It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s only 65 days until Christmas, it’s 45 days until my 30th Birthday and as if that’s not enough to celebrate I’ve been bombarded with emails from a plethora of London fashion hubs enticing me to the capital with their amazing events, shows and exhibitions.

Lady Diana's dress at the V & A museum

Lady Diana’s dress at the V & A museum (Photo credit: heatheronhertravels)

I am literally beside myself with excitement at going to see the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A Museum that premiered today. The exhibition features some of the most famous fashion pieces that made good films iconic, from Darth Vader to Scarlett O’Hara and Indiana Jones. The exhibition is a celebration of 100 years of costume, some of which have never been seen outside of private collections in California. You can read more about it here. I’m super excited.

Somerset House is tempting me with another stunning event, Valentino: Master of Couture from 29th November. Celebrating the life and work of Valentino the exhibition showcases couture creations worn by iconic fashionistas such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren. The exhibition itself is made up of photographs from Valentino’s personal archive as well as 130 haute couture designs situated around a catwalk. You can read more about it here.

About turning 30. I’ve been looking forward to it all year and typically lots of random things have now intervened with my birthday celebrations, I’m possibly writing it off 45 days in advance but when you turn 21 you’ll realise that 9 years is a long time to wait for another awesome birthday and you’ll want it to be fabulous too. To all those who know Geordie and read the blog……give him a heads up would you, I realllllllly want to see these shows.

So Christmas. Lots of people have already started buying Christmas gifts and preparing for the big day this year. I think when you have little ones it helps to be prepared to avoid such episodes as the Cabbage Patch Kids brawling in Newcastle in the late 1980’s (my mum was there, elbows out and all) The last thing you want is to sneak a peek at your kids letters to Santa on Christmas Eve to find they really want a toy that sold out in September. Christmas is totally about kids in our house (human ones not Cabbage Patch), as long as their happy we’re not overly bothered about gifts and as long as Geordie gets as much delicious food as he can eat he’s happy until New Year. My birthday is in late November so I usually put any birthday money I receive towards Christmas gifts for others, its like my safety net for when I forget to buy for someone or a better gift idea arises. I’m eagerly awaiting pay-day so I can start stocking up on goodies for my loved ones and note to family, if you see something you want after the 25th November your more likely to get it!

Are you a super early bird buying Christmas decorations in January or more last minute.com….Hurry there’s only 45 days to go!

(How chic does Miss Piggy look in her black beret?)

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