Sunday, 24 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
(Pics: I caught Tim Westwood scoffing the glazed doughnuts-I have a real soft spot for this 'baby boy'. The rest of the pictures involve me, Jamie Fullerton (www.nme.com) Niels Beenen, Su-Elise (previously of Misteeq fame), Bianca Gascoigne ('you are my namesake' I squealed! She retreated outside) with the rest of the glamour models) and the ever-charming, ever gorgeous Mr Carl Barat was DJing (now there's a man who can wear a suit - even when someone sprays a drink down the side of it).
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
When the dress is laid out flat it looks really very strange, (sort of like something a bat might wear for a cocktail party) but on the body it becomes something completely different. The neckline is a low cowl on one side, straight on the other so you can choose whether you would rather flash a bit of décolleté or show some sexy spine. The shape is such that it can be wrapped up or worn loose – the idea of having about eight outfits out of the same dress made me slightly over-excited. Never again would I have to sweat it out in the morning desperately trying to find things that matched. Gone would be the days of still trying to dress myself on the way to the bus (or, on one occasion, actually on the bus!). This dress would literally change my life. The designer was keen to show me how it worked and took me through some different looks with the dramatic longer version on a model.
Nico Di Donna’s shop is located near Berwick Street in Soho and the designer himself works in the same room: great if you are looking for something special and tailor made. The shop has been around for a while but it is a little off the beaten track so people have a tendancy to miss it. Since the designer showed last fashion week, I was keen to have a closer look at his garments up close. On the catwalk the jumpsuits and dresses seemed dramatic but, on viewing them closely, it was the quality and detail of the pieces that really shone through.
16a D’Arblay Street, London W1F 8EA