It was bonkers at Burberry. And I’m not just talking about the clothes. Sienna Miller, Gemma Arterton, Tali Lennox, Tallulah Harlech, Donna Air, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kanye West, Ellie Goulding and Sam Cam, each cut their own sartorial dash, glamping at the Perspex tent in Kensington Gardens. It was an unusually unsummery collection which is fine by me as it gave me some pointers as to what I want to wear right now.
My fellow frowers [that’s front rowers] have got it down pat rocking next season’s trends right now. So what are my tips? Jumpers with posh skirts. Still a trend come next summer so do snap up a fisherman’s knit and wear with a skirt that is suitably stylish. Florals? Who doesn’t have something floral lurking in their wardrobe? Hot for winter and even hotter come spring. Neon flashes. I know I’ve said it once, but for those alarmed by the trend, dip your toe in the water by investing in a skinny belt or bracelet. A flash suffices. Do not, repeat not, wear head to toe! Trust me. You’ll love it.
This is fashion darling, reporting from fashion’s front line, Somerset House, London WC2.
What are you supposed to do when you have some of the biggest shows back-to-back on one day like today? Easy. Wear really high heels, have another sugar and lemon pancake from the fabulous Creperie caravan outside the show venue and enjoy.
Celebrity best friends played fashion swappies for each other again today. Sienna Miller graced her mate Matthew Williamson’s front row along with the uber-chic Olivia Palermo of TV show the City. His show had a very grown-up New York ladylike look with sophisticated greys and burnt yellow shades and a glorious lavalike purple, blue, yellow and white print dress. Williamson then turned up to support Sienna and her sister Savannah at their boho-meets-classic Twenty8Twelve show. Get it? And Naomi Campbell returned the fashion favour and supported Vivienne Westwood’s fabulous urban-dandy Red Label show sitting front row with Kate Moss and Janet Jackson.
My favourite look: a tweed asymmetric red tartan pencil skirt with off the shoulder lurex top, knitted legwarmers with pompoms over tights and Marie-Antoinette hair. It’s all about leg accessories this season clearly. The king of bling, Julien Macdonald, sporting wedge boots (!), returned to his sexy signature knitwear roots via Jilly Coopers book Riding. His girls were ones who went from frolicking in the paddock to a frolicking about on a naughty night out in a sugarspun lace and knit mix cobweb dress in black and nude that looked like a negligee. As well as a floorlength black gown with fine lace insets on the bodice. I got to wear my glitter cat’s mask – the invitation to the Mulberry party, after their fabulous leopard -print-dosed -in-glitter inspired show. Next season it’s all about the Greta and the Edna when it comes to handbags!