Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to any of the Fashion Week's. I did, however, get to go to the (kinda) political equivelant of them. It was the Spring Party Conference where the members of the Political Party all get together and discuss issues. This was, in theory, my first 'business trip' (I'm an intern with a Political Party) and although I was working, so on my feet the whole weekend, I did have a lot of fun. The Conference was absolutely buzzing, and there were so many cool people to meet and network with.
I did have to go on a few shopping sprees beforehand, to ensure that I looked good, comfortable and professional. My usual work outfits are slightly more casual, so I did need a lot more mature pieces for the weekend.
I'm also going to refer to some of the politicians that I met, which all you non Brits will probably not know.
I'm wearing Boohoo Skirt, Nine West Shoes, H&M top
This outfit got me through the whole first day and an interesting experience. I was waiting for the lift in the hotel, with a friend, and when the doors opened, Nick Clegg was in there!!! (Nick Clegg is the leader of the party that I intern for). We both got really starstruck and shuffled in nervously. We then gawked at him, mouth open and eyes popping. He was really nice and started talking to us. He had an amazing presence about him and was really down to earth. Unfortunately, I'm kind of a loser, so when the lift stopped on our floor, we didn't get out, but continued to talk to him and completely missed our floor.
The colours of the party are yellow and turquoise, so it was quite interesting to see some of the ways that people tried to incorporate this in their clothes. Not many of us were impressed with the guy in the bright yellow skinny trousers:
That is fellow intern, and my room mate for the trip, Orchid. We decided to have her pretend to pose, so that we weren't too obvious.
The day was quite chilled as it was the first day of the conference. I was really lucky to meet some of the really high profile politicians, as well as my local MP, who I've always found really inspiring, and she definitely lived up to my expectations.
Orchid in amazing Topshop Harem Pants. She pulled them off so well. And the white blazer had amazing shoulders on them.
I'm wearing H&M trousers, Barratts Shoes, Dorothy Perkins top and FCUK waistcoat.
The second day is when it all properly kicked off, and we had to be up really early. Orchid knew what she was doing and went to bed early the night before. I wasn't so clever and stayed out till about 1am and got very little sleep, so I was knackered. I was running around between buildings all day and was told NOT to be in heels this day because of all the running around I had to do.
The above pictures were taken at the end of the night, instead of the beginning.
When I was making my timetable for the weekend, I was especially careful to make sure I added time to change my outfit on Saturday night. There was an importantish reception and we knew we'd be out fairly late. I'm wearing a Camden Dress, Dorothy Perkins top and Priceless shoes.
The evening was quite surreal and I was introduced to Lembit Opik (He's a high profile politican). He was simply amazing to talk to and was so hilarious. I then spent then next few hours talking to a very very very cute guy. Ahhh, good times.
I loved Orchid's shoes so much. They had a slight heel on them and were so cute.
I kind of fell in love with this dress. I bought it the day before I went to the Conference, from New Look, and it was on sale!
The detailing on the back is probably my favourite thing about the whole dress!
There is a General Election coming up, so I am in full political mode these days.