Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Fashion's Night Out

Fashion's Night Out 2010 will take place in London on September 8th. Expect designers, DJs, canapes, cocktails, manicures, live bands and competitions, this has to be 2010's biggest fashion party!


Giorgio Armani - Vogue's editor Alexandra Shulman and Giorgio Armani will be hosting a glamorous cocktail party at the Emporio Armani store on Bond Street.

Mulberry - SingStar karaoke, face-painting, a live DJ and refreshments.

Liberty - Launch of Manolo Blahnik’s World of Manolo pop-up shop. The mini boutique will feature a bespoke bar with drinks named after his chic designs.

Manolo Blahnik - Manolo will be signing shoes and win a pair from the autumn/winter 2010 collection.

Matthew Williamson - The Bruton Street Store will be transformed into a Moroccan Souk, complete with a Gnawa music group, Moroccan-inspired drinks and canapés for guests. Front row tickets to the forthcoming LFW show up for grabs.

Jaeger - Check out the Fashion Through the Decades exhibition, music from Cozette and cocktails.

Harvey Nichols - Designers including Erdem, Christopher Kane and Martin Grant will be customising the Fashion’s Night Out charity T-shirts and tote bag, then have a picture taken with your favourite designer in a photo booth at the Knightsbridge store.

Georgina Goodman - Cocktails from 6pm to 9pm, a competition to win a pair of signature shoes worth £760 and a photo booth.

DKNY - For one night only the store will turn into Bungalow 8.

Chanel - Free express manicures especially for Fashion's Night Out.

Burberry - Christopher Bailey, will host an evening of Champagne and canapés, and you could win two tickets to the Burberry spring/summer show. Also, an acoustic bands session showcasing the best emerging music talent.

Browns - The London-based boutique is launching its Shop 24 and will also be marking September 8 with Back To School activities including lessons on music, art and food. Shoppers will be offered mini shepherd’s pies, rhubarb and custard crumbles from the Tuck Shop and fizzy pop served from the Bike Shed.

Brooks Brothers - The store at 150 Regent Street will be hosting a one-night-only photographic exhibition of iconic customers taken from their archives. There will also be refreshments, Jazz and a competition.

Alexander McQueen - The Bond Street store is holding a prize draw to win a covetable Britannia clutch bag.

Anya Hindmarch - A How Do You Wear Yours competition - asking shoppers to pose with a Hindmarch handbag and have their photo taken. The best pose will win the bag.

Selfridges - Selfridges will launch Mulberry’s pop-up shop. Colin McDowell will host a conversation with Peter Pilotto while Lily Allen will celebrate the opening of her sister’s vintage store, Lucy in Disguise, with a star-studded party and a pop-up boutique. Shop - The show space will launch its latest exhibition, In Wolves Clothing: Re-imagining the Doll. Expect to see works by Viktor & Rolf, Nick Knight and Peter Jensen. The exhibition will be held at 1-9 Bruton Place, London from September 9 until October 30 with a private view on September 8 from 6pm-8pm.

Smythson - Cowshed spa manicures and free cupcakes will be on offer at the Bond Street store.

Solange Azagury-Patridge - Try one of the complimentary popcorn boxes – three boxes will contain one of Solange’s Hot Lips rings.

Urban Outfitters - Head to the Oxford Street store to see a live performance from the Arctic Monkeys.

Fashion Illustration Gallery - FIG, usually open by appointment only, will be open all day and into the evening, showcasing recently published prints. A host of artists will be creating drawings on paper bags in front of visitors, who can then buy the designs.

Vivienne Westwood - Be sure to head to the label’s Davies Street store to see a mini-exhibition showcasing Vivienne Westwood denim pieces designed throughout her career.

Agent Provocateur - From 6pm-10pm, special guest DJ Pandora's Jukebox, champagne will be served and gift bags!

The Alexia Goethe Gallery - There will be a live art performance, “Hit Em Up’ created by artist Hollie McArthur. Cupcakes will be supplied by the 'Love' Bakery and try your luck at winnning a work of Art by Hollie McArthur worth £650!

Anthropologie - Music and cocktails will be provided, as well as a special surprise for a lucky few...

Aquascutum - Enjoy Oysters from Bentley's Bar and Grill and English sparkling wine. Bombay Bicycle Club will DJ live and enter the prize draw to win a trench coat plus a meal for two at Bentley’s.

Asprey - Invitation only. 7pm - 10pm Vogue's Fashion Night Out with Bruce Hoeksema.
Cocktails, canapés and special performance from Jessie J. and Liam Bailey.

By Jamie Green

Friday, 20 August 2010

Style School

Fancy becoming the next Katy England? From September you can be trained to become a fashion stylist at the brand new London College of Style. There are two courses on offer, a 12-week program or the offsite tuition via the internet.

For more details on dates and fees visit

Monday, 16 August 2010

August Sample Sales

Here are some sample sales coming up over the next week, including up to 70 percent off Matthew Williamson!!

Me & Em: From £10, luxe loungewear, clothing and accessories, including T-shirts, pyjamas, wraps, dresses and more. 18-21 Aug. Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. @ 21 Connaught St., W2 2AY

Fannie Schiavoni, Be&D and Jovonna London: Structural metal chain jewellery, leather gladiator sandals, studded heels and pumps and dresses. Thursday 19 August 5-8 p.m. @ Hoopla PR, Archer St. Studios, 10-11 Archer St., Studio 18, W1D 7AZ

Matthew Williamson: Up to 70 percent off ready-to-wear embellished evening dresses, tops, trousers, and skirts, beachwear and accessories. 19 & 20 Aug. Thursday 12-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Jumble and Pearls

The Jumble and Pearls Vintage Sale

Head to Holloway Road this Saturday to pick up some designer bargains from names including Vanessa Bruno, Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel and Frost French whilst sipping on cocktails and listening to resident DJ 'Vibe Selector' playing the best alternative music in London.

Date/Time: August 7th, 1pm – 6pm
Address: 98-102 Holloway Road, N7 8JE
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Jaeger Pop-Up Shop

Jaeger, the heritage British fashion brand, has announced the opening of its Boutique by Jaeger pop-up shop in London, on 7th August 2010.

Boutique by Jaeger captures the liberated spirit of the 60s and marries it with a contemporary rock 'n' roll vibe. Coquettish minis, punkish zipped coats, witty knits, micro tuxes, zippered silk dresses and leather rolled up shorts all give a look brimming with attitude. This dazzling new collection of eye-candyish separates for the fashion-fervent young woman is the ultimate dressing-up box for any shopper-turned-self-stylist.

The Boutique by Jaeger pop-up shop will carry the complete Boutique by Jaeger collection as well as offering a unique selection of highly covetable accessories and gifts from other hot brands such as: Origami pendants, Les Nereides chains & charms, Stenoflex pinhole cameras, hot shades of the season from Essi, fashion books from Assouline and a range of quirky stationery. A listening post from Rough Trade, the legendary independent record shop, features a hand-picked collection of classics albums and compilations through to the hippest new releases – try before you buy.

Boutique by Jaeger will also be available in selected Jaeger stores from 7th August and online at from 5th August 2010.

Visit the pop-up shop @ 10 Foubert's Place, London, W1F 7QF (off Carnaby Street)