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Love Fashion? Enter the Pradasphere – 2nd May 2014


Calling all fashionistas, it’s time to enter the Pradasphere. Opening on the 2nd of May 2014 Pradasphere will celebrate one of Italy’s most influential fashion houses, with a month long take over of Harrods with a retrospective exhibition, café and exclusive collections. The brand was originally founded by current creative director Miuccia Prada’s grandfather, Mario Prada, and his brother Martino, in 1913, as a leather goods company and has since become one of the world’s most iconic labels.

The exhibitions will feature pieces from past collections; showcase special projects, collaborations and the store’s windows will play host to treasures from the Prada archives as well as a capsule collection of re-issued ready-to-wear, bags, shoes and accessories inspired by iconic Prada collections from the last 100 years – developed exclusively for Harrods.

There will also be a screening room, that will show a selection of the label’s short films (in the past they have teamed up on campaigns with Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott and most recently Wes Anderson), and the brand’s first ever Pradasphere café. Pradasphere opens from 2 May at Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, SW1.

Day 12 – Twelve days of Christmas Gifts

Since today is the 12th of the 12th I thought it would be nice to do  modern version of that well known Christmas song, Twelve days of Christmas. Hopefully if youre still searching for that perfect Christmas gift.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….

A charlotte Olympia Clutch 

On the 11th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

A London themed Ipad case 

On the 10th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

A Cath Kidston Christmas Jumper

On the 9th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote 

On the 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

A pair of robin earrings 

On the 7th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

A striped prom dress – Topshop 

On the 6th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist Album

On the 5th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

A Pandora feather ring

On the 4th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

A mango single speed bike 

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

The L’occitane Lavender Collection 

On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….

A Michael Kors leather tote 


On the 1st Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …. 

One pair of turtoiseshell Ray Bans from Vision Direct. 

Date for your diary – Carnaby Christmas Shopping Party – Thursday 14 November 2013

Tomorrow is the Carnaby Christmas Shopping Party from 5-9pm where shoppers can get 20% off at over 100 Carnaby shops, restaurants and bars. The night also sees the launch of the Christmas decorations, making the perfect backdrop for indulging in some Christmas shopping.

Shops offering 20% off include Dr Martens, Cheap Monday, Levi’s vintage, Paul Smith, Lucy in Disguise, Monki, Scotch and Soda and Eleven Paris.

Carnaby’s venue Disco are popping up in Kingly Court and offering all ticket holders a complimentary signature cocktail, the Red Winter Breeze with Belvedere Vodka while Grazia magazine’s Editor at Large Angela Buttolph will host free AW13 trend talks in Kingly Court.

It promises to be  fantastic night of shopping, music, great food and free drinks, and take the opportunity to get your Christmas gifts sorted. Come along and get in the Christmas party mood.

For a free ticket visit www.carnaby.co.uk

Lanky Girl Attends Regent Tweet 2013

Recently I got to attend Regent Tweet, a day where bloggers from around the globe descend on Regent Street to enjoy talks, workshops and freebies galore from Regent Street brands. I had a fantastic day out, made some new friends, learned how to ice cakes, watched talks at the apple store, ran amok collecting different goodies from each of the sponsors and came home with a hairstyle courtesy of Toni and Guy. See if you can spot me in this short video.

Regent Tweet 2013
Regent Tweet 2013

After registering at Regent Tweet HQ the day started with breakfast at Titbits (which I missed) before listening to two talks at the Apple store:

Superblogger Susie Bubble talked about how she got into blogging and how sees blogging community developing in the future.Susie-stylebubble

Professor Chris Riley gave a talk about how the microchip is responsible for the development of twitter.

Professor Chris Riley at Regent Tweet

Then it was time to hit Regent Street with my partner in crime My Daily London. In no particular order we hit the shops hunting for treasure!

My haul of goodies included:

Some of my goodies
Nikon Poin and shoot from Bose
Nikon Poin and shoot from Bose

We stopped byWholefoods to meet Cat and The Cream who gave us a cupcake icing Class


Step 1 – Lay out your cupcakes:


Step two -ice those bad boys!

You can mix flavours if you wish

Step three: Smother them in melted chocolate …hmmm yummy!

Next we paused for a delicious lunch at Mash Steak House Resturant on Brewer Street

Argentinian Steak At Mash

Got to have those greens…


After this we learned how to make cocktails at Dirty Martini

Learning to make Cocktails at Dirty Martini
Learning to make Cocktails at Dirty Martini


Then we raced along Regent Street to get our hair done by Toni and Guy where we  ran into fellow London Blogger JaimeLondonBoy

How do I look?

Lanky Girl goes for an audrey hepburn inspired updo

The last part of the day involved going back to Mash to enjoy cocktails and canapes and mingle with other bloggers.

Spitalfields Saturday Style Market to launch Saturday 15th June 2013

spitalfields market


One of my favourite places to shop is Spitalfields Market in East London, it has lots of boutique shops and stalls selling clothes you won’t find anywhere else. It’s where all the cool kids go ha! A new fashion focused Saturday Style Market will be launching in Spitalfields E1 this weekend on Saturday 15th June.

The Saturday Style Market will run from 11am to 5pm every Saturday with original clothing, accessories, homewares and ethical goods, coming from designers including, Edwyn UKAmaya LondonReclaim BagsConquerKiwi Sumo and Bamboo Bay.

To entertain shoppers there will also be there will be a regular programme of exciting and varied events including, Spitalfields Music Free Lunchtime Concerts, Okinawa Day in June, Spitalfields Arts Market, classic car shows, the East End Film Festival in July and annual Christmas celebrations. The Royal British Society of Sculptures will also be showing pieces in the space.

Get down there this Saturday and check it out! 

Date for Your diary: Bloom Gin Pick-Your-Own Pop-up in Seven Dials 11th -13th June 2013

bloom gin


Bloom Gin will be hosting a ‘Pick Your Own Strawberries’ pop-up from Tuesday 11th June to Thursday 13th at 19 Earlham Street in Seven Dials. The pop-up will recreate the simple charm of the English countryside with rows upon rows of real strawberry plants ready to be picked, to the sounds of country birds chirping and the smell of freshly cut grass.

Entry to the event will be complimentary, and gin connoisseurs will be able to enjoy a Bloom Gin & Tonic with Strawberries for just £6.50.

To visit the BLOOM pop-up Pick Your Own Strawberry Field please visit the Seven Dials website for more information.

Monochrome is trending

So even though the weather isn’t very spring-like at the moment I am determined to introduce some new bits to my wardrobe. Apparently this season it’s all about monochrome! Celebrities have jumped on the wagon and on the runway at fashion week we saw, spots, line, stripes, it was all black and white! Anyone can pull off this trend and luckily for us gals the high street has followed suit.



Here are my picks from the high street this spring…brrr.. cardigan may be needed!



Left to right: Aldo Maria – two tone block heeled shoes – £75.00 With their glossy finish and block heel, these sandals are statement makers.

Cat shaped bag – Ebay – £19.99 – tres cute and just a little bit kitsch this  bag can be carried as a clutch.

Asos Bold stripe Midi dress – £32.00 – If you love the fifties then you’ll love the shape of this flared skirt. Swoosh!

Chiara Fashion – £ 8.95 – Monochrome Striped Print Long Sleeve Crop Top – this season it’s all about crop tops – only for the brave!

What do you think of my picks?

Lanky Girl’s Advent Calender 5th Dec: Visit the East London Design Show 6th–9th December 2012

East London Design Show
East London Design Show

If you’re a lover of design and all things handmade then you must attend The East London Design Show (or ELDS) which starts tomorrow (6th Dec). It is an annual event that brings together the best of the UK’s independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof, in Shoreditch, just before Christmas.

If you are looking for that unique Christmas gift the ELDS event is the place to go.  With many designers exhibiting from ceramics, jewellery, women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, children’s clothing and toys, stationery, home-wares and furniture. You are sure to find something you will like.

Tickets cost 5 pounds.

Dates: 6th–9th December 2012

Address: Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT

For more information please visit: http://www.eastlondondesignshow.co.uk

Lanky Girls Advent Calendar: Things to do, see and buy this Christmas in London, Dec 1 + 2

So it’s official 23 days left till Christmas guys…ARGH! scary! For those of you who are organised and have sorted your presents already kudos to you! However for everyone else each day I will be providing some Christmas tips that may give you some guidance. Now, I should have started this yesterday so today I will include yesterday and today.

December 1st – 2012 – Go and take a friend(s) or loved one up the Heron Tower, Bishopgate to Sushisamba or Duck and Waffle for a drink.

Now this is not a advertorial, I have been to this place three times recently, once on my Birthday and every time I’ve brought a friend they have been blown away at the amazing views of the city, and you can do it for FREE. I went there yesterday for Kweek Weeks launch event. Having previously been to visit at night I think if you want to see the city clearly going during the day is probably best. Recommendation for drinks? Try the Kaffirina at Sushisamba it is delicious!

Swiss Re Building - The Gherkin
Swiss Re Building – The Gherkin
Inside Sushisamba – Kweek Week event
Heron Tower view

Dec 2nd 2012 – Go and see the lovely the Christmas Windows in Central London.

This is something that I love do each year, it probably best to try to do this on a Sunday as the crowds will be down.

Shops with the best window displays in London are:

Tiffany and Co Window display
Tiffany and co – Bond Street
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton: New Bond Street
Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin – Mount Street
Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols – Knightsbridge
Selfridges - London
Selfridges – Oxford Street

Pictures from: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/lifestyle/lifestyle-galleries/34701/18/best-christmas-windows.html

Date For Your Diary – The Secret Emporium Pop-up Christmas Market, 15th -16th December 2012

The Secret Emporium returns this December to present its very special Christmas Market, showcasing the best of British independent designers.

Lovingly hand selected and carefully curated, Secret Emporium will be showcasing 44 of these independent British designers in a 2-day market, taking place from 10.30am – 8pm, on 15th & 16th December at Factory 7, Hearn Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LS.

Secret Emporium was born from a love of costume culture and independent, original fashion. SE aims to seek out designers who do something left-of-field, to catch them when ideas and ambitions are fresh, creative and exciting, when designs have not been commercialised or sold out.