LFW Brunch

I had a horrifyingly early start.

Thankfully I had my very own set of wheels, waiting outside to whisk me into the eye of The Fashion Week storm.


Net A Porter graciously sent me a black cab to use from sun up, to sun down.

They’re getting the word out about their speedy delivery service, so I proudly posed for a little Instagram shot on the bridge.


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And nipped off to a blogger brunch at One Aldwych.


I was one of the first to arrive and was thrilled to find a little illustration as a place holder, along with a goodie box.

Hand drawn by this talented New Yorker.


Wearing my beloved Temperley scarf, no less!

It wasn’t long before the other guests started to arrive and foodie platters materialised in front of us.

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Little chocolate milkshakes & creme brulees.


Chocolatey caramel pots.

These look familiar!


Figgy pots.

Don’t worry mum, we didn’t (just) eat chocolate for breakfast.


I had eggs Benedict, with two perfectly runny eggs.


While others drizzled syrup over stacks of blueberry pancakes, tucked into scrambled eggs and sipped on bucks fizz.


We all chattered away about shows, blogging fashion and travels.


Valentino Rockstuds vs Jimmy Choo nudes

Shoe photo, just for the heel of it.

After brunch we all said our thank yous and goodbyes through a hundred kisses and raced off towards somerset house.


Looking a little more business like this time.

Stella sunnies // Burberry coat (best clothing investment I’ve ever made) // YSL bag

Body Ed shirt // MSGM lace skirt // Choos

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I made a beeline over to meet my friend Marina and peruse her new collection.

She was showing alongside her friends from Moxham (who make wonderful, heavy jewellery pieces) and Blake London (who are the big up ‘n’ comers on the knitwear scene).


Being the worst friend in the entire world, I hadn’t noticed Marina blinking!

Sorry doll. You still look beautiful and you can smack me later!


Alice walked me through the key pieces for next Spring.

Beautiful tennis whites, pale greens and touchable greys.


Madeleine introduced her incredible chokers and cuffs.

All very minimalistic and made with the most intricate attention to detail.


Before Marina let me loose on her Spring/Summer line.


Complete with shift dresses, play suits, tees, shirts and skirts. All woven in the finest silks.


It’s a luxurious, wearable collection with clever little details thrown in.

Like this skirt, that unbuttons to reveal shorts underneath. If you find you get too hot, you can just whip off the skirt, dance around in your silk shorts during lunch, and button it back on for work in the afternoon!




Back outside the show space I indulged in a little more style snapping, with the rest of the ravenous roaming photographers.




Stayed still long enough for a quick snap…



…And then raced off to my lunch meeting. Which I have to tell you, was very exciting indeed!

Once everything’s signed off I’ll tell you all about it, but I already know you’ll be pleased as punch.

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  • This outfit was major inspo for the new job I’m starting next week! And, duly noted on the trench being a good investment. I’d love any kind of “investment piece or product” post!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog.

    • Rosie

      Oh good luck at the new job Liz! xx

      • Thanks so much! I will be shamelessly documenting the “first week wardrobe” and lunch choices!

  • OMG that brunch looks amazing. Have to say I’m slightly in love with the mini milkshakes and those creme egg look-a-likes!

    Also I’m loving all the shots of what people are wearing- some people are just so inventive!


  • Brunch is my favorite meal of the week and your meal at Old Aldwych looks divine! Plus that hand drawn picture of you is just too cute!


    • Rosie

      She’s such a talented illustrator! I’d love some of the family… xx

  • The illustrated place cards are such a cool idea and that first pick is amazing!

    • Rosie

      Such a great idea for a party. Even if they weren’t framed they’d be nice for people to take home.

  • LOVE the Burberry coat!


  • Jacob Phelps

    two thoughts:

    1) that eggs benefit looks amazing.
    2) your Burberry coat is stunningly classic.

    • Rosie

      Thanks Jacob! Eggs Beni is easily one of my favourites.

  • My kind of brunch! Choc-full o’ chocolate!

    • Rosie

      Oh, it’s not that bad V!
      I’d say a shopping mall on a weekend would be much more hectic! xx

  • I just want to sit outside and watch all those people! What a classic, timeless outfit too!

    • Rosie

      Best place for a coffee and people watching! They have lovely cafes around the square. You should make a trip next season! xx

  • Your meeting sounds super exciting – if it’s a lifestyle book or anything foodie I will be so happy! Love your coat it’s definitely a lifelong piece, and the food looks super scrummy too

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

    • Rosie

      Thanks Lauren! xx

  • Adaleta Avdic

    That illustration of you is gold! It’s spot on and I just love it. Blogger lunches look quite nice πŸ™‚

    xx, Ada

    • Rosie

      I don’t go to many, but I have to say it is quite fun to get stuck in and talk shop together! x

  • Love this look & the illustration is gorgeous. Can I come next time ;)? Xo

    • Rosie

      haha sure, you can sit on my knee Em! πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Love this classic look Rosie & OMG that looks the yummiest brekkie ever. Dying to know what was in your goodie box!

    Hugs xoxo

  • The illustration looks lovely as well as the brunch πŸ™‚ Glad you had a lovely time πŸ™‚


  • Every woman has a right to Choos!


    • Rosie


  • Queenie Lee

    Fab outfit, love the photos by Big Ben! Also the drawings at brunch were such a lovely touch xxx


  • Laura

    Another cracking outfit, Rosie!

    Food looks pretty darn good too!


    • Rosie

      Thanks Laura! x

  • Madison Frank

    Love your trench. Been dying to break mine out, but the California sun doesn’t seem to want to give up summer just yet.


    • Rosie

      You lucky thing, I’m afraid you’ll get zero sympathy from me on that front Madison! x

  • Shade of Red Blog

    Fig pots! I wonder what are those like, figs are big on Fulham market this season.

  • Geena

    I have to admit I was slightly missing your foodie posts but that breakfast made up for it, that eggs benedict looked incredible! I love the combination of purple/camel/navy/white in that collection and the skirt-short idea is so clever.

    • Rosie

      I know, sorry Geena, I’ll post more foodie stuff soon! xx

  • Love the drawing – how cute! the breakfast looks tasty too Rosie!

    http://addalittle.wordpress.com – a blog of healthy, wholesome and tasty recipes!

  • What effect are your photos? Also, yay you went for the nude ysl bag.

    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Isn’t the guy in the last picture Hamish Bowles…International Editor for US Vogue…I love that guy!!! Did you manage to speak to him Rose??…..he’s a cool dude..

  • that man in the violet outfit. i can’t! like a modern, suave willy wonka, i’d say.

    • He’s an Editor for US Vogue and right hand man of Anna Wintour……

    • Rosie

      Ha! I’m sure he’d love that Rachel! x

  • Such a classy outfit Rosie! Lovin’ it πŸ™‚ <3

  • I love this outfit!!!

    • Rosie

      Thanks Anna x

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    incredible gorgeous brunch!

    ladies in navy

  • LOVE that spring/summer line. What an amazing color combination!



  • Delia Frias

    Gorgeous outfit!! keep those choos!! your legs look great on them! and that skirt.. oh god.. love this look!!

  • gina

    that brunch looks good – now to get on the invite list for next time! http://www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

  • Wow the food at the blogger bruch looked incredible! Also how cute is that drawing? Aww.


  • Courtney

    ooh what could it be, what could it be….

  • So many of these photos belong in a Vogue or Harper’s advertisement! So chic and glamorous! Can’t wait to hear what that lunch meeting was all about πŸ™‚

    • Rosie

      You’re far too sweet, thanks Caroline! x

  • Love your outfit! Will definitely be looking to recreate this x


  • Rebecca Kennedy

    Well that was a productive day! Always wondered what bucks fizz was. I heard it on As Time Goes By. Ok, I’m still wondering. Is that just pop or a brand of pop or something else?

    • Rosie

      It’s what we call Mimosas x

      • Rebecca Kennedy

        OH! Thanks! I always wondered. πŸ™‚

  • That brunch gives me such great ideas! I love to play the hostess and having sketches as your guests placeholders as well as their take-home gifts is just perfect!

    • Rosie

      Such a lovely idea! x

  • Imogen

    such a gorgeous coat! I love my burberry too! such a classic piece xxx


  • Wow – everything about this post is so amazing! From the gorgeous shot with the cab, to the beautiful sketches at the brunch, to the preview of that collection, it looked like an incredible day. You look gorgeous, that coat is stunning!

    Bramble & Thorn

    • Rosie

      Thank you Tessa! xx

  • Dee

    Why was it so horrifyingly early? I think eggs benedict is the only thing that cure that!x

  • adore the little illustrated place holders, how lovely! and beautiful coat rosie! x

    www. shanghaiphile.com

  • Laura

    I wish my horrifyingly early meant 12.10pm πŸ™

    • Rosie

      Uh, yea, me too Laura! Not sure where you got that idea from… but that sounds lovely!

      • Megan

        It’s on f-ing Big Ben!!!!!!

  • Such a BEUATIFUL breakfast you have had πŸ™‚ Amazing! My Mom who is a Chef said it is really inspiring post and she might try few dishes at her restaurant. Thank you!

    • Rosie

      Oh that’s excellent news V! I’m so pleased xx

  • Alara Basul

    You are so gorgeous! This outfit is everything. If you don’t mind me asking, where are your glasses from? Just a little bit in love with them too! Xx

  • Would love to go to Fashion Week, just seems like so much fun! That drawing of you is too cute.

  • Those illustrations are amazing, what an awesome idea.

    Midwest Darling

  • Fashionable and timelessly elegant, not as easy to achieve as it sounds like! But you’ve nailed it here:)xxx



  • Sophie Casha

    HAMISH BOWLES! Glad you had a great week. I felt Somerset House to have a slight lack-lustre atmosphere than previous years. People rocking up in the most bizarre ensembles just to attract the cameras, little emphasis on the designers work. Ah well. Paris Fashion Week always wins in my opinion! S x

  • chantelle

    I totally love this look. It’s so classic, and appropriate for a lot of different social events.

  • Samantha Bei

    Love the lace skirt! Especially the rich, dark shade of blue. I’ll need to find myself one for fall winter. Also definitely have a Burberry trench on my list of must get investment pieces πŸ™‚


  • LOVED the little baby milkshakes, LOVED the flashes of cobalt blue and LOVE LOVE LOVED the guy suited and booted in purple. An amazing read, as always.



  • I absolutely love your dress sense – you just look so elegant and classy all the time!

  • Sara Barnes

    Love the article! Your snaps of the people on the street are so much fun!


  • Sara Makin

    That food looks amazing also loving and the outfit is stunning.


  • Yay-can’t wait for the news! lovely post as always!

  • Emma and Emily

    That breakfast looked like heaven on earth! Your outfit is pretty spot on too.


  • Investing in a Burberry trench is a the top of my list! Looks like a wonderful time, and your shoes are stellar!




  • Mohammed

    Hello Rosie i want to send u a small gift how can or on what address ?

  • Belle

    My dear, sweet, Rose. When are you going to take out those ratchet hair extensions?? You look so much better without them. Love you! Mean it!

  • My god – those colours in your friends spring/summer collection

  • Mohammed

    Hello rose

  • This looks like such a fun day and I love those shoes!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Hey Rosie! Saw this on Buzzfeed and thought I’d share! You Bleecher St. Burger (#15) looks especially like something you’d be into! xx

  • These pictures are gorgeous!! xo, Hayley http://www.dailydoseofdarling.com

  • andrealeighj

    Was that Hamish at the end!?

  • that illustration of you is so cool, what a lovely idea for a place holder!

    http://www.shegoeswear.com – lifestyle blog x