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Alchemy Fashion Undressed Project at the Southbank Centre

I love living in London as there are so many different cultures here that you never ever have to leave to learn about any foreign country in the world. Apparently there are over 300 languages spoken in the City so you can only imagine the diversity. We also have around 250 festivals a year spoiling you for choice no matter what your taste is and if you are a culture and fashion buff like me, then you are going to love this post.

I have been invited to attend the Fashion Undressed project with MasterCard who is the official sponsor of the Alchemy festival, which this year is taking place on between 20-30th of May. Some of the questions for the Alchemy Fashion Undressed project covered the topics of What does our fashion sense reveal about our individual identity in an age of conformity? How do we use style to make a statement about who we are or to transform ourselves into someone different? How do trends start and how does our cultural heritage influence what we wear today?

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The festival explores a normal person perspective about style and fashion and the influence both create in our everyday life. I was fortunate enough to attend a 3-hour lesson about how the fashion industry works behind the scene which is not all that fabulous as you may think when you see an image in a glossy magazine.

The topic of Styling was covered by Rebekah Roy who is a well-known fashion stylist not only in London but on the in fashion scene around the world. Rebekah styled tons of magazines shoots and catwalk shows across the globe as well as worked with celebrities including Kate Moss, David Gandy, Kate Nash, The Feeling, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Daisy Lowe just to name a few. I hope by now you can imagine my excitement as styling is something I love. To make this session even better we had Carlos Lumiere who is a somewhat of a light wizard and I was so fortunate to have him teach our group about photography and how to play and manipulate light to get an image that is of  the top quality. Carlos worked on so many exciting campaigns including Vivianne Westwood, Harvey Nicholson , Balenciaga, Nike and shot for Harpers Bazar, Elle, GQ and many others.

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The first part of the day Rebekah covered styling and gave us tips on how best to start the creative process and she told us to look at clothes and places that inspire us to create beautiful outfits and pictures. This really was a great learning curve for me.

Of we went then to style mannequins with fabrics and accessories that were laid out for us when we got there. We wanted to keep it in the Alchemy festival spirit of South Asian arts and culture as some of the events include How to Style a Sari. The highlight of the programme is a runway show displaying brand new designs and drawing on the cross-cultural influences of South Asia and the UK.

So with this in mind we decided to create this beautiful long gowns that are kind of a mix between the two, South Asian influence with European roots.

Girls and I created 2 dresses one out which is a navy satin covered with purple embroidery around and the other orange and yellow gown that we later shot with Carlos.

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I really enjoyed the experience of learning and trying to make sense out of the fabric just with an idea in my mind. I was really fortunate to hear about the fashion industry right from the horses mouth and I’m so excited for the Alchemy festival event on 28th and you can see more information HERE.

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I really recommend you guys check it out if you find yourself or if you are in London already as so many of you are.

To make things more exciting for my lovely readers who are MasterCard holders as you can get a chance to win the VIP Priceless London experience on May 28th, an exclusive fashion experience courtesy of Priceless London for you and a friend at the Southbank Centre

The prize includes:
– Private preview of the Alchemy fashion collection curated by the Canadian/Indian fashion duo Nor Black, Nor White before the public see it
-Front row seats to the catwalk show
-Nail art or men’s grooming session
-Delicious meal at one of the best restaurants on the Southbank – Skylon
Enter on Priceless London’s website for your chance to win: HERE (Mastercard holders only)

I hope you love this post as much as I enjoyed experiencing it! If you need any additional information, do let me know

Lots of Love!

Tania xxx

 

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24 Comments

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    Eva
    May 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    This looks like an exciting project. Hope you had a great time there. Keep it coming girl <3

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    Kasie Chelanne
    May 18, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    This looks like SUCH an incredible and eye opening experience! What a fabulous event to get to be a part of. I hope you’ll share all about your experience on the 28th!

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    Federica Di Nardo
    May 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Nice pics 🙂

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    Federica

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    Ann
    May 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    nice post!

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    xx

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    Alicia Lee
    May 19, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Looks like such fun! Amazing photos!

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    Hadasah Love (Style to Love)
    May 19, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Beautiful
    XO,
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    Tabitha
    May 19, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Wow, looks like an amazing experience! Stay fabulous, dear!

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    The Fashion Folks
    May 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    The looks are gorgeous!! Xx

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    Alita Claudia
    May 19, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    looks like a fun event! with Im in london!

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    cinzia satta
    May 19, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Amazing photos! The looks are gorgeous dear!
    xoxo
    Cinzia

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    Maggie
    May 20, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Beautiful Pics!!Alchemy Festival Sounds interesting and seems like a perfect place to visit. I’d love to visit this event…

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    maray
    May 20, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Beautiful post! 🙂 Kisses!

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    Tenin Dvr
    May 20, 2016 at 11:28 am

    It looks like such an exciting project, love your post !

    Have a lovely day 🙂

    xo.TDVR
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    Gemma
    May 20, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Wow what a wonderful opportunity for you Tania, looks like a very enriching workshop. Sounds like a great giveaway too. Gemma x
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    Eleonora
    May 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Love these pics!

    XOXO,
    Eleonora
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    Lara Rose Roskam
    May 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    This looks amazing! Nice blog!

    xx

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    mihaela
    May 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    i love this 🙂 have an amazing day!

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    Mal IntotheCity
    May 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    What a great post, this outfit is amazing!
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    Mal x

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    Gil Zetbase
    May 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Beautiful photos!
    Have a nice week-end!
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    Hadasah Love (Style to Love)
    May 22, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love
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    Monique | Writingmonique
    May 22, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Wow. The dresses are absolutely beautiful!
    WritingMonique

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    Pisa
    May 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    What a great experience love! The pictures are amazing! And the dresses are stunning!
    Much love, Pisa
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    Emma
    May 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    This looks like such a fantastic event lovely! The dresses are absolutely incredible, the detailing on them is amazing! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Xx

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    Sophie
    June 1, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Amazing outfit, all are incredible <3

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