Liza Minelli London Fashion Week Designer Inspiration
Half way through Day Three of London Fashion Week, my rundowns are all half written and in the most juvenile form of broken English you can imagine. Do not despair! Sentences are not needed as we find out what inspired a few of our favourite designers this season – in one quip or less.

Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller: Girl Pin-Up
Paul Smith: trompe l’oeil
Nicole Farhi: concealed/revealed
Issa: Indian Summer
House of Holland: Liza Minelli
Sass & Bide: Nature

Barbie ShowStudio Intern
Barbie has landed a prize internship. She’s assisting Nick Knight and the whole SHOWstudio.com team from this Sunday through London Fashion Week and we will get to see it all as she will posting live video updates online at the SHOWstudio.com blog!

It’s essentially a great publicity stunt to launch the new Barbie Video doll. That’s right, Barbie has now become much more than a doll – she’s a video camera! The camera is hidden in her necklace and there’s a video screen on her back. She even has a USB plug in cord to insert right into your computer for downloading and amending footage. Imagine shooting your next Youtube video with a Barbie. Tres chic.

Vogue Fashions Night Out Shirt

Tee designed for Vogue Fashions Night Out in London

The itinerary thus far for September 8th, 2010 in London is as follows.

Mulberry: It’ll be a lively night at Mulberry’s Bond Street store with SingStar karaoke, face-painting on the first floor and a live DJ busting tunes on the ground floor. Refreshments will be provided in the form of pies, Prosecco and beer for the boys.

Manolo Blahnik: Following an appearance at Liberty, Manolo will be at his Old Church Street store signing shoes. Try your luck at winning a pair from the autumn/winter 2010 collection.

Matthew Williamson: The British label will be teaming up with chic Moroccan restaurant Momo to transform the Bruton Street store into a Moroccan Souk, complete with a Gnawa music group, Moroccan-inspired drinks and canapés for guests. All guests visiting the store that evening will have the opportunity to enter a competition to win covetable front row tickets to the Williamson’s London Fashion Week show in September. Matthew will also be making an appearance with a mystery star guest.

Liberty: The iconic British store will launch Manolo Blahnik’s World of Manolo pop-up shop selling an array of exclusive products including candles, shoehorns and chocolates. The mini boutique will also feature a bespoke bar with drinks named after his chic designs. Also, to celebrate Liberty’s new scarf room opening, the store will be hosting styling classes and mini-fashion shows showing customers how to wear their scarf.

John Lewis: Jewellery designer Alex Monroe will be at the store, offering up his top jewellery secrets and tips whilst showing off the autumn/winter collection. The action kicks off at 6.30pm until 7.15pm.

Jaeger: Peruse the label’s Fashion Through the Decades exhibition showcasing Jaeger’s fashion trends since its founding in 1884. Enjoy music from Cozette while sipping on a cocktail or two.

Harvey Nichols: Head to Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge where designers including Erdem, Christopher Kane and Martin Grant will be on hand to customise the Fashion’s Night Out charity T-shirts and tote bags on sale in store. The first floor will create an old-fashioned haberdashery area where designers will help you jazz up your piece. Have a picture taken with your favourite designer in one of the store’s photo booths. In Manchester, the store will host a variety of designer trunk shows or, alternatively, guests can eat a three-course meal while watching the hit fashion film Devil Wears Prada. The Leeds branch will hold a large-scale fashion showcasing autumn/winter’s key looks and trends. View Post

William TempestWilliam Tempest is joining New York Fashion Week!

This obviously means we miss out on his spring/summer 2011 collection showcase in London Fashion Week (sad face!), but it is a great feat for the young designer.

He commented by telling Vogue UK, “Showing on-schedule in New York is a fantastic opportunity for me to present my collection to the press, buyers and stylists in the US. New York has such an amazing and positive energy and I can’t wait to show my collection there.”

“The US is a huge market,” he continued, “and I am really looking forward to working with my sales team to help develop the label over there – which showing in New York will give us the platform to do.”

Congratulations to this uber-talented man – I can’t wait to see his show!