Mondays aren’t known as a key day for launches and events in the fashion world. Fridays and Mondays are usually event-free to give us weary fashion folk the chance of a long weekend without the worry that we might be missing something major. But with so much to fit in before Fashion Month, including Fashion’s Night Out, last Monday was stacked with appointments. Boy am I glad I wasn’t out of town for the preview of the astonishing Chanel X Harrods takeover. Continue reading
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were in town last week to celebrate their arrival on Netaporter and Mr Porter. I attended the party with my mysterious date (you might spot me in this video if you’re really eagle eyed) and caught up with all my blog buddies at what had to be one of the best fash bashes of the year.
My personal highlight was spotting Queen Latifah looking so cool, classic and fierce (sorry, no other word will do), although gassing with Stefano Gabbana (the taller one – yay, I now know which one’s which) about Notting Hill eateries (he frequents The Electric) and David Gandy about how to fold a pocket square was really no hardship…
The interview I did with Sasha Wilkins AKA Liberty London Girl is now up on the Fashion Business Club site and you can also read the review here. Sasha shares her remarkable blogging journey and tips for the next generation of fashion bloggers while also giving pointers to brands wanting to work with bloggers or launch blogs of their own.
A couple of weekends ago I was invited to be part of Liberty’s excellent initiative, the Best of British Open Call. Sitting alongside associate womenswear buyer Stephanie Jones, I was on hand to give instant feedback to fashion designers who were chasing their dream of being stocked in Liberty. Continue reading
My Apple/Vogue ‘Fashion & Digital’ Q&A with Robin Derrick is now available to watch on iTunes. It’s a fantastic insight into Robin Derrick’s thoughts on the role of the creative director in the digital age, brands and social media, magazine iPad apps and our views on the merging of content and commerce.
Robin is pretty frank so it’s quite an honest discussion and definitely a must-watch for anyone with a keen interest in where fashion and technology are going…
[Image: The Women's Room]
Back in September, bag designers Chris&Tibor asked me to help them make a mini documentary about their SS11 campaign shoot. I did all the interviews and am super-happy with the results. I was particularly nervous excited about interviewing photographer Kai Z Feng whose work I admire and who has already achieved an impressive level of success. I loved his attitude and insights into how he works (in a nutshell: go with the flow).
Chris&Tibor are a really exciting emerging brand who are big on collaborations (remember the Walter van Bierendonck Rocketman backpack?). For SS11 they have collaborated on a womenswear line with artist Stuart Semple – check it out on the new website. Oh, and let me know what you think of the vid…