We all love a bargain right? Because of that and because I know we’ve all become online sales hunters I got an exclusive invite to all my London-based readers to Reiss sample sale, running until Saturday. You might be very surprised with the beautiful garments in mens and womenswear at great prices. However, if you won’t be able to make it, but still don’t want to miss their sales, there’s an online outlet that you can find HERE. Happy shopping!
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Last night Storm Models agency invaded Westbourne’s Joseph boutique with an exhibition of photographs to celebrate its 25 years of talent.
The wall was decorated with images shot for Centrefold Magazine, curated by Sarah Doukas to cheer not only the agency’s anniversary, but also the launch of the magazine’s website. It was a fun cocktail night with great music by Bip Ling, Zara Martin and Noah Becker. The model of the moment that we all know about Cara Delevigne joined the celebration of one of the agencies she’s worked for and the exhibition that features gorgeous shots of her. An after party followed at London’s exclusive nightclub Boujis, but I was soon off to bed!
I was wearing a relaxed look, combining boyfriend jeans with my new favourite heels –> Leather jacket: Mint Velvet; Blouse: Jigsaw; Necklace: Sportmax; Jeans & heels: Zara; Handbag: MiuMiu
Some people ask very often how can they get access to London Fashion Week. Yes, the city gets the fashion spirit, the usual sponsors Canon and Vodafone spread the atmosphere, but during the fashion week, access to the shows are pretty much limited, exclusively for guests in the business and press. However, as soon as it finishes, Vodafone’s London Fashion Weekend follows at Somerset House. Tickets are available for everyone that wants to live the London experience of shopping, pampering yourself at the beauty booths and attend to a catwalk show that presents a collection of the current season. It is the perfect girls night out! Get some bubbles at the bar, shop designers collections at beautiful prices and seat in the front row for a full experience, in fact it is much more fun than the previous hectic days, the aim is to have fun and relax.
I went in February for a chill day after the previous hectic ones and enjoyed the SS13 show of Alice by Temperley. I found these pics and thought of sharing some of the shots I took while snooping Britain’s best-loved brands and a bit more of the whole lot.
Here’s where I got that pretty headband I showed you ‘How To’ wear it in a fancy hairstyle… Are you up for the next one? Will keep you posted!
Style-street? Punk? Animal-inspired? Rap? It is difficult to describe this collection after seeing KTZ on London Fashion Week’s catwalk. What’s really behind this collection is music -the combination of fashion and DJ that has been related for so long. The retail stores ‘Kokon to Zai’ was founded by its Creative Director Marjan Pejoski and DJ Sasko Bezovski in London and Paris, which combined the passion of the pair in the renowned cult hybrid since opening the business in 1996.
Current Head of Design Koji Maruyama introduced an autumn/winter 2013 collection of oversized coats, ballerina skirts, huge letters and roman numerals, cat shape sunglasses, metallic garments, leather and my favourite part, and the one that probably caught your attention too, the massive baseball caps. And yes a couple of horns joined KTZ’s show. Just by looking at the front row, you could have an idea of what was about to walk the runway. It was certainly, an absolutely different show during the past London Fashion Week. Would you shop KTZ?
Last week I was introduced to an innovative fashion service from Baukjen. Plus, I could go through their current SS13 collection, which is absolutely fantastic! More than three ‘favourites’, for sure…
For the first time ever a fashion brand introduces the service of a professional stylist, who can help you out with wardrobe dilemmas from the comfort of your home and best of all, for free!
It’s so simple that until you try it, you won’t get how it rolls, it’s like asking a friend what to wear and how through a Skype call. Book your 20-min appointment for any casual day or for a specific occasion, seat in front of your laptop (with camera), go on to Baukjen website and there she is, your stylist from the HQ’s studio giving you advice in how to pull up an amazing look from what you’ve got in your wardrobe and if you are looking for a new item, she’ll suggest what goes best! And if you want to, she could even do an extreme makeover.
This could be the best possible shopping experience online. I did it on the press day from one of the beautiful suites of the Sanderson Hotel, and absolutely loved it; the stylist, the service and the technology. Items I was asking for appeared on my screen without needing to move a finger during the two-way video conference.
eStylist is now live, go and treat yourself!
PS: Sorry for pix quality, almost all pix taken with my iPhone
I remember the last time I fully enjoyed a presentation in the Portico Room of Somerset House…. It was the amazing London Fashion Week debut of Sophie Hulme.
This season, at the same room, I was introduced to the iconic Smiley face of Jena Theo, whom presented a collection of abstract prints, oversized jackets and skirts that looked demure on the front but as the model turned around, it surprised revealing more skin. Bright colours were part of the whole show, not only on the collection, but on the model’s lipstick that came out in group at once with an attitude that dared you to look at what were they wearing, they meant to look secure women. As they say, their ideal client is “confident and daring, she loves to wear clothes that show she is unconventional and powerful”… Together, Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis achieved a fun and colourful collection introducing the trademark of the season “soft-structured, geometric winter coat”. Now… Smile!!!
What do you think?
Once again we see a fashion show going back in years. Fyodor Golan throws us back this season to the 1960s with a collection inspired in the 1967′s film ‘Belle de Jour’, presenting a dramatic collection of red, black and white, abstract floral prints and see through revealing designs.. The pair applied their Latvian (Fyodor), Israeli and Morrocan (Golan) background into glamorous women wrapped with organza, silk and sequins, sheer chiffon and floor-length peplum skirts.
Applying their trademark of “acute attention to shape with bespoke fabrications”, folded dresses, elaborate pleats and revealing shoulders in a unique strapless shape expose a sensual modern woman.
Their shows have been always breathtaking since they won the Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden award in 2011, dramatic runways, no doubt. Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman have gone a long way and this season they kept the drama but took it to another elegant classy level of stunning dresses and gowns. One of my favourite shows that took place at the beautiful room of The Savoy Hotel.
There’s always something SO unique and special about Bora Aksu’s shows and collections, and once again I wasn’t disappointed by such artistic creativity embodied in his autumn/winter 2013 presented on day 1 of London Fashion Week.
Inspired by the vaudeville identical twins from New York, the Dolly sisters, the Turkish designer took the 1920s to the runway with pencil skirts, leather corsets, capes, high necklines, collar knitted dresses, squared shoulders and I think it is the first time I see so much fur in his designs, which added an absolute beautiful touch.
He introduced a delicate vintage flavour to the trademark that he describes as ‘romantic with a darker twist’ and takes the energy from Dolly dancers to include bright colours such as hot pink, magenta and fuchsia in his particular knitted prints.
Headpieces are always a key part of his shows. This season models wore matching skull-caps and the hairstyle was a fascinating drum-tight with two plaits.
Closing, as usual, with a very Aksu’s finale, different to the all in one straight line models… He really, is different!
And if you don’t know who the Dolly sisters were (fair enough, we are in 2013!) Here you go! [Getty Images]