Thursday, 25 February 2010

Je suis désolé – I am late to update on NY

Indeed, I am terribly sorry for my lack of blogging attention, in between being bed bound from sickness and up to this point I have been incredibly busy with shows, parties and work. London Fashion Week came and is now sadly gone and I am shedding quite a few tears - Thanks PPQ for over-inviting. London now feels somewhat quiet.

Pre-London fashion week ‘twas NY fashion week and I am still bursting to share my thoughts on some of the amazing collections that surfaced.

3.1 Philip Lim – Hint of seventies. I especially appreciated the fresh loose fit grey jumper with loose fitting shorts and the dungaree style cross strap black skirt. In fact the skirt has joined the top of A/W 2010 wish list. Quite an interesting take on formal wear with roomy sleeves that I am unsure of but I feel I will warm to them in time. Poncho is back.

God Bless Marc Jacobs – He is a saint! I LOVE the collection, the femininity, the dresses, the sequins. The daisy imprint that adorns the bottom of a number of the dresses – cute, grey one in particular. Sequin sparkly evening ware – Amazing. Highlights were two yellow floaty numbers, beautiful blue tea dress with bow imprint and lovely risqué green dress. Felt the urge to go shop for a mini black sequin dress and pastel chiffon dress in a fur collar knit. Best collection of New York fashion week.

Zac Posen – From mini coats to mini dresses, mini was the rage in Zac’s collection. Grey poncho style coat lovely, vibrant coloured mini dresses – perfect for party season next Christmas.
If you are lost for a LBD or an LRD think Posen next season.

Anna Sui – Usually quite colourful her new collection did not disappoint – Many, many different patterns that inspired and sat with me. I love the peachy pink, floral patterned high neck sleeve dress with cute collar. Lovely purples and blues adorned the runway, patterned tights and warm winter hats.

Note to self: Book skiing & go shopping ASAP.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Though shall eat pancakes on-route to party

Big day and big night, I am working, it is pancake day and it's The Brits. I am decidedly party hopping this evening. But, first things first. Text from the ex of whom I may still pine for a little. 'I am so confused about what to do about us'. Bored. Work. Over the long day. Pancakes. Flatmate is perfecting as I write. Dress tonight - Strapless Betsey. Plan - Sony party and then see where night goes ... I am a working girl after all. Spirit - high on life?!? Time - None. Note to self: Don't embarrass yourself

Monday, 15 February 2010

Valentines Day – A day for shopping

Ringing in Valentines Day single this year meant two things. 1. Drunkenly dance until the very early hours of Sunday morning with my best single girlfriends. 2. Purchase something I cannot afford to make myself feel better about being single on the most romantic (debatable) day of the year. Both rules apply especially to me as ‘the ex’ sent me a card. ‘I have never stopped loving you’ followed the usual blurb about love. Like taking a bullet. All over net-a-porter yesterday I found some wonderful pieces but one particular dress meant I am unable to pay my rent this month. Marchesa tends to have such an effect on a lot of people, but some with sense would resist. I have no sense and dived in to the pile of cashmere (purrr) sweaters and tees at the bottom of my wardrobe in pure desperation to purchase the dress. Marvel at its beauty, the Marchesa Plissé Taffeta Dress. Strapless, layered and 100% silk. £685 well spent and Louboutin’s are very happy to be paired with chic dress. Note to self: Have a boy next year to prevent month of poverty.

Admire beautiful dress here:

Saturday, 13 February 2010

I Heart New York

And not just because of its vibrant, buzzing atmosphere, roof top bars and The Rose Bar, no it is fashion week at Bryant Park. It is all I can do not to cry that I am working and not working the front row. Kicking off on Thursday I welcomed collections from BCBG Max Azria, Acne, Rag & Bone and Cynthia Rowley. I particularly like the layering and geometric tunics from BCBG and the skinny jeans at Acne. Shows I am enthusiastically and eagerly sat at my lap top waiting for - Diane Von Furstenberg tomorrow, Zac Posen & Carolina Herrera Monday and Nanette Lepore, 3.1 Philip Lim and Anna Sui (uber excited for these ones) on Wednesday. Check back here for my updates. I am off out tonight feeling inspired - What do I wear? Go for weekly, yes weekly jog/speed walk, shower and squeeze into amazing Dolce LBD. Note to self: Do not eat today.

She shall go to the gym ...

After a hectic day of work the last thing I needed was physical strain on my poor body but then I remembered standing next to skinny blonde songstress on Thursday evening (yes that huge slap round the face) so I forced myself to go to the gym. P.S It hurt. Quick stop home to shower and change and then onto my adorable friend C's for a girly catch up. C put on a spread accompanied with many bottles of Gallo. Why did I go to the gym? Has my media life in London really prevented me from spending enough time with my girls? Yes. There was far too much gossip for my brain to process but the one thing I do remember. I am now the only single one left bar my fellow hack friend who is far too independent and busy to have such a relationship. I admire her. Note to self: Must find a new boy.

Friday, 12 February 2010

And they said romance was dead ...

Following the recession that is my love life right now I found a couple of European premiere tickets to see Valentine's Day last night at my feet. I'm not a hopeless romantic but I do believe in love and romance so seeing a well put together chick flick is my idea of quite a fun evening. So I dragged my best buddy Eve to see the film at the temporarily pink and heart decorated Odeon, Leicester Square (how appropriate). The cast is impressive, and I was delighted to be sat three rows back from where Ashton, Topher, Emma and 'the Alba' were standing. A little truth for you all - Alba is a true beauty in the flesh. That aside, the film was easy to watch, humorous, romantic, heart breaking and most of all restored my faith in Jessica Beil. Her amazing figure and witty character made the flick that little bit funnier and let's not forget the eye candy. Bradley, Patrick, Topher, Ashton and Taylor anyone? A great addition to the few good chick flicks released these days, you know what I mean, the last time I left the cinema in a happy go lucky spirit from a romantic comedy was a year ago this month after I watched 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' a film that brought my own problems to light. The only pitfall to the evening, during my friend's bathroom stop, post film I found myself stood with a certain uber-skinny blonde songstress with amazing hair. Note to self: Must go to the gym.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Rest in peace Lee McQueen

So I start my blog on a tragic day, Lee McQueen was a shining star in the fashion industry and he will be missed by many. Although he may be gone his mark will be left on the fashion industry forever, he was truly a talented designer and an inspiration to all. My condolences go out to his friends and family.
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