A Fashionable Day Out: Balenciaga Exhibition and What Katie Did’s Summer Soirée

My love of clothes, styling and all things fashion comes from my mum. For her birthday this year, I promised her five fabulous days out. The first one involved an exhibition of Princess Diana’s dresses and a Vivien of Holloway Lock-In. Yesterday, we met up for another day of fashion – it was a pretty good one!


Another frock from my favourite vintage emporium – Frock & Roll. This dress is full of details: pockets, a tie belt and adorable buttons!

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Balenciaga Exhibition

I can honestly say that the Victoria and Albert Museum is the museum I’ve visited the most often. Mum and I have seen the Wedding Dress, Alexander McQueen and Underwear Exhibitions in previous years and we’ve loved every one! We hopped on the train from Wokingham and headed straight to South Kensington station.

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In RuPaul style – BALENCIAGA!

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The dress of my dreams
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The only time I’ll be able to wear Balenciaga
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I prefer it as a skirt

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Me, wondering if it would be possible to sneakily take any of these pieces home – it was not

What Katie Did Summer Soirée

After the V&A, we went for lunch and a couple of much-needed margaritas. Feeling a little merry, we made our way to Portobello Road. Rachel of WKD sent me an invite a few weeks ago and I thought mum would fancy coming along too. Apologies for my gigantic face in lots of these photos. We had a blast!

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Wiggy, Hettie Sky and Miss Lillian Love

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Audrey Hipturn – a stunner!
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Dixie Delight – a good giggle (hope to see her perform in the future)

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Sarah and Zoe – beautiful and hilarious humans!
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Audrey and I with Elle (Brummie bombshell)

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Lady Eccentrik B – looking out of this world!
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Miss Sugar Rush (mum’s first experience of burlesque)
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My beloved Rhina – a vision in green

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Zoe and I with Rowena from Revial Retro
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Fellow Wonder Woman fangirls and babes
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With added Chelsea, Michele and Eva
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The Urban Pin-up (also know as Bam!, Shazam! and Damn!)

Thank you Rachel for the invite. Throughout the evening, I felt relaxed (but still terribly awkward) and I got to talk to so many lovely people. Mum found a comfy spot to sit in and ended up talking to people about the NHS, midwifery and the mysteries of life – typical her. I was also incredibly happy to see so many pin-ups of colour in one spot!

With sore feet, we headed home. I love these days out with my mum. I get to treat her like she’s always treated me and we have a good giggle. Here’s to the next one!

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