I have never been to a fashion night out before and even when I thought about this one I was in two minds of whether I should go or not – that many people in all these tiny shops in London? Definitely not my idea of fun. But then I saw that Links of London in Brook Street were playing host to Miss Magpie Spy – an amazing fashion illustrator, who would be drawing people. I love fashion illustration and the idea of having me illustrated always makes me perk up and in this case, run and tube and run some more to a specific location.
The first place I headed was Links of London on Brook Street and as I was waiting for Miss Magpie Spy to set up I decided to take advantage of the no queue and get my hand massaged with Noble Isle’s Willow Song.
There are a few things I would like to say about this massage:
- Noble Isle’s Willow Song is amazing and I will be buying it;
- The woman doing the massage was lovely;
- If I were a dog my tail would have been wagging like crazy as I sat there let myself relax and be pampered.
Once this was done (and my hands felt amazing) my friend and I headed over to Miss Magpie Spy. As I have already said I LOVE fashion illustration and her work is stunning. As she drew me I chatted with her – watch this space people, something massive is heading your way courtesy of her – and loved the idea of being drawn by someone whose job it is to make everyone look elegant.
Once this was done we headed back out. First stop Aspinal of London where I wanted to emboss a keyring but couldn’t because of the sheer number of people. This was a shame – I really want to do this last night because of the discount and I had really wanted it to still be running. But nevertheless I danced with a polar bear and a trumpet player so I managed to contain my sadness.
After this my friend and I didn’t have a particular store in mind or a goal, so we wondered around the place, seeing waffles being handed out for free (at Ted Baker), cupcakes (at Thomas Sabo), popcorn (to my annoyance I can’t remember the store’s name) and DJ’s everywhere.
I love loud thumping music that I can dance too and these DJs made the night for me. There was Bip Ling and H&M, Zoe London at Next (I love her, her hair, and her headphone), and Daisy Lowe at Uniqulo.
There were photobooths all over the place in loads and loads of stores, free monogramming (tote bags at H&M, underwear at Intermissimi), and goody bags all over the place. Plus competitions which I of course entered and one I won! Because of this I now love Next.
The whole evening was loads of fun and my friend and I barely scratched the surface of what was going on. Next year I am going to have a plan of action because everyone we encountered seemed to be taking this event a lot seriously than we were. Then again, there was something very fun about just wondering around popping into stores and having a good time.