Mademoiselle goes to London | Day Out In London.

Hello!

This post is from when I visited London a little while ago. I visited the V&A where I looked at two exhibits-Pink Floyd amongst them-looked in several galleries, and had a snack in the members room. I also got to look at a very cool Bookshop..

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Part of the reason as to why I was in London was to attend the Book Launch for The Summer Of Impossible Things; I had been silly enough not to bring my proof copy, so ended up buying a hardback. (Just to get it signed!) Rowan knew me from Twitter as “the Queen fan”, which we just had to chat about.. I also got to meet her husband, made a new Italian friend, and chatted to Rowan’s publicist.

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This is the three of us… Yes, I know I look a little bit strange (I captioned this as *Sees cake, thinks to self: Come here!) but that was because there was a lot of people, and by backpack meant I kept loosing my balance with people moving around.

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The place that the bookshop was based in was just a street of largely Bookshops, or the occasional Vintage shop. The week I went was the same week as the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter book being published; what a pretty window!

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This was one of the Jewellery shops; it caught my eye largely because of the sheer amount of stuff that was in the window. Some of it wasn’t exactly to my taste-and besides, I haven’t exactly got anywhere I could wear any of it. I particularly loved the hat that you can see at the top of this photo.

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I managed to get a close up shot of this (I think it’s a) Brooch; a curled up Tiger! I’d put that on a lapel of my coat.

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London has a lot of history I think; to me it’s almost like New York, in the respect that as one of my favourite cities, it’ll always be one of those places I think “Yes, I can achieve whatever I wish here.” I could not resist taking a photo of this blue plaque.

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Where the book launch took place. This bookshop may be small, but it has first editions, signed editions, and more. I spotted this…

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Anyone who knows me will know just how much I adore Sylvia Plath and her poetry! To be rich for the day..

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I saw this book, which was promptly added to the ‘To be read’ list.

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At the V&A I got to go around the Balenciaga exhibit; I preferred it more to the Pink Floyd exhibit, to be honest. It was more interesting to me, meaning that I could go round looking at the dresses, the designs, old copies of Vogue, etc.

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Just how tedious must it have been to hand paint the silk on this dress?

At times I will admit that I was a little bit overwhelmed, such as on the Tube with the amount of people, the heat, and the noise. (A way to cope with my Aspergers is that I find having headphones can be a big help, as it blocks all this sensory overload.) There was also quite a lot of people at the V&A, so I was sort of swimming at times.

What do you think about London?

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