The Bafta TV Awards 2016

House of Fraser is synonymous with beautiful formal attire.  So it was rather fitting that black tie was the dress code of the day when they kindly sent me an invite to the TV Bafta awards who they sponsor.

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I imagine for most people attending the Baftas, the lead up is a day full of relaxation and pampering- you know enjoying a bit of #SlowGlam time.  But that doesn’t seem to ring true for a Mum, at least not me!

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In the morning I was running around London with my toddler making sure we enjoyed the heat wave before quickly running to the Mondrian Hotel at 3.30pm with a sweaty face with not a scrap of make up on.

I made it up to the 5th floor which was commandeered by the House of Fraser team, and found myself an empty room to quickly baby wipe the London filth off my face before trying to disguise my eye bags with any make up I had managed to put into my make up bag that morning.

I watched a lot of the House of Fraser team enjoying bottles of Prosecco and taking great selfies sifting through the rails of gorgeous gowns, while I freaked out by how fast time was slipping away.  I needed to be ready and down in the foyer to meet the other bloggers attending the event by 4pm (including Girl in the Lens, London Fashion Girl, Beth Norton, This London Life, Fashion for Lunch and Scarlett London).

With Mr London Mum bringing my dress (and a steam iron) to me while simultaneously having to wrestle our toddler to the ground so he could remove the sudden stench filled nappy, I finally got myself ready with a few minutes to spare.

I wonder if Suranne Jones had to get ready in a room with her baby being changed in the shower cubicle?!

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While I wasn’t going to be papped by the many cameras waiting to snap the biggest celebrity names such as Tom Hiddleston, Justin Timberlake, Maisie Williams,  Aiden Turner and of course Mary Berry, I still wanted to feel glam and stylish.  After all House of Fraser are big on their #BaftaStyle.

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My dress was from Virgos Lounge and it received many compliments on the night.  It is a midi length dress, but on me it became a full length gown- which was fine.  It made the dress even more formal, which suited the event.

I loved the high slit up the dress from the design of the wrap skirt as I felt it gave that element of sexiness which was emphasised by the deep v neckline to the front and the back of the dress.

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And the embellishment around the sleeves just added that extra bit of glam and weight that tends to make something look more expensive than it is.

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With a pair of trusted neutral coloured Zara heels from the back of my wardrobe and a simple Chanel purse I was as red carpet ready as I was ever going to be with a time scale of 30 minutes!

With my little boy waving me off telling me I looked like a Princess (well referring to me as “let it go” because I was wearing a sparkly long dress- so basically a Princess reference from the movie Frozen…) I hot trotted it down Southbank with the other bloggers to walk the red carpet laid out in front of the Royal Festival Hall.

With no pictures allowed inside the awards ceremony, we took full advantage to try to take as many pictures as we could before the event started.

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The awards themselves were great to witness, Graham Norton was entertaining as a host and it was fascinating to watch how the room reacted to the different nominations, and the acceptance speeches.

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I left the show realising I’ve missed out on some great shows this past year which I have to rectify immediately, starting with Peter Kay’s car Share and Chewing Gum.  Just watching clips of those shows on the big screens around the room had me in hysterics so I think they’ll both be right up my street!

All in all a pretty decent night out for this London Mum! 😉

I want to give a big shout out to Carl Thomspon who I used as my personal red carpet photographer.  He’s a great mens fashion blogger with some seriously sharp styling. One I’m passing on to Mr London Mum for sure..!

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63 Comments

    • It was such an honour to be invited! Had to make sure I managed to go I didn’t want to miss out!

    • The sleeves were great, and they weren’t horribly restrictive either which was so good because it was ridiculously hot in London that day.

  1. … just having a break. Argh, now I know who it was who stole the show – YOU!! (I was that sad sapp busking on the edge of the red carpet. I wondered where that stinking nappy came from in my ‘please give generously’ tin … I’ll get ya’ ha.) We’re both glad you all had a great evening. You looked ‘t’riffi-tabulous’!!! H-o-F must’ve been proud of you!! Hope all’s well. Onwards LondonMum.

  2. Oh wow, what a lovely day!! Looks exciting 😀 Never been to anything like that, You look great and your little one looks so cute in the outfit to.

    • His hair was such a mess in that picture! It needs a cut and it was so hot so it stuck out all over the place hahah x

  3. Oh wow you look absolutely amazing an what a wonderful experience walking the red carpet at the bafta’s must have been.

    • It was a great day, I was surrounded by some amazing fashion bloggers- felt very out my depth! x

  4. WOW WOW!! Amazing and this looked fab. I hope it was amazing. You look gorgeous and what a fab event to attend 🙂 Jess xx

    • Such a great event. One of those moments where you think I hope they don’t realise they’ve invited the wrong person 😉 lol

    • I think the dress definitely pulled everything together luckily! lol x

  5. Wow, you looked great! I love the dress. It’s awesome that you were able to take some pics on the red carpet.

  6. You looked amazing and I agree with your son, like a princess ???? congratulations on attending such an amazing event. I’m not jealous at all ????

    • Thank you hahah. It was a great event, hope it’s not the only time I get to go! lol

  7. OMG! Your son is GORGEOUS, such beautiful photos of you on the red carpet. Looks like you had an amazing experience.

  8. Wow you looked absolutely gorgeous! Fab dress! I saw on social media that you went to the Baftas, what an amazing evening, I’m very jealous!

    • Yeah it’s not often those invites land in my email account! lol. x

    • It’s a great department store isn’t it? I remember I used to frequently walk around it when I was at university just lusting after all the pieces!

    • Loads of fun- just very strange to walk red carpet when hours before I was running manically around London with my son! hahah x

  9. I loved both dresses on you but I loved the vintage feel of the second dress. You are so lucky that you got to attend the Bafta’s I am so jealous! Also Carl Thompson is great I follow him on Instagram but off to check his blog again. You looked beautiful xxx
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    • He is- he knows how to snap a quick bloggers picture too 😉 x

  10. You look amazing! That dress looks stunning on you! I really the back of the dress with the V and the details on the front. It is very glam.

    • Not something that happens daily so certainly one for great memories 🙂

  11. You look absolutely amazing! That dress is simply stunning. I hope you had a fantastic time x

  12. Absolutely loving that dress, you looked amazing and sounds like an awesome night.

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