Sunday, 20 September 2009

This Fashion Life

Well, as everyone knows, it's mid-London Fashion Week...

At work, the only reasons one notices this fact are that my boss keeps leaving in the middle of the day dressed to the nines and we have had to stuff thousands of party invites including one addressed to "Ms Anna Wintour"!

However, Claire (of A View From Here) and myself have been a *little bit* fashion-week-y this weekend...

First up: Yesterday, we went to the lovely Romina Karamanea show (part of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout schedule). We have made it a policy to always try to get a plus one, so we both get to go to lots more stuff as we tend to get invited to different things! Yay blogger mates!

We got all dressed up... Of course!

Claire wearing her AMAZING sample sale JP Braganza dress...

Little Ol' Me wearing: H&M lace and ribbon jacket, H&M charcoal tee, vintage belt, H&M skirt, H&M crushed velvet leggings, ToyWatch, vintage (mother-acquired) "Chelsea" boots and Luella black leather bag (just seen).

The Romina Karamanea show was just so cool. We were queuing outside Freemasons' Hall for fecking ages, and again inside the venue, but it was great for people watching and architecture-porn-spotting!!!!

Freemasons' Hall is so kitsch and really rather fascinating to explore... Claire noticed the pentagram on the front step, and I was rather enamoured with these light fittings and all the autumnal colours of stained glass!

These two girls really fascinated me. I adore these bird headbands that have done the blogging rounds, but had never seen anyone out and about with one on... Too cute! She had this great asymetric haircut too. I went to my hairdressers after the show and showed this photo to two of the stylists. Hilariously, one of them had seen the same girl, with the same crow, only two days before at Victoria tube station! Yay for fashion freedom! Love the bleached look of her friend too... They both just looked so perfect and out-of-time - they made me cheer for London's ability to nurture and celebrate such quirkiness and confidence!

Anyway... On to the show!

Romina Karamanea - Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2010
presented at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout LFW September 2009









Thoughts???

Mine: Amazing Square Shoulders... Shoes that seemed harder to stand still in than walk... Lots of graphic, block printing... Easy flowing fabrics and much more structured pieces mixed together to create a quite cohesive and interesting show. The notes spoke of a collection inspired by "engineering and industrialisation, everything is linear and robotic. There is a theme of disconnection..." Quite like the times we live in eh! The pre-show video sequence was also amazing, detailing the corsetry techniques, speaking of destruction and construction, and celebrating the form of the model lopping her long black hair off to reveal the monochrome laced clothes. All in all, a great show that struck the right balance. Not all of it was stuff I'd wear, but there were certainly enough pieces in there that had me salivating to ensure I keep a close eye on what this girl gets up to next!!!

More to come on our LFWeek-end exploits soon!

Night!

Xxxc

18 comments:

daisychain said...

seriously, I am SO jealous. Amazing show pictures.

Couture Cookie said...

Thanks for the summary and the GREAT show pics. I especially like the one with the guy from the audience wearing an YSL tee in background! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing collection ~ love the shoulders!
You lucky, fashionable gal, C! Love your outift!

xoxox,
CC

The Novelista Barista said...

OOOOOO those are so much better than the one i saw at bryant park!!!!!!!!!!!

Jess said...

superchic skirt - you both look great and I'm so excited to see the rest of LFW

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Claire said...

I loved the show!!! I would wear most of the monochrome things myself (although not the ones involving the colour grey, I'm just not a grey girl). SHOULDERS!! <3 LFW!!! I love wandering around and seeing incredibly well-dressed chic women in amongst the normal crowds. I also love that my friends think I'm really fashionista-y for getting to go ot these things!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Awesome skirt! I'm really digging Claire's dress too.

Poppy said...

What amazing collection. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jowy said...

U guys look very chic! and those two girls are RAD! very unique and i love the pics of that great collection!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

The Style PA said...

Great pics. I'm obsessed with strong shoulders at the moment.

MargieF said...

I really like the block colors and cut- out detailing...just nice and simple.
I saw your H&M jacket yesterday and was wondering whether or not to buy it...i will now!
MargieF
xxx

Erika said...

The two of you look amazing. It's funny, Claire seems to be channeling Blair Waldorf with her look; while I see you as more of a rebellious Jenny Humphrey. Love it! :)

STARR said...

love everything you're wearing and I kind of want those leggings now. I also really like that last runway look.

Winnie said...

Your LFW adventures are brilliant, you both look so stylish!

Love the crushed velvet leggings, I saw those in H&M and blogs have a funny way of making you want to go back and reconsider things in the shops.

Love the crow headband too. I remember seeing loads of them being sold in Camden but I wouldn't get away with wearing one of those in Birmingham...that's when you realise how brilliant London is for being a little bit more adventurous with clothing!

Pixie July said...

Oh gosh, GORGEOUS. This looks amazing - and doesn't the girl on the right of the star in the bird headress greatly resemble Kate Moss, or is it just me?? xx

yiqin; said...

I like that jacket! It's really nice :Dq

Alice said...

LOVE that JP Braganza dress!!

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