Sunday, 27 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Ah the free haircut, a London Fashion Week perk to be enjoyed every season. The lovely David Akroyd did a wonderful job and used products by Label M. I will be recommending his East Grinstead Salon to all of my Brighton-based friends.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
My cousin Billie and I hit the exhibition at Somerset House! We had lots of fun trying on all the designer goodies. Billie loved the shoes and I wanted David Koma’s entire collection. In between a free lunch and my Toni&Guy haircut we ventured down the Strand and hit Topshop before going and exploring the new
The pics are a bit misty because I managed to dangle my camera under the tap in the loos at the Mulberry party (don't ask). It seems to have recovered now though.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Mulberry is always my LFW highlight and Emma Hill and her team came through once again. This time the collection was inspired by Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox (one of my favourites!) and the English countryside.
Claridges was transformed into an outdoorsy paradise. Colourful little birds decorated twisted branches as a pretend fox languished on the roof of a ramshackle wooden shed. Massive toadstools and plenty of moss made the atmosphere complete.
We were given little illustrated cards for the sake of seat allocation – I had a pretty squirrel. We were then fed with toadstool cupcakes and watered with blackcurrant Belvoir drinks (‘posh Ribena!’ exclaimed my friend Simone). We headed into the show space which, despite the clever organisation, was still rather crowded. Mulberry’s popularity was in full evidence. I spied sexy Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicola from Girls Aloud, Karen Gillan from Doctor Who, Fearne Cotton and Dinos Chapman on the front row.
The collection had a seventies feel with lots of flowing maxi dresses, polo necks and knee-length skirts. My favourites included a head-to-toe emerald green ensemble and a heavily embellished black A-line skirt with box pleats. I felt the focus was more on texture than prints this season which actually worked beautifully. The bags, as usual were covetable and similar (in shape, at least) to the Alexa. The show was styled to perfection by Edward Enninful and his talented team (hi Lucy!).
Model-wise, Sam McKnight went for centre-parted free flowing locks whilst Mathias Van Hoof designed a polished, clean face using Mac products. This look has triggered an almost feverish need to locate my missing clip-in hair…the search will continue once I have finished writing this. I want Olivia Palermo hair.
After taking millions of pictures of everything we were ready to leave and collected a Mulberry canvas bag on the way out. It contained a fox-shaped biscuit (which I still can’t bring myself to eat – it’s too nice) and a sheet of shiny woodland stickers.
As we queued to enter the Mulberry party we were offered warm conkers! The Mulberry staff checked us in with their I-Pads and then we were free to roam Claridges once more. We sipped dandelion and burdock cocktails and ate fried scampi and mini toad-in-the-holes – yum. Celeb guests in attendance included Jo Wood, Janice Dickinson, (lovely) Professor Green and Gemma Arterton.
There was music by Kele and Dan Williams DJ-ed. I had a little boogie but there was so many other things to do – bowling for key ring prizes (I got one, it’s a little car) and you could dress up in animal masks and get snapped with an old-fashioned camera. There were even psychics and palm readers. I spoke to the psychic and from what I remember (I had a few cocktails by this point) what she said seemed very accurate.
Highlight of the evening? Having my (H&M) outfit snapped by a photographer from British Vogue – woohoo!
After the party ended I headed off to Sketch with my friend Zuki for some more dancing.