London Fashion Week…

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Following my better-late-than-never round up of NYFW we move onto the biggest and best fashion week of all (you know it guys!)

(wooooo, yeahhhh, *cheeeering, wooping, clapping)

Despite working for a modelling agency I couldn’t have been further from the action (sad face) as apparently being the only one in the office I couldn’t nip out and try and blag my way into Stella McCartney’s heart. Nor did Mulberry want to wine and dine me to ensure that our gorgeous model from the Harvey’s Furniture advert closed there show (hey – people need sofas!!!!). So as the tumbleweed brushed past my never to see the runway, battered old converse, I sneakily attempted to catch up on all the latest from twitter, facebook and vogue.

From the street fashion to the front row to the shows themselves – I don’t know why but London seems like the coolest of Fashion Weeks. New York = Chic, clean and busy. Milan = OTT, Embellished and European. Paris = Haute Couture, Floaty, Pretty and beautiful.

London = Edgy, OTM, rebellious and ahead of the curve.

But that’s a load of crap. I’ve haven’t been to any fashion weeks so who am I to reel of a list of what each city and week embodies, yet I still gave it a good old go!

Anyway enough dilly dallying on my part and some beautifully crafted clothes – and I hope you’ve got some time on your hands cause I fucking loved it all!

PPQ

Monachrome with a dash of emerald, bicyclette heaven

Antipodium

Did any one say chill out in sportswear this A/W? Simple as laid back Luke

Aquascutum

Androg-enius (and the word smushing is back!)- oh whatever its cool alright

Stella McCartney Evening Wear

A Simply Stellar effort wouldn’t you say?

Louise Gray

Since she first showed at Fashion East Louise has dominated LFW and this her now independent show didn’t little to disappoint.

Pam Hogg

Christmas Works Do – here I come!

Peter Pilotto

Anyone else doing that magic eye shiz where you see a 3D object in a pattern? I kid! Peter your patterns are like POW!

Mark Fast

Knit one for me Marky Mark!

Burbury

They.made.it.rain.

Fashion East – Maarten Van de Horst

McQ

Bravo Burton – you gave military a soft romantic feel…

Mary Katrantzou

I feel like I need to own everything in this collection -I need them like I need air.

Holly Fulton

It kinda feels like she’s picked up where Mary left off…

Meadham Kirchhoff

Shiny Disco Balls.

Black teeth, a raised hairline, utterly impractical from catwalk to pavement and a blue face a la Noel Fielding – finally this is Fashion on acid

Ashish

Continuing the 90s grunge theme we’ve been seeing on the streets

So yeah – London Fashion Week was awesome! I think you can tell my favourite shows from the number of looks I posted and I was trying to limit myself too.

I massively digging Ashish though and Mary Katrantzou as probably my top two.

I guess for me looking at these images is like when a dog sees a ball or a man sees two totally out of his league hotties snogging just for the fun of it?

Beach Blanket Bourjois…

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Bourjois Boutique Poster

During Fashion Week you can guarantee a plethora of fantastic fashion and beauty events all over London.

And Bourjois don’t intend to be left out.

On the 16th February Bourjois will be opening their first pop-up boutique in the Gallery of trendy Shoreditch haunt Beach Blanket Babylon.

Running up until the 20th February you can expect goody bags, prizes, makeovers, LFW coverage and much, much more!

Would be rude not to pop in I guess?

Bourjois are sure to add a dash of pink to the ominous looking BBB

http://www.bourjois.co.uk

https://twitter.com/bourjois_uk

Pretty Polly Pops Up…

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I’ve been in love with Pretty Polly Hosiery since they paired with uber cool designer Henry Holland and introduced us all to the uber sexy suspender tights of which I now have 4 pairs! A girl can never have too many, no?

Now they’re popping up in a Legs 11 boutique store for all of London Fashion Week!

From today, the 19th February until next Saturday, the 26th,  you will be able to pop down (or pop up) and pop in to their pop up store in Knightsbridge. There you’ll find brands Pretty Polly, Henry Holland for Pretty Polly and Aristoc all under the same roof for the first time.

Wah Nails will also be in store giving FREE manicures and pedicures on the following days;

Saturday 19th February
Sunday 20th February
Thursday 24th February
Friday 25th February
Saturday 26th February

In addition to this Pretty Polly are also searching for a new brand ambassador and you can enter!

To do so log onto to their facebook page and upload your legs 11. The winner gets a years modelling contract with Leni’s Model Management, £1000 worth of River Island Vouchers and the best part…a year’s worth of free tights!

Remember to post your entry out to your facebook following and twitterati to get votes and you can also be on the judging panel for the entrants!

TOO MANY EXCITING REASONS TO GET DOWN THERE!!!

I’m in it for the freeeeebiiiieees!

Find the store @ 24-26 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge Green, London, SW1X 7QN

http://www.legs11.com/

http://www.prettypolly.co.uk/

http://www.riverisland.co.uk/

http://www.lenismodels.com/

http://wah-nails.com/

LONDON FASHION WEEK

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Ahh London Fashion Week started yesterday!!!

I think I just did a little wee with excitement!

Which collections are you looking forward to seeing?

After his Spring/Summer collection 2011 I cannot wait to see what Giles hits us with, on Monday 21st, for Autumn/Winter twenty eleven! I also love to see who he has walking in show after last season’s wildcards Abby Clancy & Kelly Brooke and old(ish) favourite Queen of the current catwalk Agyness Deyn.

One of my favourite item from his collection last season was this beautiful floral dress and definiely something I will be channeling in my Spring/Summer wardrobe!

Another one to watch with be Louise Gray who is showing on Saturday 19th. She has gone from strength to strength since initially  showing for 3 seasons at the Fashion East Show before securing her very own slot!

Her inspirations for A/W 2011…

“The young,

the streets

and the bold.”

http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/catwalkschedule_newAW11.aspx

http://www.louisegraylondon.com/