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London Fashion Week…Part 1

22 Feb

It’s a key event in every fashionistas calender, so I was bound to blog about it. It’s just a big shame I couldn’t go to it, but there’s always the next one, and the one after that.

I have been catching up with all the catwalk videos on-line to get my fashion week fix, so here’s my little summary and thoughts about the event…

To officially open the event for Autumn/Winter 2011, Sam Cam, the PM’s wife and ambassador for the British Fashion Council was all dressed in black (at least it was all British). Wearing a Mulberry dress, a jacket by Sykes and some heels by LK Bennett, she declared London Fashion Week open at Somerset House. I personally think she looks like she’s going to a funeral myself and she could have added a slight hint of colour to her outfit. Don’t get me wrong I like Sam Cam but as far as this outfit goes, she could have made herself a bit brighter.

But she did do a great speech, making everybody proud to be British….

“I’m passionate about fashion, I love it, but it’s not just about how it makes people feel about themselves, it’s because of what it can do for our country.”

“We’ve got the talent and the expertise to take UK fashion even further.”

And of course LFW attracted the celebs too…

The T4 presenter, Jameela Jamil looked pretty in pink at the Betty Jackson show.

The Brit award winner, Jessie J was in the front row at Vivienne Westwood’s ‘Get a Life’ palladium.

Of course Alexa Chung had to be there, nominated British style icon…she was at the Love, Liberty & Alexander Wang party and Christopher Kane. (I love the gorgeous dress she’s wearing)

 

A show I particularly loved was Topshop Unique. Sat in the front row were the likes of Alexa Chung, Nick Grimshaw, Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud, Pixie Geldoff and Anna Wintour.

A 101 Dalmatian theme took to the catwalk. Fur, bags, shoes and dresses…monochrome and dalmatian print adorned everything. The models even had tiny black noses and their hair tied up each side like dog ears. I loved it.

Here’s some pics from the Cruella De Vil themed show…

Another show I particularly liked was Vivienne Westwood’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ themed show. She is the Queen of the weird, wacky and wonderful….and that’s exactly what she gave us.

From messed up, over the top make up to perfectly done faces she wowed everyone with her eccentricity. There were over sized crown shaped hats, lots of stripes, lots of colour, animal print, tartan…the list goes on. When she does something, she most definitely does it well.

 

You just gotta love the Brits…

16 Feb

As most of you will know, Tuesday 15th February held an event all of us Brits are proud of…..The Brit Awards. The event attracts big stars, big performances and some big style and it’s a definite ‘must’ watch for me. James Corden did a great job of presenting the show too. He is such a love-able character he was bound to do us all proud. The performances of the night for me were by my two girl crushes….Adele and Rihanna.

Adele looked gorgeous in this black dress and VERY expensive earrings. Her make up and hair were done beautifully, as usual along with her absolutely beautiful performance of ‘Someone Like You’ which she sang along with a piano. Brought a tear to my eye.

 

Rihanna arrived on the red carpet in a colourful Christian Dior Couture prom dress worth £10, 000. She looked glamorous as ever in this dress, but this one wasn’t enough for her. She changed 3 more times that night.

She wowed everybody with her performance medley of ‘Any Girl in the World’, ‘What’s my name’ and ‘S & M’. I think many girls admitted her as being their girl crush last night, including Cheryl Cole. Well, we’re only human.

Speaking of the ‘nation’s sweetheart’, our Cheryl looked radiant and sparkling in a backless Stella McCartney dress with a McQueen clutch.

Another one of my fave celebs is Fearne Cotton and she impressed me at the Brits (more so than she did at the NMA’s) in an almost see-through studded Alice Temperley dress. Loving her hot red buckled heels too.

I absolutely love Ellie Goulding and am loving her hair with a pink tint to it. She looked lovely in the Vivienne Westwood frock and the sparkling shoes. I was gutted she didn’t win any awards, especially as I voted for her to win Best Breakthrough act. But ah well, I was happy Tinie won it.

Tinie was the best dressed male for me last night. He looked cute in his little white jacket suit with a bow tie and his geek chic glasses. He did amazing last night winning Best single and Best Breakthrough act. Gutted they didn’t show his performance of Wonderman with Ellie Goulding though. Although,you can see it on-line so click here if you want to see it.

One outfit I wasn’t overly impressed with was Eliza Doo-little’s. She is a quirky girl, so you kind of expect a quirky dress sense, but I really don’t like the feathers attached to the back of her dress or the blue wedges.

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