Saturday, 24 September 2011

London Fashion Week

First day at Fashion Week with FNO magazine

Got some great words of wisdom from Suzie Bubble
Me and Brix Smith Start
 Mark Fast collection

It's terrible that its taken so long for me to post about London Fashion Week but its never too late!  
So my first experience of London Fashion Week was  AMAZING. I went along with the Fashion News Outlet Magazine team, which is an online fashion magazine that I write for and indeed, I have been to a number of fashion events but NEVER like this. Style everywhere I turned, outfits to die for and celebrities... I loved every moment. We attended the Caroline Charles show on the first day which had an array of classic styles, boxy blazer suits, rounded collars and floral knee length dresses, prim, proper, on point. Mark Fast's stole the show for me. Dark, edgy crochet knits, bouncy empire lines and textured floor sweepers. To own his collection would not be a bad thing. 
The shows were great, the people were amazing - first and formost, Miss Suzie Bubble, the queen of the fashion blog was such an honour to meet. She gave me great blogging advice and just like her blog, she was such an inspiration. Next Brix Smith-Start -I almost died when I saw her, queen of minx nails, princess of couture - I just had to get a snapshot. I also met Jade from the Sugababes, Peaches Geldof and Gemma Cairney from BBC 1xtra - who was was hilarious. Aside from the celebs there were so many fresh talented designers that stood out to me. Jewelry designer Kyle Hoppkin's is definetley one to watch out for, along with Alexander Huck who's bird hat creation was show stopping and Liu Liu who's avant garde designs are featured in our new issue of FNO magazine! 

Altogether the street style pics we got were immense and I made some great contacts. Fashion week has always been my dream, and to be at the forefront of such creativity was an experience that I will NEVER forget. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Prozena Schouler A/W 11

Prozena Schouler has officially confirmed my look for this Autumn/Winter. Rebelling against the common assumption that winter must be dull and grey, we say hello to clashing prints, colour and a native theme reminding us of the nomads – or to the modern eye, a tribalistic icon.

Genius is the clash of the print. Winter wear becomes bold, as the stylistic duo brings us to question, why the pattern on our jumper should match our trousers. Playing it safe is not an option. The NY based designers introduce vibrancy to winter wear that is often hidden most conveniently behind a big coat – we’ve all done it!
Analytically looking at it, the Schouler’s classic jumpers and loose fit harem pants aren’t really a bold move, it’s the clashing patterns that show bravery.

So I’m thinking I’ll pace myself into the trend. I’ll begin with a pair of tribal cropped trousers and a plain black blouse then when the time is right, I’ll throw a kooky jumper into the mix. I’m ready for the snow!

Hats off to Prozena Schouler on this one - we salute you.