Friday, 27 November 2009

I just died a bit inside when i realised that my favourite dress of the year, from the Luella SS10 collection might never go into production (yes i'm a little slow on the uptake with this one). Luella announced that backers Club 21 had ceased their investment in the brand on November 10th, a very dark day indeed.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Pearly Kings and Queens

Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Halloween Bouquet

This gorgeous arrangement is currently brightening up my desk, courtesy of Fortnum & Mason
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Specsavers Wearer of the Year Awards

Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

This Tuesday we were treated to delicious pink bubbly at the Specsavers Wearer of the Year Awards. Famous faces included Vic Reeves and Nancy Sorrel, Sophie Ellis Bextor (who was DJing), Vanessa Feltz, Hilary Alexander, Gok Wan (with his parents) plus Ben Shepherd and Jenni Falconer who hosted the awards. Goody bags were stuffed full with hair products, Gok Wan's book, a Red or Dead t-shirt and Specsavers vouchers for £150.

Halloween Special

Prangsta Costumiers, Mad World and The National Theatre Costume Hire in Time Out out today
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Last night Juicy Couture celebrated the launch of their new London store. The waiters all looked like male models, with 'juicy' painted in red across their behinds. we drank (a lot) of champagne, and munched on mini hamburgers, macaroni cheese and fish and chips. upstairs was a cake display almost too beautiful to eat. goody bags were filled with sunglasses, perfume and a bejeweled pink and gold keyring

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Petit Mal!

I was very excited when the third issue of Petit Mal made its way into my mail box. This time in larger newspaper format, the mag slash comic is a delight of fashion cut and paste. Look out for custom made magic eye prints and the fashion zombie centre spread.

100 Years of Menswear

Last Thursday (the 8th) we made our way down to the 100 Years of Menswear book launch, held at the Margaret Howell store on Wigmore Street. Author Cally Blackman was there to sign copies, while we enjoyed the wine and lusted over the store's classic tote bags - perfect for library books and laptops alike.


Long overdue, here’s a quick update of what’s been going on. Last Wednesday saw the launch of Shoreditch’s latest arts bar, The Book Club. The night featured DJ sets from Coco Sumner and resident artist Matthew Wowow. A venue for the East End’s “thinkers and drinkers”, the space will play host to a variety of regular events including Carousel Cabaret, Live Art Battles and workshops. Look out for the fashion workshop with PPQ on the 20th October.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Regent Street Festival

A huge ferris wheel loomed over regent street this morning as part of the Regent St festival, which celebrated Absolute Radio's first birthday.
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Take me home...

These amazing finger puppets by Rubbish are in Selfridges now. From left - John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Alber Elbaz
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Thursday, 24 September 2009

London Fashion Weekend

This year's event was held across two venues - the lovely somerset house and 180 the strand. Desinger stands included Luella, Lulu Guinness, Tatty Divine and PPQ. Wristbands and goody bags were designed specially by Eley Kishimoto. The catwalk show started badly, having kept everyone waiting for over 40 minutes. The chosen trends (big shoulders and prints) were predictable, but also on show were the Manish Arora and Jaeger collections. Afterwards we were treated to a glass of Chambord champagne.
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

MAN afterparty at Somerset House

All manor of fabulous fashiony types packed into the tunnels beneath Somerset House last night to mark the end of a day of menswear and LFW SS10. Bar staff served up moscow mules, tom collins and later, pear cider, while Henry Holland hit the decks. Amber and Nisha of The Broken Hearts wore matching playsuits from their own collection for Beyond the Valley. The girls had to call it a night early to prepare for their Grazia shoot today.
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Be a MAN

At the MAN show today the work of four designers took to the catwalk. Katie Eary, who served up a Medieval feast at last year's installations, remained theatrical with ribcage tops and slashed up denim.

J W Anderson presented a refined and relaxed collection, his simple cuts draping beautifully over the body like expensive vintage pajamas. The soft jackets which hung almost like cardigans are bound to be coveted by women as well as men.

Christopher Shannon pared down his look, now a more grown up street style. His playful edge remained with spray tan applied to give the impression of missing sunglasses or shorts.

Topman's collection was straight to the point with mass appeal- well cut blazer jackets, cropped trousers and unlaced patent brogues.

Now on to the after party!
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange


Other designers showing included Mr Hare, Jayden RVA James and a film by blackout. One room had models stand on plinths like statues...
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

LFW Menswear

Today Fashion East showed their menswear installations, where journos munched on cheese ploughmans and knocked back several gin and tonics. Absolutely loved this sequinned cricket jumper by sibling
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Bit late update

Fashion East yesterday where Holly Fulton shone with her glittering dresses. The show took place in the mote around the central courtyard of somerset house, where an extra long catwalk round its way around the tunnels. Victoria Beckham made an appearance in the front row, and chatted away to Sophia Neophitou from 10 and Harpers.

Later on was the Kokon to Zai show, which delivered everything we have come to expect from the kooky label. Girls wore a mish mash of coloured metallics with super high minis, while bad boy guys challenged each other on the catwalk.
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Saturday, 19 September 2009

LFW Day 2

Fantastic hair sculptures this morning at blow presents and cute fudge hair products in the goody bag so we can try it at home! Saw Diane Pernet checking out the Christopher Kane collection in Topshop which came out yesterday. Then headed down to the Steve J and Yoni P presentation where they had a harp player (see pic). Stuffed stocking puppets were strewn around the room, suspended from the ceiling and peeking out of trunks.
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Friday, 18 September 2009

Bernard Chandran

Made swine flu chic with his glittering dust masks. Fish shaped hats were a bizarre edition to an otherwise sophisticated collection
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Another one to watch...

Dean Quin proved himself worthy of the show's title with his already distinctive beaded tailoring. Dean graduated with yours truly from CSM this year
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

LFW Day 1

Marko Mitanovski at the ones to watch show
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Thursday, 17 September 2009


Still in love with Pierrot the clown, and found the most perfect vintage dress to fuel my obsession...

Love to Love You Baby

London's gone love mad
Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange


Can i not find a peter pan collar? anywhere?? They were all over a couple of seasons ago and are now nowhere to be found. multiple appearances of said collar in Coco Avant Chanel have failed to inspire some high street copies and i can't figure out why. Like Coco I would settle for a men's shirt that i could cut up. anyone? also - twin sets??
On the plus side, whilst searching desperately i came across this amazing vase from - who have an whole collection of them - and now i have more things to lust after


Beyond the Valley are stocking these glamorous pieces of gore by Momoko Tamura - cute little animals in torment. Speared bunny rabbits, nailed mice, sterling silver roadkill. I LOVE it!