Edita reports | Dinner With Nick Clegg

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Sometimes life gets random. Sometimes you are expected to play by the rules. And sometimes you abide. In your own way.

Omar Mansoor and I as well as the crew at London Fashion International were all invited by the World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis to a dinner with Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Lord President of the Council. It was a political evening which actually ended up being not about politics at all.

There I was sitting at a Pakistani event, speaking Russian to not one, not two but three other people who randomly sat at our table. The event was a celebration of a very unique element that not many cities other than London can offer – diversity in all of its glory.

While the event was televised, that did not put any pressure on our fashion crew. We were there listening to Nick Clegg’s speech and then chatting away, helping ourselves to the stunning cuisine that we were served with. It was SO GOOD. No, I feel I need to underline this a bit more: it was SO GOOD.

So when we weren’t papped from every side in front of the projectors on stage, we were having a laugh, cracking joke after joke and just generally having having a ball.

Speaking of balls – the dress code was gowns and suits. I abided. I came in a suit. I was the only woman in a manly suit. Best. Silent. Rebellion. Ever.

Hey Dietrich, give me five!

Edita wears | The Girl With The Pearl Everything

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Dress: Vintage, Shoes: Underground, Bag: My Tee BAD, Sunglasses: Boohoo, Jacket: Zara, Pearls: From My Jewellery Collection
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Location: St David’s, Wales

“But pearls are for tears, the old legend says,” Gilbert had objected.
“I’m not afraid of that. And tears can be happy as well as sad. My very happiest moments have been when I had tears in my eyes — when Marilla told me I might stay at Green Gables — when Matthew gave me the first pretty dress I ever had — when I heard that you were going to recover from the fever. So give me pearls for our troth ring, Gilbert, and I’ll willingly accept the sorrow of life with its joy.”
L.M. Montgomery – Anne’s House of Dreams

Pearls are equal to elegance. However, recently they’ve gone through a bit of a rebrand and have come back looking pretty gothic and edgy. And that’s why pearls are awesome – fake or real they are true amplifiers of any given look. From Calvin Klein-like minimalism to Marie Antoinette’s jewellery box, pearls are/were/will be everywhere.

As captivating as the Mona Lisa is the Girl with the Pearl Earring. As classic as a diamond ring is a string of pearls. There is no match to the timelessness of pearls.

Edita wears | #LFW Spring Summer 2015 Look Two

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Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana c/o Sunglasses Shop, Skirt: Frank Usher, Top: Adolfo Dominguez, Bag: Chanel, Sandals: New Look, Jewellery: Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Chanel
Location: Somerset House, London, UK
Images by Rebecca Cofie

I am an Antichrist
I am an anarchist
don’t know what I want but
I know how to get it
I wanna destroy passerby
‘Cause I wanna be anarchy
In the city
Anarchy for the UK
It’s coming sometime maybe
I give a wrong time stop a traffic line
Your future dream is a shopping scheme
‘Cause I wanna be anarchy
In the city, the only way to be

Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK

If it was Paris Fashion Week I was preparing for, these dotted Dolce&Gabbana sunnies would quickly be switched to my classic black Gucci frames and the pink hair would stay my usual colour resulting in a very Audrey up-do. But we’re not in Paris, this is London – and here rules don’t apply when it comes to street style.

We all need an outlet to punk out. Rebelling has many forms. Mine happens to be pink and bang in the middle of Somerset House.

Edita wears | #LFW Spring Summer 2015 Look One

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Trench: Burberry, Skirt: Vintage, Top: Katharine Hamnett, Sandals: Pedro Miralles, Jewellery: Vintage, Bag: Longchamp
Location: Somerset House, London, UK
Photos by Rebecca Cofie

There’s a brand new dance but I don’t know its name
That people from bad homes do again and again
It’s big and it’s bland full of tension and fear
They do it over there but we don’t do it here

David Bowie – Fashion

Is it difficult to choose what to wear to London Fashion Week? People either take ages to decide on their outfits, or vice versa, they don’t think at all and throw on sartorial wonders fresh out of the dry cleaners. Equally, they may have their outfits sponsored by the omnipresent fashion PR gods, who are keen to have the products of their clients on the fashion crowd’s backsides. The latter I find awesome because it’s an opportunity to collaborate and get those high quality brands out there – especially if they are up and comers.

In my case, this LFW I decided to distance myself from the generous collaborations and just roll up in what I felt most myself in. This means colours, boho jewellery and purple lipstick. Of course, what else.

In any case, London is the fashion capital of individuality – even if you are not part of London Fashion Week, you can just go to Somerset House and peoplewatch. You will see even more of the weird and wonderful than in an 80s zombie flick, that I promise you.
But, questionable outfits and peacocking aside, you will also see absolutely stunning individual style. Think inspiration to last you at least six months, and then, hey-ho, the next season’s Fashion Week is here.

Edita wears | Hey Sailor!

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Jumpsuit: Beyond Retro, Sandals: Pedro Miralles, Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana c/o Sunglasses Shop, Necklace: c/o Jewelry Coco, Hat: Partica, Ring: Saint Laurent
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Location: Goodwick, Wales

Breathe, breathe in the air.
Don’t be afraid to care.
Leave but don’t leave me.
Look around and choose your own ground.

Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.

Pink Floyd – Breathe

The transition from summer to fall for me is in the added crisp freshness in the air – it is the time when I feel most alive. The images above have been taken on a short break in Wales, where all my boyfriend and I wanted to do was breathe in that cool fresh air and switch life off. Believe me when I say that in my mind I am still in Wales, looking at the sea from our hotel balcony.

As today is the first day of London Fashion Week, aka #LFW, I would like to celebrate the whole of Fashion Month with you. By that I mean showering you, my readers, with some awesome giveaways. Two items from this outfit will be given away – can you guess which ones? Come back on Monday and find out!

Meanwhile, please vote for pret-a-reporter at the Zalando Blogger Awards! The chance of winning it will not only make me smile but also dance around the room. So please give me a reason to cha-cha-cha.

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