Last weekend I was invited along to a blogger day out with some fellow vintage fiends and Beyond Retro. We began the day with a delicious and calorific breakfast at The Breakfast Club, which was a first for me and somewhere I always wanted to cross off of my London cuisine bucket list. I ordered the most delicious berry and ice cream topped ice cream along with a super healthy green smoothie (S'all about a balanced diet, don'tcha know?). It's only been a week and I'm already planning my next breakfast trip!
Once we were suitably stuffed we headed to the Dalston Beyond Retro store in where the whole store became our wardrobe as the BR team invited us to play dress-up. I think myself being in the middle of a vintage shop is the equivalent of a kid in a candy shop. I came away with the above outfit which is a mismash of my favourite patterns and textures. I just CANNOT get enough of suede and fringing.
After a fun few hours playing dress up we hopped in a cab supplied by Addison Lee and headed towards Bermondsey for the Thea Porter 70's Bohemian Chic exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum. I've been wanting to see this exhibition for months ever since Laura brought it to my attention a little while back.
The exhibition itself showcased some of Porter's incredibly intricate gowns that were all laced with the finest detail and embroidery. I found myself wandering around the exhibition absolutely lost in all the detail of the pieces on show and wishing for a wardrobe that echoes Thea Porter's magical aesthetic.
Unfortunately the Bohemian Chic exhibition is now over, but the Fashion & Textile Museum is certainly worth a visit within the next few weeks as they launch their Rivieria Style & Swimwear Since 1900, which is something I'll hopefully be popping back for.
Did you get a chance to visit the Thea Porter exhibition? What did you think?