London Fashion Week: A Snap Shot

I. Am. Exhausted. BUT I have had an amazing time. I’m so sorry I’ve neglected fR but I’ve been updating blackwhitedenim.com’s LFW adventure diaries, video, twitter and facebook. So, forgive me?
I will need to sleep, and see the Boyf, before I can really tell you about what has happened but here is a tiny snap shot of everything that has happened.
Registration, Exhibits, NEWGEN. Drinks on the Terrace at Tom’s Bar, Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Fashion Mode. James Hillman. (see interview here) Amazing. (front row).
Beyonce’s House of Dereon. Nightmare Queue. Celeb bomb. Chipmunk. Rachel Stevens. Paloma Faith. Rosario Dawson (who?), Rita (who, more), BEYONCE, Selfridges, Papz, MR HUDSON, YES, I had a picture with him.
After party. Redicks, see Lynda Moyo’s article. She’s my girl. Day 2 Richard Nicoll, chiffon-fabulous. Hilary Alexander (the first of many times I saw her), Henry Holland: pissed, Jonathan Saunders: kind, Jo Davies: networker and muse (and founder of blackwhitedenim.com who sponsored by trip, aww)
BFC VIP Lounge, helps to have connections (Thanks Nathalie), Holly Fulton (see my interview here), unbelievable – convinced BWD to stock her, Unconditional (see my interview with Designer Philip here), sexy, club kid heaven, JLS boy (who), Jodie Harsh, Pete Burns, Sarah Curran (I know, shocker. See the blog about me meeting her here)
Liberty’s (first time) fell in love. Riding House Cafe for dinner (love), met Chiara Feragni! YES, Blonde Salad, ACNE Show, unbelievable… fab shapes and textures.
Met Mary Portas, I’m such a wannabe Queen of Shops, Notting Hill drinks, met founder of Bloglovin’ AND Carolina from fashionsquad! Drinks (and nuts) in Hoxton at the Hoxton Hotel. Day 3 buying apt. at McQ by McQueen (I love buying!) fab collection, the BWD edit is (honestly) the best of it all.
Clear Agency apt, boys (and Amber) are lovely + refreshing. Harrods (first time) like a dream. Chanel exhibit, moving. £4m to put on and it ends THIS SATURDAY! May Fair Hotel, to treat boss to cupcakes and cocktails for bringing me to London. Mark Fast Show, loved the knitwear, model nearly fainted (and she was one of the +size girls!), Eliza Dolittle wore a BWD exclusive Mark Fast piece.
Met Deirdre Morrisey, BFC Warehouse Exhib, Euston 1st lounge. Blogging to you now.
I hope you understand some of that.
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Christmas List Vol 3

It’s nearly Christmas and I can’t help thinking about the nasty pasty VAT rise in Jan. Rather ruining our Sales Season don’tythink? Anywho, I hope Father Christmas gets me this lot otherwise I’ll be paying a premium at the tills. Cheers Cameron..

Coco Before Chanel The September IssueDesperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season 

What?… I’ve already seen Die Hard…

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I heart these from UNIQLO, so light, so warm.


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I have just bought a Calvin Klien shirt in an electric blue but I WANT THIS ONE TOO!


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Love me some Northern Heritage.

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Brand Whore much?


What do you want Santa to put in your stocking?


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Harvey Nichols A/W ’10 Catwalk Show


I was lucky enough to nab a press pass to one of the most glamorous events on the North Western fashion calendar: the Harvey Nichols Autumn/Winter 2010 catwalk show hosted at Manchester Cathedral.

The event was spectacular and made fantastic use of the Gothic surroundings of the Cathedral. As one would expect of a Harvey Nichols event, the bright young things of the Northern Celebrity world were present including: fashion event veterans I see everywhere and Coronation Street stars Helen Flanagan, wearing Christian Louboutin studded heels, and Brooke Vincent, in an Alice & Olivia dress. Also Hollyoaks actress Melissa Walton and Emmerdale’s Kirsty Leigh Porter mingled close by sipping their Champagne.

After bumping into the lovely and gorgeously attired Sara Wilson of SeraLuxe blog and nabbing myself a glass of Champers it was off to the press pit to take my seat and giggle at the newspaper photographers elbowing each other out of the way. Whilst sat in my pew I got talking to Emma of WhatEmmaDid the Cosmopolitan Blog Award winner who seemed to share my enthusiasm for Twitter! I was also given a gift in the shape of a glossy from Rebecca of VIVA Magazine, my new favourite regional publication (after my blog, of course).

The show was fantastic, the styling was superb and I’m now running out of adjectives. The attention to menswear, as I told anyone who would listen, was SO brilliant. A real eye for the trends and general gentleman’s fashion was taken on board and showcased excellently.

Mine and Adam’s (as I told Sarah, ‘you’ve got to have a plus one’) favourite look was the comfy and easy-to-replicate-without-spending-the-entirety-of-my-Student-Loan look which saw Scandinavian knits from Moncler and McQueen layered under Nichole Farhi gilets, teamed with DSquared skinny jeans and mittens! They even had room for the D&G Ski Suit at £805 that was modeled recently over the HN_Manchester twitter feed by Personal Shopper, Tom.

Often tending to go for a military look over the winter months I’m looking forward to diving into the vintage stores looking for knits and wool hats and thankfully Harvey Nichols showed my just how to do it.

A big surprise of the night was the set themed around Equestrian clothing for men. I feel in love with a pair of beige Gucci jodhpurs which are on my Christmas list for sure, along with a D&G riding cap I think I might just be able to pull off!

Click here for a full report!

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