Sunday, February 24, 2008

Glitz and Glamour - 23 February 2008

London Fashion Weekend Marquee

Catwalk modelAlthough the Empire is no longer what it used to be and Britannia no longer rules the waves, London still retains its influence in finance and fashion. While we are never going to get a taste of the City bonuses we felt we should get a taste of the fashion.

London Fashion Weekend seems to be the public’s chance to see a little of the glitz and glamour after London Fashion Week has finished, and comes complete with its own catwalk show so we booked our tickets and off we went.

Spring arrives in LondonGiven the lack of attention that we pay to the latest trends, it was very much a been-there-done-that outing but quite fun to have front row seats at a London fashion catwalk show nevertheless, even if we were several decades out of place.

Natural History MuseumThe show is held in temporary marquees erected in the grounds of the Natural History Museum so it seemed silly not to visit it while we were so close. There is, currently, an exhibition of some fabulous gems stones, including a private collection of 296 diamonds of all different colours.

Being mid-term break the place was full of families and there were special attractions such as a woman dressed as Mary Anning, 'Mary Anning' with one of her findsthe fossil woman (1799-1847), standing by one of ‘her’ many fossil finds and explaining it to the interested children.

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