VOGUE magazine is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary and as someone who has hoarded collector’s items based on the original covers for years, you can imagine my excitement when the National Portrait Gallery announced they were having an evening event for the current 100 years of Vogue exhibition. My friend Leanne and I luckily got tickets and yesterday we headed to London for the event.
I met Leanne for food at Leicester Square station at 5:15pm, completely unaware of where we’d be eating. She’d wanted to book something as a surprise for my birthday and all she’d told me was a time and meeting point. We walked straight into Leicester Square, with me having no clue at all what was going on and we soon headed up to the Radisson Blu Leicester Square entrance. We had a reservation at the hotel’s ‘Scoff & Banter’ restaurant and when we were seated at our table, I saw what the menu was: pink afternoon tea! I couldn’t believe it. I’d read about this on Last Minute a while ago, but never thought I’d get to go anytime soon. We were given with lots of tea, pink cakes and adorable sandwiches; it really was a wonderful present! The scones were my favourite; they were so fresh and delicious!
After eating lots of wonderful sweet treats, we headed to the National Portrait Gallery for the event: a chance to see the 100 years of Vogue exhibition and take part in lots of fashion and art-themed activities. The first thing we did was visit the exhibition itself, with wonderful Vogue photographs and vintage covers on every wall. Photography wasn’t allowed in the exhibition so I can’t show you inside, but all I can say is: if you love Fashion, it’s an absolute must-see.
Next on our agenda was to see one of the ‘escalator catwalks’. Central St Martin’s Fashion students were showcasing their outfits and it was amazing to see what bold creations they came up with.
After the catwalk, we decided to get creative and take part in the ‘military make-over’ activity. We had to give one of the officers a new look, using colourful papers. Mine was the pink one of course and Leanne opted for a blue theme. We both chose similar prints to what we were wearing that evening!
Last but not least was a visit to MAC who were set up in the gallery basement. They had all of their lipsticks on display and you could try whichever took your fancy! There was even the option to have your make-up done, but we were too late to book in for that. Speaking of MAC, I wore Russian Red for the evening.
I had such a wonderful time in London. Thanks Leanne!
Are you a Vogue fan too? If so, what’s your favourite cover?
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