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After a long journey including a three hour drive from the airport (there is so much traffic here!) we arrived in Jakarta. I’m giving a fashion talk tomorrow and working with a hijab designer on a photoshoot this week, and at the end of  the week I’m visiting more designers at their studio – so itContinue reading

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I have mixed feelings about tie-dye. Sometime I love it and sometimes I can’t stand it. It really depends on how it’s done and the colour. I’m loving this sweatshirt at Blitz London –  I like the bright colour and that the tie-dye isn’t too uniformly done.

Bill Skinner has been designing over the decades for many famous brands including Asprey, Garrards and Van Cleef and Arpels, Butler and Wilson and Vivienne Westwood. In 2011 he decided to launch his own affordable jewellery collection. Love this ten galloping horse gold plated necklace (perfect for Ascot) and his bees and honeycombs designs –Continue reading

I like simple cuts and prints for summer – so I’m loving all the Linder Sterling dresses by Richard Nicoll! Linder Sterling is a punk visual artist renowed for designing the 1977 Buzzcock’s album cover. (She even wore a meat dress in the early 80’s) Her art collage style is very distinct and in anContinue reading

We tend to think that it’s only recently that celebrities and film stars influence and make fashion trends but there has always been a desire for the latest look. You might think ASOS was the original ‘As Seen On Screen‘ but in the 1930’s Macy’s had a Cinema Shop, which specialized in gowns worn byContinue reading

I have always been fascinated by the history of quilting so I was quite excited when Jeff Garner of Prophetik told me there was going to be quilting in his AW 11 collection. When I learned that he was going to cut up his grandmother Lola’s 100 year old quilts I think my heart stoppedContinue reading

We saw Christopher Kane’s fun and bright animal print cashmere sweaters on the catwalk for Spring/Summer 09 and now we’re going to be seeing more of it on the high street this autumn. Leopard print goes in and out of fashion but never really goes out of style. This is an image of Scarlett Johansson’sContinue reading

I love floral dresses. They never go out of style and they are always in fashion. So why is that? Well it isn’t really about trends – it’s about spring, flowers and summer weddings. This is just part of nature and so many trends are weather inspired. So every year the fashion pack creates newContinue reading

Pantone has declared mimosa the colour of 2009. Pantone 14-0848, a bright sunny yellow! It’s been so cold and grey that a yellow dress sounds good right about now. Something cheery. Maybe we need yellow. Things are happening that we just didn’t imagine, the world of luxury that seemed so permanent has changed. When iconContinue reading

Pearls have always been fashionable but they do come and go.  Just remember, these are not your grandmother’s pearls but oh wouldn’t you be so lucky if they were! Expect to see more pearls this season, and layered up. In times of turmoil we look for stability and pearls are just perfect for that. It’sContinue reading

I love a good online chat!  Fashion editor Khabi Mirza and assistant fashion editor Laura Jackson of Drapers typed away until their fingers were raw giving us the hits and misses of this seasons catwalk. Things to pay attention to: Khabi Mirza:  "The oversized bag trend has almost entirely disappeared in favour of structured stylesContinue reading

Some things are not for everyone, but isn’t that what fashion is all about – personal style? Well, I love these Chanel shoes and yes if I had the chance I would wear them. They are sequine goatskin open-toed shoes with a light bulb as a heel that actually works! Over-the-knee statement boots. You’ll haveContinue reading

There is a new trend in Eco fashion and the focus has shifted to be fashionable first – understanding that it’s fashion that sells, for the most part people will buy something because they like it, they can afford it and if it’s eco friendly that’s just a bonus. Leju‘s latest Spring Summer 09 collectionContinue reading

Daisy de Villeneuve is the type of artist that once you start to recognize her work you’ll see it everywhere. Her illustrations have a unique child like quality to them: I just love them!!! She’s designed Topshop’s quirky shoeboxes, customized Moet & Chandon bottles for Colette’s 10th anniversary, designed for Nike, the V&A Museum, hasContinue reading

I loved so many of the clothes from this collection. Harriet’s Muse isn’t about trends – each collection they continue to develop their style and take it to the next level! Here are some of the looks from the show. Craig Spellar & Cheryl Partington named this jacket the "Rebekah Jacket"! It’s the first timeContinue reading

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I’m a skin care and mascara addict but when I’m on a shoot I love to ask the make-up artist for some tips – who knows better than a working professional! Celebrity make-up Rachel Wood shares her Top 5 Beauty Trends for Autumn/Winter 08! 1- Brows, groomed but full, put away your tweezers and sayContinue reading

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I think there are so many great trends for this Autumn/Winter and Romantic Goth is one of my favourite. It’s so easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. I know people either love or hate ruffles but this trend isn’t so much about being girly as it’s more about being strong & sexy. You might alreadyContinue reading

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My assistant and I were on our way to Top Shop where she’d been spotted by 2 girls from Elle Street Style looking for cool trendsetters. They thought Sana looks like Chloë Sevigny! How cool is Sana – she even has one green and one blue eye and they are so beautiful and of courseContinue reading

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Rakish Heels is a unique quirky new shoe brand. Lona Jones is the owner of Rakish Heels and she knows lots about shoes but most importantly she’s super sweet! Rakish Heels only launch in February 2008. I’m a lover of spats and Rakish has something just as cool – heel covers! Each shoe comes withContinue reading

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I like going to the Debenham’s press day, it’s quite impressive as it was in a big marquee right in central London. They show womenswear, lingerie, accessories and homeware. I usually like how it’s merchandised and the how each section is theme based. I met Eric Van Peterson a few years ago, on a shoot.Continue reading