Thursday, 29 December 2011

Harrods Sale

Florence and the Machine will be opening this years Harrods sale. Get down early for the acoustic set, they will perform at Harrods' Door 5, in Hans Crescent, on December 27.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

NYE 2011

Still haven't decided what to do on New Year's Eve? Here are a few events going on in London....

I will be celebrating on New Year's Eve Eve at The Last Tuesday Society's Masked Ball.

Eastern Electrics @ The Coronet

Sectretsundaze @ The Troxy

Electric Minds @ A secret east London location

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Karl's New Label

Click here for a preview of Karl Lagerfeld's new, more affordable label!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

December Sample Sales III

Claret Showroom - House of Harlow, Winter Kate and Madeleine Thompson cashmere from £40. 12-14 Dec. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 73 Uverdale Rd., SW10 0SW. 

Me & Em - Loungewear, cashmere, dresses, jeans and tops from £20. 14 & 15 Dec. Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. @ 21 Connaught St., W2 2AY.

Orla Kiely - Discounted ready-to-wear, accessories, and bags. 14-17 Dec. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA. 

Greene & Sheppard - Clothing by Pink Label, Finders Keepers, Cameo and more from £5. 15 Dec. Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 66 Charlotte St., 1st flr., W1T 4QE. Cash only. 

KJ’s Laundry - Up to 70 per cent off clothing and accessories by designers including Cacharel, Rebecca Taylor and Anne Valérie Hash. 16-19 Dec. Fri., Sat. & Mon., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. @ 74 Marylebone Ln., W1U 2PW

Thursday, 8 December 2011

NEWGEN Sponsorship Announced

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the names of 15 of London’s brightest emerging fashion design talents who have been selected to receive BFC NEWGEN sponsorship, supported by Topshop, to show at London Fashion Week in February 2012. NEWGEN, established in 1993, is one of the world’s most internationally recognised fashion design talent identification schemes. This season will see the 10th anniversary celebrations of Topshop's continuous backing of the scheme at London Fashion Week. Major celebrations of the ten years which have taken a myriad of London NEWGEN designers to the top are planned for February.

NEWGEN recipients for autumn/winter 2012 sponsored by Topshop are:

Catwalk sponsorship: David Koma, Holly Fulton, J.JS Lee, J.W.  Anderson, Michael van der Ham and Simone Rocha

Presentation sponsorship: Christopher Raeburn and Thomas Tait

Installation sponsorship: Nasir Mazhar and SISTER by SIBLING

Exhibition sponsorship: Huishan Zhang, James Long, Lucas Nascimento, Palmer//Harding, and Tim Soar
All of the designers listed above under catwalk, presentation and installation sponsorship will feature in the NEWGEN space of The Exhibition at London Fashion Week.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

December Sample Sales II

Marios Schwab and Peter Pilotto - Discounted ready-to-wear and accessories. Today, 1-9 p.m. @ 23-25 Arcola St., flat b, unit e, E8 2DJ.
La Perla - Up to 85 per cent off lingerie, swimwear, outerwear and more. Today & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. @ Hornvale Ltd., 22 Newman St., W1T 1PH.  

American Retro - Up to 90 per cent off clothing and accessories. Today & Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-6 p.m. @ Brands Apart Showroom, 5a Noel St., W1F 8GE. 

Christopher Kane - Up to 90 per cent off ready-to-wear. Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. @ Mercer Street Studio, 16 Mercer St., WC2H 9QE.

Nicholas King - Handmade jewellery from £20. Thurs., 2-9 p.m. @ Malmaison, 18-21 Charterhouse St., EC1M 6AH 

Meli Melo - Up to 70 per cent off handbags. Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 1 Ensor Mews, SW7 3BT 

Lee Broom - Up to 75 per cent off lighting products. Thurs., 3-9 p.m.  @ 93 Rivington St., EC2A 3AY.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Turner Prize

Congratulations to sculptor Martin Boyce, who was announced as the winner of this year's Turner Prize last night at the Baltic in Gateshead. 
His sculpture involves lopsided litter bins, rusting benches taking on irregular shapes, square trees, leaves with brutally straightened edges scattered on the floor and sharp, haphazard letters of the alphabet cascading down the walls. Virtually everything is made with straight lines and angles, with no organic curves.
Asked about his fascination with objects from public spaces like parks, he said it was about "hope" and finding "the beauty in the abject". "Often it's abandoned landscapes or these more abject landscapes that appeal to me because in a very particular moment in a particular light you can see something beautiful in them, and that interests me," he says. "It's a collapse of nature and architecture."

Corrie Nielsen

Take a sneak peak at some of Corrie Nielsen's SS12 collection. The Fashion Fringe 2010 winner uses architecturally folded kimono dresses, high lace collars and rich fabrics to give a sense of restrained elegance.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Online Fashion Week

Online Fashion Week starts today, for which hundreds of retailers have come on board to offer exclusive and limited edition collections, stunning competitions and never-seen-before content.
Today's action sees exclusive products, gifts with purchase, discounts, special offers and competitions from Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Prada, My-Wardrobe, Chanel and many more. Harrods is offering special gifts from Elle Macpherson Intimates and Crème de la Mer; David Gandy will bare his soul (and maybe more, you never know); Katie Hillier will take charge of our first Handbag Half Hour; Paul Smith and Henry Holland will share their Christmas wish lists. Click here for more info.

Friday, 2 December 2011

French Vogue Cover

Kate Moss poses as David Bowie for the January edition of French Vogue, new editor Emmanuelle Alt has definately made her mark on the magazine!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

December Sample Sales

Mother of Pearl - Up to 70 per cent off clothing. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 33 Fashion St., E1 6PX.

Temperley - Discounted ready-to-wear and accessories. 5 & 6 Dec. Mon., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tues., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA

Handwritten by Tanya Sarne - Clothing and accessories from £20. Today-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1-3 Middle Row, W10 5AT

Sam Ubhi - Up to 80 per cent off jewellery and bags. Today, 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 Glenburnie Rd., SW17 7PJ

Crumpet - Cashmere clothing and accessories from £30. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Worlds End Studios, 132-134 Lots Rd., SW10 ORJ

Kat Maconie - Up to 75 per cent off shoes and boots. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gds., ste. 26a, SW6 3PA.