Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Gold Collar

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Gold collar from V&A giftshop
Denim jacket from Uniqulo
Brooch from Stolen Thunder
Bisous Bisous tee from Ashish at Topshop
Floral trousers from H&M
Bag from Warehouse via ASOS
Converse trainers

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As weekends go this one just past was pretty busy and that's saying something coming from me. I was all over town with Lily checking out various exhibitions, eating delicious food and browsing many a gift shop. On Friday evening we checked out the new Ballgowns exhibition at the V&A before having a delicious dinner at Comptoir Libanais. On Saturday we met at the Design Museum to see the Christain Louboutin exhibition which was fantastic. The space is inspired by French cabaret and had a very Moulin Rouge feel to it. The fetish section was extremely interesting as the shoes were designed not to be walked in but rather just seen as a fetish accessory, because of this the designs were insane! After scrumptious brunch at Village East we headed over to the Royal Academy for the Hermes leather forever exhibition. This was a lot bigger than I expected and I really enjoyed seeing a Kelly bag being made. There were lots of beautiful bags to see (but not touch) and despite the strong smell of leather that made me feel a bit queasy at times I thoroughly enjoyed it. After a ride on a route master bus (tourist much?) we wandered around the city a little and caught the Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican. By this stage I was pretty exhausted so probably didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have but it was full of Kandinsky who is one of my favourite artist so I was happy.

Anyway, the main point of this post was to show you what I bought from the V&A gift shop after the Ballgowns exhibition. Both Lily and I bought these fabulous gold collars. They’re a little pricey at £20 but I think they are completely worth it. They’re an amazing statement piece of jewellery plus I imagine they’d cost even more if they were sold in Topshop. In all honesty they aren’t the most comfortable things in the world but I wore mine all day on Saturday without too much problem. We got asked loads about them from strangers too as we were both wearing them at the same time so that’s definitely testament that they’re a stand out item!

Are you a fan of removable collars x


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16 comments:

  1. I saw this on Saturday and really regret not buying it!
    x

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  2. This sounds like such an amazing day, I really want to go check out both the ballgowns and louboutin exhibitions! x

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  3. The collar is definitely the best thing I have bought in a very long time! I loved how lots of people commented on them. Saturday was so fun - love busy London days and definitely have to go back to Village East to try more of the brunch dishes! x

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  4. I LOVE those collars, they look AMAZING! It sounds like you had a lot of fun despite being so busy!

    Maria xxx

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  5. OMG I can't believe you were at the design museum Saturday, that's near where I live! Crazy, I didn't know it was there as I really wanted to see it. That collar is so amazing and such a great find, I love your style kitten. Your botch is too cute!
    Aww looks like you and Lily had a great time, was lovely seeing you both and hope I see you soon xxx

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  6. I love the Barbican; it's a lovely space. I saw their brand manager speak at a conference a few months ago, and he was so interesting about how they define 'Brand Barbican'.

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  7. That collar is so good! The V&A giftshop is just the most wonderful shop ever!

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  8. you're so cool wearing this! i would love to find it too :)
    hugs from milan!
    S

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  9. What a busy weekend! The collar is insane, I don't think I'd be brave enough to wear it but it's definitely a great buy at that price! Your trousers are so cool.

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  10. I don't think I've ever really considered buying one - I'm not much of a necklace kind of girl as they just tend to annoy me after a while. It looks fab on you though! Sounds like a great weekend.

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  11. I'm a total removable collar fan. I tend to go for more floppy ones though, I tend to find if I have anything to stiff and choker-y on I feel like I'm suffocating... This one is super awesome though and looks very cool on you

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  12. Amazing collars! I do love collars but I'm not sure if I could pull it off. I guess there's only one way to find out!

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  13. amazing collar! love the floral trousers too :')

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