Friday, 26 February 2010


I think it's pretty clear already that the maxi skirt is going to be a huge trend for AW. I wasn't quite onboard with them last year, they tend to remind me of the year I spent in retail hell serving clothes best described as 'safe' to ladies who lunch. However I am loving the very Olsen silhouette of long jumper over a floor sweeping maxi and dare I say it I'm even feeling for velvet!

Richard Nicholl, Marc Jacobs, and Aquascutum - Images from

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010


I've been totally caught up in the excitement of London Fashion Week even though I am haven't been lucky enough to be in amongst the action for the most part. After the relative commerciality of New York, it's great to see designers pushing the boundaries and using colour!

Ahhh the fabulous Louise Gray. I intended to make this post about several designers who have been innovative with colour and trims and are more fun than functional (Meadham Kirchoff, Nathan Jenden) but I decided to make this about this one collection that I keep going back to. I am told by the designer herself that what looks like fur is actually brushed soft sheepskin. And oh the Kirkwood heels.

Apparently there was dancing at the presentation!

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Monday, 22 February 2010


So late to the party writing about this, but it deserved a post of its own. Watching the Rodarte show unfold live I was reminded of one of my favourite films, The Virgin Suicides. The long white ethereal dresses were reminiscent of the Lisbon sisters and the dresses they wore to their first and only high school prom, whilst the blue pallor cast by the ultra violet light was a reminder of the tragedy that was to befall them.

Simply beautiful.

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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Bloggers at LFW

The argument as to whether bloggers should be allowed to attend Fashion Week rages on with bloggers now being referred to as 'bliggers' and 'blaggers'. Sadly the scathing comments aren't necessarily coming from the fashion press, PR agencies or designers themselves but from other bloggers, self importantly thinking they rank above their peers in the credibility stakes. I can only assume that such bloggers feel their treasured place at Fashion Week is threatened by newer younger bloggers with *gasp* fewer followers. However i do have to question that should the credibility of their blogs rank so much higher than the rest of the blogosphere, surely they would feel secure in the knowledge of their invite season after season?Enough so that they would not need to comment on who else should or should not be attending.

Who can forget that moment during Alexander McQueen SS10 when the cameras were turned back on the front row. Fashion Week is as much about the clothes shown on the catwalk as it is about the audience who attend. Street style blogs like Jak and Jil wouldn't be half as popular if that wasn't the case. Who better to be in the audience than people who are so passionate about fashion they write about it unpaid in their spare time? Not to mention that today's lastest blogspot blog might become tomorrow's Susie Bubble.

I have heard of shows this season so undersubscribed that the interns were asked to leave their posts backstage to 'bulk up' the audience. These designers could have done worse than to have a few bloggers in the front row.

Of course I would hate to see fashion week become a 'free for all' but the decision as to who gets on the guestlist is not for other bloggers to decide.

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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

NYC #2

More favourites..

Peter Jensen .....appealing to the side of me that would always pick to wear a dungarees over something more suitable for my age group

Tim Blanks described this look as "part virgin, part whore" LOVE

Rebecca Taylor..a reason to bring my bowler hat out of retirement and pile on more eyeliner

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Ooh I've got a blogger app on my iPhone. Maybe I won't need to leave a month between blog posts from now on.
Nothing is jumping out at me from NYC at the moment apart from the copious amounts of velvet. Not gonna lie the longer length velvet leggings at Alexander Wang are high on my most wanted list and I'm loving the over the knee silhouette with everything.

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