STYLEetc Magazine AW11 Issue: LFW Diaries

Happy New Year everyone! Hangover gone?
Before I kick off 2012 with some blogging gems, let me clear up some housekeeping from 2011. 
You can read all about my trip to London Fashion Week in September of 2011 in the latest issue of STYLEetc. magazine. 
Find your copy around Manchester City Centre, Cheshire or online here.
Style Etc. 
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Beyonce’s House of Dereon UK launch, in pictures.

Why bore you with another blog on the latest range by Beyonce when you’re up to your eyes in Beyonce by now. 
Yes, she’s brought House of Dereon to the UK, yes it’s African inspired, yes it will fly off the Selfridges shelves despite being rather dull. We know that. Now. The launch was a whole different ball game. Brand Beyonce on speed. We heard her music, were attacked with her perfume, walked though a hologram of her face, danced to her videos and then saw her in the flesh for about 10.5 minutes in total. (no words said).
Here is a pictorial documentary of my experience, courtesy of the lovely Lynda Moyo’s camera:

Arrive at Selfridges London carpark (I know) They did it up nicely though, more digital screens than a football match and a white washed roof.

See the show.

Meet Mr H!!!

Looking rather grumpy/confused. Lynda looks hawt.

 

icky champers on the tinted-window-coach-to-after-party that played Beyonce’s latest album…. all the way…

After parties (where no one knows your name, or cares, and the booze is free)

At this point she thought she was Beyonce.

One of the Brummies, A Greek…. (regional press from Birmingham)

Us and another…. probably not Greek.

 Stoopid underground stopped the trains…

And then I went back to Hoxton, climbed into bed and slept. The next day I woke for an early start with the boss and hit LFW. A day in the life of a Fashion Boy.

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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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London Fashion Week Calling

So. London Fashion Week (LFW) have released their provisional schedule for the SS12 shows in September. This will be my first season at Fashion Week because I was totally too busy for the AW11 shows and the same goes for SS11 and AW10. However, I will finally be getting to go. Excited much? 
Already on my agenda of hopefuls are work related shows and presentations including:
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi presentation, Willow presentation, Jena Theo show and Teatrum Jones presentation on the 16th.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pre-SS12 collection.
J. W. Anderson presentation, Julian MacDonald show, House of Holland show, Dominic Jones presentation and Jonathan Saunders show on the 17th.
J JS Lee presentation, Richard Nicholl show, Holly Fulton show (see my interview with her here) Marios Schwab show, Tom Ford show and the Acne show on the 18th
Antonio Beradi show, Christopher Kane show and Mark Fast show on the 19th.
House of Holland Pre-SS12 Collection
I wouldn’t mind seeing Amanda Wakeley either (since she was lovely when I met her, read about it here) I don’t know if I will be able to make Menswear day. UBER (kindof) MENSWEAR BLOGGER FAIL. But, then again I think I’ll be a little busy with all that, don’t you?
I’ll be traveling down and staying with the fabulous Jo Davies of Black White Denim. Who else is going? Let’s sync and drink.
Now. what to pack?

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