Edita reports | UK Blog Awards 2015

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“One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall”

Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit

The National UK Blog Awards 2015 was a surreal experience – as trippy as the Jefferson Airplane song cited above. I turned up only to chat with fellow bloggers and brands as well as generally soak up the atmosphere. Never, in a million years, have I expected I would be going home with an award. You can only imagine how speechless I was to get on the stage to accept the Young Person’s Recognition Award from judges Christopher Walkey, CEO of Marketme.co.uk and Mike Ruffles, Content and Social Media Manager at Virgin StartUp. Thank you, wholeheartedly.

The Montcalm Hotel was fully transformed into Wonderland, complete with its own Cheshire Cat. Lewis Carroll would be proud. Needless to say that in my Jeffrey Campbell Stud Litas, I did look like Alice, when she was ten feet tall. That was my contribution to the theme.

It was amazing to stand next to bloggers who I admire: Liza of Gem-a-porter, Faya of FitnessOnToast and Nic from Nic’s Nutrition – do check them out if you are looking for inspiration.

Being nominated in the first place and the ultimate award are huge accomplishments for me. I guess, at heart I am still lost in Wonderland because I can’t believe this actually happened. Thank you everyone who supports and reads this blog. I promise, the tea parties will only get trippier.

Edita wears | Red underneath

Edita in HM jeans, wudwuk sunglasses, Nike trainers, Chanel bag, RosaRed bag accessory, top from Brick Lane 7Edita in HM jeans, wudwuk sunglasses, Nike trainers, Chanel bag, RosaRed bag accessory, top from Brick Lane 5Edita in HM jeans, wudwuk sunglasses, Nike trainers, Chanel bag, RosaRed bag accessory, top from Brick Lane
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Top: Upcycled Vintage (From Brick Lane), Denim, Earrings: H&M, Trainers: Nike, Bag: Chanel, Bag Accessory: c/o RosaRed (Originally Necklace), Sunglasses: c/o Wudwuk
Images by Rebecca Cofie

“I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath.”
David Lynch

Edita reports | London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015 Lovebullets

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Never in a million years have I thought that I would be writing the words “beautiful” and “bullets” in the same sentence, moreover with the two relating to each other. So, I’d like to introduce you to LoveBullets, jewellery that sees beauty in man made destructive forces. The use of minerals, semiprecious and precious stones in the jewellery is just mesmerising.

I was lucky enough to be invited to see the LoveBullets presentation at Somerset House during London Fashion Week and witness this jewellery in all of its glory. A particularly spectacular centrepiece was the missile on vinyl installation which carried a powerful message: drop beats, not bombs.

My favourites remain the classic LoveBullets pendants. They are one of those pieces that you put on and just never end up taking off. True non-intrusive statements.

Thank you LoveBullets for having me over!

Edita wears | Against the wind

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Kaftan: Dorotea P London, Necklace: Givenchy, Bag: Chanel, Ring: Yunus and Eliza, Pumps: BCBG, Sunglasses: Gucci
Images by Dorotea Pospihalj

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
Winston Churchill

When it comes to Dorotea P London’s designs, they are kites. They are extremely structured, yet they lightly fly when touched by the wind, just like Churchill said.

When the photographer is the designer herself, there’s a different air to the post altogether. It’s like me in the images, only better. I am not surprised; someone who is as talented and kindhearted as Dorotea can only bring out what’s the best in people.

Apparently my left leg is what’s the best in me.

On a serious note, her Autumn/Winter 2015-16 collection, where this kaftan is from, does not follow any trends. It doesn’t set them either. Instead it inspires a cult. A cult of you, the wearer. You mould the pieces because your body enhances them. You interpret them on your own terms, in your own time.

You can view the lookbook on Dorotea P London’s website. Meanwhile, join me, as I wait for the unravelling of Dorotea’s new couture collection.