The final day of London Fashion Week was all about youthful ideals and teen romance, kicking off at 9am with Marques’Almeida. This duo has slowly and steadily built an appealing aesthetic that riffs on tattered-edged insousiance of a bygone kind. While earlier collections were rooted in nineties grunge, AW14 takes its essence from New York’s Chelsea Hotel and its famous 1970s inhabitants. The models’ Patti Smith-style bird’s nest hair matched the fuzzy furry stoles and shoes, while the colour palette was surprisingly upbeat – complemented by primary-coloured MAC paint ringing the eyes. (more…)
Oh man, I am so done with winter already! Luckily, every day of pure white cloud overhead brings another postie delivery of spring beauty goodness…
TORY BURCH BEAUTY IS HERE
Tory Burch Beauty has now arrived (at Harrods and Toryburch.co.uk) and it’s a nicely considered offer. Packaging-wise, the gold-on-orange fretwork is gorgeous, although you’ll be slightly disappointed if expecting something weighty as it’s not metal. On the upside, that makes it lighter and easily portable. The products themselves are similar to Aerin in terms of wearability. (more…)
Food is the new fashion so forgive me for getting excited over the following foodie news:
PENHALIGON’S FOR MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF SCENTED CHOCOLATES!
Lucky front row show-goers (not me then) at the Meadham Kirchhoff show are in for a multi-sensory treat. As is becoming their ‘thing’, the models, collection and shows space will be spritzed with Penhaligon’s romantic Eau San Pareil but to add an extra twist, fashion editors can chomp on exclusive scented chocolates specially created by The Chocolate Tree. Hmmph, as if they don’t get enough perks… (more…)