Sunday, 27 February 2011

Jonathan Saunders, London Fashion Week A/W 11

Jonanthan Saunders created one of my favourite collections of London Fashion Week!
The collection is a beautiful mixture of roaring 20s
inspired prints, including a beautiful bird print
(a LFW mini-trend in itself this year).
I loved the colour palette from the shades of emerald and sapphire to the soft cream and sophisticated black.
What I love more than the shows itself is
spending time backstage.
I really enjoy watching the whole process unfold from the hair and make-up to the catwalk run-through.
Jonathan Saunders was a particularly good show to be at backstage as there was a fantastic atmosphere!
Here are some of my photos from backstage at Jonathan Saunders where you can see the models getting the final touch for the catwalk show above. What did you think of the collection?

Saturday, 26 February 2011

London Fashion Week Top Ten A/W 11

Firstly, sorry for the HUGE amount of time passed
since my last blog post!
The past fortnight has been manic, both in the build-up to,
and during London Fashion Week and I feel like I haven't stopped.
I think that I've only just managed to come out the
other side with the help of my two best friends Mr expresso and Miss Berocca.
It's been an exciting few weeks working on LFW
and I can't wait to tell you all about my favourite bits...
Firstly, it makes sense to start from the top and tell you
about my favourite shows from LFW.
You can also remind yourself of my highlights from last London Fashion Week.
So, here is my top ten of shows:
2. Jonathan Saunders
3. Acne
4. Erdem
5. Burberry
6. Christopher Kane
7. Roksanda Ilincic
8. Holly Fulton
9. Charles Anastase
10. Richard Nicoll

Saturday, 12 February 2011

London College of Fashion, MA Exhibition

Wouldn't you just love to carry this briefcase to work everyday? You'd certainly be the height of sophistication on the tube, despite a few backward glances. This is my favourite piece from the London College of Fashion MA Exhibition. It was designed by Oliver Ruuger who is studying for an MA in Fashion Artefact. Definitely a name for the future!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Asos Clutch Heartbreak

I've just spied this Green Portfolio Envelope Clutch in the latest magazine for their colour blocking feature, only to find that it's sold out. Mon Dieu! I just love the art deco look of the clutch and the bold colours. Let's just hope that they bring it back after popular demand.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Broadway Market, London Fields

One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday is walk along the canal to Broadway Market in London Fields.

Broadway Market has the most incredible array of foods and is as beautiful to the eye as it is in the mouth.

It’s often impossible to choose what to have for lunch; the possibilities are endless from Nigerian curries, sweet and savoury pastries, freshly baked cakes, Persian baklava, fruit smoothies, Italian ciabatta sandwiches, Mexican burritos, German sausages… It’s making me hungry just thinking about it!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Mulberry A/W Preview Day

At the end of last week I went to the Mulberry preview day which launched their A/W collection.

I have been meaning to blog about this all week but I’ve been so manic with the build-up to London Fashion Week. However I have finally found a moment of quiet before the storm. (The storm being ten friends descending on me for food and wine, wish me luck as I’ve yet to prepare a thing!)

I’ve never looked at Mulberry as being much more than a handbag and leather goods label but I was sooo pleasantly surprised when I saw their entire A/W collection!

I was blown away by the wearability of its classic designs and I had dreamt up a wish list of 10+ products by the time my guided tour ended.

The highlights for me were the brown suede cropped coat, cream swing trench with large gold buttons and the oversized tartan scarf.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Topshop S/S Make-Up Launch, Sanderson Hotel

This week I attended the Topshop S/S Make-Up Launch at the Penthouse of the Sanderson Hotel.

The launch included all the new products for the forthcoming season as well its trend collection: Sandstorm.

The Sandstorm collection was inspired by the Burning Man Festival
in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.
This in itself is quite amusing for such a mainstream brand as the
Burning Man festival is renowned for its anti-capitalist stance and therefore dislikes consumerism.
In keeping with desert festival theme the Sandstorm make-up includes bright blushers shades (my personal favourite), vivid nail varnishes and semi-permanent eye-liners all perfect for achieving the festival look and adding a much-loved burst of colour for the summer.
Finally, there was some experimental nail art happening,
which created a marbling effect.
The nail artist put a drop of nail varnish in a bowl of water and gradually added more until he had the desired effect.
He then dipped my nail in and removed the excess nail varnish, é voila!
Thanks Beauty Seen PR for hosting the event!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Christopher Kane Wins 2011 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

Christopher Kane is the winner of the 2011 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Congratulations! My prize for the best collection description of last season also goes to him for the ingenious: ‘Princess Anne on acid’. I'd love to know how he came up with that!



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