FASHION: The Flat Is Back

There was something missing amongst the fashionable crowds at fashion week this year. And that missing thing was complaining – about sore feet. Was it Isabel Marant’s sneakers? Or perhaps the return to atrociously ugly 90s flatforms? Who knows who started the revolution, but it’s official, the flat is back! These pointed slingbacks are a bargain from New Look, available in various colour ways and … Continue reading FASHION: The Flat Is Back

FASHION: PURE Thoughts

I visited the PURE London exhibition this week to check out some new fashion and accessories ranges. As always it’s hugely overwhelming, filling both floors of the impressive Kensington Olympia venue. There’s so much to see and do I can only pick a few stand highlights to share here and a few snaps from the group Catwalk shows. Full details of all the exhibitors can … Continue reading FASHION: PURE Thoughts

FASHION: Isabella Blow – Fashion Galore!

Somerset House is currently showing an exhibition devoted to one of the original “It” girls – Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! A former assistant to Anna Wintour’s  at US Vogue, fashion editor at Tatler,  stylist at British Vogue, Fashion Director of the Sunday Times Style, Isabella Blow was known for her eccentricities and eye for talent. The exhibition showcases over a hundred pieces from her wardrobe, which … Continue reading FASHION: Isabella Blow – Fashion Galore!

FASHION: Antwerp Fashion School Retrospective Exhibition

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ACADEMIE! Royal Academy Of Arts, Antwerp, 50 Years of Fashion retrospective at Mode Museum, including student work by the Antwerp Six, and Martin Margiela. (Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Water Van Beirendonck, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs). Runs until February 16th 2014. Part one, shoes… I’ve always found graduate work to be greatly superior to commercial design. Without the restraints … Continue reading FASHION: Antwerp Fashion School Retrospective Exhibition

FASHION: London Fashion Week Dairy Day Five

Bright and bold was the tone for Tuesday morning at the Leutton Postle show, with funky prints, tassels and fun takes on geometry. There were also amazing glittertastic shoes! I also finally had the chance to check out some of the exhibitors at Somerset House, and they were just as excellent as their counterparts at Vauxhall. Sophia Webster’s shoes have set my heart all a … Continue reading FASHION: London Fashion Week Dairy Day Five