Day one of London Fashion week is traditionally a bit of a soft launch but in reality yesterday was as busy as I have ever seen it. Clearly the days of the privileged few having exclusive access to the shows are over and you know what? It’s all for the good of the industry. Continue reading
So guess what? Today is the fifth (fifth!) anniversary of this here blog. Crazy, right? Five years ago, there was no Twitter (well actually there was, but only just), no Tumblr and no PRs schmoozing bloggers with products, trips and front row show tickets. Just a bunch of fashion enthusiasts geeking out to each other and getting to grips with technology. Oh how I laugh when I remember uploading 5mb pictures and wondering why it took so loooong.
The last year has been super busy with a new blog design, going public (remember when this blog used to be anonymous?), some great special projects, lots more freelance writing commissions and some fab press coverage. I’ve joined Tumblr, Pinterest and Google Plus. But this year I intend to spend more time on the hands-on creative stuff and less time on
Thanks for reading and for the continued support!
[Image: Marilyn Monroe by Lawrence Schiller]
It’s not often one gets the offer to flit across to Qatar of a weekend but when that offer does arrive, you cancel all plans, pack the Globetrotter and run. Well that’s what I did. Continue reading
When will we get to see the fruits of the Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton collaboration (which promises to be bigger than the Sprouse collab)? In preparation for the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at Tate Modern, I’ve unearthed my ancient dotty Converse and Goodenough tee. Maybe I need these Lulu & Co jeans as well?
[Last image via Tokyo Dandy]
Mainstream media continues to be enthralled by the phenomenon of the ‘front row fashion blogger’. February’s UK VOGUE boasts ‘I am A Camera’, a ten-page editorial by Raymond Meier and Charlotte Pilcher starring Tati Cotliar as a fantasy front row fashion blogger prepping for the shows in a Paris hotel – Prada vroom-vroom wedges ‘n’ all. Continue reading
A great video for a Sunday afternoon, this is the trailer for the Advanced Style film. Hurry hurry hurry hurry hurry up and come out already…
This is a video (by Lina Plioplyte who also director the above) of the Advanced Style NYFW party, hosted by Tavi…
Some digital fashion snippets that have caught my attention…
TOPMAN LAUNCHES ONLINE MAGAZINE
Topman’s digital zine, Generation launched last week. It’s an eclectic mix of culture and style and from my first look doesn’t seem to be about pushing product, it’s purely content driven. I find it a bit too visually chaotic but I like the variety of content. Continue reading
This has been quite the blogger achievement week. Yesterday saw the official on-sale date for the Six By 6 Bloggers shoe project with Farfetch (shout out to blog mates Style Salvage and Susie Bubble and blog acquaintance Face Hunter) while Wednesday was the launch of Emily Johnson’s Fashion Foie Gras For Coach blogger bag. Continue reading