Our bustling city never sleeps and as the seasons change so do the events and attractions. From street food markets to pop up galleries and late night exhibitions, London has it all. The difficult part is actually choosing something to do and enjoying it to the fullest without worrying that you made the wrong choice. As a side note, the cover photo was taken by Laura McGregor and I’m kinda in love with it 🙂
Columbia Road Flower Market
The Columbia Road Flower Market is one of London’s most visually appealing markets and buckets of flowers are on sale here every Sunday. I must admit, I haven’t visited the flower market since the summer although now that the weather is picking up a return trip is definitely in order. During my last visit I picked up a little orange tree that has really brightened up my room so there’s something on offer here for everyone. To get the best bargains turn up very early or just as the market is closing down (usually around 2pm) and grab yourself a deal.
Mademoiselle Privé – Saatchi Gallery
Mademoiselle Privé, was an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery that showcased a journey through the origins of CHANEL’s creations capturing the charismatic personality of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. The exhibition highlighted historical aspects of fashion such as Haute Couture, the re-editions of the High Jewellery “Bijoux de Diamants” collection and the timeless CHANEL N°5. Although the exhibition is now closed you can read more about it in this amazing piece by The Guardian.
Mad About The Boy
Curated by Lou Stoppard, Mad About The Boy explores fashion’s obsession with youth, focusing on the way ideas of the teenage boy are constructed through specific collections and fashion images. The concept of neoteny is nothing new in fashion as youth is ‘rewarded’ with empty promises during a time of perceived infinite opportunities and creative freedom. The exhibition is on until next month at the London College of Fashion, Fashion Space Gallery so make sure to give it a visit if you’re around Oxford Circus.
Lumiere London Festival
Artichoke have a reputation for bold, groundbreaking outdoor arts events and they love to invade public spaces with extraordinary and ambitious art. The Lumiere Festival did exactly that with unique installations popping up all over London including Piccadilly, Regent Street and St James’s, Trafalgar Square and Westminster, Mayfair, and King’s Cross. The installations ranged from flying sea creatures to visual projections and a transformed Leicester Square that brought the area to life.
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