So by the looks of today’s grisly weather, summer has officially ended and now we can all start thinking about wearing our new autumn/winter clothes, which we bought when al fresco actually felt the norm in London.

What a seriously amazing summer it’s been, even if I did struggle during its first half whilst eight months pregnant.

Shopping bags

One of my autumn purchases I can’t wait to wear is the Lavina coat from Reiss, which I bought a couple of weeks ago. Given that my post-pregnancy body is still work in progress, I think I’ll spare you the sight of me ‘modelling’ it.

The Lavina coat, which also comes in dark blue, caught my eye as soon as I walked into the shop. I love eye-catching colours as well as patent shoes and sequins: my silver sequinned Converse shoes being prized possessions.

Lavina Coat - Reiss on King's Road

The thing about this coat however is that I’m reluctant to wear it in the rain. So, I’m just holding out for that crisp autumn day when I can finally put it on. I love autumn fashion!

Hello September, my favourite month! It’s good to see you finally. You are my birthday month, my anniversary month and I just love watching the seasons change. And as much as I love summer, when it comes to London fashion I can’t help but love autumn fashion too.

So what do you have in store for us this year?

… Ah right …

1. So this is one for Formula One fans, movie fans and anyone who is excited about the Niki Lauda biopic, RUSH, due out this month. There will be a screening and live Q&A with the film’s screenwriter, Peter Morgan, on 5th September at 6.15pm. You can book your tickets here.

2. Sadly Vogue Fashion Night Out won’t be happening in London this year but Somerset House will be hosting Vodafone’s London Fashion Weekend from 19th until 22nd September 2013. To find out more about the events and how to purchase tickets, click here.

3. Admittedly, I’ve never been to a singles night before so I can’t say what to expect from Lust & Love London’s next event at Beaufort House on 5th September. But it does sound like it could be fun. Find out more here.

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4. The Scotch Egg challenge is back and it’s another excuse for local Chelsea folks to head back over the water to The Ship Wandsworth on 17th September, if you’re not heading over before. There will also be a Scotch Egg auction from the likes of Whyte and Brown; Fino; The British Larder; Duck & Waffle; The Modern Pantry; Cinnamon Club and last year’s Challenge winner the Bladebone Inn, with all proceeds going to Action Against Hunger. Find out more about the auction and live event here.

5. London Cru, which is London’s first winery and is located in Earls Court, is about to start making wine from its first delivery of grapes. The public will be able to tour the venue which will also be open for events, wine-making experiences and courses from November. And I can’t wait to taste the wine!

Whilst I’ve been acclimatising to my role as a newbie mummy, plenty has been happening on the King’s Road. For example, last week saw the launch party for Trilogy’s latest incarnation on Duke of York Square.

Trilogy Chelsea

Trilogy is now bigger – almost four times bigger.

Trilogy ChelseaIt has seven fitting rooms downstairs and even a customer bathroom. The jeans are on gold shelves to create the illusion of floating denim, as if they were appearing in a dream.

Jeans - TrilogyAnd to celebrate its new opening Trilogy have a few exclusive lines including Feel The Piece’s Born on King’s Road tees and sweats, which I LOVE!

Tyler Jacobs for TrilogyHere is one modelled by Fiona, aka Kensington Doll blogger, who also provided me with most of the other photos. (Thanks so much Fiona!)

Kensington Doll blogger - Trilogy on King's Road

It was a pity to miss what looked like a fun evening of manis by Nails Inc., bubbles …

Nails Inc

… as well as mingling with some of the fabulous guests.

Cara Delevigne

But as I step back into the real world, it’s good to know that at least I’ll have my Born on King’s Road tee to enjoy wearing!

Who else can’t believe it’s May already? Where has the time flown? Well, it goes without saying that this is one of my favourite months of the year. With two bank holiday weekends, how can it not be? So here are my suggestions of what to do locally this month …

1. Why not kick off May with a Cinco De Mayo party at Barts this weekend?

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2. And later this month, there’s of course Chelsea’s event of the year, The Chelsea Flower Show which will be running from 21st until 25th May. Here are some photos from two years ago and last year. Also, don’t forget that there is also Chelsea in Bloom (more photos) and Chelsea Fringe also happening this month.

3. And whilst The Chelsea Flower show is on, from Wednesday 22nd until Saturday 25th May (12pm – 8pm every day), The Botanist will be running an Oyster and Joseph Perrier Champagne Bar in Sloane Square, complete with daily performances from a string quartet. You can enjoy champagne by the glass, by the bottle, or as a cocktail.

4. The Great Gatsby will open at Curzon Chelsea on 16th May but you can buy tickets from 3rd May. I cannot wait for this film to be released and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it represents Baz Lurhmann’s return to form. Check out my post with a video interview of the director himself.

5. If you’re an aspiring designer, fashionista or budding entrepreneur, Jean Queen Donna Ida Thornton is set to hold a Careers Day on 3rd May. Donna will be available all day from 10am – 4pm to answer questions at Donna Ida Head Office near Notting Hill. Donna will be joined by a host of Donna Ida girls who will also be happy to answer any questions (including Online Content Editor Amelia Kanaris and Graphic Designer Kate Gorbunova). To join Donna and the Donna Ida girls you can visit their Head Office on Friday 3rd May from 10am – 4pm at Phoenix Brewery, 13 Bramley Road, London W10 6SP. Nearest tube is Latimer Road.

Finally, just to warn you, my posts this month will be a little thin on the ground. This month is going to be craaazzzzy. Well, maybe not that mad but enough to occupy a large chunk of my blogging time. But whilst posts trickle through in May, they will return to normal by mid-June. So keep your eyes peeled for updates on new posts on my Twitter feed or Facebook page. Enjoy May and have two awesome Bank Holidays!

So today was the last day of the Dior exhibition at Harrods and I was determined not to miss it, even if it was the warmest day of the year so far. It was such a fabulous exhibition, which celebrated the work of a man who took the fashion world by storm in 1947 with his first collection. At the time Dior’s style, which was dubbed the ‘New Look’, was considered a revolution on the fashion world and the So Dior exhibition celebrated what has been defined as the designer’s savoir-faire that we still associate with the House of Dior today.

If you didn’t manage to catch it, here are some photos which I took. Enjoy!

Dior exhibition at Harrods

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Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

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Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

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