Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition

Since finishing my first year at University I have a few weeks to fill in before heading home. What better way to spend the time with friends and culturally exploring London before going back up to rural Yorkshire for the summer. So yesterday I went to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican in London with a few friends.

The exhibition was breathtaking, the garments were varied, exquisite and timeless. The concepts behind the collections and creations were inspiring, along with the little added touches, such as the talking faces projected onto the mannequins, made the exhibition all that little bit more special. Although there is an entrance  fee (£9.00 for a student) it is well worth the money. In total we spent two & a half hours exploring the exhibition & time flew! It is a definite must see in London, whether you are a Gaultier fan or not; the hours, craftsmanship, and detail put into every garment is something that can be appreciated by all. Ultimately awe-inspiring.

Enjoy. x

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The lead up to Christmas

At weekend I ventured into London. On the Saturday I went to some fashion talks at the Victoria & Albert museum in the morning. In the afternoon my friend and I decided to tackle Oxford Street to go shopping, which was not a good idea – it was the busiest I have ever seen, it was a challenge finding your way anywhere!.

It was the 1st December on Sunday, therefore my friends and I found it acceptable to finally go to the Christmas markets and embrace the festive ambience.

Here are some pictures I took over the weekend.

Enjoy. x

One of Selfridges magical window displays. One of my favourite windows, largely down to the fact the centre piece is a huge YSL clutch bag.

One of Selfridges magical window displays. One of my favourite windows, largely down to the fact the centre piece is a huge YSL clutch bag.

Selfridges Kenzo parachutes

Selfridges Kenzo parachutes

Selfridges window display featuring a huge Charlotte Olympia slipper.

Selfridges window display featuring a huge Charlotte Olympia slipper.

Selfridges - oh imagine owning a giant bottle of flower bomb perfume this size?

Selfridges – oh imagine owning a giant bottle of flower bomb perfume?

Selfridges headphones.

Selfridges always does bigger and better. Even its headphones are bigger and better.

Oxford Street at dusk.

Oxford Street at dusk.

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

View of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

View of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

The attention is always on Big Ben

The attention is always on Big Ben

The river Thames and of course the London Eye.

The river Thames and of course the London Eye.

The London Eye & I.

The London Eye & I.

South Bank Christmas Market

South Bank Christmas Market

Fudge on sale at the Christmas Market.

Fudge on sale at the Christmas Market.

Fudge

Fudge

The fudge looks too tempting

The fudge looks too tempting

Market stalls

Market stalls

Festive atmosphere at the South Bank Market.

Festive atmosphere at the South Bank Market.

About Town

Here are some pictures of a recent visit to London. My friend and I spent the day walking the streets finding specific retailers for a project on our course and ‘fashion sightseeing’ despite the rather dull, drab, rainy weather. Admittedly we did get a little distracted by all the beautiful clothes and jewels we saw. Well who wouldn’t get a little carried away?

Enjoy x

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Smiles in gloomy London

 

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 That mirrored staircase in Victoria’s Secret…

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 Taking a few moments to recharge

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   Lea & I fascinated by that mirrored staircase

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The rain doesn’t stop the hustle and bustle on Bond Street

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   Oh… Bond Street why do you always looks so glamorous?

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Bond Street

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Where better to take a moment to rest and gather your thoughts than surrounded by luxurious clothes in Burberry Prorsum?

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                                                    Stopping for refreshments – Islington

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Bubble tea!

All photos courtesy of my friend Lea.