London Day Five: Bloggers, Cupcakes, and Silliness


This was one of my best days in London so far (and really one of the last as well!). I met up with Selina (Flying Saucer), Winnie (Diamond Canopy), Kristabel (I Want You To Know), and Kylie (Nice and Shiny); we started off at the Hummingbird Bakery for some cupcakes—which apparently is fashion blogger meet-up law. The cupcakes were quite exceptional and we ended up chatting at the bakery for nearly two hours before we realized the time. That’s the great thing about blogger meet-ups; it isn’t really about meeting some illustrious writer/blogger, but hopefully meeting some people you share a lot of commonalities with that you wouldn’t have met otherwise (and you're already creepily familiar with...).
After the last cupcake crumb was consumed it was on to the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum; which is now my favorite museum in London and I have been to many in the past few days! This museum focuses on design, but since design runs the gamut there was a really large and almost random collection of exhibits to wander through. In the jewelry exhibit there was a very interesting piece on subversive tiaras that I really enjoyed. It’s interesting how an item that used to be required in court dress and was the most status-laden of jewelry has become egalitarian and can be found in a plethora of materials and is very rarely seen today made from precious stones…














After our educational ventures through the V&A we headed over to Oxford Circus for some shopping, or rather shop browsing. The four story Topshop is definitely worth a visit and I was surprised to see that they sell vintage items in that store as well. There was also quite a lot of nail polish and false eyelash ogling.
Also, bloggers can clearly have a good laugh at themselves, as we decided to monkey a few traditional blogger poses. I really think there’s a reason these poses are synonymous across the web: they’re awfully comfortable to go into when you’re staring at a camera. We also attempted a jumping pic several times and while the end picture wasn't so perfect, I really enjoyed making gifs from all our attempts.


Outfit details:
Triptych dress via The Olive Shoppe
H&M flats
Deux Lux purse
*pictures of me taken by Kylie; group shots via my self-timer and a handy flower pot

CONVERSATION

52 comments:

  1. looks like so much fun! *jealous*
    The 'hand on the hair while looking at your shoes' pose is hilarious, and yes - a very common and good go to pose for outfit posts everywhere ;)

    gotta love how you took a photo of the no-photography sign!

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  2. Hi there, my name is Lucy and I'm a fellow fashion lover, who also loves your blog! How are you enjoying London? You must visit the Saatchi gallery in Sloane Square it's awesome. I've just started my own blog and would love it if you could take a look! Thanks, Lucy xx

    http://fashpackwannabe.blogspot.com/

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  3. Haha, you guys are great! I love the gif and that photo with hands in hair!

    The Fashionmachine picture is great too!

    Peace and love!

    Life.Style.Fun.
    Life.Style.Fun.Shop.

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  4. Looks like such a great time! I'm glad you all had fun.

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  5. This looks like so much fun! Love the dress.SarahD:)

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  6. Oh, I'm over the moon that this was one of your favourite days in London! Loving the gif and the V&A is my favourite museum too, there was so much we didn't see, like the 50s/60s design area but I think it would take days to look at everything. That shot of the tiara is really beautiful too. I'm glad you managed to sneak a few photos in there :)

    I totally forgot to say that I loved your dress!

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  7. How fun! Selina's so pretty. (: that gif is the best!

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  8. This looks like genuinely one of the most fun ways to spend a day.

    I love her nails! Goodness gracious. So Japan lolita style.

    PS. R, I sent you an email in which I solicit your advice. I could really use it.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  9. the jumping pics are so cute! :)

    xx

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  10. That looks like too much! Every girl in these pictures are wearing outfits that are as cute as can be! Definitely going to have to check out their blogs.

    -Weezy from http://beautysimplic.blogspot.com

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  11. You girls are so lovely, it looks so interesting and nice there.

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  12. didn't realise you were in london! hope you had an amazing time of it x

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  13. Sounds like such a fun day! The Victoria & Albert museum looks like the most interesting place, and the hand-in-hair-looking-at-shoes picture definitely made me laugh.

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  14. Looks like loads of fun! That top gif is so freaking cool!

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  15. oh i just love this post! it looks like you had such a fun day & the gif is just fantastic. you all look great.

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  16. this looks like so much fun, love all the girls outfits, especially your dress.

    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  17. These pictures are just adorable...

    The Hummingbird Bakery is - quite possibly - my most favourite place in the world.

    My big, fat ass owes everything to it! ;0)

    Sarah x

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

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  18. I just got your comment, great to hear that you're visiting Cambridge, where abouts are you staying?

    It would be lovely to meet up, Im not sure if we would be able to keep up the cupcake law though! there's not many places that sell them here apart from the obvious, like Starbucks. Maybe we could substitute cupcakes for cocktails! x

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  19. You all look gorgeous and like you're having so much fun! I'm really enjoying your London recaps and photos. The picture of the Chihuly chandelier in the V&A museum and your description of Topshop bring back fond memories.

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  20. it sounds like you had a great day! life can't get better than cupcakes with people who like the same stuff as you :) haha love the fact that you took a photo of a sign saying no cameras!

    xx

    www.anadorablecliche.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow you girls are all adorable as in!

    hearts,
    Melai of Style and Soul

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  22. aahhhh that's so cute!!! i always love seeing blogger meet up posts like this! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  23. sounds like a fantastic day! I've always wanted to go to the V&A and cupcakes are always good. I agree with you, the few blogger meet ups I've done are less about talking shop, but finding actual friends!

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  24. wow, you must have had a fantastic day. all my favorite bloggers together! this is definitely one of my favorite posts now!

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  25. It looks like you had a really enjoyable day. Cupcakes, wonderful designs, topshop and funny photographs?! Sounds ideal to me!
    :)

    xxxx

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  26. Looks like you had a great day :) Lovely pictures, and I adore the white dress the one girl is wearing! The collar is amazing. x

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  27. this whole day looks like so much funny! i love all of the shots; especially the GIF, I always love your GIFs. :) I'm to see you're having fun in London. I hope to go there myself someday.

    xxL

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  28. looks like you're having such a great time!! I love the jumping shot

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  29. oh is the grace kelly exhibition still on?

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  30. @earworm, yes but it was sold out on the day we went! Although I'm not much of a Grace Kelly fan anyway...she's so cold-seeming.

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  31. you are all so cute! this looks like a great time and I loooove the V&A.

    PS: Just curious, how are the h&m flats holding up while your prancing about Londontown? I think I have the same ones (are the sort of crochet looking up close?) Debating about taking them with me when I travel next month!

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  32. im glad i asked you, i had no idea you had to pre-book! thanks for that. And i see what you mean,i guess the icy expression went hand in hand with her mysterious elegance. Did you go by the print shop? I think I'm as excited for it as the exhibition itself.
    love this one : http://www.vandaprints.com/image.php?id=13429&idx=3&fromsearch=true

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  33. Random thought but your hair looks really pretty here :) I have hair exactly like yours and its annoying to me how in some pictures it looks brown, but here it looks very red and lovely.
    I love your blog!

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  34. It was great to meet you and I'm glad the V&A is your favourite museum, I never realised it held so much! I'm planning a return visit very soon to see more of the exhibits. Enjoy Cambridge and let me know if you need any help grabbing people for street style (retail employment makes me used to approaching strangers)!
    Love the gif you picked; can't believe I thought you were talking about gifts at first!

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  35. i really like this post... nice looks of the bloggers.. =D

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  36. Is that a Chihuly? What a juxtaposition!

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  37. @Anonymous, you literally took the words from my mouth. I shot at that angle just to capture the juxtaposition (I got other shots of the Chihuly with only the white ceiling). :)

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  38. how fun! and omgosh that manicure is GORGEOUS. I've always wanted to go to the V and A Museum but my Euro tour was so rushed...I didn't have time for anything. how did you manage to take pictures in there? seems like cameras weren't allowed!

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  39. This looks so wonderful! I've been to all those places before, but to get to go with fellow bloggers would be the best! Love your blog!

    Mal <3

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  40. haha so true abotu the common outfit post poses. but they work a treat. you all look amazing and sounds like you had a great time!

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  41. This looks like it was such a fun adventure - and you all look so cute! x

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  42. i love love love the v&a, it's my favourite.
    lovely blog!
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  43. aww i love the first gif! and selina's nails look amazing.

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  44. Sounds like a fantastically great day with the other blogger ladies - your jumping gif is too cute!

    ALso - that museum from the few forbidden photos taken - looks to be amazing!

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  45. ohhh the gif turned out fab!!! and the whole day was so great, really couldn't have been better! was a pleasure to meet you, one of my blogging 'career' highlights!xxx

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  46. Omg that gif is brilliant!! Haha, I'm here by way of Selina, what a lovely day it seems to have been :)

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