The Fashionista’s Guide to Paris and London
Where to go shopping in Europe’s fashionista mecca’s.
On my last day in London I thought I would visit a couple of the more touristy sights, starting with Buckingham Palace. From the outside it is as majestic as you can imagine and inside – the palace is almost always open for tours during the summer months – the state rooms recreate exciting bits of royal life. The Queen’s and other royal family member’s dresses (Kate!) and personal jewelry are on display. There’s also a perfectly laid out banquet table on display where you can imagine the royals dining in their high fashion (or maybe Topshop?).
In contrast to the regal Buckingham Palace, but still keeping with the royal theme, is the fun and touristy Madame Tussauds Museum. The life-like wax sculptures are kitschy but fascinating. During my visit there was a royal retrospective featuring Princess Diana in some of her most iconic gowns. You can always find a wax figure of the Queen and now Kate and William as well, for a Facebook-worthy photo-op and some up-close fashion inspiration – fashion is truly everywhere in London.
Just as in Paris, fashion was a way of life and I had lived it, at least for a little while.