There is something so romantic, decadent and still pragmatic about a fan. The House Duvelleroy was founded in Paris in 1827 and in 2009 Eloïse Gilles and Raphaëlle de Panafieu resuscitated the couture fan house. The hand made fans are made from traditional fabrics like silk and feathers and state-of-the-art materials like carbon fiber and they take about 20 to 100 hours to create. They’ve also done their first collaboration with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. The fans retail for from €450 to €3000.
Jacky Tsai is well known for his his iconic Floral Skull design made for Alexander McQueen. He’s recently done a collaboration with Zatches and he’s also done has own t-shirt collection that is available in Harvey Nichols. Jacky came to London after completing a BA at the China Academy of Art to study at Central St Martins – he’s really a visual artist. His floral skull ideas continued to develop and Tsai created a 1.6m skull sculpture adorned with a thousand leather flowers, and then launch of his eponymous fashion label Jacky Tsai.
A silk scarf is always glamorous and with the quirky aesthetic of Meadham Kirchhoff it’s just so much more special. Edward Meadham andBenjamin Kirchhoff are designing scarves for their second season with Amazon. Their first collection was a limited edition sweatshirt. I love their quirky style and a few seasons ago I bought several of their pieces from their collaboration with Topshop. The ballet scarf is inspired from their Aw13 collection for £75. My favourite one is Edward Meadham’s ‘Drawings’, sketches from their AW 2011 collection.
Footwear & Accessories Designer: Nicholas Kirkwood
I’ve been a judge for the past 3 years at the Global Fashion Awards, it’s not only an honour but it gives me a reason to celebrate and dress up! Going to a party means dressing up, which of course is just so much fun as I never really care about the food or even the Imperial Collection vodka cocktails for me it’s all about the hat! At my table was milliner Alexandra Harper in a Maria Grachvogel dress and headpiece that she designed earlier that day to match her dress, I wore a a delightful Stephen Jones hat with a Kirsty Ward dress that made a jngly sound when I walked, and Fashion PR Courtney Blackman wore Alice Palmer and and Alexandra Harper hat.
Me, with Maurice Mullen, head of luxury at the Evening Standard and Hilary Alexander
The very beautiful trend forecaster Yasmin Sewell!
Designer Sorapol with creative director Daniel Lismore
Backstage with AOFM Pro prepping the models, VIPs and celebrities using the German make up brand Catrice.
3am was such a fun video to style. Most of the video was shot at The Renaissance Rooms in Vauxhall, it was the perfect location for a 70’s roller disco! All the clothes were sourced from a variety of vintage shops and at Gemma Cairney’s charity sale Rumble in the Jumble. I found some great pieces, including a red jumpsuit for Kate Nash – which was quite exciting – having the right looks makes all the difference. You can never underestimate the power that clothing can have for a performer or actor, it can help put them in the mood of the character instantly!