Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Fashion Talks – at Bath In Fashion

One of my favourite activities at Bath in Fashion is attending the fashion talks and book signings. They're very intimate and quite personal. Last year I went to see Manolo Blahnik interviewed by Iain R Webb (this picture is from the book signing) and Stephen Jones interviewed by Sarah Mower. Stephen Jones had also curated an exclusive exhibition at the Holburne Museum. Bath in Fashion offers some amazing world class events that would rival any fashion capital. This year there are quite...

A Winter Wedding

Attending a wedding is one of the best ways to celebrate the weekend and the New Year. It's life and love affirming plus you get to dress up! I was surprised how many women wore black and many of the women regarless of age wore little fur or fake jackets or stoles - actually even one of the men wore one too. Here is a glimpse of the wedding dress - it was stunning and took over 300 hours to make by eleven...

Design for Stephen Jones

I love a good hat, and it's a delight to wear a Stephen Jones hat! Are you a budding hat designer? If you are visit Vogue.co.uk as Stephen Jones and Dolly Jones, Editor of Vogue.com will choose the budding hat designer. The winning hat will be displayed at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery for the duration of Hats: An Anthology (September 2011 - April 2012). The winner will also receive a two week internship with Stephen Jones in London. The submission deadline is August 11,...

Hat Parties in London

I like hats. When I'm wearing a hat I feel very self-conscious but at the same time quite special. Hats have always been an indicator of social status - perhaps this is why we feel special when we're wearing a hat, or it might just be the whimsical nature of hats with so many delightful trimmings! Myra - designer for the womenswear label Hemyca, and hat-wearer! I'm wearing a lovely feather fascinator by Louis...

The Beret is back for Autumn/Winter 08

The beret has been around for ages and has generally been worn in the military since the mid-20th century. Although military is not a big trend this season I think the beret will be great for this Autumn/Winter 08! I love this Chanel beret; I tried it on and it's so cute! If it's a bit out of your price range just look for a beret at Accessorize they have loads of styles starting at £8.00. Customize it with a couple of cool broaches, badges or even flowers. This is a good opportunity to...

Amelia’s Magazine Quote of the Day

Amelia's Magazine is a very cool independent magazine. It's takes a lot of work for a magazine to do things on their own terms! That's why I asked Amelia's magazine - fashion industry insiders for quotes to use during my Viktor & Rolf fashion talk at the Barbican. In your opinion, what’s the best way for someone to create their own distinct personal style? Amelia Gregory, Editor, Amelia's Magazine   For me the only people who have a distinct personal style are those who...

Making a Head Piece with Louis Mariette

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Ready Steady Bow at the Barbican

Annabel Lewis is the founder of the celebrated trimmings and ribbon shop and every stylist's favourite haberdashery VV Rouleaux! Annabel was giving mini demonstrations as part of the Viktor & Rolf exhibition on bow making. She gave everyone a long wired ribbon and showed us how to make the perfect rose and Christmas tree bow! My...

Fashion Shoot in an East London Studio

We had a great shoot day. We did lots of prep for this shoot; we went to PRs and designers and found lots of fabulous dresses!!! It was an easy, happy shoot day - lots of shoots are - everyone wants to get as much out of the shoot as possible and to do a really good job. It's great to work with people who really love and care about what they are doing - it makes a difference. The hair and make-up were great, this was really important because it brings everything to life....

Louis Mariette – Hatter – new Bejewelled collection

Summer Couture Hats If I'm looking for inspiration and a good cup of tea I head to Sloane Square, where I will find my hatter. I have known Louise Mariette for some time now, and I think he might be one of the most fabulous people I will ever meet. You expect a hatter to be flamboyant, to glide across the dance floor, perhaps with a cup of tea in hand. I must say Louise is all this and more; he's one of the most sincere and honest people you'll ever meet - which makes him delightful....

Karen Brost & Chaumet at Claridges

The team!! Great Assistants! Karen Millen hosting the event Kit - she said she reads my blog -how cool!!! A Louis Mariette headpiece! There were lots of fabulous people at this event, Christina is one of...

Victoria Grant and her Hats

I have always loved hats - so living in London is the right place to explore this love. Canada is a place more suitable for a functional "I don't want any more frostbite" kind of hat. I tend to like hats that are small and understated. I don't want to be the annoying kind of person that if you're sitting behind me at a movie or show you can't see a thing. This is a hat by Victoria Grant, she's really lovely! A while back I was doing a shoot in a studio complex and realized that Victoria...

Premiere Classe – Paris Fashion Week

I really enjoyed Premiere Classe. I love accessories and the selection was overwhelming - there are over 300 vendors; there were 3 glove exhibitors, 79 shoes designers, 80 jewellery designers, 51 hat designers, 81 bag designers plus scarf, sunglasses and umbrella designers! I think it's so difficult to be a buyer!!! Amy from Comfort Station has been showing at Premiere Classe for several...

On|Off London

I really like attending On|Off - there are so many new designers there - I say new but many of them have been designing for years. The venue is set up in a very welcoming way: you feel free to look at a collection and chat with the designer and of course it's a beautiful venue. There's a bus right near the V&A that drops you off right in front of the Royal Academy of Arts, so it's very easy to get there after seeing a show at the BFC tent. Lee Lapthorne at the final day of On|Off -this...

Karen Brost at London Fashion Week

Karen Brost showed at London Fashion Week at an exclusive members club! I really like Karen's work. It's very grown up, very sophisticated and has a slight edge. Depending how you style it, you can make it quite edgy & chic or you can go elegant and sophisticated - but her work is all about quality, great cuts and luxury fabrics. Doing your first show is an enormous amount of pressure and responsibility for any new designer - the show was a success and the party was quite fun too! I got to...

Cool Fashion Girls at London Fashion Week

Michele Obi from My Fashion Life at Modernist Catherine McColl, the fashion editor of Amelia's Magazine at Anne-Sofie Back. Maria Milano, the on line Editor of InStyle at the Jaeger after party! I loved the Jaeger show! It was great to see a British iconic brand showing at LFW - I think they're going to give Burberry a run for their money! I went to the Biba Show at Claridge's. I loved the hats and the...

FunkdupLondon

Funkduplondon.com is about all things cool: they interview all different kinds of people like Jodie Harsh, Louis Mariette and even...

Topshop and Summer Accessories!

It's raining out and nobody's shopping so it's a perfect time to check out the new accessories at Topshop and dream of summer. I love these big summer floppy big hats and these 80's clutch bags. This is a Chanel 2.55 inspired bag by Marc B and it's only...

Gucci Dog Hat

I'd like to be the kind of girl who could dress my dog in this Gucci hat. I know that the hat is kind of silly and it's the type of thing you'd expect Paris Hilton's dog to wear but there's just something so wonderfully pretentious about...

Louis Mariette – Bespoke Hat Couture

Louis Mariette is a fabulously delightful milliner and i-D magazine stated that he was one of the 250 most influential creative professionals in the world. He is probably most famous for designing the world’s most expensive hat, valued at £1.5 million. Most importantly, whenever you visit Louis' showroom you're offered a cup of tea and you feel like you've been transported into a magical world, and you know what? You have! I feel very naughty when I'm there, I have to try everything...