Warning: This will be a biased post as I absolutely LOVE the Dorchester, and Teatum Jones! (Why are they not included in London Fashion Week? Someone please?)
We arrived slightly early and it was a gorgeous day so we done a bit of tourist style sight-seeing…
|My dress: River Island, Bag: Zara, Leopard dolly shoes: John Lewis.|
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But down to the point, Teatum Jones hosted a fashion show during a sitting of afternoon tea at the Dorchester back in September and I was lucky enough to get two tickets (one for me and one for Mum) Teatum Jones also designed a scarf in collaboration with the Dorchester hotel which is sold at Libertys.
|The Dorchester silk scarf, £245 at Liberty|
Having been to the Dorchester for afternoon tea a couple of times before I knew I was in for a treat before arriving! – you honestly wont believe sandwiches can taste so good until you go (and yes better than M&S) Pricey but definitely worth it, finger sandwiches, tea, champagne, scones. Very british, excellent service, amazing setting, exquisite flower arrangements, I cannot fault the Dorchester. – It is pretentious yes but where in Central London isn’t?
– Good enough for the Queen, good enough for me ;)
|Mum having a look at the menu.|
The Teatum Jones presentation was beautiful, the models looked amazing (being 6ft tall and teeny weeny certainely does help), most of which had ‘undone’ neat hairstyles, for e.g: a pulled back ponytail with a bit of backcombing at the crown.
Most models were holding a parcel of delicate looking books, each covered in a floral printed paper which were tied together with a piece of string.Grey, dusty pink and zesty lemons were the colours of choice with touches of floral, the fabrics were beautiful, whether flowing effortlessly or holding a more structured cocoon shape. The collection flowed and I don’t think there was one non-wearable piece. All in all a wonderful day!
|A lovely print!|
|Head to toe Zest|
|A bit of a blurry image, but here you can see the parcelled books.|
|One of my favourite looks, the fabric on this was exquisite|
|The lovely staff at the Dorchester could tell how much I adored the scones so boxed me some up to take away!|
Perfect end to a perfect day.
Visit the Dorchester website for afternoon tea bookings: http://www.thedorchester.com