It is a shameful confession that my first visit to Westfield, London, was only earlier this year. Normally I would go straight into the hub of the capital, hitting Oxford Street and spending a lifetime in Topshop. Having worked with the brand for 4 years now, I have become somewhat loyal to the high-street label but of all people, I should know that most of the gorgeous items they bring out season after season will be out the next. That is the way in fashion - it comes and goes in a flash.
Yesterday I found my dream haven, an unmatched fashion temple for all woman (and men). The Village. Located in the midst of all our high-street regulars, this gem of luxury brands is found clustered in their own pristine corner of Westfield. Glass fronted and lit in a dim pink glow with cascading glass chandeliers overhead, I felt like a child in a sweet shop with only a penny in to her name. Burberry, Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton...
Quite dangerously, I left there with a new love - this deerskin Prada tote handbag.
An absolute dream and so unbearable gorgeous, this is a piece that will never go 'out of fashion'. It's timeless and classic. If ever I will be so lucky to own a genuine Prada bag, I would live out of it and wear it 'till my last living day, passing it down for the next generation to cherish.
For a hefty price tag of £1460, I think it may be a while before I grow up from that little girl to the woman who can carelessly walk free with a Prada purchase. Still, a girl can dream...