FASHION IN MOTION PART 1

Hey everyone I was lucky enough to be invited to the fashion in motion show by Meadham Kirchhoff at the V&A in London. I was over the moon when I managed to reserve seats because this day sold out really quickly. It took about 3 hours to get to London and I've never travelled on a train by myself before so it was a big deal. Anyway I met up with Rosie who I managed to reserve a place for as well, if it wasn't for her I don't think I would have been able to go. I have no idea how to find my way around the underground or even London itself. I am thankful she could come with me. We went to Topshop first to kill an hour before the 3pm show. I wanted to see if there were any Meadham Kirchhoff clothing left over from the launch. It really stands out beautifully amongst the other Topshop pieces. I'd love to get my hands on a pair of their shoes, but most of them are sold out and are going for ridiculous prices on Ebay. We headed over to the V&A Museum to get our tickets I've never had special tickets to a fashion show before so whilst asking for them, I stuttered and sounded so awkward. Just imagine if I had dreamt it all... To my surprise we were seated in the front row. I just wanted to hug Ed and Ben so much to thank them. To be amongst fashion people from all kinds of paths, magazine editors, pr's, stylists, press ah it was amazing. We had our photo taken by so many people I don't even know where we're going to appear, it was exciting.







The show started and the first collection to appear was the recent SS14, the music was dark and eerie, the models came on in twos ordered in an army-like manner, expression was melancholic. Second was SS11, the shrine goddesses, so on to SS13 and then finally SS12. The models casted were genuine girls from the street, everyday sizes, tall, short. It made it more realistic and believable that Meadham Kirchhoff can be worn by any female. I liked the awkwardness of them and not knowing how to be professional, which is what we always expect from fashion shows, for the models to be relaxed, we kind of rely on them. I loved the backdrop poster boards, changed for every collection shown. Would be ideal for a bedroom wall, (please father cristmas). For the finale SS12 collection they played Ice Dance by Danny Elfman, it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside as it echoed in the hall. I was smiling so much and felt like I was in a dream, the rest of the fashion faces were bleak as if this is routine. I appreciated every minute and every second it was over in a blink of an eye. It was hard to take photos to capture the moment and enjoy the show at the same time. 

After such a tough time at the beginning of the year, Meadham Kirchhoff have been the only thing to keep me going, something to dream about. They leave me inspired and filled with magic. For the finale they played Dancing Queen by Abba and I managed to video it as taking photos when the models are moving fast was a bit of a challenge. We saw that little jewels and beads had fallen off the garments after the show had ended and just like magpies we swooped in and collected the remnants. Whilst we waited around for the crowd to disperse I was lucky enough to spot Ed and Ben chatting to fellow people, I waved crazily and asked them to come over. Finally a confused Ben came over and signed his autograph on my Topshop card, then asked Ed. I think they were stunned at my obsessive fan girl side unleashing itself over them. I took sneaky photos of the boys which I don't think they will like but its to prove that they were real and they were there! For some strange reason I was talking to him with a french accent, perhaps I watched too many interviews... 









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  1. I have a nightdress from penneys/primark EXACTLY like the navy slip dress in the first and second picture, the only difference is mine doesn't have the lace around the hem, other than that it's identical :O I knew their topshop pieces reminded me of something but only realised looking at these photos, which are lovely by the way :) I loved the strap ankle boot-shoe thingys with the little pentagrams, but they were expensive :/ there's a size 3 going cheaply on ebay but I'd never squish into those!

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  2. Wooooow so lucky, yum yum Meadham Kirchhoff for life <3 I wanted to go the show so badlllly but I live in Ireland and had no luck. So Ben and Edward personally gave you tickets? :o How did you get in contact with them? I've been trying so hard to find a way :( x

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