The winner should’ve been announced yesterday but I’ve been stuck in bed with an awful cold. So, without further ado…. the winner, chosen at random, is….. Molly Pearl! Congratulations! I’ll be in touch to get your postal address so all these goodies can find their way to their new home. Thanks to everyone who entered. Look out for more competitions soon!
With all the craziness of going back to London for The LOOK Show, I almost missed out on sharing this… Proenza Schouler is without a doubt my favourite show from New York Fashion Week. The prints, the colours and textures are perfect for any Autumn/Winter wardrobe (especially mine). Geometric prints featured on many NYFW runways, the influence here came from Native American blankets. I’m currently coveting the trousers – awesome prints in a flattering shape set to breathe life into any winter ensemble.
Images via style.com
Today saw the men strutting their stuff at London Fashion Week for menswear day, the perfect backdrop for the launch of Mr.Porter – the new online menswear shopping destination from the Queen of online shopping, Natalie Massanet, creator of Net-a-Porter.com. Aside from the great selection of brands on the site, they have some impressive features definitely worth a look in, including The Essentials, 32 classic items every man should have in their Spring/Summer wardrobe. A blue suit is number one… based on that my boyfriend has some way to go before before he has the perfect wardrobe but at least now he has the perfect tool to help him – welcome Mr.Porter.
Here is an edit of some of the best details from The LOOK Show. My favourite – the purple umbrellas at Uniqlo – after all, who are we kidding? We live in London, no summer outfit is complete without an umbrella in anticipation of the rain that we’re so used to. Flower corsages and floppy hats at Dorothy Perkins, fans and crimped hair at Monsoon, nautical accents at New Look, metallic bags at M&S and bright pink lips with wooden coloured block heels at H&M. I’ll take all of the above please.
I am a curvier girl and I’m not talking about the way in which magazines describe Kelly Brook (who is actually tiny) or Scarlett Johansson as curvy, I mean fuller figured. So it was great to see models over a size 12 strutting their stuff on The LOOK Show catwalk last week. The average dress size of a woman in the UK is size 16, so whilst we flick through pages of magazines, what most of us are faced with is not our reality. The fuller figured models were on the catwalk as part of LOOK and Lorraine (morning show)’s Curvy Supermodel competition – they were the top three finalists. What I love about the looks the girls featured in was that they are some of the hardest to pull off – leather dresses, jumpsuits and busy prints – normally things that fuller-figured ladies should avoid. I have a wardrobe full of slimming dark colours and the Spring/Summer 2011 collections are full of vibrant colours that wardrobe definitely needs. After seeing these ladies at The LOOK Show, I feel even more confident that I can pull it off!
It’s always hard to know what to wear to a fashion show, outfits are under much more scrutiny than they normally are. I definitely struggled and ended up not wearing what I had intended to. Here are some of my favourite looks from the celebs who attended The LOOK Show.
It was great to see Olivia Palermo wearing high street – her dress was from H&M (she may be human after all…). I loved ex-Sugababe Keisha’s colour choices – spot on for the season (although it was quite obvious she had a driver as it was freezing outside for shorts!). There has been quite a bit of monochrome on the front rows this fashion week season, it is something that I’ve overlooked in the past but a subtle winter white with black works great as seen on Emma Willis and Laura Jackson. Marina Diamandis and Sophie Ellis-Bextor have such unique styles and they stuck to what they do best. Marina revealed a hot pink bodycon dress underneath the knitted mice jumper which was a nice touch.
I have to add that Shayne Ward (of X Factor fame) was representing for the men in a simple grey v-neck tee and black stonewashed jeans and apart from looking a bit lost and bored at times, in terms of style, he got it spot on.
As you may know, I was one of five bloggers chosen by LOOK magazine to sit front row at The Look Show, London Fashion Week’s only high street fashion show, last week Friday. I am one of those people who never win competitions and this has definitely been a great one to break that cycle! So I thought it would only be right to share some of my great experience (and hopefully luck) with my readers. I walked away from the show with a hefty goody bag with all sorts of treats in it and I’ve selected a few of the best bits for you to win!
The mini goody bag includes: a Dry-Lux Uniqlo top, he-shi Express Liquid Tan, Pamela Mann patterned tights, label.m Volume Mousse, Anna Lou of London heart-shaped purse and a Nails Inc nail polish in Porchester Place.
For your chance to have a piece of The LOOK Show, simply leave a comment with a reason why you should win and all these goodies could be yours (don’t forget to add a contact e-mail address). The competition closes on Friday 24th February and is only open to UK residents (sorry to readers further afield). More LOOK Show goodness to follow tomorrow. Good Luck!
I’ve just returned to Amsterdam after my brief visit to London from The LOOK Show. The show was amazing and I had a few good celeb spots too including Marina from Marina & the Diamonds complaining that if she’d known it was going to be so hot she would’ve avoided wearing knitted mice and Jamie Winstone knocking back the Vitamin Water (the Red Bull of London Fashion Week)! I’m completely shattered but will report back tomorrow including an exciting competition sharing The LOOK Show love with you!
Less than 24 hours to go to the LOOK Show and I think it’s just about settled in now that I’m one of the blogger finalists with front row seats. I fly back from Amsterdam tonight, so my bags are packed and I have one element of my outfit confirmed so far… my Zara leopard print blazer. This could all change when I get back to my full wardrobe as I only have an edited version of it out here in Amsterdam…