name xoxo


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