BINTM 2011 Winner

Happy to see Jade Thompson win Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model 2011 on Sky Living HD. She has a killer bod and a truly unique look. Look forward to seeing more of her. Lets hope she gets a bit further than series 4 winner, Alex Evans, who appeared rapping in the Yeo Valley Yoghurt Ads. "Big up your chest represent the West" indeed...


Christopher Kane S/S 12

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Shocked by the nineties minimalism at Christopher Kane! Is it wrong that I feel a little disappointed? Kane is usually such a pioneering and experimental designer who pushes the envelope. Is this merely a collection born of current trends or an invitation to a wider audience...? Designers do have to make a name for themselves at the beginning of their careers by shocking the un shockable fashion crowd, maybe it's just evolution that collections become tamer and more commercial with experience.


Mark Fast S/S 12

Mark Fast brought sexy to crocheting in the BFC Tent at Somerset House today. Nude was the first of four dominant colour palettes that were worked into beachy pieces, the star being a swishing, fringed, halter catsuit. The block colour theme continued in to yellow, black and orange with hot pink accents. Hair was 1930's inspired pinned up waves. Shoe's were Christian Louboutin's Praia Platform Espadrilles from S/S 11 reworked for next season by way of bright colours, t-bar straps, jewelled embellishment and a welcome return to the flat sole - how long can the platform hang on? Jewellery, by Pebble and Renee Lindell, was a fun exaggeration of the type we all buy on holiday.

Caught in the act

Saw myself on the web tonight, front row at the Antonio Berardi S/S 12 Show at Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall this morning. The view was amazing overlooking the river.

Antonio Berardi S/S 12

I don't know what struck me first, the attention seeking, patent, green strappy sandals or the intricate sequined embellishment on the sheer dresses. Pretty detailing and floaty fabrics were toughened up with patent paneling that gave structure. The contrast continued into ruby or emerald jewelled and sequined leggings under soft waves of pretty pale pink dresses. A sexy take on power dressing, long medieval-esque dresses and screen siren, curve accentuating dresses completed the collection.


London Fashion Week

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Sass & Bide's uplifting S/S12 show brought out the sun with bold tangerines, summery yellows and tropical ocean blues. The collection had a modern european vibe, almost verging on futuristic, with an eclectic London mix of patterns, cut outs, metallic's and classic tones accented by illuminous pops of colour. The intricate, ornate and inspired bead work on many of the pieces contrasted and complimented the simplicity of the tailoring and solid blocks of colour. Legs were on show in notably shorter skirts than A/W and thigh slashed long skirts.


Winter is coming

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September is here and there is a definite chill in the air, fueled by Fashion Week and being a little chilly I head to Regent Street to update my autumn staples. I bought these boots from Carvela at Kurt Geiger, ticking all the boxes for ankle boot, black, heeled and waterproof. Perfect with my new knee length, long sleeve simple black COS dress and chunky gold jewellery.