I went to visit designer Corrie Nielsen at her studio in the vaults in Somerset House. Corrie’s SS12 collection was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s gothic novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Her love of mens tailoring is fused with a Japanese aesthetic, which works beautifully. Every piece in Corrie’s collection tells a story and it’sContinue reading
I was really looking forward to seeing Ziad Ghanem‘s show at Fashion Scout as I hadn’t seen one of his shows for several season as I was usually casting for another show when his was on. This show was one of my favourite shows. It felt happy, like an event, and it was one! ToContinue reading
At London Fashion Weekend I didn’t expect to find a streamer that’d I’d love – but these ones are so light and cute. Plus they come in six different colours! Often at a studio you have the big heavy professional steamers that take a bit of time to heat up, but also not every studioContinue reading
My team and I had a great time at ShopStyle at London Fashion Weekend. It was great to meet so many people who just loved fashion. After styling 3 shows at London Fashion Week it’s great to meet the customer – the end user! It’s really important not to forget who fashion is really for!Continue reading
After London Fashion Weekend I was passing through Covent Gardens and saw this LEGO greenhouse by Sebastian Bergne. It was commissioned by LEGO as part of the London Design Festival 2011 The greenhouse is full of sunflowers. I was so happy when I saw the greenhouse – it’s not suppose to be there and isContinue reading
After a busy London Fashion Week I’m going to be spending a couple of days giving styling advice at London Fashion Weekend with Shop Style. Shop Style is an independent shopping website with hundreds of brands from Guess to Garth Pugh. I’ll be giving advice along with fellow stylist Fiona Doran, a.k.a Mrs. Jones aboutContinue reading
Oliver Ruuger’s exhibition at the Freemason’s Hall was truly magical. In the upstairs of the Freemason’s Hall, an art deco building umbrellas and a brief case were suspended in the air. I saw Oliver Ruuger’s collection during graduate fashion week and I was so delighted to see it again, but this time up close. EverydayContinue reading
This is BFC Tent at 5:30am in the morning, before the teams start to arrive for Paul Costelloe’s show. The finally touches for the catwalk are all finished by 6am – it’s still considered a building site until 6am so the teams can’t arrive any earlier. This is the hair and makeup area and there’sContinue reading
This evening was the Phoenix Magazine launch party celebrating our 5th issue, which is out on news stands today. There are also free copies which will be given out during London Fashion Week. The party was at Jewel in Covent Gardens – I quite like the bar as I did my first shoot with KateContinue reading
Today we were casting men for Paul Costelloe’s show. We had lots of models attend the casting so we had some really good options. We had quite a few models who had their portfolio on their iPad – each season I see more models with iPads. Most models still have books but I imagine thatContinue reading
Every London Fashion Week about 300 models flock to the Fashion Scout Casting. It’s quite an amazing site. The Ones to Watch designers with Fashion Scout’s casting director Claire, who was giving the designers last minute tips and advice. It’s a lot to take in when there’s over 300 models, it can be a bitContinue reading
For every fashion show there is always a hair and make up test. It’s important to see how the whole look comes together. You usually have a moodboard that inspired the designer’s collection and you might also have a separate moodboard for hair and makeup. The right hair and make up can change everything soContinue reading
I’ve been tube surfing in my new Dr. Martens. If it’s not too busy in the tube I can’t resist the opportunity to test my balancing skills to pass the time. I’ve been searching for a new pair of flats for a while now, and I’m really happy with my Dr Martens Brook Shoes, whichContinue reading
I’d never gone to a TK Maxx press day before and was curious to see what they would show. TK Maxx is an ‘Off Price’ shop – which means it sells new, quality goods at prices that are lower than the regular retail price. They have 12 buying offices worldwide and about 200 buyers. EachContinue reading
I can’t believe the rain in London. Sometimes it feels like you’re on a movie set and you’re just waiting for a bus or a big 4×4 to come by and splash you (A Sex in the City moment.) This mini lake was right in front of TopShop and they had just finished the roadContinue reading
Today I gave a fashion talk to some new photography students who were taking a short course at Central Saint Martins. It’s quite a lovely experience to meet such new students. For many of them this was their first photography course and their first photo shoot. They each showed me one image from their shoot,Continue reading
Alice Lee Malene Oddershede Bach I’m quite excited about styling Vauxhall Fashion Scouts’ Ones to Watch show during London Fashion Week. This season the designers are Alice Lee, Malene Oddershede Bach, Phoebe English and Shao Yen. The Ones To Watch is usually the designers’ first catwalk show so it’s a lot of pressure.Continue reading
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