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Queen Mary 2 – Transatlantic Fashion Week Photo Diary

Cunard Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 – Transatlantic Fashion Week Photo Diary

So as you’ve probably noticed from the last two fashion posts, I’ve been on my way to New York Fashion Week in possibly the most glamourous way imaginable. This year sees the launch of Transatlantic Fashion Week, the worlds first fashion week at sea.

I was invited to review a very fashionable journey on board the Cunard – Queen Mary 2 ship, taking the six night crossing from Southampton to New York. After a week of fashion themed shows, seminars and workshops from industry leaders such as Colin McDowell and creator of NYFW Gail Sackloff, as well as all the usual activities you’d expect on board, the wonderful QM2 finally dropped us off in New York on the first night of New York Fashion Week.

Here’s The Style Traveller’s photo diary of the world’s first transatlantic fashion week….

Bonnie Rakhit style traveller Queen Mary 2 Fashion shootMe posing on top deck in a Julien MacDonald oscar dress, ready for the first formal ball on board.

Thanks to photographer Chris Ison for some spectacular shots!!

Bonnie Rakhit style traveller Cunard cruise

All aboard… the top deck farewell party, bye bye UK. NYC here we come….

queens suite QM2 style travellerSuite dreams – The queens suite on board, the perfect place to rest your head after a full day of activities.

the waves cunard cruise

The waves provide a spectacular backdrop to every day.

Transatlantic fashion week QM2

Transatlantic Fashion Week

The itinerary was packed full of fashion related activities, from shoots and catwalk shows on board, to talks and workshops all day long. But you are invited to dip in or out of whichever activities take your fancy. Above – professional shoot with model wearing a beautiful creation from one the Royal College of Art’s masters fashion graduates.

The Style Traveller Bonnie Rakhit front row

Left to right: fellow blogger @joeyLondonStyle, me and TV presenter Phil McHugh on the FROW.

Transatlantic fashion week cunard Zandra rhodes

The model takes a turn at the Zandra Rhodes fashion show.

Chris ison Bonnie rakhit style travellerI managed to fit in a little time on board to do a couple of photo shoots too.

formal night cunard TAFW

The first of three formal nights in the ball room, me and gang with Dame Zandra Rhodes in the centre.

Bonnie Rakhit The Style Traveller Veuve clicquotI think the London sign is pointing the wrong way…oops!

Bonnie Rakhit The Style Traveller Veuve clicquot tastingOn board activities…

One of my favourite activites on board was the Veuve Clicquot champagne tasting…hic!

The Style Traveller Veuve clicquot tasting

QM2 cunard spa

And relax…

I loved the on board spa which was owned by luxury US spa brand Canyon Ranch.

style traveller hot tub on the QM2

A little time for the team to relax in one of the many hot tubs on deck.

set sail goodbye from the QM2

Last day on board, me getting ready to leave with my Tumi monogrammed cases.

arriving into new york QM2New York New York!

On the final night of the trip we sailed into Brooklyn to see the classic Manhattan skyline looking picture perfect.

The Style Traveller arriving iMe looking out over the Manhatten Skyline at sunrise as we sail into the city. So romantic.Liberty view New York

Oh hi… Spectacular views of Liberty as we dock.

Transatlantic fashion week photo diary


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