Friday, 20 September 2013


So 5 days, 58 shows (not all of which I managed to make this year-must try harder next time) and 15 presentations later, London Fashion Week September 2013 is over.

I am exhausted just from thinking about all the miles the models have walked, all the photos that have been taken, all the umbrellas that have been abandoned and all the chocolate I consumed. But it was an amazing and eye opening experience of a world where names are impossible to pronounce and just because it’s raining does not mean you can’t dress like you’re in Saint Tropez in the height of summer. So a round of applause for the SS’14 collections that will carry us through the grey winter and here’s to the next season!

These snaps were taken in an underground car my dad...without his glasses excuse the blurriness but hope you like the outfit! Thanks dad. Oh and excuse the hair-it was raining all day!

Jacket: Whistles    Dress: & Other Stories    Shirt: Topshop    Necklace: Urban Outfitters    Trainers: Nike

Thursday, 19 September 2013


Walking into the RTW Emerging showroom at Somerset House, the first designer to catch my eye is Danielle Romeril. Dressed head to toe in her own SS’14 collection, the Irish designer characterizes her brand. Bright whites contrast with blacks and turquoise with the emphasis heavily on texture, as it was in many of the shows seen at NYFW this year. 

This is Romeril’s third collection, having worked previously for Amanda Wakely and then in the studio of Alberta Ferretti. I managed to grab a few moments with the designer asking her about her inspiration behind the collection and the craftsmanship that went into making these pieces. Romeril cites bubble wrap and sticky tape as the main influences behind her collection as well as two cubist artists, Albert Gleizes and Mainie Jellet. The fabrics are Italian and have a slightly starchy feel to them that give the clothes structure when worn both on a hanger and on a body. She took a collage approach to the fabrication of each piece for example looking closely at a sheer top, you will find hand crafted panels of lace perfectly off set against the bubbled fabric. 

The darker pieces have sections of bright turquoise that updates black for summer months. It is a collection that is based on texture and the idea that clothes can look 3D and also very chic at the same time. I leave Romeril sorting through the rail of a cleverly designed collection that slips very nicely into its own little niche in the fashion world. I for one am extremely excited to see where she goes next.

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Ph. mine

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


So this is what I wore for Day 4 of fashion week. Snapped by my lovely friend Daisy on the way to buy our supper. A busy day meant a evening on the sofa watching Game of Thrones which I'm now officially addicted to!!

So what i'm uniform for fashion week basically. I wore a different white shirt every day and a different pair of Nike trainers (although yes I know I wore these ones twice-they're just that great!) I'm not great at heels so for me Nike are my saviour.

Stay tuned for a Day 5 roundup and a few interviews with some up and coming designers.

Jacket: Markus Lupfer    Shirt: Topshop    Skirt: Cheap Monday    Trainers: Nike
Red lips done by the amazing make up artists at MAC

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


The master, The Sartorialist

The KTZ show

Sophie Webster-the best shoes around

No. Wait. Is that blue sky?! Why yes the sun did come out for the fourth day of LFW and so did the peacocks. Fashionistas one and all littered the entrance to Somerset House aching to be photographed. And there were almost as many photographers as there were people being photographed. Nonetheless, I did my bit, snapping a few of the best dressed then off I went to explore the showrooms. 

I hung around looking at beautiful clothes, getting my makeup done, eating a Starbucks, then headed over to the KTZ show, which couldn't be further from the delicate lace at Burberry if it tried. Leather jackets, jumbo peaked caps and plenty of gold and silver hardware were worn by models with serious attitude and serious eyebrows. It was a pretty cool show but the clothes weren't particularly wearable. Although that horned hairband would improve my street cred...

Ph. mine

Sunday, 15 September 2013


So although I haven't been able to go to LFW for Saturday and Sunday (someones gotta earn the beans!) I thought I'd just tell you a bit about the British Fashion Council's project Newgen.

It was set up in 1993 to nurture the designers of tomorrow and in 2002 was sponsored by Topshop to give the designers the opportunity to reach an international level. It is a fantastic project that has enabled many designers to make a break when they wouldn't have otherwise been able to.

This year at Somerset House, the Newgen designers have been given a few showrooms in which to showcase a few of their pieces in the run up to their shows. My favourite one has got to be Simone Rocha who's show on Tuesday morning I am determined to see! I will keep you posted as to how I get on.

Up bright and early tomorrow to head into London for some more interviews and hopefully some more shows. 

Ph. mine

Friday, 13 September 2013


So I can now officially tick one thing off my bucket list. I went to London Fashion Week AND I attended not just one but two shows! Seriously dreams do come true. 

It was a drizzly, grey day at Somerset House but the fashion folk were out in force. I had a wander round the showrooms, interviewed some designers (for the uni paper I write for) and then managed to see both the Daks and the Christopher Raeburn shows-they were fantastic! And I was ridiculously over excited!

Daks was a beachy wonderland, lots of turbans, chunky jewellery. Sleek minimal hair and glowing skin-I can't believe its not summer any more!

Christopher Raeburn was a lesson in how to dress chicly on safari. Buttoned up jackets, big rucksacks and low ponytails-so gorgeous.

So that's day 1 in a tiny nutshell. I'm not going to day 2 and 3 but I'll be posting streetstyle piccys and other things to keep you interested! 

Ph. mine 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Streetstyle...the fashion away from the catwalks that is equally as exciting. Loving all the one pieces. Making me want to invest in a longer pair of dungarees for winter!

On another note, I have a Press Pass for the showrooms in Somerset House for London Fashion Week which I'm mega excited about!! So I will do a few reports from what I see and take some snaps. So stay tuned for some LFW updates. Follow me on Instagram for instant action!

Ph. Vogue, Harper'sBazaar, Le21