February is usually the time of the year that I start getting excited for spring. Lately, it has been getting warmer and sunnier in London and I can't wait to spend more time outside and enjoy London's many green spaces.
Although most of us might start thinking about what dresses and sandals to wear in spring, the fashion world is already thinking about the trends for autumn winter 2015/2016. After the designers presented their collections in New York at the beginning of February, London Fashion Week was next. I decided to visit Somerset House and take some Street Style shots along the way. It appears that from season to season, people are getting more brave concerning their styling choices and it was a true joy to see it all come together in one big, colourful fashion extravaganza.
At the beginning of February I went to Pure London, a design tradeshow taking place in the impressive conference space at Olympia London, which was built in 1886. Upon the large selection of brands two stood out to me in particular, both of them being born and bred in London.
Elia B. offers womens' footwear made in Italy in timeless yet modern designs and Little White Lies is a contemporary womenswear brand specialising on feminine and playful designs.
I still can't believe it took me almost six months until I finally decided to pay Primrose Hill a visit. Being located in the northern part of Regent's Park, it showed me an image of London that appeared as if it came straight out of a film. Apart from the gorgeous view you get from the top of Primrose Hill, I also enjoyed discovering the little side streets around Regent's Park Road. This is where my friend and I found this fantastic little restaurant called 'J Pizzeria', which offers a great selection of pasta, pizza and other Italian classics. I highly recommend it, if you are in the mood for straight forward, homemade Italian food!
This month I finally had the chance to have some authentic Chinese Dimsum at 'Jade Garden' in Chinatown. I was in good company with my friend from Hongkong, who kindly ordered a selection of soup dumplings, Dimsum and other specialities and instructed us how to eat them properly. In my opinion, trying new food is one of the most fun ways to experience a culture and learn about a country's traditions. On top of the delicious meal we had the streets were decorated beautifully in celebration of Chinese New Year... Xīn nián kuài lè!
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