Friday, 18 September 2009


Today is a good day so far.

2 weeks of Cape Town beach time for me, London Fashion Week starts today AND I got some Christopher Kane in my life. I love my sister. I also love the internet. She didn't even leave the house this morning to queue with the masses outside Oxford Circus Topshop. Want to wear it tonight to fashion week but they are only delivering it tomorrow. Fail.

London Fashion Week S/S 2010 Schedule

Friday 18th September

Catwalk shows

09:30Paul CostelloeBFC/WC2
10:30HeadonismBFC/WC2 Reception
10:00Exhibition at LFW OpensBFC/WC2
11:30Caroline CharlesBFC/WC2
13:45Eun JeongBFC/WC2 FR
16:30Emilio de la MorenaBFC/WC2
18:00Bora AksuBFC/WC2
19:15Sass & BideWC2
20:30Aminaka WilmontBFC/WC2

LFW Presentations

10:00 - 17:00Orla KielyThe Portico Rooms PN FL
12:45, 13:45VerytaW1 PN SS
15:00 - 17:00Maria GrachvogelSW1 PN

Saturday 19th September

Catwalk shows

09:30Mark FastTS/NW1 NG
09:30Mary KatrantzouTS/NW1 NG
11:00John RochaBFC/WC2
12:00Margaret HowellW1
13:15Kinder AgguginiBFC/WC2
14:15Danielle ScuttTS/NW1 NG
16:30Jenny PackhamWC2
17:30Ashish BFC/WC2
18:45Charles AnastaseEC1

LFW Presentations

11:00 - 14:00MFP-MariaFrancescaPepe180 Strand PN FL
10:00 - 13:00Louise GrayThe Portico Rooms NG PN IN
13:00 - 16:00Cooperative DesignsFashion Scout NG PN IN
14:30 - 17:00LP.BGThe Portico Rooms NG PN
14:30 - 17:00SykesThe Portico Rooms NG PN
17:00 - 21:00David DavidW1 PN FL IN
18:30 - 20:30Krystof StrozynaThe Portico Rooms PN SS

Sunday 20th September

Catwalk shows

09:00Betty JacksonBFC/WC2
10:00Louise GoldinTS/NW1
11:00Nicole FarhiWC2
12:00Jasper ConranBFC/WC2
13:00Matthew WilliamsonSW1
14:00Eley KishimotoBFC/WC2
16:00Antonio BerardiW1
17:00Julien MacdonaldSW1
18:00Vivienne Westwood Red LabelWC1
19:00Richard NicollTS/NW1
20:00Issa LondonBFC/WC2

LFW Presentations

08:00 - 19:00Modernist for GHOSTWC2 PN IN
09:00 - 12:00adidas by Stella McCartneyThe Portico Rooms PN FL IN
09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30MulberryW1 PN SS
10:00 - 18:00Antoni & AlisonWC2 PN FL
10:30, 11:30Marcus ConstableW1 PN SS
14:00Graeme BlackW1
17:00 - 20:30Jasmine Di MiloThe Portico Rooms PN SS

Monday 21st September

Catwalk shows

09:00Meadham KirchhoffTS/NW1 NG
11:00Marios Schwab TS/NW1 FF
12:15Todd LynnBFC/WC2
13:15Fashion Fringe at Covent GardenWC2
14:30Christopher KaneTS/NW1 FF
15:30Josh GootW1
16:45Jaeger LondonBFC/WC2
17:45House of HollandEC2 NG
18:45Paul SmithW1
20:45Pringle of ScotlandSW7

LFW Presentations

09:00 - 18:00AquascutumW1 PN SS
09:00 - 11:00BodyAmrThe Portico Rooms PN FL IN
13:00, 14:00Future ClassicsThe Portico Rooms PN SS
14:00 - 18:00Temperley LondonW1 PN IN
16:00 - 18:00Duro OlowuSW1 PN IN
18:30 - 22:00Giles Accessory LineThe Portico Rooms PN IN

Tuesday 22nd September

Catwalk shows

09:00Peter PilottoW1 NG
10:00Jeremy ScottBFC/WC2
11:00ErdemSE1 FF
12:15Roksanda IlincicSW1
13:15Fashion EastWC2
14:15Jonathan SaundersSW3
15:30Nathan JendenSW1
16:30Basso and BrookeBFC/WC2
17:30Amanda WakeleyBFC/WC2
18:30Burberry ProrsumSW1

LFW Presentations

10:00 - 11:30Clements RibeiroThe Portico Rooms PN
15:00 - 18:00Peter JensenW1 PN FL SS
15:00 - 18:00BallantyneThe Portico Rooms PN IN

Wednesday 23rd September

Catwalk shows

10:00James Long BFC/WC2 NM
10:00Carolyn MasseyBFC/WC2 NM
11:00Lou DaltonThe Portico Rooms SS
12:00Fashion East Menswear InstallationsEast Wing & Vaults
15:00Savile Row Presentation: E. TautzSavile Row
18:15A Child of the Jago E1
19:30Tim SoarBFC/WC2

Happy Rosh Hashanah! To all my lovely friends of the Jewish persuasion :)

...and Happy Friday to the rest of ya'll. I leave with a humourous picture of Donatella Versace. It makes me cackle to myself. She looked like a man. Now she looks like a tranny after too much botched plastic surgery.

Topshop Calling.

It's heeeeeeeere.

I've sent my sister out this morning to go and snap up what she can at the opening. Staff members are expecting a mad rush, especially at the Oxford Circus store (which my sister will be at). Each person is limited to one of each item from the collection (take that ebay sellers) and if you buy online you may only get a maximum of 5 pieces from the collection.

Just think, people are just about to burst through the doors of Topshop Oxford Circus. Madness. Go Nix, Go!

See the madness:

Kate Moss for Topshop:

Comme des Garçons for H&M:

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Grazia Magazine's Michael Jackson Tribute

Great styling, great shoot.

Miss U MJ. Love U Grazia.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

New New York

OK. So I've been pre-occupied with Joburg Fashion Week (*ahem* ok, not really) and end of term work for college. Overworked and underpaid I always say. The last 2 days have spawned all the best New York collections. All thriller, no filler.

Rodarte - New-tribalism. 'Torn-away' dresses. Revealing. Tattooed. Acidic runway. Eartly colour clothes, but deep earth (like mud and tar).

Alexandre Herchcovitch
- purely coincidental choice of football inspired looks (he did show this collection a few months back in Sao Paulo). The similarity between this and Alexander Wang's show at the beginning of the week ends there.

Rad Hourani - slick as always and my favourite show so far. I am biased though. I love Rad's clothing so much. As always, its monochromatic (but not bore some even after so many seasons of technically similar jackets and ultra-thin trousers), unisex and now with added hints of silver and grey. Androgynie.

Jenni Kaye - Clean. Simple.

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