Get ready…


APC London opens at 35 Dover Street, W1 tomorrow!

[Pic: Net-a-porter.com]

What piqued my interest at the Net-a-Porter Cruise press day

Burberry’s suede peplum trench jacket

Alexander Wang’s denim-gilet-slash-hoodie hybrid (hey Grazia, come up with a funny new name for that!)

Elizabeth & James’ 30s Poiret-esque furry coat (chill people, it’s fake)

Jonathan Saunders’ print t-shirt dresses

Christopher Kane’s chiffon biker – even better up close than in pictures

Ungaro’s posh biker jacket – literally looks and feels as soft as butter

Jason Wu’s magenta and red petal coat – very First Lady, very me

Christian Louboutin’s studded bellet pumps – I don’t do ballet pumps, but I’d do these

I also nearly keeled over when I opened the goody bag and found one of Kain’s slouchy silk-blend T-shirts tissue-wrapped inside. I’ve wanted one for ages. (Er, too bad I then proceeded to leave the goody bag and its contents in the bank. Thankfully, it was still there the next day…)

Tim Walker interview

Finally got around to watching the edited version of Tim Walker’s In Fashion SHOWstudio interview.Β Β I liked the observation about how in the days of contact sheets (sigh), you could see all the mistakes and almost follow the thought process of the photographer during the shoot.Β Interesting also how the technical aspect of the camera first put him off becoming a photographer – a bit like me choosing fashion illustration over fashion design because I didn’t know how to sew!

What tickled my fancy at the Stella McCartney Spring 2010 press day

Pop art tote bags


Dual functionality parka that turns into a jacket

Silk blouse with detachable collar

Bejewelled leggings

Waxed fruit-coloured jeans – straight or skinny

Balloon leg trousers