Vivienne Westwood (kinda)

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Academic Robes: Vivienne Westwood! (ish)
Shirt: Primark
Skirt: Topshop

So yesterday I wore a Vivienne Westwood design for the first ever time in my life. Unfortunately for me, it wasn't because someone had kindly decided to donate me one of her gorgeous corseted dresses that I constantly lust after. No, instead it turns out that Vivienne Westwood actually designed the King's College London graduation robes which I think is really pretty cool! 

On that note, I'm sure that if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you caught wind of the fact that I was attending my MA graduation ceremony yesterday, receiving my Ancient History degree (pass with merit baby, yeah!) The past year or so has really stretched me academically as I tried to keep up with classes full of people that I felt were way out of my league in the intelligence stakes and I was really, really proud of myself for getting myself that merit in the end. The ceremony itself went by in a bit of a blur, as I concentrated on getting across the stage without falling over, although I did pay attention when a mouse was spotted running across the front of the stage. 

Afterwards I headed out with Sean and my mum for a celebratory lunch at Steam and Rye where I had the most amazing popcorn themed cocktail followed by my favourite ever meal - a medium rare fillet steak with bĂ©arnaise sauce - I'm dribbling a bit just thinking about it! Now that I've finished with my MA its time to look forward to the next chapter in my life which  would appear to be teacher training, I guess I'm just not quite ready to fully leave the world of being a student!

P.S. Please excuse the date stamp on these photos - my mum doesn't seem to have worked out how to turn it off yet...


  1. At least you got to wear a little bit of Viv! Congrats Lauren xx

  2. Congratulations on your graduation! :) xx

  3. Congratulations Lauren!

  4. congrats beautiful, you've done so well I am proud. Hope to see you soon, love always xx

  5. So cool that Vivienne Westwood designed the robes! Congratulations on graduating, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief when I did!


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  6. You look lovely! And that really is cool that Vivienne Westwood designed the robes; at my graduation they put it on and then said 'these were all designed for men, so it's probably going to fall off' - awesome! Anyway, congratulations on passing with merit! Thats amazing. Hope you had a great day :) Xx

  7. Congratulations lovely!!! <3

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  8. Congratulations :) I always felt the same, I went to a Russell Group uni full of very well educated public school people and I went to the local comprehensive and had to struggle to get there. Hope you had a wonderful day xx

  9. N'aw. MEGA congratulations, you should be proud of yourself for your achievement. Your robes are infinitely cooler than my undergrad ones, and I didn't bother doing graduation for my GDL as I was lecturing in Nigeria instead- way more fun than black robes in Preston!


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