After living in frosty, Vitamin D-deprived Montreal for 5 years, one would correctly assume that I’ve learned to cope with cold weather and a lack of sunlight. While London is nowhere near as frigid as Montreal is during the winter, both cities have sunsets before 5 o’clock for a substantial part of the year. So what’s my favourite way to beat the winter blues, you might ask? Getting a group of lovely ladies together and having a wonderful afternoon at Winter Wonderland definitely is at the top of my list, hence my excitement at being asked to participate in Farfetch’s Winter Wonderland blogger event!
For those not in the know, Winter Wonderland is the perfect destination to indulge in the delights of the Christmas spirit, all within London’s beautiful Hyde Park. From winter markets to festive fairground rides, there’s truly something for everyone at this spectacular annual Christmas celebration. With some Canadiana still running through my blood, I jumped at the opportunity to spend the day outside, traipsing the park with Ellie (theellenextdoor.com), Abi (mygirlsontour.com), Vikki (styleandminimalism.com), Camila (camilacarril.com) and some of the lovely ladies at Farfetch!
I’ve been a big fan of Farfetch for a few years now – it has always been my go-to destination when I’m looking for a difficult-to-locate item, as it provides over 300 of the wolrd’s best independent designer boutiques at one web address. And while I definitely appreciate seeing the beautiful window displays and presentation at the likes of Selfridges and Harrods around Christmas, more often than not I prefer to avoid the crowds and do all of my shopping from the comfort of my sofa. Throw in same-day delivery to many of the world’s largest cities (including London!), and I’ve lost all will to leave the confines of my warm apartment!
For a day spent indulging in carnival food and being relatively active, all while being at the mercy of London’s temperamental weather, I knew a few chic layers would be key. I decided to go for a high-low mix, pairing one of my favourite finds from Topshop with one of my sartorial signatures – an Alexander McQueen silk chiffon scarf. Despite changing countries three times within a year and a half and doing an awful lot of growing up over the last few months, it’s comforting to know that despite all the change I’ve experienced that my style identity has still remained the same: edgy yet chic, with a pop of unexpected colour.
Scarf: Alexander McQueen
Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN
Photography: Preston Perfect Photography