London Fashion Week | My Story, Part 1


Not radical, over-the-top or obscene, my style floats the boundaries between classic and trend-led pieces. It’s a place I feel most comfortable, and that’s okay. My first London Fashion Week presented a series of ultimate show-ponies, trotting in front of photographers like it was the Olympic ring and they needed to impress the judges. Apart from this time the ring was London, and their spectators were startled onlookers whipping out iPhones. In amongst the sea of leather capes, headdresses and pastel-coloured hair, it’s easy to stand out by dressing… normally?

I’ve discovered that it’s now better to think inside the box, because the outside has already been clawed, mauled and ripped by hungry fashion animals (quite literally). It’s within this box that my style has found its own path; one which I think is wearable, hopefully fashionable, and appropriate. Trying so hard to be different, most fashion-show-goers end up like they’re straight out of central casting; it’s a look that seems dated and ‘done’. Ironically, playing it ‘safe’ has become interesting.

When Isabelle contacted me from new womenswear label, Isabelle Fox London, I jumped at the chance to wear clothes that represented my style. Elegant, timeless pieces that still feel fresh and contemporary, Isabelle’s collection encapsulates mid-century elements while also being very wearable for the modern woman. All items made in England, Isabelle Fox centres around quality clothing at reasonable prices.

Below is a sneak peak of my #LFW style diary of and a snippet of what we got up to (due to technical difficulties and life never being straight forward, my full style diary and run-down of the shows will be up later this week – stay tuned)!

Wearing Isabelle Fox: Rita Trousers and Edie Skirt  

Below: Edeline Lee Presentation

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Below: Palmer//Harding Presentation (and a personal favourite!)


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  1. September 19, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I couldn’t agree more about what you said about the “hungry fashion animals” – gosh, I felt SO underdressed when I first went. People just want to be papped and can end up looking a tad ridiculous! I love your style, classic and modern but most of all YOU. Loved the pieces you wore, just perfect! <3

    • lydiatomlinson
      September 22, 2016 / 5:47 am

      Love as always!!! We’re always on the same page Lauren! xxxx

  2. lydiatomlinson
    September 22, 2016 / 5:47 am

    thanks so much! I’m so glad that my style is coming across well in pictures – the latest instalment is coming in the next few days, thank you for following chick! x

    • lydiatomlinson
      September 26, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      thank you!!! xxx

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