London Fashion Week AW09/10: The Christopher Kane/Ten party

We jetissoned the PPQ party tickets when we saw the queue snaking around the block and then some. Instead we headed to Hanover Square for the Christopher Kane do which was much more civilised. Champagne, cocktails and food, this is the kind of party we like. Add to those the cheesy eighties disco remixes – “So tacky… I love it!” as my party pal kept exclaiming – and you have a perfect fashion night out.

What they wore: Chanel handbags, pointy shoes (the guys), denim jackets, Boy London, hats, blazers

Punk Perfect Awful

If I have to choose between a kissy-kissy, champagne-and-red-carpet, fashion week soiree and a scuzzy East London beer-fest, the scuzzy option wins every time. London does ‘gritty’ much more convincingly than posh somehow. Matt Irwin’s private view for his Punk Perfect Awful exhibition was just that – messy, gritty, noisy and silly (Like, hello, what was Geri Halliwell doing there?!). Fashion-wise, it was a complete fur-fest, accompanied by short skirts, fancy tights plus a smattering of distressed, nay, distraught denim. Excellent!

Oh, and I had a lovely chat with nail artist Sophy Robson about the second coming of the long nail. Yep, talons are back! Check her blog here