Being in the Fashion Scholars program, I am required to go abroad at some point in my studies here at LIM College, so I participated in this year's Cross-Cultural Analysis trip.
The locations the trip goes to are different every year, and this year it was London and Paris. I was lucky enough to get a spot on the trip and on January 3 all 25 of us left JFK Airport headed to London Heathrow.
After a completely sleepless red-eye flight, we finally landed in London, ready to take on the town. First we had a panoramic bus tour of some of the most famous landmarks in London, including Big Ben, and some beautiful architecture throughout the city. Then, after we were all checked into our hotel, we were free to do what we wanted. All I wanted to do was sleep.
The next day we took a trip to Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. All three of these places, in my opinion, are 10,000 times more amazing in person than in a picture or on TV. Being able to step foot where so many other people in history have is truly mind-boggling and something I will never forget.
During our time in London we also had the EXTREME privilege to take field trips to Lulu Guinness, Alexander McQueen and Burberry. All three were amazing to go to, but my favorite by far was Alexander McQueen. I have always loved every Alexander McQueen design and being able to set foot where Lee McQueen used to design and where Sarah Burton now designs was one of the most incredible feelings in the world.
Burberry was also extremely gracious in the hospitality they showed to us. Not only did they feed us lunch, show us an incredible presentation from all different aspects of their company, and show us their state-of-the-art showroom, they also gave every one of us a full-size bottle of Burberry Brit perfume in a Burberry Prorsum gift bag.
As you can probably tell, I enjoyed London very much, and in my next post I will cover everything we did in Paris!