& Other Stories
Today I visited Regent Street’s newest retail addition &OtherStories. From the makers of H&M and Cos, mid-price products feature real silks and leathers with a unique design aesthetic that is unlike any other store on the high street.
The VM had an industrial tone with stripped back displays giving the store a high-end look. Yet these product are deliciously affordable - I wanted to buy every accessory in there! Here are my top picks from the current collection.
Alexander McQueen X The Hunger Games!
Costume designer Trish Summerville (who also worked on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) takes the upcoming Hunger Games movie ‘Catching Fire’ to new fashion heights. Competing in the fashion arena will be character Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) wearing a look from McQueen’s autumn/winter 12/13 collection. I love the high drama of this look, perfectly in-keeping with Effie Trinket’s gregarious personality!
Caped Crusaders @ Ashley Isham A/W 13/14
Next season’s key silhouette appeared in striking red at Fashion Scout designer Ashley Isham’s autumn/winter 13/14 show. Sculptural outerwear was showcased next to gorgeous, flowing silk gowns in Hawaiian prints!
Pam Hogg A/W 13/14
I was delighted to attend the Pam Hogg show at LFW, and loved this statement fur headpiece in vibrant lime green! The show featured dancers from the English National Ballet performing in Hogg’s signature paneled catsuits.
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My new website showcasing my design work and AW12 Look Book.
Donna Summer Mural By
South Bronx-bred aerosol artist and DJ, SERVE (a/k/a SERVE ONE)
Loving the energy of this image. The tights look like they came from London based company Patternity — Check out their website here, which also has loads of inspirational images..
Model of the moment: Charlotte Free
With her irreverent style and colour-pop hair, has walked for PPQ and shot a campaign for edgy publication Purple. P:G loves Charlotte Free
Tailored Eccentric @ MiuMiu
A strong collection featuring caped shoulders, graphic print shirt and tie combos, heavily embellished suade coats teamed with doctors bags and platform loafers. Creating a sharply tailored look with MiuMiu’s signtaure eccentricity. The mini sheath dresses layered over shirts, towards the end of the show had a 1960’s feel, with brown suade trouser suits given a modern update with oversized disc embellishments.
AW12/13 Trend Spotlight
Devore techniques came in the form of florals or animal prints, as seen at Christopher Kane and Gucci. In rich autumnal colours in either stiff tailoring or draped chiffon.
AW12/13 Trend Spotlight
Purple is fast becoming the colour of the season for this winter, in varying shades from plum to Dairy Milk wrapper! As seen across London, Milan and New York catwalks. Image above (from left): Erdem, Prada, Christopher Kane, Gucci, Gregory Parkinson.
An apt tattoo on a model’s arm in Mary Katrantzou’s surrealist prints, which this season included spoons, telephone dials and oversize metal biker studs.
Christopher Kane, then Prada and Gucci all showed their collections to a backdrop off plush purple carpet this season - could the upcoming Oscars ceremony be swapping their red carpet in favor of plum?