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Quote of the day


“In times of recession, creativity rises. It’s time to dress up again, it’s great to be back.”
Pam Hogg on the news that she is showing at London Fashion Week. (Wonder if she’ll get Siouxsie Sioux up on the catwalk…)

Observer Woman – loving your work


Another ace effort from the monthly Observer Woman supplement. Love the wee piece on Susie Bubble (not bothering to link to La Bubble’s site. If you don’t know who she is there’s no hope!), Sarah Mower’s Marc Jacobs article and especially the Make Your Own Designer Outfit section. Yep, Observer Woman hooked up with Vivienne Westwood (How to make your own Viv dress), Paul Smith (how to customise a vintage shirt), Jade Jagger (fashion your own bracelets with a handful of safety pins and charms) and Martin Margiela (how to make a waistcoat out of…newspaper) – all very eco meets chiconomics!

WTF Friday

I love Natalia Vodianova, I really do but seriously, designing a lingerie line for Etam? Really? How mind-bendingly original!

Millinery madness: part II


Further to yesterday’s millinery post, I received this press release from Soren Bach’s PR. Talk about perfect timing!

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION MA GRADUATE SHOWCASE

Millinery: Created and Curated

An exhibition of millinery from MA Fashion Curation graduate Gemma Williams

4th – 6th February in the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

This exhibition examines how hats relate to the body and how they engage with hair from a museological perspective.

The exhibition includes work by Yasmin Rivzi, J Smith Esquire, Søren Bach, Victoria Grant, Noel Stewart, Piers Atkinson, Louis Mariette, Flora McLean, Andrea Ayala, Dai Rees & Adele Mildred.

[Pic: Soren Bach hat by Amedeo M Turello]