London Fashion Week was slightly crazy, I don’t think I’ve ever been out so much in my life! There are so many great parties and events that I couldn’t resist so it was a week of fashion and fun for me. I went to the River Island fashion week party at the Serpentine on Friday last week which was an amazing party and I spotted supermodel Erin O Connor there who is absolutely stunning in real life. I didn’t stay long at the party as I had another two events the next day and I was super tired
from Craig David the night before!
On Saturday it was off to the Spongebob event! It was a collection in collaboration with a few designers I loved who used Spongebob as the inspiration and I pretty much wanted everything from the collection, it was deadly. I wore an outfit from Very Exclusive for that event, particularly obsessed with my jumper which is House of Holland X Umbro.
I went home to chill out for a bit after that event and then it was time to get ready for the Maybelline party in central London with my best pal and hairdresser Matthew Feeney who stole my look from my event that afternoon! The party was really good and I ended up getting my ears pierced at it, I forgot how sore ear piercings were. I’m going to stop at the 8 that I have now.
We decided to head out to Shoreditch House after the event and met up with loads of friends which meant Sunday was a complete write-off for me. I basically spent the entire day watching TV and eating which was nice after the madness of the week.
I go to my physio every day at 7.30am for two hours to strengthen my knee for my operation so I did that before anything else. Monday I had my craziest day, it was non-stop from 6.30am to 11pm that evening. After physio I headed home for hair and make-up by Secret Spa and then it was off to the Aspinal showings. I adore Aspinal bags and wear them quite a lot so couldn’t wait to see the new collection. Their events are always jam packed and I even spotted Nicole Scherzinger there who is a total babe. I wore a shirt from Spotted on Celeb and my leather trousers from Very Exclusive with my new runners from Schuh and of course my Aspinal bag.
After Aspinal it was off to Very Exclusive to view their new collection, I wear so much of their stuff and basically need everything from the new season. I don’t think I could ever work in fashion because I would spend my pay check every month. I have to put myself on shopping bans on a monthly basis, I tend to go overboard quite a lot. After that I went off to the Vin and Omi show, I’ve been friends with the boys for ages and walked in their show too.
I wasn’t able to walk this year with my knee brace so they had me DJ the after party instead. I wore a Kenzo dress from Very Exclusive to the show and then the boys gave me the coolest dress to DJ in. It was the dress that divided opinion for sure but I loved it and it was great for DJing, it was my stage outfit. I saw a lot of comments about the dress and of course my weight and to be honest I literally didn’t give a monkeys what anyone said. I mean I can’t train properly at the moment and I’ve put on a little weight but why would I stress about it? I’m concentrating on getting better so if I’ve put on a little weight, well it’s to be expected. I hate people commenting on other people’s weight: fat, skinny, who cares once you’re happy! I will say that I don’t really feel like myself at the moment, I miss training as hard as I used to but I’m getting back into it now I’m home and doing as much as I can with my knee. I did go overboard with the food and alcohol in Austria so I’ve been much healthier and am starting to feel much better! Anyway enough of that chat I really shouldn’t care what people say.
My last event on Monday was the Universal BRITs Nominees party, they had Jonas Blue playing so I stayed for him and then jetted off to Nandos with my pals! I wore a dress by Spotted on Celeb, a leather jacket from Warehouse and my new favourite boots from River Island.
On Tuesday I had a great meeting about TV work over here and I’m so excited for this year. My series with RTE is going to air next month on Discovery’s new channel so I’m delighted with that news. After my meeting it was off home again to get ready for my next event which is for such a great cause which I always support. Philip Baldwin is a gay rights activist and always does so much for the LGBT community to raise awareness and help people. I absolutely loved his speech this year at the event for LGBT history month: “This LGBT history month, let us take inspiration from the achievements of the past and ensure that we continue to forge ahead, to build a country free from discrimination.”
On Wednesday I had physio and then some meetings, I was meant to attend the BRITs parties but I was just so tired that I skipped it.
I have my operation on Thursday so I needed to rest up, I really didn’t want to miss the fun but there’s always next year! I will be out of my operation by the time you read this so will hopefully be all good! It’s going to be strange because my knee had gotten so good with the brace on but it tends to drop without it. I’ll be back to crutches and I won’t be able to bend my knee for a while but it will be so much stronger after the operation. They’re taking out part of my hamstring and putting it into my knee to replace my ACL, sounds disgusting but I have a great surgeon.
I actually ended up having to stay over four nights in hospital but I just got home today and I am delighted! I didn’t anticipate the pain I would be in and I had a lot of bleeding but my knee is getting there. I went straight to physio from the hospital so I’m going to work really hard so I can get back on my feet as soon as possible.
The last thing I would like to say is about The Jump, I read so many comments and articles about people saying we’re mad to do the show, that we are all only doing it for the money and we would do anything for a bit of TV air time and cash. I can assure you that not one person on the show does it for the money and if you did you would be in it for the wrong reasons. I did the show because I enjoy extreme sports, I enjoy new experiences and pushing myself. I spent four week out in Austria and I had the time of my life while learning new skills from The Warren Smith ski academy whilst making life-long friends. Am I crazy to want to do it again after my injury? No I don’t think I am, I loved it so much, I want to go back stronger than this year and try to win it which is what I wanted to do this year. If my work commitments allow it I will 100% be back on the slopes, in the meantime I’ve booked a family ski holiday in December so I’m looking forward to that!
I hope you all have a lovely week…