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Big news revealed over cocktails at the Sanderson

Tuesday 17 June 2014
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Last week, just before I went off on my jollies, I had a very important date. I needed to meet up with Caroline, not only to discuss our impending getaway to Lindos, but also I had some big big news. Seated in the Garden Terrace, I began...

I’ve been working on a very exciting project, and finally it’s all falling into place. So much so, that I think it’s finally time I reveal all. So for anything that requires vast amounts of discussion, there is only one place; Long Bar at the Sanderson.

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Don't you think all emetings should be over Golden Snow Vodka and Chambord?

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I’ve always loved fashion- I see it as an avenue to experiment, and be myself and so when a friend put me in touch with his friend, Tina Lobondi, an extraordinary fashion designer, well one of my life’s dreams started to become a reality.

As I am so excited to tell you, that I me and Tina have collaborated to bring you our first capsule clothing collection!

It started over coffee and sketches, and now we have a 3 piece collection of the most luxurious summer designs.

You may have seen me hinting on Instagram lately…

So finally I can show you the finished product of the skirt. A gorgeous African printed full skirt. I wanted something that was summery, and yet could be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I wore it on holiday with sandals, but imagine it with heels and a bralet. Very sexy.

My other designs are a gorgeous slinky dress, and a beautiful waterfall jacket, which are all in the final processes.

The designs are going to be on sale very soon with the skirt retailing at £65, which for a handmade skirt here in London is a steal.

However I am also reaching out to all you incredible fashion bloggers. I would love it if you would feature it in a outfit post. We can make any size, from 6 to 26 if desired as each in made to order. It would be so wonderful to receive your support, so if you would like to do an outfit post, please comment below with your email and I’ll contact you straight away.

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I feel very fortunate in my life right now, and so of course me and Caroline just had to toast to the success of this new venture, and of course our Greek getaway with a round of cocktails. 

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A fig and blackberry cocktail, and a blood orange one sounded like the perfect was to start to evening. Different, adventurous- a bit like my new journey, eh?

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Before swiftly moving on to round 2. Sweet, sharp, and delicious, hats off all round!

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I think a little champagne was in order, or to be even more special, Bakewell Champagne - fresh raspberries shaken together with Disaronno and finished with Thienot NV Champagne. Mmmm.

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Well if I'm going into to fashion, I should be practising my model pout. Ok maybe I wont be modelling anytime soon...

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Much better.

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Talking of fashion, I had to bring these little beauties with me to the Sanderson. The Sanderson is famous for its eye chairs, so I thought I'd give them company.

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Seeing as we were celebrating in London's most glamorous party hotel, it would be wrong to not treat myself to another drink. 

Their cocktails are delicious- but do watch out for the wasabi peas- unless you like that sort of thing, it'll blow your head off. Waiter, I need another drink now!

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As midnight draw in, we bid fair well to the most fun hotel in London and scurried home with excitement. I can not wait to be able to start selling to you, however if you would like to pre-order please comment below, and once again, calling all fashion bloggers, please get in contact if you would like to do an outfit post with my collection. 

Non of this could have been possible without my blog, and my blog wouldn't be possible with out you guys- I love each and everyone of you! Thank you.


The Sanderson Hotel
50 Berners St


  1. This is such amazing news! I was eyeing up your skirt on Instagram as well, wondering where it was from haha. If you need any help, let me know :)

  2. Laura!!! Congratulations! This is incredible and MASSIVE news. What an amazing accomplishment! The skirt is stunning, I'd love the see the other designs. I really would love to be involved - I'm trying to put more and more fashion posts into my blog (especially as I have my new design on the way!!) and would love to be a part of your exciting journey.

    My email is katie-dsf@hotmail.com

    Hope to hear from you!

    Katie <3

  3. How exciting! The skirt is completely to die for!
    I would in no way do a fashion post justice but let us know when and where we can buy it and I'll be heading up the queue!
    Can't wait to see the other bits you've been working on.
    M x Life Outside London

  4. Well done girl! This is amazing. Are you just looking for people to feature the skirt or the dress/jacket instead? I'd love to see the dress and the jacket and see if I could style them. The skirt is beautiful but I don't think it's my style. Get in touch, allie@thefridaygirl.co.uk xxx

  5. So excited, congratulations :)
    I'd love to feature your items, they look wonderful!


  6. Wow that is fabulous hun, well done you and I love that skirt xx
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  7. That's amazing. The skirt is gorgeous, go you lady!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  8. That skirt is absolutely incredible, definitely would be on my 'To Buy' list!

    Penny | www.lilliesandlove.co.uk

  9. such exciting news for you - congratulations and good luck with it all

    Rosie xx

  10. Babes, that is absolutely incredible. Well done! Hope you're having a lush time in Greece.

    Sophie x


  11. Wow that skirt is absolutely stunning definitely something I would wear. I've been thinking about doing more fashion related posts and I would love to feature your items on my blog! My email address is:


  12. OMG, Congratulations!
    Btw, I love the skirt, it's gorgeous. I'd love to feature your items (:

    Contact: paoebernal90@gmail.com | http://journaldupaola.blogspot.mx


  13. Congratulations laura! That's such an exciting development for you! I'd love to feature your skirt if there are any available, it's beautiful. gemmaerblog@gmail.com
    Congratulations again lovely xo

  14. Congratulations! That skirt is absolutely stunning! You look beautiful in it!

    If you still need willing volunteers I am more than willing! Having recently lost a fair amount of weight I'm in the market to be proud and show it off!

    I'm over at www.beckiexplorer.co.uk and my email is beckiatexplorer@gmail.com.

    I would love to be a skirt ambassador!!!

    B x

  15. Wow!! Congratulations!! What totally fantastic news and the skirt is gorgeous!
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  16. Wow Laura this is incredible! That skirt is absolutely gorgeous - I'd love to feature it on the blog angharadbridget.jones@gmail.com x

  17. The Sandison is a fantastic place to celebrate and those cocktails look gorgeous. Congratulations on the collaboration and the skirt is beautiful look forward to seeing the other designs Lucy x

  18. Congratulations Laura, what a beautiful skirt! Looking forward to seeing the other pieces :)

    Christy x
    another weekend without make-up

  19. Oh wow! That's incredible, the skirt looks so gorgeous too you've styled it impeccably! I would absolutely love to style one of your pieces and showcase it on my blog.

    My email is peexo@outlook.com

    I look forward to hearing from you about this exciting prospect, congrats again!


  20. Ohh congratulations!!! What a gorgeous skirt this is and that print is just heavenly! I'd love to feature your skirt on my blog and look forward to hearing from you! :) aichavienneblog@gmail.com

  21. Wow what amazing news, the skirt looks amazing, I'd love to feature it on an outfit post on my blog! aimeejade@bellalamoda.com :)