Friday, 4 December 2009

Carrie does Covent Garden

Mama and Papa MDS took moi and Mr MDS to the opera last night to see the English National Opera's performance of Turandot at the London Coliseum on St Martin's Lane. It was a delightful evening and I will post a review of the opera production on my Fashion and Film blog.

I will say that it was a long day and I wore my opera going togs from 9am in the morning as I had to get to Holloway at 10ish to pick up my dissertation from the book binders. There followed a morning of coffee on Upper St in Islington just down the road with a fellow MA student. We then hit Oxford St and college to bind our supplementary copy and had lunch in Pret! After our dissertation handing in (yes yes yes!) we did what any sensible gal would do hit the shops. Just for a browse.... Selfridges and H&M were enough for visual pleasure and I have to say H&M have some great things in. We also discovered a pile of rotting Jimmy Choo shoes downstairs in the H&M at Oxford Circus and some clutch bags, we understood why they didn't sell and spent a splendid time discussing collaborations.

A final stint in the LCF library (goodbye books) and I met Mr MDS outside work and we walked to Covent Garden where we enjoyed a hasty but satisfying supper at Carluccios. In fact me saying 'pasta con fungi' was the only Italian of the night as the ENO sing in English. I loved the music and singing but found the production 'interesting'. All I can say is I love it when I can make a bunch of old folks laugh in the aisles with a Gordon Ramsey take off, at the end of an evening.

Of course I'm to busy being a crowd pleaser to take photos of outfits so I hastily recreated it this morning.

Purple top Limited Collection - M&S
Glitter cardi - Zara
Patent navy blue belt - LK Bennett
Silver grey Skirt - Joseph

I call my skirt 'Carrie' it is a great skirt which stands out on it own and is such fun to wear.






I wore the outfit with purple tights and years old boots from Sacco Shoes in New York. They were probably my faux pas but I has a lot of walking to do yesterday and it was raining in the morning so I wanted dry feet.

19 comments:

  1. That's the best uni to opera outfit I've seen!

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  2. I hope you particularly enjoyed Turandot's enormous skirt in Act II (as expertly fluffed by me backstage).

    ;)

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  3. I love opera! I also love the vibrant blue you paired with the outfit!

    xx

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  4. I think you could replace that belt next time, it's kind of "big" for that outfit *.^
    kisses

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  5. I can see why you call the skirt "Carrie" and I could quite easily picture Miss Bradshaw in your outfit!

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  6. Wow ! Love the outfit! My oarents both used to sing I grew up around Opera .. yet never go. My husband hates it and I have to admit to being more of a Soul Dive / Rock Chic myself .. but love Puccini lucky girl x

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  7. Look forward to reading your review - curious to know the name of your other blog...

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  8. Hi there-love this skirt, it really is lovely and I'd love to have something like this, so frothy and stylish! So pleased you had such a great day too!

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  9. Perfect outfit for such an exilarating day!

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  10. I would have to say that your outfit is better than anything Carrie would wear.You have much better style, I think.

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  11. i always adore the kitten heel .... so i love this pair of boots ... xx

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  12. Patricia Field would have added some jarring detail that made you not like it slightly - whereas you have it perfectly balanced and styled. And I like the boots.

    xx

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  13. Nice outfit, and I agree HM have some great things in..I got a great cropped silver print jacket there last week, it's lovely and was only 17.99.

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