Emerging Talent, LFW: It's Only Just Begun

The Roundup!
Just like New York fashion week I'm sure that you've seen an abundant amount of pictures from London Fashion Week shows and styles from your favourite designers. I do have many to share, but I thought I would give you a much different dose of my fun during my fashion week here in London.

There's still more events to attend and through it all I am actually impressed that amidst trotting off to a few shows, taxi-hopping, and meeting inspiring people literally within arms reach, I've managed to get quite a bit of work done as well. I am usually here and there for work with no time to spare other than sleep and eat, so this was a special treat!

Upon my arrival I eagerly tried to catch the IFB Crystals and Crumpets Swarovski event, but sadly my flight felt it necessary to become severely delayed. Everything worked out best following afterward though, and here's a little roundup with a handful snapshots.

London per usual is always a nice welcome back when I come here; for this particular visit I was fortunate to have a couple of days free without having to dress up or give any presentation of any kind. This casual and relaxing journey would also include spotting Theory's Oliver Theyskens right behind me, meeting the lovely Faye of, All These Pretty Things, Susie of, Style Bubble, in addition to loads of others within the fashion and entertainment industry. Perhaps, I may need to swap out memory cards at this point.
Faye is everything that you'd expect her to be and more, though I must admit I did not expect this stylish woman to be so tall! What an absolute beauty! At first sight you can see why photographers would stop her on the street because of her unique style.... (Ahem, I suggest more style photos, please!) We spent the day chatting about blogging, fashion, and sharing our passions amongst other issues that were close to our hearts. If it weren't for us having watches we could have easily kept on chatting away. Thanks Faye and hope to see you again in the future.
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Toward the ending of our meet, we had the pleasure to take a glimpse of the window at Debenhams Oxford Street to watch Rory Andrew, (a student from Scotland whose making waves in the industry, and also participating on the Team UK World Skills competition) work in action. This young man was live sketching as a crowd of people zoomed in closely through the glass.

With bright flashes being clicked every millisecond, and boisterous sounds of the city he seem uninhibited by the multiple stares from the crowd. He was entirely in his artistic element. I invite you to take a brief look at the photos and complimentary video footage. I added a tune to drown out our voices, since I am not a fan of listening to my own voice! :) My apologies for the shaky action, I never stated that I was a videographer.

Rory Andrew

Emeli Sande Ladyofashion dazed confused London party
Emeli, the songstress!

Last but not least, one of the few low-key events that I attended and actually remembered to bring my camera to was the Dazed and Confused/Club Monaco dinner party. I met one of my favourite fashion writers and style bloggers, laid back magazine fashionistas, and a wonderful singer, Emeli Sandé who was soulful and just as fashionable! Above all most people there and even at the parties we went to afterward were great fun to speak to. And, yes, there was also heavy amounts of champagne that basically followed you as you mingled around by the second.

I'm usually quite tired after a whole day of fashion movement, especially without the proper walking shoes, however I enjoyed the casual and intimate ambiance of several particular parties on this night. Sleep deprived, yes, but rest will come soon and then I suppose it's back to reality and jetting off again in a week or so. But, I am more likely to wear my Toms shoes for that airport venture.
Dazed's 20th Anniversary Issue: with special art direction from Riccardo Tisci.
  A peek of the fall collaboration with Club Monaco & Dazed & Confused, which also features musicians, bloggers and other fashion enthusiasts in the lookbook.
A relaxed snapshot with Susie!
Taking a dinner break!
London Fashion Week Emeli Sande Club Monaco Party 2011
 London Fashion Bloggers
 Thanks to Susie's boyfriend Steve (above) of Style Salvage for quickly snapping great pics of us! 
Susie
I will have more for you in the next few days or so if I can, but first I think I'll catch my breath and head out for a dose of vintage shopping. Most certainly, all in the name of work of course!


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50 comments

  1. I adore more personal posts about fashion weeks as opposed to the usual 'these were my fave looks.'  I mean, I like them ALL but these ones are better. ;) That photo of you and Faye is absolute FAB and I agree, she definitely needs more outfit shots!!!

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  2. A Brit Greek21 September, 2011

    I love Faye! Her hair colour has changed a wee bit since her last posts... you both look fantastic and super stylish. I enjoyed this round up, makes me miss London sooooo much! Maybe next time!
    x.o.x.o

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  3. SACRAMENTO Amate21 September, 2011

    What a dream trip Madison, wowwwwwwwwwwww.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. How fabulous for you - glad you are loving London - it is a city to love x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  5. looks very very busy but oh so interesting! you are glowing girl! have fun

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  6. the live sketching is so cool! love your jacket.

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  7. Maali Maikori21 September, 2011

    Hey Madison, Thanks for your help at the Fashions Finest LFW show, very much appreciated, following your blog now, follow us @http://maalidesigns.blogspot.com/ cheers love x

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  8. I love getting a peek of how you've spent fashion week!!! Looks absolutely amazing!

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  9. sounds like a lot of great events :)

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  10. Ahh- I'm so jealous you and Faye got to meet! You must be having a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear more!

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  11. What a fabulous opportunity! Werk diva...werk! Can't wait to see more from a fashion insider's perspective. So proud of you ;-)

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  12. It was a wonderful time doll. And amazing to meet Faye, I cannot believe I'm just meeting up with her.. :)

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  13. Thanks love, LFW was so much fun, glad that you came out to show. Will mail you soon. -xxoo   :)

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  14. I think so too, When I was filming it, noone was there then all of a sudden a huge crowd drew closer to watch him. :) 

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  15. Thanks dear I had so much fun. Yes, it was quite busy, but so lovely to see. 

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  16. She's lovely! thanks for your sweet comment, yes next time would be fun to hang with you too doll. -xo

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  17. Thank you Steph! Yes, I agree keeping it personal & different is just a great way. .. at least for me.  xxoo

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  18. haha! Thanks dear so much! my body is tired, but it was worth everything.  Enjoy your day.

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  19. Thanks Alexis. It thought I'd do a different round up. xo

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  20. Oh Sacramento, I cannot tell you how true you are.. Love ya!
    Madison 

    ~Besos! -xo

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  21. Hi, I'm not going to li... it was hun, totally was fun. -xxoo

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  22. Yes, if only there were two of me, then I think all could be covered event-wise.. haha! Thanks Krystal.

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  23. GlamKitten8822 September, 2011

    I am so obsessed with all things fashion week right now.  Seriously.  This post is awesome and gives such a great perspective in LFW.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  24. Good times for all, you look like you had a blast. I hope you have a great time vintage shopping

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  25. I have to agree with Steph, a post like this is so much more fun to read than outtakes of the fashion shows. You look gorgeous. It looks like you having an amazing time!!

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  26. I had an amazing time :) Come back to London soon :) I'll try and do molre outfit posts just for you :)

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  27. Looks like you had an awesome time and you got to meet Susie from style bubble!! Amazing. :)

    xoxo
    Mel

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  28. It looks like you had an awesome time, it's a shame I'm not closer to London because I would have certainly arranged a meet up.

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  29. Wow, what a great post!  Looks like you had a great time!

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  30. Oh to Be a Muse23 September, 2011

    how wonderful. you got to take a lot of great photos and see a lot of great bloggers. London Fashion Week is just for you! :)

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  31. I agree, I felt completely at home, and had such a lovely time. -xo

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  32. Thanks, I did have a blast. Perhaps next time, would be awesome to meet up. :)

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  33. Yes, she's very lovely, would love to chat even more. Thanks for your comment. 

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  34. I'm so glad. I love viewing all, but when it's already covered everywhere you must re-think... this is my version haha! -xxoo 

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  35. Hi Liz,
    I scored nicely at a local charity/vintage shop. Will share sometime next week.  :)

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  36. me too, looking forward! -xo

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  37. wow! i enjoyed reading this post.. as well as looking with all your photos!
    seems so much fun!! thanks hun!

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  38. i wonder if my message went through.. huhu test only LOL

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  39. Such a fun read! Looks like you had a wonderful time and with some really amazing people!

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  40. I love the picture of you and Faye (you 2 are among my favorite bloggers)!  What fun Madison to have met Susie of Style Bubble!  You look adorable as usual, and it looks like an amazing time.  I want to go next year, so I’m trying to coordinate my trip to London with Fashion Week.

    xoxo
    Cyrillynn

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  41. BestofPBConsign25 September, 2011

    Oh I love the fact that you got to take a peek of his work through a window...I am a sucker for stuff like that :)

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  42. awww, you are so sweet Cyrillynn. Thank you. Yay! that would be so cool if you go to London next year. 

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  43. Thanks Sara, it was fun, I still have many other photos that have still not been sifted through. lol.

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  44. Heya Diane, 
     So glad that if went through this time. Thanks for commenting. 

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  45. Yes, it was pretty interesting to watch. -xo

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  46. After all that I would want to put on some Toms, too! 

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