This month, I attended some incredible shows, exhibitions and events, including the launch of Google's new Pixel phone. OBVIOUSLY Halloween ranked highly and I loved dressing up on not one but TWO occasions, including Maya Jama's super fun private party at Albert's in South Kensington. The best bits of October, below...
It kinda feels like we made it out the other side of the horrific-ness that is the winter season. I'm a summer baby and the sun makes me happy beyond comprehension, so that the clocks have moved back and we have inches more of sunlight and slightly warmer climes bodes very well for the months ahead. Obviously things can still go wrong in summer, but you just don't mind quite as much when the weather isn't matching the mood. From attending events hosted by Cointreau, Kate Spade and in conjunction with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, to some super cool new London based exhibitions and popping over to Paris with Lacoste for the unveiling of the French Olympic team uniforms, April has been a good month. Oh, and not to mention that the Queen that is Beyonce dropped a new album! Check out some of the highlights below...
As any girl who has ever spent even just a few minutes hobbling in ill-advised footwear will know, the relationship between shoes and comfort has long been a complicated one. A new exhibition at the V&A aims to examine just that - with a look back at some of the most iconic shoes of past and present, as well as offering an interesting take on what truths (or perceptions) these can portray, from power to sexuality and more. Last week I was invited down to the press preview of the Shoes: Pleasure And Pain exhibit, and, as someone who has long had a love/hate relationship with shoes (and has had to argue constantly with parents who just couldn't get their heads around the fact I owned upwards of 50 pairs of trainers but pretty much nothing else), it was supremely illuminating to see the role footwear has played over the years. From fairytale endings (Cinderella, Wizard of Oz), to Chinese women and the binding of their feet to even fetish wear, there's always been a whole lot more meaning to what you put on your feet than simply what matches best with your outfit.
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