Sunday, 26 September 2010

Canary Wharf - London - 17th November 2009

Was trawling through old photo albums on my external hard drive and found these pictures...

Canary Wharf is often thought of as some boring office development in East London but, as proven by my pictures above, the place has some weird sort of attraction with it's Manhattan-esque architecture and scale. I must admit though that taking pictures here proved difficult due to the constant harassment by security staff wondering if I was a terrorist or a tourist which, FYI, I am neither!

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Adidas Jeremy Scott Wings 2.0

I freakin' LOVE these trainers and I am so glad I finally have a pair! I love the marbled finish (makes them look so battered and vintage) and the wings are just too cool and make my feet like huge (which is a good thing not a bad thing). These are sure to be a classic trainer and I am happy that I can say I have a pair that are all mine.

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Thank You Chanel

Earlier today I attended the drinks party at the Berkeley Hotel for the new Chanel fragrance Bleu de Chanel. The function was held in the aptly named Blue Bar and the I must say the food and drinks were divine!

I am very much looking forward to wearing the new fragrance everyday until my bottle runs dry.

Thanks Chanel xXx

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

London Fashion Week Faves... Erdem

Erdem just knows how to do cute florals on cute simple summer dresses. Spring/Summer 2010 was also a strong season for the designer. Some may argue however that the prints don't really evolve and the shapes stay very similar but I think Erdem is unique in what he does and he does it so well.

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London Fashion Week Faves... Christopher Kane

Spring/Summer 2011 looks set to be a neon fest if the Christopher Kane show is anything to go by. The strong hues featured on everything from knits to jackets to skirts to dresses. The trend was also reflected at Meadham Kirchoff, Giles, Burberry Prorsum and Mark Fast. Delicate lace was also a key theme whilst print also had a heavy prominence.

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London Fashion Week Faves... David Koma

The David Koma show quickly progressed from simple white on white to monochrome to gold to gold on black. A futuristic take on a simple silhouette. On the whole a very wearable collection.

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London Fashion Week Faves... Giles

Giles just knows how to have fun. From playful prints on Fair Isle knits to cute prom-style dresses. The Giles show lived up to all the hype and with an all-star cast of models including Aggy, Alessandra and even Veruschka nobody could complain.

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London Fashion Week - Style Spotting - Amanda Wakeley Show

The Amanda Wakeley crowd showed a penchant for simple, chic and effortless style. I also caught up with my friend Lois who had come from the Burberry Prorsum show looking very sophisticated in a navy long-sleeve top and camel pencil skirt both from Whistles. Men also seemed to make more of an effort today compared with yesterday which was a pleasant surprise.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

Todd Lynn Show S/S 2011

The inspiration behind the Todd Lynn show was the "idea of creation restarted for Spring/Summer 2011 ... futurism through the human" and boy did it deliver on this message. Snakeskin appeared on almost all garments in the form of panelling whilst paper leather, stretch linen and stretch and ramie cotton also featured strongly.

The colour palette was very subdued with tones of concrete, moss, sea, flesh, anthracite and destroyed gold.

Draping allowed Lynn to present the idea that "clothes are built, not adorned".

Christian Louboutin provided the vertiginous heels in snake and trainers in tenderised suede whilst Shaun Leane collaborated with Lynn on a range of "sculptural pieces with repeating silver hardware".

Overall I was thoroughly impressed by the collection and think that it is definitely something to look out for. However the collection is very conceptual and I do get the impression that commercially it may be difficult to sell but if the right person wears a piece of Lynn I am sure they will look absolutely incredible.

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London Fashion Week - Style Spotting - Mark Fast Show

The style outside the Mark Fast show was so varied. Bold prints and bright colours mixed with monochrome and camel providing a feast for the eyes. I especially loved Carine Roitfeld's chic but on-trend outfit and Roisin Murphy's minimalist ensemble.

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