Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Going GaGa

During LFW my friends and I had the chance to check out the fantastic Lady Gaga at the SuperSuper Fashion Week party held at Punk in Soho. We got sneaked in the back door by the record label (swish or what) as the queue went all the way on to Oxford Street. The crowd were very fashion with Niyi on the decks, lots of Lady Gaga fans were eagerly awaiting her in front of the stage, two boys in particular stood in the front row dressed only in blue Speedos and a body full of glitter.

When New York's finest Lady Gaga took to the stage she was wearing a full latex body suit, gold and black homemade snood and Margiela jacket. Her glasses were the piece de resistance, made by a guy from Nasa, the lenses were hooked up to an iPod and flashed up 'Ga Ga' when she came onstage.

Accompanied by two very bendy dancers, the show lasted around 20 minutes and by the end I was totally in love with the Lady herself. I predict big things for Gaga, who has already scored number ones across the world and written pop songs for Britney. Her songs Paparazzi, Just Dance and Dirty Rich are really catchy and danceable.

After the show i was lucky enough to meet Lady Gaga (see grainy pictures below), she commented on my tartan trousers and we talked Margiela, snoods and about her collection of designer glasses.

Lady Gaga had just shot a feature for Wound magazine, cant wait to see how it looks, check out her MySpace
Long live Lady Gaga.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Alejandro Ingelmo

Male and female shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo is based in Manhattan and counts Mary Kate Olsen, Madonna, Kanye West and Jay Z as fans.

The cobbler trained at Parsons and only debuted his first collection in 2006 and is stocked in Browns in the UK - prices are around £600.


Friday, 26 September 2008

Daisy last night

Thursday, 25 September 2008

I'll have a DD please

I've just got home from the launch of Agent Provocatur's DD - their signature scent with added Diamond Dust - according to the press release real diamond dust has been infused into their original fragrance so when you apply the perfume not only do you smell amazing but you sparkle too!. Pretty good pre-Chrimbo season

The celebs were out in force at London's Dolce Club where Daisy Lowe took to the catwalk with lots of other gorgeous models as well as Jodie Harsh. I saw Kate Moss in the flesh for the first time ever as she sat with Kelly Osbourne to watch the show, Faris Rotter, Bobby GIllespie, Meg Matthews, Pearl Lowe, Sadie Frost, Scottee, Princess Julia, Kabir, Will Cameron and Remi Nicole also attended the bash.

Daisy Lowe opened the show in pair of cream knickers with strings of pearls detail before the other models took to the stage in nipple tassles, very revealing knickers, string body suits and silver chain mail style capes.

Make up was bold and catlike with a hint of Cleopatra topped off with some HUGE Shu Uemera lashes. Shoes were provided by Gina and Terry de Haviland, jewellery came from Erikson Beamon and Angie Gooderham while big big hair was styled by James Brown. I reckon those nipple tassels may well have been adorned with Swarovski crystals too.

Snow Leopard Vodka was brought out in Heston Blumenthal style dry ice, while Moet was served in huge wine glasses, the set was designed by the uber trendy My Beautiful City.

The goody bag contained a 50ml bottle of limited edition DD in a silver box, one of AP's Strip candles, some James Brown Dry Shampoo (trust me, this stuff gets me through bad fringe days) and a James Brown Shine and Fragrance Mist.

All in all this show has made me want to go to AP and buy all of their underwear whilst smothered in the new perfume, really exciting!

Sunday, 21 September 2008

The Teen Vogue Party

Wouldn't t be lovely to live in La La Land? I heart LA.

Lets see who made it down to Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood party

Super cool djs from New York's MisShapes Leigh Lezark and Greg Krelenstein

Rachel Bilson rocking the beanie and v expensive dress look

Paris Hilton giving her best Blue Steel

Mischa looking cool

Must have

I cannot describe how much I love this Agent Provocateur 'Iona' bodysuit its £175 and has amazing 50's detail, please be mine!

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Christopher Kane - not mundane

Yep, here he is again, the hottest fashion designer on the planet!

Influences for this collection: "It was that [Planet of the Apes], and then The Flintstones, Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C., and then Dian Fossey and her gorillas,"

Lets be having my favourites then, the geometric pattern cutting has gone overboard on this, they are repeated quite a lot no?

photos from Style.com

Basso & Brooke - Turning Japanese

Style.com's Tim Blanks (him again!) describes Basso & Brooke as master printmakers, which is totally on the button, their brand new collection is inspired by Japan and the patterns certainly are a feast for the eyes!

Basso & Brooke is a label created by Christopher Brooke and Bruno Basso from Nottingham and Brazil respectively, the duo won the prestigious Fashion Fringe Award in 2004, rising to fame with 'flying phallous prints and flashy 80's nightclub aesthetic' according to fashionweekdaily.com Basso & Brooke describe their collections as “Playful, subversive, individual.”

The duo have a wallpaper collection coming out with Graham & Brown and are currently developing their first interior fragrance, busy boys indeed!

Check out some of my favourites form the collection, headwear designed by Stephen Jones

Photos from style.com

Get Chucked? Really though

I love Daisy Lowe and I'm sad it didn't work out between her and Mark Ronson - I wonder if Converse can see the irony???

Stella, I want to give you the world if you just stay with me tonight

Ever since Stella McCartney got her friend Ms Moss to model her university collection at St Martins College she has been continually breaking new ground, her collection for Adidas proved no exception to this. You may recognise the face above as UK Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle but don't expect to recoginse the clothes unless you work for Miss McCartney yourself as Tweddle is modeling an outfit from the Spring Stella McCartney for Adidas range.

London Victoria's Linley Hall was transformed into 'Stella's gym' especially for this runway show, which also saw the likes of Allyson Felix and Victoria Pendleton taking time out of their schedules to model for the brand.

Stella was consulted by her own (and Madonna's) personal trainer Tracy Anderson for the Spring range, I wonder if this will make me better at spinning? Not likely, but I reckon its the only range to be seen in at your local sweat centre next season.

Photos from Style.com

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Totally Eley K

By now I am sure everyone is aware of my Eley Kishimoto addiction, I'm so addicted that I have chosen to write about this in my very short lunchbreak. The 'Little Devils' collection, their trademark smocks and shapes were seen in the collection in a number of bright colours.

I'm not sure if I totally agree with all of Tim Blank from Style.com's review of the show:

"The Eley Kishimoto DNA was clearest in things like the floral sundress with matching stockings, or a navy shirtdress with a pintucked waist, pieces that suggested innocence. But there was trouble once the middle part of the show—a group of oddly proportioned outfits in glazed raffia, or a sequined aboriginal lizard print—crossed over into attempts at worldliness. The designers pulled it back together at the end with swingy Art Deco chiffons in red, white, and blue—and the finale boasted a crash helmet in EK's signature zigzag that was a salutary reminder of their graphic genius"

Their use of bold colours is enviable and the hosiery in this season's show is a great example of how EK use prints so well.. but I do see Tim's point in regards to the raffia.

My friends all know this because I bang on about it constantly but when I was little I was totally obsessed with the lizard brooches you could then buy in Elizabeth Duke, my favourite was gold with green eyes. I've never seen one with that colour way since but my friend Fran did buy me a gorgeous Marc Jacobs lizard brooch when she last went to LA, which I love a lot. Now put this obsession together with my total love for Eley Kishimoto and you could probably see why the next three pictures made me squeak a bit...

THe Eley Kishimoto flash print has been seen on many a garment including Converse shoes of which i have a pair and a teddy bear but I must say this helmet is making me want to get a motorbike (or maybe wear it on a pushbike)

This next hat though, not so sure!

The following tuxedo jacket is one of my favourite things in the collection and a true investment piece

I will say the same for this brilliant tricolore skirt

This look has got me really excited too, there is a print of the lizard on the tights

I think I might buy this...

Again those bright acid colours are taking to the catwalk

These socks are a total must have for me, I cannot wait to get my feet in them!

So there we have it, what do you think? Personally I love Eley Kishimoto and can always see clothes on the runway which I would like to pop into my wardrobe, surely that is what this is all about?