Friday, January 16, 2015

Culture, Scavenger Hunts and "Once"

London is a city with life. It has an energy that a person can feel walking down the street. It picks up the cigarette butts, gets showers from the rain and helps people, like me, when I feel like I’ve been stuck in a rut.

Back in the states, I felt as though I was losing inspiration. To blog, to write, to wear, to be. What am I doing with my life? Where am I going? Oh, the trippy thinking.

But, I come to this city, and can’t help but not want to stay in my room. I am constantly looking out the window, thinking, “I wonder why that man has such a big book bag? Maybe he had class? Maybe he is going to meet someone? A girlfriend? A wife? A child from the sitter? Maybe he has plans tonight. Maybe he doesn’t.”

There’s always something to be. Something alive. Something fresh. And that’s why I love it.

The city is a giant mix of culture, each borough having its unique qualities. But, each person is a Londoner, through and through.

As a class, we went to the musical “Once”. It was absolutely beautiful. I’ll post the trailer below, just to give you a hint of what I was able to see. I got all dressed up (sorry, no OOTD here), and paid £4.50 for a teeny tiny Belgian Chocolate ice cream, but it was well worth it. It’s part of the culture. It’s part of the city.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Food: Crème de la Crêpe

So, I typically don’t do too many foodie posts. But, this crepe shop needed to get a shout out. And here it is. If you’re ever in Covent Garden and you don’t check out Crème de la Crêpe, did you even visit Covent Garden?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Covent Garden

So, it’s been about three days since I last posted. In those three days, I walked to Oxford Street and attempted to vlog… a bit embarrassing, I must admit… I then had my first LCF class, which was AMAZING. Yes, it was so great that it needed caps. My tutor was late for class on Monday because he had just landed from his flight from the Golden Globes. Yes. That is the real deal. He has probably styled people I have only dreamed of meeting, which is cool, crazy and terrifying. My styling skills are definitely not up to par, but by the end of the semester I'm (hoping) to be ready to help you all out. Yeah, maybe I'll make that my job. Okay, I'll stop going on now. Another plus? He’s pretty cool (and not too intimidating). After my class, I attempted to take the bus, went the wrong way, couldn’t get on another bus because it turns out my oyster card wasn’t activated, then took the tube in the wrong direction, figured out how to switch over, and somehow made it to my location. It was a mess. I survived, but I was very done with London transportation. So, that was my Sunday and Monday.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

London Post: The British Museum and Camden

Might I say this has been the most exciting day in London so far. Yes, I’ve only been here four days. And yes, yesterday was amazing. (who wouldn’t want to go to the London College of Fashion?) But today was my day for the city. Yes, I finally got out of the little Bloomsbury bubble to explore and, unsurprisingly, fell in love with Camden.

Friday, January 9, 2015

London College of Fashion Orientation



Cutting Edge.




Just a few words I’d use to describe what I saw today on my third day in the city. Beautiful people, beautiful clothes, beautiful hair and beautiful inspiration.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Welcome to London

Hello from London:

Yes, from London. AAAHHHH.

So, I probably should have posted yesterday since this is my second day here, but yesterday was jet lag and today is excitement.

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