NYFW: Victoria Beckham SS'14


The SS’14 Victoria Beckham show this New York Fashion Week showed a very different kind of collection to that we have become accustomed to.  Gone were the zipped back desk-to-dinner dresses which are well known to fly out of stores upon minutes of their arrival, and in their place, a younger, more urban and masculine style, with some flirty fuchsia and pleated asymmetrical hemlines added for good measure.  Victoria recognized this shift to more relaxed and cool designs, "I still love a fitted dress, but there's another side of me that wants to feel a little bit more at ease.”   I particularly liked the dove grey dress with white flippy pleats seen below.

Enough about the collection however, as we all know all eyes at the show were firmly set on the designer’s husband (naturally) and on the youngest member of the FROW, Miss Harper Beckham.  Hands down this photograph is THE picture of the week – Adorable!

Miley Cyrus Not in Vogue

Oh M(ile)y Gawd... Rumour has it an appalled Anna Wintour has vetoed any plans for Miley Cyrus to feature on the much coveted front cover of American Vogue this December after the young performer’s much-lambasted VMA’s twerking.  Foam fingers and latex underwear are not, it seems, the new black Miley.  

Joseph's Michael Roberts for One T'shirt Launch

Last week I was invited by Joseph to their launch of Michael Robert’s One T’shirts.  The Vanity Fair’s Style Director’s illustrations of the fashion industry’s most iconic faces have been printed onto a series of brightly coloured t’shirts which are now available from Joseph’s Westbourne Grove store. The T-shirts include the faces of Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington and Carine Roitfeld to name just a few.  How much more designer can a t’shirt possibly get? 

Above:  With Joseph's gorgeous PR Alex Eagle (and Grace Coddington!) 

Michael Robert's One T'shirts available from Joseph. RRP. £75.00

The Chanel 'Little Black Jacket' Exhibition Comes to London

Chanel’s latest photographic exhibition, ‘The Little Black Jacket,’ inspired by a coffee table book created by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, will soon be hitting our very own shores after huge successes in Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong.

The iconic ‘Little Black Jacket’ was first designed in the 1950s by Coco Chanel and has undergone several transformations and reinventions since.  Karl Lagerfeld believes firmly that style is not a result of the garment you wear, but how you wear the garment, and this exhibition shows the versatility and timelessness of this iconic jacket.  With 113 ‘friends of the House,’ including models, stylists, actors, designers and musicians, all photographed adapting the classic jacket in unique and modern ways their very own individuality and inimitable styles are highlighted.  

Photographs include Lily Allen wearing the covetable tweed jacket as a cape, Claudia Schiffer wearing hers with a white apron, Alexa Chung teaming hers with cut off Daisy Duke shorts and SJP creatively wearing her jacket as a crown!
Eek!  I'm SO excited!

Running simultaneously with the exhibition, window displays in Chanel's boutiques across London will present a selection of jackets from the latest collections.

The highly anticipated book, ‘The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld,’ will also be available worldwide in bookstores this autumn.

October 12 - October 28, 2012 
The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY.

Admission will be free.


Mulberry LFW After Show Party

Is it possible to have a pink-lemonade hangover?

9 million people tuned in to watch the return of Downton Abbey on Sunday night… I was not one of them, having received one of Mulberry's inflatable rubber ring invites to their LFW after show party at Claridges.

Following on from their early morning seaside shenanigans, the runway may have been gone but the retro Brighton Pier-esq theme was still out in full force.

There was a mechanical fortune teller (less like BIG’s Zaltar, more like a bodiless, creepy Anna Wintour…) who told me I ‘will be fortunate’ - things had started well! Carousel balloons, pinball and teddy bear grabber machines, slushy margarita’s, mini burgers, fish and chips and ice-cream all had the fabulous fashion crowd in high spirits.

Romola Garai, Fuchsia Sumner and Hayley Atwell were amongst the revelers, as was Twilight’s Kristen Stewart (two times in one day – we must be firm friends by now...?)

Thank you Mulberry!
(And thank you Sky Plus – Downton Abbey tonight!)