AW 09-10 trend report: Today’s press day highlights

Today was a nice gentle start to a week of press days before everything kicks off tomorrow – a combo of press days and (possible) G20 riots, what fabulous timing!

Best gift
Manish Arora for Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED T-shirt with Lakshmi – the goddess of beauty and luck – portrayed in a glitzy arrangement of crystals

Best discovery
Jessica McCormack jewellery – especially her foxy fox ring. Each piece is a one-off.

Best accessories
Oxfam’s press loan service -particularly the stack of Princess Di-era Alice bands that have been donated by an on-trend do-gooder. Expect to see them adorning the pages of Vogue, Elle and Harper’s from August onwards.

Best goss
Diesel’s ‘Black Friday’ concept. No clue when it’s happening but apparently, a stash of golden tickets a la Charlie & the Chocolate Factory will be secreted around the globe. The lucky punters who find them can redeem them in the form of a hefty discount on Diesel merch like this distressed denim boa…Snazzy! I’ll keep digging for more info.

Best shoes
The new footwear range by American Retro – I’m all about the studded Desperately Seeking Susan boots, aren’t you?