V&A Fest!


v&a youth voice fashion festival sarah mower conversation with mary katrantzou

v&a museum turret top architecture

v&a create voice jewellery workshop fashion fest

createvoice victoria and albert museum jewellery making

making things at the V&A museum young people diy activities

CreateVoice Fashion Fest at V&A 2012

I love the Victoria and Albert museum – which arty Londoner doesn’t?! For starters it’s free entry, but it also boasts some of the best permanent exhibitions in London from fashion through to famous costumes to sculpture and has some of the most talked about temporary shows in the UK including the recent Hollywood Costumes and Diaghilev et les Ballet Russes, the last big exhib I saw there. Have you seen anything good there recently?


That’s not all folks! Among loads of other educational initiatives, the V&A also have their own Youth group, CreateVoice which my dear friend Jazmine is part of, who organise brilliant free events for under 25 years olds. One of their latest big projects was a fashion festival with an impressive line up of talks which certainly outshone my university timetable. Sarah Mower of Vogue had a good public chat with the legendary Mary Katrantzou (see top photo!), ASOS Marketplace presented how-to’s, there was advice on portfolios and guidelines on how to become a stylist too.

After filling my brain with interesting fashion facts, it was time to get messy with a fantastic DIY den where you could make your own jewellery from leather, vinyl, a sea of rivets and a plethora of inspiring objects and materials. Restricted for time, I knocked together a simple leather cuff a la Charlie May, which I’ll show you in my next post! This is what I wore on my chilly day out.

v&a corner architecture exterior sky sunny london

fur coat baroque peg trousers

darling clothing fashion jaquard floral embroidery trousers

v&a museum outside courtyard chairs seating empty

red hair in fingers guess watch leopard print fur coat

purple wintery look cardigan baroque trousers

victoria and albert museum london architecture pillars outside

purple and pink look opulent cropped trousers

close up Darling trousers belt loops leather turquoise nails french connection ring

Baroque floral trousersDarling Clothing / Velvet bow platform sandals – ASOS (black version still in store)

Sweet shop scarf – Red Brick North / Bee ring – French Connection / Green watch – Guess

 If you want to find out how you can join CreateVoice or want to keep an eye out for their next events, pop over to their website! Thanks Kristabel for the photos!


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  • Clare February 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    The way you wear colour is just stunning, I could never pull it off like you do, you look amazing! I’ve actually just posted about a documentary project all about colour that you might be interested in, have a gander if you fancy!

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  • Rachel February 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    I love the V&A! The Diaghilev exhibition was my favourite ever, so amazing! xx

  • Jenny February 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Damn girl, those trousers! I wish I had the same confidence to dress as you do! xx

  • Katie February 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    woah i bet you had lots fun! when i visit london eventually, first thing i want to enter this museum <3
    haa xxx

  • Oroma Jumbo February 14, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    I love your pants!

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  • mediamarmaalde February 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    oh my gosh Lucy, you look flippin AWESOME. Those trousers are unbelievably cool. LOVE THIS

    Mel xx

  • Llara February 13, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Wow, that sounds like great fun. I’m down in London town soon and hoping to check out what’s on at the V&A if I’ve time. I super love your awesome bright outfit too!

  • Sally February 13, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    I seriously wish I could pull off bright colours like you! Your outfits are amazing! I especially love the trousers 🙂

  • Katie February 13, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Great post! Love the outfit and of course the V&A. The Ballgowns exhibition last year was brilliant.
    Katie xx