Knee Deep in Fashion Week

For the first few weeks of Autumn we are all desperate to slip into our winter gear.

We want to be wrapped in leather, cashmere, wool and mulled cider. We want to rejoice in our structured coats and wave goodbye to bikinis. (Until November when we can all start complaining of the cold and long for Spring.)

This is especially true of Fashion Week.

Sadly, what started as a promisingly murky, grey and cold day… suddenly transformed into one of an Indian Summer. Roasting us in blazing sunshine and making those ever-so-chic leather trousers feel a little like hot tar.

I rushed home to change. Pulled on a floaty dress and poured myself into over the knee boots. Ready for the next show.

The boots, which you may have seen on my Instagram page, because I’m obsessed with them, are from Topshop Unique.

They come in 3 colours. Grey, black and a rather chic dusty burgundy.

Supremely comfortable, I only wish they hadn’t sold out of so many sizes so quickly.

If you can’t find your size, these forest ones are pretty killer! Of course, if you really wanted to drop some jaws, there’s always the CL option.

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OML Dress -Back in stock mid-October!

(If you can’t wait that long, try this)

Chanel bag // GoodnightMacaroon bracelet // Ring from Marrakech

Waiting for the Busbai Air show, I ran into Kimbobs looking like a doll in her unbelievable 60s getup!

This girl never fails to make me chuckle!

Once inside the glorious old house, we took our seats and the show began.

An uninterrupted stream of glorious, feminine creations flowed through the rooms.

Models glided along with the music while the rest of us looked on in delight.

Some furiously scribbling notes, some clicking away and some just sitting quietly and enjoying the spectacle.

For the grande finale the girls lined up along the staircase.

They stood like statues as the sunlight poured in behind them, illuminating the soft silks and tules.

Simply stunning.

I headed off again for meetings, coffees with friends… and a little more style stalking.

^ Rodin’s Thinker incarnate?

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I know fashion shows are supposed to be about the runway… but I thought this girl at the Gyunel show just looked beautiful.

Poised, classic & timeless.

If you happen to know her, please pass on my compliments. We could all do with a little boost from a stranger now and then!

We sipped on martinis as the show commenced.

Teeny, tiny, bronzed and buffed girls wiggled their way down the catwalk, carrying delicate silk creations.

The collection was based on a nomadic traveler & a desert scorpion.

This translated into a sexy mix of sand and a muted, deep pallet.

After a long day I was ready to get home and get into my onesie!


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  • Oh wow, I love that oversized flowing blue hat in the second show- look how dramatic it is! Reckon we could all get away with it beside the pool…?


  • Sam

    I love the print of that dress! Florals against a dark background are my weakness. Also, over-the-knee boots are always so flattering! I am really digging the grey color of yours! πŸ™‚

    That Curious Cat

  • Yay its my favourite time of the day: Coffee & Londoner time!
    Well, I have never been to a fashion show in my life but this looks so inspiring! It makes me want to get out the sewing machine I got for my birthday but have yet to use, and start creating. Which show did you like best? The first is so romantic but I love the second one too! Must be an amazing experience Rosie, I hope I get to be so lucky one day too, and if I do we should meet haha.. someday someday, maybe!


  • hannah

    When you went to some of the LFW shows in 2011 you thought some of the models were painfully thin. Do you think things have improved since then? I’m not saying there is anything wrong with being very slim but we all know that pressure is put on some models to stay a certain weight that is not healthy in the long term or easily maintainable.

  • Fabulous outfit Rosie, the boots look killer with your cute dress! Adored the dresses in the first collection & oooh all that silk looked so sexy in the 2nd collection. Hope you’ve got more fashion week posts, I’m really enjoying them!

    Hugs xoxo

  • Love the over the knee boots…if only I had long legs!
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  • Amy Lo

    Those boots are AMAZING! I’ve been looking for some over-the-knee boots for the longest time, and I think I might have just meet the one! You and Kimberly both looked beautiful (as did the woman watching at the show) – looks like you had tons of fun at LFW! x

  • Sunshine Chloe

    I love the boots! So upset they are sold out in my size. xx

  • such a lovey dress πŸ™‚ I am glad you enjoyed fashion week

  • Those knee high heels are to die for!! Looking amazing! xx
    I would love it if you could check out my blog

  • Madeline

    Super cute outfit πŸ™‚

  • Love the photos, the shows you went to look incredible. And I totally agree with you the girl you spotted at the Gyunel show, her style is flawless!

    Bramble & Thorn

  • Those boots look devine on you Rosie!

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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  • Laura Parker

    I love your outfit. The dress and the boots look fantastic together!xx laura

  • I love the dress with those boots! I can’t wait to strut around in my over the knees when Boston FW comes around!

    x Stephanie

  • Wonderful photos from Fashion Week loving all the different fabrics, textures and styles!! I am also head over heels in love with your outfit!! Those over knee boots are gorgeous <3 β™₯

  • Wow I love this whole outfit! The boots are to die for! & Rough Copy were there how exciting!!

  • Laura

    I love those boots, you look amazing in them!!! I don’t normally follow fashion week but loving your posts!!! xx

  • Joelle

    Were you are the Busardi ‘Air’ show? I got an invite but couldn’t make it in the end! πŸ™ Love the boots!


  • Bonnie Hatcher

    I can guarantee a whole lot more of us are going to be sitting up tall, back straight, looking deep in thought as we hope for you to snap us, pop us on your blog, and tell us how great we look πŸ˜‰

  • I love your posts. You are so stylish!!!

    Check out my blog, xoxo

  • your legs!

  • Holy smokes! This looks like a tip top day. Loved seeing all the pictures! Thanks for the post!

  • Great post, Rose! Those collections have me drooling!

  • Fantastic photos Rosie. And those boots are to die for! Thank you for a glimpse into LFW. And I love that you’re sharing photos of those around you.


  • PJ
  • Those boots are on point. Love the look.

  • Queenie Lee

    Gorgeous photos! Love your outfit and Kimberly’s 60’s inspired get up! Both the shows looked amazing too xxx

  • Cameron Skakel

    Having moved back to the states from a year in London your blog keeps me feeling close! Love Fashion Week!!!! Awesome photos as always:)

  • great photos! Looks like you had an amazing time x


  • Maybe this is extremely wishful thinking, but there’s a bit of a “Fall light” in these photos, especially the last one with the dappled leaf shadows! I’m also awaiting the leather/cashmere/cider transition. Great post, thanks again! – a clean eating bento blog.

  • Kelsey Wilburn
  • Your boots are phenomenal! I really hope Topshop carries my size.
    That lady looks so classy who is sitting in the front row. Can I meet her?!


  • Samantha Bei

    LFW looks like so much fun! I’m loving all the flowy chiffon and silk. But I definitely can’t wait until chunky weather season to get here πŸ˜‰

  • So sweet of you to compliment a stranger, that would totally make anyone’s day! Another beautiful fashion week post!

  • Such a fun post!! Loved every bit:) xo, Hayley

  • andrealeighj

    Those boots! Is there another, not-sold out pair you can recommend? I’ve been dying for a pair since I saw the dream Stuart Weiztman pair a few weeks ago!

  • Your pictures are so beautiful! Love the outfit, too.

  • Rosie, no wonder you’re so obsessed with those boots. They’re bloomin gorgeous!

    Iram @ Lovestruck for Louboutins

  • Sara Barnes

    I love that dress, I will make it mine when it’s back in stock!


  • Leanne

    I LOVE that picture of the beautiful stranger, I always compliment randomers to brighten up their day πŸ™‚ xx

  • Lorraine

    I really loved the clothes in the second show! I think it’s the first time I see some fashion week creations and think “Yeah, I could wear that.”

  • Your boots are divine, I love the colour! Gorgeous collections here, I love the first batch of dresses

    Lauren x

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  • The lady with the pink coat, purple dior bag and valentino shoes is the definition of feminine chic!

    Lovely to stalk people and their outfits. A hobby all females share!

    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Laura Ann

    All that tulle and soft fabric in the first show is so dreamy! But that hat at the Gyunel show…Amazing!

  • Um, utterly enamored with your whole outfit. That dress looks like the comfiest, chicest thing ever!

  • Who always takes those beautiful pictures of you?:)

  • Zoe

    I’m so loving your fashion week posts! But more so, I’m loving your boots. Drooling. They’re incredible. You’re spot on about autumn: the weather where I am is leaving me sweating, but I’m trying to hash it out in tights and boots πŸ™‚

    The What’s In Between

  • I love the outfit, oh my what I would give to be able to pull of those boots, but being five foot nothing and having the worlds shortest legs they would be more thigh high rather than knee high! Excellent outfit for a day of fashion spotting


    Emily Halliday

  • My goodness, your legs are endless! xx

  • Kristy

    So much shoe envy in this post <3

  • OMG your boots are to die for! πŸ˜‰

    Every Day In Grace

  • Malena

    Your outfit is so awesome! adore the knee high boots and floral dress. Fab combo.

    X Malena

  • Gorgeous!!

    Elizabeth Valentina

  • Those. Boots. *pause for dramatic effect* They are the most gorgeous things ever!! Major style points!

  • Gorgeous! Love how effortless your outfit looks on you!

  • IN LOVE with the forest green over-the-knee boots and now seriously contemplating a pay-day investment! Do I, Don’t I?! HELP!

    Katie <3

  • Love your boots! I wish I had more opportunities to wear that style in Texas, but, it’s hot.


  • Your grey boots are to die for! If only I had the pins to rock them as well as you do. Some lovely people-watching shots again in this post, loving the Thinker come to life – and you’re right, the girl sitting next to the catwalk is effortlessly elegant! Lots of style pointers to take note of here, thank you πŸ™‚ xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

  • Great post – I was there the same day as also got a snap of the lady in the pink – did you catch her cohorts – a trio of pink ladies…too funny!… Also did you know the dude doing the Rodin thinker thing is the amazing street style photographer Adam Katz Sinding? Lovely bloke and stunning work! x
    Notes from a Stylist blog

  • The Busbai Air show looked so incredible ethereal, amazing!


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  • Kim Magee

    Those boots R.O.C.K.

  • Emma and Emily

    Those boots though!

  • My two favourite were the long dark blue maxi dress and of course the dramatic sweeping hat – who wouldn’t want one of those! I am loving your over the knee boots – i grabbed some Steve Madden over the knees last year and they are just so comfortable!

  • Those boots are amazing, I love the dress, and that hat in the second show is phenomenal!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Beautiful dress and I love how you paired it with these boots!

  • Georgina HattonWoods

    These boots amaze me!

    Brunette in Louboutins

  • Elle

    Excuse me if I’m wrong… but unless you gave the models a run for their money on quick changes, this post is a little mixed up!
    Looking absolutely breath taking in those boots though, beautiful x