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Living in the UK has had its days. Days when I intensely want to just pack my bags and go home because ugh! Then there are the days when I just want to live through this foreign land and be the best version of myself and get it all like I have always wanted to. Being a campus girl too has its days. Some when I really want to give up because… well; because university life isn’t the most ideal thing anyone could ultimately talk about, yeah?  Though there are days when I am fully and wholly absorbed. This weekend was one of them. We got the opportunity to tour London for about four days and if you follow me on Instagram, you probably feel like you did the tour yourself. (I did an exclusive instastories tour) and I thought it would be best if I shared with you too what I was up to.

So we happened to have a conference on day one. (Graphics design conference Europe) that was a forum that was designed to assist upcoming designers and give them a little bit of insights of the actual job. I met some fantastic people and my favourite was the designer who did most of David Bowie’s album covers (Yes Iman the model’s husband) I probably was so keen on him considering how long I have looked up to Iman, on days I wanted to be a future ANTM but it’s too late now. To know the process of design… we need to give a little more credit to graphic designers. The process is almost like dressing up. You wear the first outfit, change about 6,000 times only to wear the first outfit once again and all that in between they call experimenting.  So, when we see anything designed in the future we should be grateful, and a little more appreciative.

That aside, after the conference we were slotted times to go visit galleries of our choices and I am glad I went for the V&A (Victoria and Albert).  this was actually by chance because my friends wanted to go to it but I didn’t, though after convincing and realising I couldn’t beat them I decided to join them. So I did! We went to the V&A and my most life changing moment came. I went and learned so much about the history and evolution of fashion. Which if you want more information about I could do an individual glimpse post or a video for my Channel. Then after that I managed to go and have a thorough look at the famous Cristóbal Balenciaga and what inspired him, how long he took to get noticed and all these things that came under the umbrella of his name. It is fantastic to know and see how much time and hard (smart) work can do to a person. I am sure we of the fashion niche know who Balenciaga is and a hint of his worth. Have I mentioned how much fun we had at the Ball pit? I have never had so much fun being a child again! Played in the (ball pool) for two hours! If you’re ever in London, you totally should pass by this place Ballie Ballerson, it is worth every penny!

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most valentine’s themed ball pit

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London Eye

Anyway, before I bore you with all this history and inspirational post, I will just let you look at the pictures I took then

 

Thanks for reading loves

Much love x

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White ball pit

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The beauty of life is love, and the beauty of love is to be loved in return. No wonder they set a specific day to celebrate this. Forget all those days you should be celebrating your loved ones, this one you have no excuses… it is right on your face. For some of us, this is a chance to just dress up and show up (in the living room usually) but you know what I’m saying.

I did create this particular look to try and shy off the very there red and go for her darker sister: Maroon. Maroon is such a rich colour and just like red it brings both the confidence and elegance. Maroon is like the sophisticated sister’ that one that has her life together and has it all planned out? Yes! That’s maroon for you. I wanted to be elegant and sophisticated and the dress brought out just that. The lace makes it look more expensive than it already is and pairing that with nude heels with a front detail added to it. Not to mention the cape that I topped it up with, that was the icing, it frames your body so well and makes room for a reveal later on.

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Enjoy your valentines and if it is Galentines, even better!

Love yours,

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