Last week I started a little round up of my life post series, it seemed to go down pretty well so I’m going to keep it going, at least for a bit!

This week was a pretty good week, I had a couple of cool blogger events, met some awesome new people and caught up with good friends I hadn’t seen for a while.

An evening with Frank & Jack Daniels

You know by now that I like a bit of JD, right? So obviously I had a fantastic time at an event celebrating 100 years of Sinatra, featuring a showing of the original Oceans 11 movie, some Blackjack and free flowing Whisky Sours and Sinatra Century whisky. More about this on the blog soon.

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SuperDry party with Idris Elba

Well, this one was a bit of a let down – but at least I had some good company, including my blogger friend Lauren of Saharasplash.

If you aren’t aware, Idris launched a range of mens clothing with Superdry this week, and we went along to the launch party. Idris made a brief appearance with a bunch of male models on arrival, but afterward was nowhere to be seen. There were complimentary Asahi beers and terrible cocktails but the venue (the Superdry store on Regent Street) was overcrowded and it just wasn’t fun.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

We went straight from Superdry to Thanksgiving Dinner at The Breakfast Club, so Thursday evening got a lot better! Good food, great company, and worth of its own post so watch this space.

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The Independent Label Market

I was up way too early for a Saturday morning to be first in line at the Exit Records stand at the Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market. My Californian friend Davis is a vinyl collector, so I was sent to haggle for rare test presses – I think I did pretty well, leaving with £173 worth of vinyl!

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Expressing my inner Barista with Nespresso & Currys PC World

Now I’m not the biggest coffee drinker, so I wasn’t sure how this one would turn out, but I had such a good time at this Joe Blogs organised event at The Fable in Farringdon. The Johnny Walker and Kraken cocktails were obviously the highlight! But I did also learn a little about coffee…

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Bring Me The Horizon

Every time BMTH are playing in or around London I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ll be there, and this time I trekked all the way to Alexandra Palace in Muswell Hill to see my favourite band. As usual, they didn’t disappoint.

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So that’s my week in a few paragraphs! Anyone get up to anything good?

L xx

All photos my own.

As part of the Regent Street Fashion and Design Month, the Karl Lagerfeld store on Regent Street held a lovely VIP evening, with a champagne reception and presentation of the key pieces across both menswear and womenswear for AW15.

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As well as my usual companions, Luisa-Christie of Eat Sleep Luisa Repeat and Lauren of Saharasplash, and our non blogger friend Lizzy (who now wants to blog, haha!), I had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful Caz of Style Lingua. We had a great time, trying on cat themed accessories and glam coats, and we were treated to a little Karl Lagerfeld goodie bag each.

One of the things I love about Karl Lagerfeld as a brand is its longevity. Each season, recognisable Karl details are kept which run throughout the ranges; silhouettes of Karl’s face hidden (or not so hidden!) within patterns, zip detailing, leather trims… There are also key pieces which are reinvented for each season – as an example, for men there is always a black skinny jean and a sharp white shirt, for women there is always a fitted leather jacket and a black biker boot with chain detail. You can definitely see hints of Chanel here and there – there’s plenty of boucle and quilting!

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The Karl style is timeless yet still manages to remain current – I’m confident that I could invest in a piece and it wouldn’t date, I could wear it to death. When you consider that, the pricing is actually quite reasonable – in line with upper end high street retailers such as Reiss and Karen Millen.

I left wanting pretty much everything in the store – it all fits my style perfectly. The pieces are so versatile – they can be dressed up or down (in my case obviously down!). The colours for this season are predominantly black and a gorgeous grungey olive, with the occasional piece in navy, grey or burgundy. My ideal colour palette.

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The brand also has a playful side – we all know how much Karl loves his cat, Choupette, right? I fell completely in love with the Choupette In Love range of accessories – the story behind the range is cute and features Choupette and her new boyfriend, Bad Boy!

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Top of my wishlist is the knitted Choupette Beanie at £45…

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The Choupette Cats Love Clutch at £115…

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And some gorgeous mirrored sunglasses at £99.

I’m not sure if I’m glad I went to the event – I now have a new brand to add to my list of favourites, but I think my bank balance may suffer!

L xx

All photos my own.