London Fashion Week

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Sunday, 3 March 2013

After what felt like months spent over in the beautiful state of Florida, which in reality was only just under two weeks, I have arrived back in glorious-freezing-cold-definitely-no-sunshine England. The flight back was less to be desired which has now left me holding on with all my energy not to collapse into a deep sleep and fall into the harsh depths of jet-lag. Ew. To distract myself I have equipped myself with diet pepsi and enough Swedish fish to feed a nation (god bless america). Now I plan to catch up with every possible program I may of missed out on the last couple of weeks until it turns a reasonable hour to retire to my bed, six o'clock should do it right? Please excuse the quality of photos, I will update when I have awoken in a day or two...


Thursday, 14 February 2013

I have been an avid subscriber to Glossybox for a while now. I love that it feels like Christmas every month when you receive that beautiful little box full of treats and surprises. I was upset when I received my January box and alas, this yummy smelling Jason lip balm was broken. I could not sample it....or attempt to eat it, as it smells a lot like after eights. Yum.
I left my review on the website, explaining that I loved the scent however it was broken so I could not use it. I thought nothing of it and a couple of weeks later I receive some mail and much to my surprise it was indeed a new working lip balm from the Glossybox team. I was thrilled and have been using it everyday since. It is now my go to lip balm. Sorry Carmex. My lips feel hydrated and delicious and I would honestly recommend this product to everyone.
I guess I'm trying to say thank you Glossybox.  

On my nails is Nail inc Porchester Square.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New York Fashion Week is almost over, which means it's almost time for London! I am very excited to be able to go to the Felder Felder show this coming Friday. It will be a treat to be watching the show rather than working it! Normally I am backstage throwing clothes on models, pinning clothes to models and squeezing shoes on models! So I am excited to be able to experience it from a seat!
Felder Felder have been one of my favourite designers for a while now, they are still fresh to the fashion world but I believe there is more and more demand to get a seat at their show, so I feel very lucky. They started their label in 2006 after graduating from Central St Martins and already have many devoted fans.
I love how they bring a dark rocky vibe into their collections but still keeping the shapes and styles feminine. I love the clash of soft against hard, the chiffon printed fabrics and the gorgeous collection of jackets they always seem to have!
If you are not making it to the show, do not fear as this year it will be streamed live through the London Fashion Week website. 2pm. Friday 15th February.
If you are yet to gaze your eyes among their collections, please do, I am sure you will not regret.


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Photos 1, 11 & 12 are from On/Off
All others are my own.

I cannot begin to explain how amazing it was to get to meet the lady herself, let alone work personally with her on her first show in 30 years. Zandra Rhodes was pretty much the reason why I decided to go into fashion when I little. It was most definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
This show was a retrospective of her previous collections and it was an honour to be able to take part in a show like this. Zandra Rhodes herself even gave me a lesson on her secrets of ironing, she advised me to spit on the iron and if it sizzled, it was hot enough to start ironing. True story. However, I could not bring myself to do this with vintage Rhodes!
The show was packed, the queue was out the door, the clothes were beautiful and the shoes were insane.
Everything you would want from Paris.


Thursday, 31 January 2013

Over the next few posts I will be sharing my Paris Fashion Week experiences. 
For me, a small town English girl, this was rather exciting for me.
I have a kind of secret double fashion life and I rarely get to share this with people, until now that is.
I enjoy seeing the industry from behind the scenes, it's interesting to see what really goes on in comparison to what people think goes on.


Yang Du, Paris Fashion Week February 2012.

Okay, so I did mention how backdated these were, but as I haven't been blogging for a year I feel I have lots to share. 
Last February, I had the amazing opportunity to go to Paris and work at a number of shows the On/Off team were putting on during Fashion Week. This is one of four posts sharing my experiences with the world!
So, I did go there to work, however for the Yang Du show I got treated and asked if I would like to watch the show instead. Of course I said yes and had an amazing experience of a designer I am not so familiar with.
I wouldn't say I would personally wear these creations out of the house as my style is slightly more simplified but the show was inspiring. It was more like a theatre production than a fashion show. 
The theme, as you can see from the photos, was a interpretation of Noah's Arc. The models came down two by two in brightly coloured animal faced knits whilst in-between featured performances from Ryan Styles.
I have to say, it was the strangest most intriguing thing I had ever seen. The kind of thing you know you shouldn't be watching but you just can't keep your eyes off no matter how hard you try.
And to be honest, anything with an animal face on has my vote...


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Backstage at Lyle & Scott.

Had the wonderful opportunity to work at the Lyle & Scott show last year. The collection was full of bright sweaters and trousers combined with the unmistakable L&S edge. 
I especially liked that the main model looked identical to Penn Badgley....never a bad thing.
I mean, not that we look at the models, it's obviously all about the clothes ladies...right?


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