Sunday, 18 March 2018

Style | The prettiest cafe in Knightsbridge

Last month I got to visit probably the most Insta friendly cafe in London - Elan. I first spotted this cafe in Mayfair and fell in love with the beautiful feminine interior and unique glam menu that offers healthy breakfasts and snacks for lunch not to mention the coffee and hot chocolate choices! consisting of caramel, cherry and Nutella flavours. I love finding somewhere unique compared to the usual everyday cafes.
Its not cheap, but then when are nice things cheap? I think even if you only experience the best and most glam of places or things once in your life, then at least you have experienced it, after all you only live once...
When i found out they were opening one in Knightsbridge, I thought I have to try it as I loved the other one so much. This is even better and a lot bigger! They have a beautiful rose wall and individual roses on each table and the chairs remind me of velvet, it feels so romantic. The coffee cups are so chic in pastel Pink, making you want a take away drink to just keep the cup!
So next time your visiting London, be sure to check it out.

Where is your favourite cafe to visit?

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Fashion | Balenciaga - Shaping Fashion Exhibition

I finally got to see the Balenciaga | Shaping Fashion exhibition at the V&A in London a few weekends ago.
I've always wanted to see it, as I love fashion and learning about different designers and how they work. I love to gain inspiration and not only is the Victoria and Albert Museum one of my favourite places to visit in London, I just love the exhibitions they hold on various designers. The previous one on Alexander McQueen, took my breath away, so it was nice to see another one with such variety to show within his designs.
The lay out of the exhibition was amazing, and there was a lot of effort put in. Each display was focused around the various shapes he created, as a voluminous designer. He designs were about moving away from the female form, rather than hugging it. Some designs were beautiful, and he worked closely with other designers too like Chanel and Christian Dior who are my all time favourites. There were ruffles, volume, shapes, detailing, minimalism and the famous no seam coat. The exhibition has finished now, but looking forward to the next one and intrigued as to who it may be on...