My friend Fanny sent me a text last week asking me if I would like to dress at the Mark Fast show, at first I thought 'well, what's the point?' and then I did it anyway because well, I had nothing better to do that night. I embarrassingly didn't know that Mark Fast was Canadian, and really, I so should have known that given that there are not that many Canadians in the Fashion scene.
Because half the staff there are Canadian too, they were super nice and I got invited to come to the after party.... Sweet!
The drinks were waayyy too good and I probably had like 3 too-many(probably more like 5 too-many) and had a really fantastic time. I don't have any party pics and that probably for the best since I was um... very enthusiastic, but here are a few from backstage.
This was my outfit
I wish I could have taken these home!
Did I mention Emma Watson was at the after party? I love her, so cute and sexy at the same time. humph... I wish I was a movie star too.
So out beloved John Galliano has been arrested for guess what? Assault and Anti-Semitic slurs, that is really low John. Its not like you have it all or anything! I guess we will see how this one pans out, eeek.
Now, I have long been a fan of the Cambridge satchel. Most of the fashion world in fact are fans too. Mulberry's Alexa(which I own), is in fact based on the classic design. I guess Dr Marten, which I am a huge fan of, has jumped on the wagon and created pretty much the EXACT same style as the original Cambridge satchel. Umm, is this ok? I do love the DM version because its got the faded worn look but I don't know how I feel about it. here are pics of the two bags, the top one is the Original and the bottom one is the Dr Marten version.
If I had any cash right now, I think I would but the original.
I know its not nice to say it but seriously, we should all think that our own boyfriend is better than anyone elses. so saying that, I apply it to myself. Chris has really good style, also he likes to shop just as much as I do but he makes more money that I do so that results in a better wardrobe. Did I mention that he is a doctor? So... good style, likes to travel, everyone loves him, smart, and a Doctor... like I said, my boyfriend...
There is loads going on in London all the time and during the fashion seasons there is quite a bit more. This year, I decided I was in fact, going to explore my options. So I signed up for Pure, which is a Fashion trade show here, and I met up with a friend and headed over to Olympia. Has anyone been to a trade show??? Okay, I have been to the gift show in Toronto helping out my parents with their stall and have also partaken in some fab purchases, in bulk of course!
This show was a whole other story... boring with a capital 'B' That is until my friend Emily pointed out that on the show schedule Zandra Rhodes was doing a talk, I squealed with delight!!! For those of you Torontonians that don't know who that is:
1. You really should know who it is. and
2. she is the better version and the English answer to Betsey Johnson. I promise.
Did you guys know that Zandra was the first person in Fashion to put safety pins on her clothes? Even before Malcolm McLaren and Viv Westwood?
Zandra did not just talk to the audience, she had a mini little show, Here are some pictures, but excuse the quality please as all I had with me for photo-taking was Emily's Blackberry! Amateur.
I have such talented friends! on the 3rd of Feb, I managed to make some time away from the studio to get to the London College of Fashion static show, where a few of my friends were showing thier collections. Fist of all, there was free chamagne... YEY! and it really didnt run out, needless to say, I was in a very very good mood. here is some work by a few of my friends and more to come tomorrow once I figured out who did what!
The first pictures are of my long time friend John Brunswick.... I just love these so much. oh, and did I mention that all the gold hardware is made of 24carat gold?