There’s nothing like coming home after a long day of styling fashion shows, and staying at a hotel. I was staying at the newly refurbished Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel. From 1824 -1932 it was the United Hospital and later became home to Bath College until 2005. From the moment I walked through the doors the service was impeccable almost overly attentiveContinue reading
This is my 5th season styling catwalk shows at Bath in Fashion and in a few short years it’s grown into an international event without loosing any of the charm that Bath has to offer! There are over 50 events happening from May 18th-24th. I’m so excited about the talk with author Ben Wild, “A Life in Fashion: TheContinue reading
Tonight at Bath in Fashion Rosemary Harden, Manager of the Fashion Museum announced that Katie Grand has chosen a dress from Gareth Pugh’s A/W 2014 as the Dress of the Year. We were given a first look at the dress and it’s quite an exciting piece to see. You can’t really tell by looking at the dressContinue reading
I went to Somerset to visit handbag designer Liz Cox. We’d worked together before and I have several Liz Cox bags but I never really knew how a luxury handbag was made. Liz has been making handbags and designing leather goods for over 30 years. Although she has her own Liz Cox label, her factory has alsoContinue reading
I had been looking forward to styling this show for months. There were so many people involved as the clothes were original Biba pieces belonging to different collectors and one of the main collectors had worked with Barbara Hulanicki at Biba. It was such a privilege to work with people’s personal archives. What was interestingContinue reading
I love staying in hotels and it’s not just because I like little soaps and white towels. I live in my own world of fashion debris. There are always suitcases and rails of clothes constantly being packed and unpacked. It’s an endless cycle – of course I’m happy to always be working but a hotelContinue reading
This year Bath in Fashion is celebrating 50 years of Biba with a catwalk show. I’m quite excited about styling the catwalk show as it’s been an amazing experience to see so many original Biba pieces and to see how relevant they still are. During Bath in Fashion on May 7th Barbara Hulanicki will beContinue reading
Today I was up at 4:30am to go to Bath to style and art director a shoot for Bath in Fashion. We were shooting real people who all had their own style and were representative of Bath from a music artist to a rugby player! One of my interns was so cute and stylish thatContinue reading
We are definitely having an 80’s moment! There was the launch of Iain R. Webb’s book, As Seen In Blitz: Fashioning ’80s Style and now we have Club to Catwalk: London fashion in the 1980’s – the latest exhibition at the V&A. It’s on until February 16th 2014. Iain R Webb discussing Blitz kids withContinue reading
Roland Mouret is charming. The whole audience was swooning over him. It might be his French accent, his good looks or the simple fact that he understands women. Roland Mouret curated the Norman Parkinson exhibition in Bath, for Bath in Fashion. During an interview with Susannah Frankel, Fashion Director of Grazia Magazine Roland said heContinue reading
While in Bath I went to Debenhams to look at H! by Henry Holland while preparing for the Bath In Fashion catwalk show. There are very few London Fashion Week designers that are aimed at the young fashion market, but H! by Henry Holland is: a dress costs about £40 and jeans are £28 soContinue reading
If you go to Bath it’s worth a visit to The Loft – they not only have a cafe with lots of great cakes they have a new shop called Howl & Wolf. Howl & Wolf tend to stock British designers and keep below the £200 mark with lots of items priced at about £75.Continue reading
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 curatedContinue reading
Bath in Fashion illustration by Julie Verhoeven Since the 18th century Bath has always been a fashionable place but in the past few years the fashion crowds have been making their way back to Bath. This is Bath’s 4th season of Bath In Fashion – and each year it gets better and better. There areContinue reading
Yesterday was quite an exciting day for all the students at Bath Spa – each year participated in the fashion show: 1st year showed the white shirt and tailored coat collection, 2nd years showed the Double O and Red Dress Collection and of course the 3rd years showed their final collections and it was aContinue reading
Sometimes you see a student’s collection and you just know it’s something really special. That’s how the selection committee felt when we were selecting the Bath Spa 3rd Year Final Collections – Selection for Graduate Fashion Week 2012. I’m so delighted: tonight Chloe Jones won the grand prize of Graduate Fashion Week – The GeorgeContinue reading
I’m spending lots of time in Bath this month preparing for Bath in Fashion. There are so many amazing events happening at the end of this month: Manolo Blahnik is being interviewed by Iain R. Webb, Stephen Jones has curated an exhibition and is being interviewed by Sarah Mower and I’m styling several fashion showsContinue reading
I’ve been working on The Bath In Fashion campaign and now the prepartions are underway for the fashion shows. It’s going to be quite an exciting event as there are not only fashion shows but amazing speakers and events – here are just a few of them! The Alessi Design Story by Matteo Alessi,Continue reading
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