Thursday, 30 September 2010

Catwalk to High Street

Something we neglected to mention but we feel is exciting. At the James Long show last Wednesday during London Fashion Week, the footwear was in fact sponsored by River Island & are available to purchase now. The beige suede pair are £64.99 and the grey canvas a mere £29.99. So if your budget won't stretch to the rest of the collection at least your footwear will be fashion week certified.

Hell For Leather

Leather jackets look sure to be a big hitter this season with DSquared2 and Burberry both representing. We love this one from Lot 78, which stocks in Harvey Nichols & Matches as well as their own concept store on Ledbury Road in London. Created out of frustration at not being able to find the perfect fit we think they have succeeded. For the spendthrifts the calf-leather version costs a cool £1102 or the jersey version clocks in at a more affordable £250.

A Fan Of Vans

Vans have released a new range called OTW which have a fashion edge which kind of reminds us of Y-3. We are very much enjoying the Alomar style here in a gorgeous shade of cerulean.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Halloween is a month away & unlike Christmas, you wouldn't usually buy something for the season, but we enjoy a novelty item none the less. Take these Lazy Oaf items for example. Slogan tees & quirky accessories which give or take maybe Easter or funerals can be worn all year round.

Try & Ignore The 'Model'

Oh look it's Joe Stone from the Attitude office, formerly of barely seen t.v show Shipwrecked.
He models this lovely Topman horse tie for us as none of the fashion team were wearing a shirt. Yours for £14.

Lovely Thing For A Not So Lovely Day

These jeans are from Omar Kashoura (who you may remember we saw at NewGen last Wednesday) We love these jeans, they have a great Monetesque (must stop putting esque at the end of everything) print in lilac & for £299, it may sound steep but think of it this way. Some people invest in art. Fashion is art, ergo one must invest in fashion.
Photography by Cameron McNee. Model Pontus @ M+P

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

But Wait! The Shoot Got Funnerer!

Here's Fashion Assistant Chris Hobbs enjoying the Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals crucifix jumper from the AW collection.

Saturdays Night!

We were there, at G.A.Y, making sure they didn't throw up over their dresses like last time.

Photoshoots Aren't All Drama & Tantrums...

We still find time to have a lark. Fashion Editor Frank Strachan wears joggers from
Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals (Like you couldn't guess)

Monday, 27 September 2010

Calvin Klien Releases CK One Clothing Line..

...Yet we are mostly distracted by the contents of this guys pants.
Expect to see the new line of jeans & underwear from CK in January.


To commemorate 60 years of Peanuts, Lacoste have designed a range of polo shirts featuring their own iconic crocodile with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus & Woodstock.
Available at Dover Street Market from October 2nd.

LFW Menswear Day: Omar Kashoura & Tween Party

Omar Kashoura debuted his collection for Tween last week & to celebrate the end of fashion week. Models lounged on a sofa in a Belgravia townhouse while we drank G&Ts & admired the new range. We especially loved the sportswear line in block primary brights featuring on t-shirts, shorts and shirts.

LFW Menswear Day: Front Row

A little snap here of our Fashion Editor Frank Strachan sitting on the front row where he belongs. Your eyes do not deceive you, he is wearing a Cher tour t-shirt from 1990.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Here is David Gandy Showing Us His New App for the Iphone

Which serves as a 'How to guide' for men who need help with their attire.
Resident party girl Carl Marshall from Diesel press (right) stuck her ore in too.

LFW Menswear Day: Smouldering

Jeremy Young of Models 1 fame sitting in the sun between shows. Sexy.
He wouldn't let us take a picture of the Greggs pasty he was eating. Spoilsport.

LFW Menswear Day: Omar Kashoura

NEWGEN had their own area at the front of Somerset House, overlooking the Thames. It would have been idyllic were it not for the sweltering heat. Each designer had their own 'stand' which were little beach huts. One of our favourite's was Omar Kashoura who hired a band to play dressed in his SS collection. We asked how he managed to find such a good looking band.
He told us it wasn't easy.
To add to the sweat fest, Katy Eary presented her collection on real life boxers & models.
We enjoyed the amount of flesh and leopard print on display.

LFW Menswear Day: James Long & J.W Anderson

Both designers showed their most accomplished collections yet, referencing Woodstock inspired collection. James Long's marbled and bleached patterns on toffee coloured leather mixed with Missoni style loose coloured knits in reds and greens styled with desert boots.
J.W Anderson's looked like a one of those shops in Camden where you buy your incense but in the best possible way mixing 70s colours with an early 90s grunge aesthetic. Tie-dye, dream catcher prints, loose short sleeve shirts in washed out shades of burgendy & sky blue, worn with chokers and chunky boots with crystals on the toes
(which were our number one lust item of the day, yours for a grand)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

LFW Menswear Day: MAN

The MAN show (a collaboration between Topman and Fashion East) had a complete overhaul this season, showing a new breed of designers; Martine Rose, Felipe Rojas Llanos & New Power Studio. The highlight was hearing laughter travel through the room in a Mexican wave-like fashion. It wasn't until the model turned his back on us that we realised why. Good gimmick. Too cute.

LFW Menswear Day: Spotted

Cole Mohr of D1 Models here having the time of his life in a crop top.

LFW Menswear Day: Christopher Shannon

We sat watching the Christopher Shannon show mentally picking out pieces we would buy which is a good sign of a show. White featured heavily with jumpers patchworked with mesh inserts, Camouflage tees in blues and greys with Camo written all over, block coloured shorts and shirts in shades of sorbet and fringed tassles hanging off shorts. Blu Cantrell's Breathe played.
We applauded.

LFW Menswear Day: Topman Design

Topman Design showed their collection in the grand setting of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Anyone expecting a face-off between front-rowers Ollie Murs and Joe McElderry were sorely disappointed as they hugged & sat down, no doubt questioning why they were there at all. We had the honour of sitting next to Barnaby Ash, Fashion Assistant at Shortlist magazine.
the show featured bright jumpers with prints of foxes & polaroid cameras. High-waistedness ruled & lumberjackesque jumpers were abundant.
(some of these are not actual words but should be)

LFW Menswear Day: Hardy Amies

Menswear day at the tail-end of London Fashion Week is always a good day for the Menswear press who up until now have had nothing to attend. By Wednesday morning most of Womenswear press had hotfooted it to Milan leaving us to reclaim Somerset House.
The day started with a very civilized breakfast at Simpsons in the Strand for Hardy Amies presentation. We nibbled on pastries and sipped our first coffee of the day while admiring the immaculate tailoring.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

LFW: Dolce & Gabbana with Naomi Campbell Party

Last night we attended a party thrown by Dolce & Gabbana to celebrate Naomi Campbell's 25 years in the business. T-shirts were on sale featuring pictures taken by an array of esteemed photographers from David La Chapelle to Helmut Lang. We thought they were free but they were actually £200.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

LFW: SJP At Burberry

Excuse us as we become a poor man's Heatworld. The Burberry show is due to start & Sarah Jessica Parker is there (as is Alexa, Serena, Anna)
Normal service will resume when the menswear shows kick in.

Shoot: I Will Attack & You Don't Want That

From our October issue which is out today if you want to see the whole shebang.
Lanvin, Dolce, Cavalli, Burberry, names, names, names.
Photography by Perry Curties. Styling by Frank Strachan

LFW: Who Is She?!!

Kerry Katona was spotted on the front row of Giles Deacon's show last night, watching Kelly Brook & Abbey Clancy walk the runway. After the show she remarked
"I loved everything. I loved the spots and the way he put blouses with skirts."
Well observed.

Monday, 20 September 2010

LFW: Wintour Watch!

American Vogue Editor & our saviour Anna Wintour spotted today front row at Alexander McQueen's memorial service at St Pauls this morning, with Nicole Farhi, Erdem & Christopher Kane. Frank Strachan, our Fashion Director, was in attendance and loved her speech & said Bjork singing Gloomy Sunday was amazing.

LFW: Henry Holland Party

Our friend Henry Holland teamed up with Blackberry for a house party on Brick Lane in London on Saturday, and amongst the normal HH crew was of course Agyness Deyn and Nick Grimshaw (who we refuse to put on the blog until he finally COMES OUT!) things got a little fuzzy apres 10pm. Cheers Henry!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

LFW: Diesel Party

The good thing about London Fashion Week is the menswear shows don't happen until Wednesday yet to we get to enjoy all the frivolity of the previous days (well, mostly nights)
Last night we drank cocktails at the Diesel store on New Bond Street in honour of their first collection with Sophia Kokosalaki. 

Sexy Carl from Diesel Press doing what he does best hosting and...drinking!

We also found Spanish/Portuguese Angel (that's his real name), who runs the menswear department in this store, and I think we'll fast become regulars...

We also caught up with the duo that make up Jaiden RVA James, the new hot label that debuted last season and who were quickly snapped up by the likes of GAGA (Alejandro Video) and who also produce the magazine Rebel

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Ronaldo Showing Us What He Does Best. (Clue: It Aint Football)

We like her style.

LFW: PPQ Party

Here is a picture of us waiting to get in. you could say we were in the PPQueue...!
Well it made us laugh.
They played old school hip-hop mostly which was good & we saw a lot of familiar faces grinding on the dancefloor. The venue itself was an interesting choice, a new hotel near by the London Eye and all the touristy stuff. We admired their choice of such a large venue but the room itself felt sort of clinical. It wasn't exactly Claridges. But then again what is?
The G&T's had no lime. Minus 1 point.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Interview: Ozwald Boateng

In anticipation for the menswear shows on Wednesday, here is an interview with Ozwald Boateng, who is headlining his first ever menswear show.
Watch the whole interview at

LFW: Kate And Me Are Like THAT *does crossing fingers action*

Our very own Fashion Coordinator Elauan Lee (back right) papped with bezzy mate Kate Moss and err...admiring her controversial fur.


We had a ball at the Haunch of Venison gallery for the premier of Kate in 3D, succinctly entitled KM3D-1 by filmaker Baillie Walsh who last collaborated with Miss Moss in that amazing McQueen holographic film for his Autumn/Winter 2006 show.
We were witness to her reaction as (Swarovski) crystals came flying out into her face. Romy from the XX was DJing, cocktails were flowing (the pink stuff is beetroot foam) and of course what party would be complete without sexy Carl Marshall from Diesel (above right looking phenomenal).


We start off our LFW proceedings at the Wallpaper*/Timberland/Martine Rose collaboration and the collection is gorgeous- our pick pictured above- and so is (we must say) Ryan the PR. The designer herself is here captured with her mum and dad, check out his style!

LFW: J.W.Anderson

This surely is technology gone mad! Hot on the heels of Burberry's buy as you see initiative for their catwalk show, will be streaming the J.W.Anderson show live on Wednesday where you'll be able to order straight from the catwalk with delivery in 2-4 days.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Lets Get Loud

Loud is the new fragrance from Tommy Hilfiger, modelled here beautifully by Josh Beech. We have a bottle of the stuff to give away. Just send an email to titled TOMMY. First one to email gets it.

A Lovely Film

We love this video for Gant by Micheal Bastian for their SS2011 collection. The collection looks gorgeous & we would love to dive into their picture postcard world. Mostly to eat that cake.

NYFW: Jeremy Scott SS 2011

The Jeremy Scott collection was shown yesterday in New York. We're enjoying the crop-tops, statement tees and plastic trenches but we're reserving judgment on leather chaps. We still haven't got the image out of our heads of old lady
Aguilera writhing around a sewer in them circa 2003.
(Would look good in a fashion shoot though)

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

They Say Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery...

Charlie Elliot, former guitarist for The Metro's modelling The Volley trainer from Dunlop bares a striking resemblance to one of our Lovely Things features. Both hot.

The Fur Debate Purs On

Natalie Imbruglia (does she have an album out or something?) Has denounced fur to mark the beginning of London Fashion Week & has made an accompanying video telling of the suffering of animals in order to get their pelts.
We're sort of on the fence when it comes to fur to be honest. The editor's wholly against it. The fashion team, however believes a fox would probably skin you alive if it had half a chance.
Here is a picture of Samantha Jones, a woman, even when having red paint thrown at her in Bryant Park, would never fake it. You go girl.

Not Just Any Press Evening

O.K so that jokes so old now it will soon get a telegram from the Queen but we couldn't resist. Last night we attended a preview of Marks & Spencer's Mens accessories for AW at the Soho Hotel. We were impressed with what we saw, loved the Chelsea & brogue boots (which we were told on good authority were made in the same factory as Grenson boots & sell at half the price) as well as cashmere lined gloves & gorgeous satchels.
We also had the pleasure of meeting Micheal & Nick who we thought looked like characters from Mad Men in their M&S suits, and they were pretty happy with that.
Gold star!

Morning Glory

The newest range from Calvin Klein is called X Elements, names after..the 4 elements! (clever)
earth, fire, water & air are all accounted for with corresponding colours to match. Kind of like Captain Planet but without all the saving the World malarky. There is also a chance to win a trip of a lifetime if you go over to their website.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

NYFW: Diesel Black Gold

For those of you living under a rock, it's currently New York Fashion Week (London starts Friday) Here is a picture backstage at Diesel Black Gold. The SS collection, the first collection designed by Sophia Kokosalaki is inspired by the West Coast of America and have a vintage feel with worn fabrics & sun-bleached fabrics. Good hair too.

Bag For Life

We love the high street for it's fast turnaround and innovative styles but sometimes it's great to discover a new brand that specialises in a certain product. Take Millican, In essence they are an outdoor brand but we think their new Matthew rucksack ticks all the AW trend boxes
& due to the attention to detail & quality materials it's bound to last for years to come.

Liberty's Latest Love

Anticipation is high for the Menswear shows next Wednesday as part of London Fashion Week featuring amongst others, J.W.Anderson, whose collection wowed us last season. You can now buy this range of accessories from Liberty which we are smitten with.
We have a lot of love for the love necklace.

Breakfast is Sorted

Today we've been sent a selection of goodies to promote Wolsey's Expedition collection which is inspired by the clothes the brand provided for the original expedition to the Antarctic in 1910.
A lovely gesture but even in the bleak wilderness we would refuse to eat Marmite.