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A Skate Date

>Skatey Skatey, Sip Sip!

Last Sunday, Carrie and I were invited down to the beautiful, iconic Somerset House (where LFW is held) for a bout of Ice Skating just before it would open to the public. We were kindly asked by the lovely Katie Antoniou, stylist and fashion button-pusher who styles Gabby Young and who had helped create the adorable promo vid that I popped into my last post. It is such a beautiful scene down there, it almost makes you gasp! A stunningly huge baubalued Fir tree and mock-cabins fame the rink in the centre. There’s Tom’s Lounge where you can sip amazing mulled wine or Tiffany & Co. Hot Choccie (both in my case!) … mmMm. Tiffany don’t just make hot chocolate these days but jewellery too! You can have a little nosey around their pop up shop next door which is lined with sweet and chocolates jars and in the centre lies what they do best – beautiful silver and gold pendants and these adorable little purses!

It was so wonderful to get back on two slabs of metal again, I hadn’t skated in about 4 years but really enjoyed it again – it feels so nice to glide! Me and Carrie were miffed that we couldn’t take our cameras onto the ice to take photos, wouldn’t it have been lovely to catch shots of us falling over?! (Actually we both managed to stand firmly on one or two feet.) In hindsight, seeing my canon in little plastic pieces smashed on the ice wasn’t such a good vision. So here we are pretending to skate afterwards – just add ice!

Polka Dot Knitted Hotpants – ASOS / Cashmere Tshirt – Pringle (via charity shop!) / Shoes – Kickers via Schuh / Furry Gilet, Scarf and watch – Thanks to Next / Minnie Mouse Bag – Had since I was little

I’ve just found out that the Somerset House Ice Rink also put on loads of fun classes and sessions. From club nights to group dance sessions – You can do lots more than just go round in a circle! Take a look on their website at the video to see all the fun.
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  • Angela December 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    >Good work.I like your awesome post..!

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  • Duck December 2, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    >Nice to meet you the other night!! And you know Katie <3

  • Kb November 27, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    >Great photos girl, loving the shorts! We need to go to Byron burger asap!

  • styleeast November 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    >Oh it's so PRETTY! Plus, those hot pants are basically the best thing I've ever seen. I adore how you've styled them you little style minx! Hope to see you soon xxx

  • Vicki November 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    >I frickin' love your knitted hot pants! how awesome! and mega jealous of the xmassy ice skating scene you got to enjoy!! i gots to move to London 🙂 xx

  • GreenCoffeePot November 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    >I need to go to London before christmas! Looks amazing, and I love your cute skater girl outfit 🙂

  • Jo November 24, 2011 at 7:11 AM

    >Oh goodness, it looks like the most fun day ever! <3 I love ice skating – though have never done it on a pond before! It reminds me of Bambi!

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  • lucillejoy November 23, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    >you're all wearing such lovely, cosy outfits. I so wish I could ice skate because it looks so much fun…so festive eee!

  • Lil November 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    >Ah I love the Minnie Mouse ensemble! So cute. I love iceskating, used to do it loads when I was younger and it never fails to make me feel festive. Beautiful photos xx

  • Amy November 23, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    >Loving the hot pants! I love Somerset House 🙂

    Amy x

  • Madame G November 23, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    >What a brilliant wee day out! We have an outdoor rink in Glasgow at this time of year too, but it's mostly commandeered by drunk yobs – yuck!

  • miss vintage vixen. November 23, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    >That looks so much fun!
    Those Tiffany Cups… oh my, I feel like I'd be the creeper who'd wash it out and take it home right after to display.