Hats and Capes in Kynance Mews

Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London

Kynance Mews has never been much of a secret. A haven for bloggers, it comes alive in autumn, when the ivy that grows along its archway bursts into flames of yellow, orange and deep red. I’ve wanted to shoot there for ages. But as it’s on the opposite side of London to where I live, the occasion has previously just not arisen.

That was until I received the brief for another campaign with my favourite chocolate brand Green & Blacks. They filled a taxi with their delicious new Praline and Truffle bars and I hitched a lift to Kynance Mews to finally see it for myself.

Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London

It really is beautiful and it’s easy to see why so many bloggers flock there year on year. I’m told that it blooms into wisteria heaven in early summer, so I’ll definitely be heading back then, to see it transform!

Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington LondonKatie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London

I am a very basic blogger and have no shame in matching my outfits to the season’s colours. Khaki’s, oranges, reds and yellows for autumn are a staple in my wardrobe. It’s little surprise then, that this cape has secured its space on my rail for at least five years. The bronze military style buttons, tweed fabric and plaid lining make it such a classic that it’s always on trend. Hats too  in autumn are a brilliant staple. With the weather being so changeable, they are such a great accessory to keep your hair protected against those pesky drizzle storms. A felt trilby like my old H&M one are brilliant for an extra bit of warmth on those colder days too!

Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London

My mustard skirt is a new addition from I Saw It First and I fell in love with the cord detail (a major trend for autumn ’18) and mustard colour – perfect for this season. Finally, I paired the skirt with last year’s over the knee khaki boots from Public Desire (in need of replacing!) for a bit of height and added leg warmth. Who said fashion couldn’t be practical?!

A scarf and bright red balloon sleeved top complete the look and kept me cosy on possibly the start of many cold autumn days to come!

Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London Katie Heath KALANCHOE blonde girl wearing hat and cape at Kynance Mews in Kensington London

Where’s the best ivy you’ve seen this year?