While there was a plethora of black looks on show for Day One of London Fashion Week, Day Two was a complete mixed bag. Faux furs, leathers, and a rainbow of colours (even multiple showings of baby pink).
I experienced the gilded gowns and tartans of Emilia Wickstead, the royal-toned gothic glamour of Julien Macdonald, the conveyor belt-transported Blade Runner funk from House of Holland, the hedonistic yet patriotic return of Gareth Pugh, and Sibling. The latter brand’s designers – Sid Bryan, Joe Bates, and Cozette McCreery – created an transportive 80s collection for “the girl who sneaks backstage to hangout with the band, who finds imaginative ways to dress to disguise her age. She’s a girl cool beyond her years.” Manic Cara Delevigne vibes.
As LG’s official London Fashion Week blogger, I can only suggest you watch the video – below – to see Dat Rwo in all its glory!
For the first of many London Fashion Week posts and reviews, I wanted to throw together a mix of backstage and front of house footage from J JS Lee, Bora Aksu, Sibling, Holly Fulton, and more.
As LG‘s official London Fashion Week blogger, I was very kindly given backstage access along with time to hang out with the LG SteamTeam as they preened the designers’ immaculate collections to perfection (the perks of working with the Official Garment Care Supplier!).
Stay tuned for more sneak peaks (photos and insights and fashgasms, oh my!) as well as a preview of the Ashley Williams for LG partnership.
As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I live a lifestyle that involves very little television. While there are shows I love, I am likely to catch up on TV in large chunks. That being said, while in the ‘detox phase’ a juice cleanse I decided to spend two days in marathon of rest, relaxation, and TV escapism. When you spend your life gallivanting around London, nothing seems more indulgent than catching up on a few of your favourite TV shows.
First up, Game of Thrones – when everyone about me caught the Game of Thrones bug I wasn’t sure what to expect. From what I gathered from broken conversations, I was anticipating lust, intrigue, Kings, Queens, savage scenes, and dark forces. Unable to resist temptation – though it didn’t really seem like my kind of thing – I settled in to see what all the fuss was about. Thoughts? It’s graphic, it’s exciting, and very easy to see why watching the struggle for the Iron Throne keeps everyone on the edge of their seat. (I later learned it’s based on A Song of Ice and Fire – one of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novels!)
After watching a series of plots disentangle and several characters meet their fate, I decided it was time to put something a little more light-hearted on. Though I was late to join the fan club, I am slightly obsessed with the hit US comedy Girls. Almost every woman I know can relate to the happenings in this dysfunctional group of twenty-something women, and watching the countless mortifications (and few triumphs) unfold around the beauty of New York is only part of what makes this witty dramedy a must-watch. The girl crushes are rampant; Lena Dunham not only stars in the series but also created it (alongside Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow), and she has amazing chemistry Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams .
To satisfy my ‘reality’ TV fill, I decided to finish my weekend watch with a few episodes of Entourage. Though it jumped the shark quite a few years ago, its depiction of celebrity lifestyle – following Vincent Chase on his journey to stardom – rings as true as ever.
It leaves no room for dispute: HBO is the TV Messiah. All of these hit TV shows (and many more I’ve loved; Sex & The City, The Wire…) are all aired on the network. There are a number of other shows I have my eye on (all here!)); for now, however, it’s back to the real world.
Need the perfect dress for any occasion? My latest obsession has you over. The Outnet – being the Outnet – have once again lured me into tapping in my debit details when aided by beautiful dresses (all from Issa, and all on sale!) being pranced under the dulcet tones of Laura Mvula (Green Gardens).
Dangerously, this is a shoppable video. I dare you to click.
The Carrie Diaries – the long-awaited prequel to Sex and the City – has finally hit US screens. Though the script has yet to impress as its predecessor had done so many years ago, I was sold on the wardrobe from first sight (she even has a first-timer version of the infamous Carrie necklace!). Intended to replace the fashion-crazed Gossip Girl viewership over on The CW, I look forward to see where how rather garish – but altogether charming – ensembles develop over the first season.