From Tuesday 5th – Wednesday 6th March, Nike is bringing the perfect fit to runners across London. The unique Nike Flyknit Experience will be housed in the iconic courtyard of Somerset House, where visitors can trial the very latest Nike running shoe, the Flyknit Lunar1+, and have it steamed to their feet to create a perfectly fitting shoe for every run. Once your Nike Flyknits have been steamed to your feet, runners will then embark on a Flyknit Nike+ Run, which will explore the city in a whole new way.
The revolutionary construction of the Nike Flyknit’s is the result of 35 years of innovation, triumph and the relentless pursuit of providing athletes with what they need and nothing more. The Nike Flyknit Experience will showcase landmark innovations in Nike’s running heritage that resulted in the invention of Nike Flyknit. The Nike Flyknit Experience will be open 9am – 6pm on both Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March.
It’s that time of year again when London’s skating season begins. The award winning Vintage Festival will be bringing three of their uniquely themed nightclubs to Somerset House ice rink for a series of glamorous one off parties. If you’re a vintage vixen this the perfect excuse to dress up in your vintage finery as there will be prizes for the best dressed. Tickets cost £17.
The week all fashionistas have been waiting for is finally here and London Fashion Week 2012 promises to be better than ever! I popped down to Somerset House at lunch time to see what was going on. On the way I passed blogger/Stylist Marian Kihogo looking splendid in Georgia Hardinge and in the courtyard fashion blogger Peony Lim was being papped. Unfortunately if you’re like me and don’t have any invites for fashion week then don’t despair. Fashion Week is just a click of a button away. Most shows are now being streamed online and if you keep up on twitter the fashion crowd are constantly tweeting details and pictures to keep to saturated with info. Spotted today was the beautiful Kelly Brook at the Bora Asku show. Here are some of the ones you may have missed today. Lanky Girl’s favorite show today was definitely Corrie Nielson.
credit: @britishvogue first space look from @eudonchoi #lfw
Credit @timesfashion Maria Grachvogel’s signature jumpsuit, this season with wide leg trousers #lfw
credit: @harrods #Congratulations to @CorrieNielson on a great show! #LFW
@somersethouse You can watch all the #LFW action live in the courtyard where people are taking part in their own catwalk shows!
The London Perspective has once again joined forces with Chambord to offer you the chance to win tickets to London Fashion Weekend! For all budding fashionista’s London Fashion Weekend is not to be missed. For those that don’t know Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is the consumer event that follows directly on from London Fashion Week, using the same exhibition and catwalk venue. Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is essentially a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from designers of London Fashion Week calibre, from the high profile to the emerging, at reduced prices. (Sssh I managed to snag a pair of J brand jeans for just 10 pounds!).
Win The Ultimate Fashionista Day Out!
Chambord, the ‘spirit of fashion’ will be making a welcome return to VODAFONE London Fashion Weekend in February 2012, bringing with it an added touch of French chic to London’s fashion scene as well as hosting the exclusive Chambord Platinum Club Lounge.
Chambord black raspberry liqueur is the spirit of fashion and has been enjoyed by the style elite at some of the most exclusive designer parties.
Do you and your friends live and breathe fashion? Chambord is giving you the chance to follow in the footsteps of the fashion crowd and win the ultimate fashionista day out. You could win a pair of VIP tickets for Friday 24th February to London Fashion Weekend, plus entry to Chambord’s Platinum Club Lounge. Here you can enjoy a complimentary Chambord and Champagne while learning how to strike a model-worthy pose thanks to top fashion photographer Fabio Affuso who Chambord has enlisted to help you always look your most fashion fabulous in photos. Three runners up will win a pair of standard tickets to London Fashion Weekend.
For your chance to win, answer this question:
What flavour is Chambord liqueur?
You can enter two ways: 1) Send your answer to Lanky girl on twitter @arigato23 and use the hash tag #chambord or email your answer to email@example.com and leave a comment saying “i’ve emailed answer”.
Winners will be chosen at random and the competition will end midnight Tuesday 21st February.
This competition is only open to UK residents over the age of 18. VIP tickets are valid for Friday 24th February only. Standard tickets will be valid for other days. No cash alternative will be offered and one entry per person.
Lanky Girl was lucky enough to be experiencing it VIP style in the Chambord Platinum Lounge. So much happened on the day but here are some of the fabulous things that I was lucky enough to experience.
On arrival to the Platinum Lounge we were greeted with two glasses of Chambord flavoured Champagne and some lovely cupcakes. We also had a masseuse who was on hand to give us lovely hand massages.
We had a style consultation with the celebrity stylist Natalie Robinson who each gave us a rundown of what she thought suited our body shapes. Being a natural hourglass I was happy to find out that the power shoulder jacket I was wearing was a good choice for balancing out my hips. Gold star for me!
London Fashion Weekend is a great place to find independent fashion at bargain prices. If I wasn’t careful I would have seriously maxed out my credit card. There is simply too much to include in terms of all the amazing fashions that were on sale. Special mention for a lovely little vintage shop called Nariva Boutique which sells the loveliest bags. They had lots of croc skinned bags which are bang on trend for SS2012.
In the Chambord Lounge Elizabeth Arden demonstrated how to achieve the signature red lip for that classy forties look. This was popular on the catwalks at London Fashion Week.
In the vintage area Salon de OohLaLa where on hand to give vintage style makeovers. Lanky Girl was brave enough to allow herself to be made over. Going for a 1960s style beehive, Kohl eye and red lip. Not sure about the result but it was pretty fun.
After that it was back to the Chambord Lounge for a fashion shoot with photographer Fabian. It was time to get my “fashion face” on! Okay so I am never going to be a supermodel, but for someone who hates the camera it came out pretty well.
One of the highlights of the whole day for me was the Catwalk show. I felt just like a true fashion editor with front row seats.
The catwalk show was hosted by Britain’s Next Top Model presenter Grace Woodward. Osman Yousefzada showcased his SS2012 collection which was full of vibrant colours and silk fabrics. Osman’s designs have been worn by Thandie Newton, Dannii Minogue, and Anna Friel.
Watch highlights from the show below.
You can see more from the day on my facebook page.