Instagram – top to bottom, left to right:
1. The caffeine stare that comes with the last day of London Fashion Week.
2. The one and only Christopher Bailey at Fashion Fringe.
3. Tata Naka’s ridiculously perfect pool party.
4. Lusting over the beauty look at Burberry.
5. Just discovered that you can brew your own Costa in Tesco. Technology, do werk.
6. Trying to get used to the change in weather/fashion.
7. iPad handwriting app love!
8. It has been a long week.
9. Somebody loves napping in her daddy’s sweater.
One of many freelance contracts over London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 included my role as a Backstage correspondent for Vauxhall Fashion Scout. This means I was very fortunate to have an all-access pass to the beauty and beauties before every show and get a little snap happy in between words.
Because a lot of photos were taken I am going to split all backstage photos for Fashion Scout into two parts. This one includes Melissa Diamantidi, Ones to Watch, Manuela Dack (with beautiful 3-coloured chevron nails by Pebbles Nails), and Raffaele Ascione – in that order – with all hair done by the Toni and Guy team and make-up done by The Body Shop ladies. Enjoy!
For every woman born a princess (and destined to become a Queen, according to the show notes), Bora Aksu have created an opulent Spring/Summer 2013 collection named ‘Modern Queen’. Inspired by Marie Queen of Romania (her nickname was the title to the collection), the garments were destined to feel regal if not a bit sinister. As the story goes, Marie found her self unhappy in her marriage and retreated to her botanical gardens as an escape. Combining the Queen’s love of Art Deco with her gardens, almost every piece in Bora Aksu’s collection features an identical floral print in three different magnifications.
There is not a single piece in this collection that I would not wear. Crowns included. With a palette of romantic blues, royal purples, mustards, golds, and dove grey, flashes of sheer silk organzas and lace really had a chance to shine. This is the kind of collection that everyone from Gwen Stefani to Kate Middleton could fall in love with: a little bit of Alice in Wonderland with incredibly chic structure and technical execution.
Soundtrack love: “Youth” by Daughter.