I realised with shock how many years ago the first London Fashion Week was when I put on an outfit on Monday to go shopping at Tesco. It was sunny and I'd been to Paris, my standards were high that day! It was when I saw myself in the mirror that the whole look reminded me of my first ever fashion show week - the black with colour and a slogan send me reeling.
Composed with petit garcon (who really does scoot round Tesco and anywhere he can) wearing bargain See by Chloe top with Reiss skirt, H&M leggings and LK Bennett quilted ballet flats.
And over to me at a young age wearing PX for LFW 1984! Basically the same principle, coloured motif top with black and flats.
I wasn't as young as Tavi but I was a young 'un. I don't know why the shot was in black and white. I remember the sweat top was a pale green with red suede PX on the back. I wonder what happened to them. The shows to model were Vivienne Westwood, Betty Jackson and Jasper Conran and I got PX. Still a very nice Sally Brampton gave me some good advice and I dutifully went to university with my eyes on fashion journalism not prancing on catwalks. I did make enough money to get me through uni and have some spare change though.
I had to snap the photograph with my blackberry as I haven't got a scanner at home. Someone did my hair and make up very nicely which you can't really tell but I do remember how nice it was to be made up. I still love dressing up and am glad I haven't lost my appetite for fashion.
Mind you my best accessory now is my little boy not my backside as it was then! I couldn't wear leggings without something over the top these days....