Wednesday, 24 February 2010

//The most humble man in Fashion...

...does it again. Christopher takes his girls into the air with his aviation/Earhart inspired winter collection of heavy shearling and tumbled leather flying jackets and military pea coats offset with pretty bandaged lace dresses. Beautiful and perfectly on-brand. Burberry really are the masters of the no-expense spared production that is sensitively thought through to reflect every essence of the British sensibility of the brand.

It has been super busy at work this week so no other reports of LFW as of yet. My life has, for the last six months been entirely consumed by the home of the trench coat and 'Haymarket' check. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

Credit where credits due to the events team too whom I worked with on Monday. The preparation, endless emails, running around and constant guest list changes every few minutes makes for a very stressful job. Plus those girls regularly work 12 hour days. But they pulled it off spectacularly - even if some of the front row-ers dropped out at the 11th hour (I won't say who they were but boy were they good!)

Burberry are on top of their game at the moment. Not only screening their show live, but also being the first brand to have three dimensional screenings of the AW10/11 show worldwide. Wish i'd have been at the New York screening!

Loving the fact that the runway outerwear and accessories are available to pre-order on the website too. Such a brilliant concept of generating custom whilst products are fresh in consumers minds and the hype is at its greatest! 

I should very much like the following..
I've seen the rest of the Prorsum bags too. You won't be disappointed. 
More show round-ups to come

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Alexander McQueen - A Tribute

Reflect on the skyscraper Armadillo shoes on my blog logo. Iconic.
Legends die young.
Rest in Peace Lee McQueen.

Friday, 5 February 2010

What a beautiful day

Tidied up the flat and now waiting for some friends to come over for an early birthday celebration. The boy has ordered lovely cupcakes from Primrose and the flat is tidied to perfection after last nights dinner party. Lovely. And the weather... Sunny and crisp. The communal garden looks so bright and peaceful. And to think I was convinced of a white birthday.

Thought I'd leave you with a beautiful sunny winter picture. Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Note to self: JUST DO IT //

So I really need to start exercising but can't afford the gym. 

Running? Out of question. These boobs weren't made for running (sounds like a song?). Fitness DVD? Bought three. Used two. Liked one. Completed none. Forgot how hard physical exertion is. So now I'm sitting here with several muscle groups I didn't know existed aching and contemplating a way to jazz up my regime. I guess there isn't a way, unless my weights suddenly turn to chocolate. However, perhaps if Ashish were to give me these sequin numbers, it would be a very attractive start:

Gay Cake...

...makes me happy. 


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

"Please don't panic...i'm organic"

Emma Watson has not only been the face of Burberry for the last two seasons but has now turned her new found fashion 'status' to designing. Her first collaborative collection for fair trade organic fashion brand 'People Tree' is a mix of simple, very British basics in a subtle  and consistent colour palette. The collection has been designed with a younger consumer in mind and includes clothing and accessories for 'guys' as well as 'girls'.

Cutesy, youthful and ethically aware - Emma 'the face' will certainly shift the merchandise. A brand and collection much suited to her age and demeanour. 

 "It is hard to know what is good and what is bad on the high street and equally hard to find fashionable or youthful ethical clothing, so I decided to work with People Tree to put together a collection I could be proud of in terms of both ethics and design."
Emma Watson

Monday, 1 February 2010

LOVE being naked

OK so the title of this post is a bit misleading. There will be no pictures of me 'loving' being naked you'll be very please to hear. I'll leave that to this lot in Love Mag's 'Fashion Icons' issue...

"For this issue of Love, we took eight women who are generally acknowledged as the most beautiful in the world, got them to show off their bodies – widely regarded as the most perfect in the world – and photographed them in exactly the same position for the cover," Katie Grand [Love editor]

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Gaultier Global

Couture week SS'10

 I wouldn't mind being shipwrecked with Jean Paul's couturier's. Give them some palm leaves and they'd weave you a flipping good shelter.  Give them some ribbon and silk and they weave you a collection that's eclectic, global, exotic and wildly flamboyant. 

                            Excessive certainly. Accomplished definitely. I hope this will in some way pay acknowledgement to the true artistry and skill of Couture. 
 I'm about to go crazy on adding pictures. I have weakness for editing.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Paris Couture Week 2010

Just sat in mesmeric disbelief watching Lagerfeld's SS'10 Chanel Couture Collection. Not a duff piece. Not one. Now i'm no Emily Howard ["i'm a laaaddy"] but the sixty six looks that graced the Pavillion in Paris filled me with what can only be described as girlish Glee. Crystals, excessive ruffles and waffled chiffon, embellished pinched silk, floral cut steel,  modern sequinned under-fabrics glittered hosier and classic tweed in a sherbet pastel palette set to be the colourway of choice for next summer (Burberry's high summer '10 collection?). 

The girl in me has re-surfaced. And I kinda like it. 

And the hair. So good. Like a cat coughed up a fur ball of wig extensions and mouthwash. Twice. That subtle hint of ice blue hair seems to be somewhat of a trend. No thanks. I'd get sacked.


Sunday, 24 January 2010

Curve Couture

" So, bootylicious ladies, I know you’ve had that va-va-voom thing going for ever and the men around you love you for it, but now - finally - fashion is shining a benign eye upon you: so whether you skim, cling or strut, don’t waste this chance. Flaunt it."  Eleanor Mills
Came across a great article "More is More" in Sunday Time's Style today [by Eleanor Mills.]

Apparently more is the new less in fashion and curves are having their 'fashion moment' if we've 'got them, flaunt them'. Now i'm no Slim Jim but I am more than confident that this article is little more than some justification for the journalists own physical stature. And to be honest, that's good enough for me. I'm with her. Waif and starving has never appealed to men in the same way a defined waist and an ample bosom has! So now we've got the boys covered how are the industry going to convert? Well apparently they already are. A resurgence in lingerie is underpinning this trend. The rise in popularity of Burlesque is also attributed. Gary Dakin of Ford model  even says 'plus size' girls are now able to demand £9000-12000 a day; up from £900. Mills even reports that Crystal Renn, the 'worlds most famous plus size model' has even been chosen to close one of the big shows at  this seasons New York Fashion Week.

I won't attempt to wittily recap the whole article. Mills does that perfectly well by herself. If you didn't manage to get a copy, they've now got the article  on their website. Click here if you wana quick read.

ASOS are also fashioning flesh this season with the launch of 'ASOS Curve'. Nice idea admittedly -  but just one thing... can you just make your mainline  in bigger sizes? Petite and Tall ranges are fair enough - we don't want trouser dragging along the floor or equally swinging from the ankles. But hey, credit where credits due. A step in the right direction at least...ASOS we're still good friends