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What you didn’t see at Fashion Week…

16 Mar

As promised, I’ve been scouring the internet for images you haven’t seen. The glamour of backstage and the fabulous young things en route to the shows. Now the question I pose – what’s more exciting, the clothes and models designers send down the runway or the behind the scenes stuff?

* Source Jak & Jil, Second City Style, NachoFoto, The Frisky

The Wanderer Returns…

12 Mar

Ok so I’ve been conspicuously absent since LFW, sincerest apologies. My reasons are two-fold, most of you know about the job situation. I’ve officially been made redundant now, subsequently I’ve been going mental trying to find a new job. Not an easy task with hundreds of people all applying for the same jobs 😦 All happened so quickly and unexpectedly, I don’t really have a game plan..toyed with working freelance, getting a permanent job and even going abroad. But mostly been stressing! Second reason is ‘blogger burnout’, I’ve totally cut down on looking at fashion stuff on t’internet and I didn’t want to put up half arsed posts for the sake of it. Seem’s like I’m not the only one though, there’s a great post on IFB Forums and I really am trying to snap out of it!

I’ve already started, by updating my Model of the Month (left) and random bits and pieces that I’m coveting, those Dune boots are on sale by the way! Model of the Month this month is Lily Donaldson, who triumphed at Milan Fashion Week. Milan was all about the established models, with newbies hardly getting a look-in. Anja Rubik opened for Fendi and opened and closed for Gucci, Natasha Poly opened for Cavalli and Blumarine and closed for Allessandro Dell’Acqua and Dolce & Gabbana. They were no match for our Lily though, who opened and closed for Versace and had the final looks for Alberta Ferretti and D&G. Good to see one of my favourite models doing her thing!

Lily Donaldson Natasha Poly

Talking of Milan, I know my absence has affected coverage of Milan and also Paris. I’m sure most of you eager fashionistas have devoured images already so I’m not going to repost images you’ve seen. Instead, I’ve got some cute backstage pictures coming in the next couple of days, along with posts on mary-janes, vintage dresses and a totally EPIC Fashion Fix. Looks like my fashion muse has struck, finally!

New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 Part Two

21 Feb

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009

Calvin Klein Fall 2009

Carolina Herrera Fall 2009

Derek Lam Fall 2009

Erin Wasson for RVCA Fall 2009

Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009

Jill Stuart Fall 2009

L’wren Scott Fall 2009

Matthew Williamson Fall 2009

Michael Kors Fall 2009

Marc Jacobs Fall 2009

Mulberry Fall 2009

Proenza Schouler Fall 2009

Ralph Lauren Fall 2009

Rodarte Fall 2009

Thakoon Fall 2009

Vera Wang Fall 2009
Zac Posen Fall 2009

* Source WWD

What do you wear to a fashion show?

13 Feb

As the Fashion Weeks approach, I’m pretty content to pour over the pictures and videos and occasionally drift into daydreams of being invited to the front row of Balmain, Chanel or Balenciaga…probably like many of you. Although, fabulous as Paris is for the big names and haute shows, I’m quite keen on the London scene for it’s support of young designers. With most of our home grown talent being poached by big international names (John Galliano par example), fresh talent is essential. Luckily, London seems to be teeming with inspired designers – Louise Goldin, Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane and Gareth Pugh to name but four designers who have come into their own over the last couple of years.

Needless to say, it’s pretty damn tough to get an invite to a show, especially for bloggers, the fashion world doesn’t seem to take too kindly to us, unless you’re a Rockstar like Susie Bubble. Which is why I was so surprised to see an invite to a genuine Fashion Week show! The very kind invitation comes from Andrew Majtenyi, and I have had a big grin on my face since Thursday 🙂 But…it also provides me with a dilemma: what does one wear to a fashion show?! Not wanting to be either a. that overdressed twat, or b. that underdressed urchin, I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time pondering my clothing dilemma and pouring over front row pictures.

While there don’t seem to be any strict hard and fast rules, there are some common sense points, so I’ve come up with the Fashion Daydreams Rough Guide to Fashion Week Dressing:

1. Wear the designer, if possible

2. Dress well (obviously!) but effortlessly chic rather than try hard

3. Go smart-casual (I hate that term), unless it’s an evening show, where you can afford to dress up a bit more

4. You can’t go wrong in black, fashion editor’s colour of choice

Of course, the secret 5th rule is that no one cares! Unless you’re Emma Watson or Alexa Chung, your outfit will be forgotten as soon as it’s seen. I’m trying to console myself with this thought while I try to decide what to wear. Deciding on what to wear for the after show party was a doddle though, I’ve been eyeing up a fabulous bandage dress on The Urban Collection for a couple of weeks now. I snapped it up after a quick double check with the wonderful Dree, who has assured me that it will reach me on time and has even sent it priority to make sure.

Another fabulous event I’m very much looking forward to is the Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Dress Up Soiree. We’re uniting to show the fashion world that we bloggers can do it too! Is anyone else going to this? It poses another clothing dilemma, But I’m sure fashion bloggers will be a much kinder crowd 😉

Highlights from Japanese Fashion Week S/S 09

6 Sep

These are my picks from the Spring/Summer 09 collections shown at Japanese Fashion Week. Posts on NY Fashion Week very soon!

* Source Japanese Fashion Week Website