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So here I am, waiting for the final call for my first-class flight to Milan for fashion week, but I didn’t want to leave London without giving you my spin on the trends that emerged for next spring at London Fashion Week over the past few days. So here goes…
The hot pink cocktail dress: wow dressing at its simplest and best.
Floral prints: big and small on skirts, blouses, t-shirts, trousers, you name it.
Cardigans: printed, beaded and patterned, it’s the new season jacket.
Tropical colour: kingfisher blue, Jaffa orange or sunshine yellow, pick any hue so long as it pops.
Wedges:still the shoe of choice for summer. Phew!
And the things I’ll treasure…
Best goodie-bag treat: BaByliss straightening irons at Henry Holland.
Most starstruck moment: Beyoncé taking a bow at House of Deréon.
Most stylish celebrity front rowers: Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Gemma Arterton, Romola Garai, Kanye West, Pixie Geldof, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Eliza Doolittle, Olivia Palermo.
Until next season, this is Fashion Dahling en route to Prada in Milano, not just reporting, but shopping on fashion’s front line.
The party began even before the shows had finished. In fact, the party took to the runway at Meadham Kirchhoff. Front row, watching a riot of Courtney Love lookey-likey cancanning dancers and tweeny, deeley-bopper-bedecked ballerinas, US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, aka Nuclear Wintour, the most powerful woman in fashion and the inspiration behind The Devil Wears Prada, sat stoney faced. But surely no flippertigibbet model would dare cross the path of She Who Must Be Obeyed. Well, no one told one model, who lifted her skirt and flashed her knickers at the Ice Queen. Did she melt? You’ll have to watch YouTube to find out.
And so, as the womenswear shows end at London Fashion Week, I’m taking my high-heeled self off for a moment of barefoot downtime, before taking my plane to Milan for fashion week, Italian style. I’ll send you my round-up of the London trends to trot and the ones to drop direct from the first-class lounge at Heathrow tomorrow. Until then, sleep tight.
This is Fashion Dahling, reporting from fashion’s front line, Somerset House, London WC2.
London Fashion Week is well under way, and it’s been a great chance for us to catch up with our favourite bloggers down on the cobbles at Somerset House! Of course, they all looked simply fab (we wouldn’t expect anything less!), and we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at some of their gorgeous LFW outfits!
We loved Lily’s rock chic twist on the little black dress with this gorgeous leather jacket!
The intricate details on Reena’s dress had us totally head over heels, and those rose printed tights are simply gorgeous!
Jazmine’s all-black ensemble was bang on trend, and we loved the attention to detail – especially the sheer shirt! Extra points if you spotted the lovely F&F jacket she’s wearing!
Pleats are a definite favourite here at Clothing at Tesco HQ, and we love how the wind caught Pearl’s eye catching pink pleated skirt! And just look at those patterned heels – so gorgeous!
We love how Gem kept her outfit effortlessly chic and stylish – pairing a versatile F&F jumper with those lovely fringed heels!
Tor certainly proves that prints still have the power, with this edgy full length print dress that she’s teamed with the F&F Limited Edition Waterfall Jacket!
A day is a long time in fashion. Only yesterday I was telling you about the trend for fluoro bright flashes. And today? Well, the canny front row fash pack were already rocking the look. Me included.
Anyway, today’s style crib notes: printed silk jogging pants are the new trousers to work. After all we may as well be stylish when we slob out. Elsewhere, the body con dress is still with us. Just as well as fashion dahling joined Beyonce and her mum at a party to celebrate the launch of their collection, House of Deréon. Working this season’s androgynous trend in a black sequined tuxe suit, hand-in-hand with her mum, Beyonce looked babylicious!
But fashion never stops. Mad dash on to Roberto Cavalli’s glitzy A-list bash at the Battersea Power Station. Reclining on sumptuous animal print floor cushions and sipping the multimillionaire Italian designer’s special blended cocktails with supermodel Eva Herzigova, X Factor’s Cher Lloyd and style icon Bianca Jagger, it was the perfect end to a fashion fabulous day.
This is fashion dahling, reporting from fashion’s front line, Somerset House, London, off to put up my high-heeled feet for the night.
As the official sponsor of London Fashion Week, F&F have sent our top secret insider fashionista, Fashion Dahling to scout out all the latest trends, show roundups and celeb gossip direct from the catwalks. Below you’ll find her first roundup from the first day of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012.
Get me my cat’s-eye sunglasses! It might be autumn in the real world but here at London Fashion Week, it’s already high summer. The trends so far? Bold tribal prints, flashes of super bright colours and frills on just about everything. Off the catwalk too the bright factor was turned up to 11 with front rowers Paloma Faith, Peaches Geldof and Dionne Broomfield dolled up in neon, neon, neon. Note to self: don’t send this year’s patent fluoro belts off to the charity shop just yet.
But what to wear tomorrow at the unveiling of Beyonce’s new fashion collection? Tune in tomorrow to find out. This is fashion dahling, reporting from fashion’s front line, Somerset House, London.
Here at F&F we love spotting wonderful street-style looks, and there’s no better place for it than at London Fashion Week!
What we love most is seeing how people take a trend and mix it up to create their own personal style. In this chilly February weather, one of the key trends we’ve spotted is knitwear, coming in every imaginable form from outerwear to dresses and scarves, it’s a trend that will keep even the busiest lady warm and stylish.
A couple of our favourite Street Style snaps from London Fashion Week:
Knitted outerwear, sequin skirt & flamboyant hat Wool knit skirt with black pointed stilettos
Get the trend and keep warm until the sun arrives with our gorgeous selection from F&F, below. And remember to check out our London Fashion Week blog gallery for more fabulously individual and inspiring street-style direct from London Fashion Week!
Click here to view the whole range!
Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past few days, you will know that we are in the middle of London Fashion Week! Once again, Clothing at Tesco is an official sponsor, and so we are able to bring you an exclusive look into what goes on both on and off the catwalk.
Because we don’t want you to miss a single minute of the excitement, we have a special reporter, Fashion Dahling, tweeting and blogging all the gossip straight from the front row. You can follow her tweets on twitter, and you can also have a look at her daily blog posts and exclusive fashion week videos on our F&F Fashion Week website.
If you are planning on attending any shows, look out for Fashion Dahling…she’ll be on the front row!
With just over a week to go til London Fashion Week, we’re thrilled to announce that we are an official sponsor for the second season running. To celebrate, we are sharing our view from the front rows to give you a sneak peek into what’s going to be on trend for Spring/Summer 2011. Visit the site everyday from 17th to 21st September for the latest videos from backstage, the catwalk and all around Somerset House. Catch our daily blog posts with the top trends, fashion gossip and behind the scenes photos and keep watching for tweets throughtout each day with the hottest fashion news as it happens.
Even though I count down to London Fashion Week for months, I always feel like I’m totally unprepared when it finally comes around. Typically, the last couple of weeks are a blur of conversations with PR people, awaiting show invites and seeing which bloggers are around and when. As well as seeing what the designers have in store for us for Autumn, it’s also a fabulous opportunity to see what real-life fashion muses are wearing. This also means that you must be at your stylish best, as there are always photographers, bloggers and press around to shoot anyone in sight.
Being caught off-guard by how quickly it all came around, I was running late by 10am on day one! But luckily, shows never start on time. As a rule, they start about 30 minutes late, though I’ve been queuing for as much as an hour in the past! But this is where the excitement begins, anticipation builds as you are ushered into the venue and find your seat if you are lucky to be allocated one. The hum of conversation builds and builds, until the lights dim and the plastic covering is peeled off the catwalk. Suddenly, the lights are on and music is blaring as the first model saunters onto the runway. The audience is either transfixed or furiously scribbling descriptions into notebooks. The photographer’s pit at the end of the runway is a blur of flashbulbs. A mere 20 minutes later and it’s all over, everyone is leaving the venue in an orderly fashion, though some will already be late for their next show.
London is the most fashionably diverse of all the fashion capitals, in my humble opinion anyway. There are so many talented designers ready to inspire you with their different visions. So you are likely to be armored by ladylike sophistication as I was at the Caroline Charles show one minute, and a couple of hours later you will be convinced that the super sexy glamour as seen at BodyAMR will be the look of Autumn 2010. It’s the later that I’m hoping for, everyone I know who attended the show was blown away!
As well as being a whirlwind of inspiration, London Fashion Week was great for catching up with blogger friends, old and new. It was nice to see regular faces as well as people who travelled across the UK or even flew in especially. It was lovely loitering in Somerset House while the sun was out, especially as there was a delicious crepe van parked just inside the gates! Fashion, gossip and white chocolate and strawberry crepes are an unbeatable combination. A week on, spending hours at Somerset House and attending shows and parties already seem like a distant memory. Pass me some camomile tea and an eye mask, I’ve got a lot of resting and planning to do for Fashion Week in September!
LifeStyled would like to say a huge thank you to Reena for her post and catwalk shots, check out her blog Fashion Daydreams.