Vorld / April
What a busy month it has been! From interning for a London based fashion company to moving out from university halls into my first proper flat - April was as much about ends as it was about new beginnings. Spring has spoilt us recently and I have loved walking around the city instead of taking the tube as you get to experience London with all its contrasts and discover new places along the way...
Broadway market is one of my all time favourite markets in London. Offering food, but also a variety of book stands, handcrafted jewelry and second hand clothing it's the perfect place to come to on the weekend. We bought some lunch and enjoyed the sunny day with a walk along the canal.
The Ginger Pig Café is a place I came across at the beginning of the month on one of my intern runs to the post office on Hoxton Street. It's a lovely little restaurant that offers dinner on weekdays and breakfast and brunch on the weekend. My friend and I went there for an early dinner on a Friday night to escape the business of Shoreditch Highstreet and were enchanted by the simple yet tasteful interiors that reminded us of a Parisian Brasserie. The menu, which could be described as a mix of Mediterranean and British cuisine, was small and well balanced. We ordered some Antipasti as a starter and lamb shank as a main course, followed by a delicious mango and lime sorbet.
I was lucky enough to spend this month working for Être Cécile , a contemporary womenswear brand based in London. Studying fashion is incredibly fun, however, working in industry is always a great way to put my academic knowledge into practice. While my last internship was based around sales and marketing, this time around I had the chance to learn more about the creative, design-led side of a fashion business. It's incredible how much detail goes into the development of a new range - in the end it comes down to a lot of hard work to get a design from paper to a physical object. The more exciting it is when the first samples and cutoffs of patterns start to arrive. It usually takes a few times of getting back and forth with suppliers, as well as various fittings in which even the smallest details of the cut are to be perfected until the garment can go into production. Getting to know the steps that go into the production of a garment really makes you respect and appreciate fashion and I am very grateful for the time I got to spend at Cecile!
Kensington Palace currently holds the exhibition Fashion Rules, which documents the style of various British Royals such as Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and the Queen. The exhibition is set around the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and shows how the royals interpreted the fashion trends of the time to suit the rules of a royal wardrobe. Apart from the gorgeous couture gowns on display, the exhibition also includes some film and photography to tell the story of the respective decade.
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