Behold! American Apparel's gay pride tee which is on sale now in time for London pride this weekend. Also if you spend £50 or more in the Soho, Shoreditch or Oxford Street stores you get a free one. Nice huh? & dead trendy.
The second collection of Idol, New Look's range for indie Sindys, is launching at the beginning of July. The range as, as the last one, is heavily influenced by rock n roll & features louche logo tees, skinny denims and union jack scarves. Modelling for it is Oscar from Elite London. Lovely Oscar. newlook.com
Our favourite part of the Dries Van Noten show is when the models storm out at once, like a really well dressed angry mob. Liking the navy & coral combination. Also we were given Tyrrells crisps to snack on, Chris promptly put 4 packets in his bag & snacked on them for the rest of the weekend.
We all left the Bernhard Willhelm show slightly speechless & also a bit hysterical. As the models walked around the makeshift catwalk inside the Mercedes Benz gallery, a female body builder, greased up & wearing next to nothing talked into a vocoder & paraded around the room. It was without doubt the most surreal experience of the whole week.
We're talking literally here. In ascending order. 3. Louis Vuitton - In a greenhouse with the sun shining in, it was always going to get a bit toasty. 2. Bernard Willhelm - In the Mercedes gallery on The Champs Elysees. Sweaty. 1. Paul Smith - As last year, in an old church/monastry, thick walls turned the dark venue into a sauna. People fanning themselves briskly was as loud as the music pumping out the sound system. (they did hand out coconut ice cream though which was much appreciated) May we suggest next summer the shows are all held in a giant igloo.
Acne is probably in our top 5 brands. Each season they do amazing pieces that if possible we would like to move into. This vest is sexy and louche in a great muddy pastel colour. £65 available at Matches
The Alexis Mabille show was a generous mix of nautical flavours & heavy dose of underwear
(in collaboration with Hom) We particularly liked the names for the various designs; Beaubow, Bogoss, Bombe, Bombe, Canon, Lover & Tombeur. We also liked when Adrian Clarke (fash ed at Shortlist) came over complaining that he didn't know where to sit so the PR just ripped someones name tag off the seat & sat him there.
Additional bonus to the frankly outstanding Jean Paul Gaultier presentation, which blew Elauans mind, where the visible backstage and hanging rails of collection, progressed to a salon style presentation, without music, but spoken through descriptions of the collection... the bonus was... Rob Evans visibly trying on the collection. And here we have him.
The moment we always wait for at Paris Fashion Week. The finale of the Dries Van Noten show, as all the boys come out en masse at once together. We want the whole collection. Techno tailoring, silky striped shirting and nylons, retaining their masculinity and cool. Breathtaking. We LOVE it!
We don't usually focus our attentions to cosmetics but this lovely little gift set from Kiehls & Lucy in Disguise is really special. Anyone who would take it to Glastonbury though must be some sort of sadist. Damn those rich types with winnebagos! (which we heard cost a grand a night. jeez louise)
This is little bit far in future for underwear it may be but it gets us a little giddy when there's a collaboration involved. Favourites of ours Hom, our go to brand for the perfect pair of briefs have teamed up with french fashion designer Alexis Mabille on a capsule collection for SS12. As we'll be at the show (& after party) tomorrow we'll try to get some close ups.
We love it when you can see a bit of life behind Britney's eyes. As this is a style blog (yes really!) we shall take a fashion stance on the whole shebang. The whole Mad Men/Louis Vuitton/Womanly trend passed Britney by didn't it? Seeing as she appears to channeling Avril Lavigne circa 2005. We like her face best when the driver pours milk over himself.
We'll brush over the title 'Brothers Of Arcadia' title, which sounds like a club for Phillip Green & his chairmen. This sexy little teaser gives an idea of what to expect from the Thierry Mugler show this Wednesday. If this is the toned down one then we can't wait for the version that's going to be posted on X-Tube post show. Give the gays what they want. Thanks Nicola!
What do you get if you add Nate from Gossip Girl, Sylar from Heroes, Jason from True Blood & Blaine from Glee? Besides the sexiest t.v show in the world, you get the Versace front row. Throw in two American basketball players (from teams that escape us) & you've got yourself the weirdest front row since Serena Williams at Burberry.
We thought H&M had peaked with their Lanvin collaboration last year but the announcement that they are due to mix minds with Donatella Versace for a November release is equally exciting. We're hoping this involves raiding the archives as Gaga's been doing a lot recently.
At the D&G SS12 show earlier today, where our good friend at Swide.com nipped backstage and took some snaps for us, a new breed of trouser was unleashed. And now its all we can think of to wear! A denim waistband with its robust masculinity makes way for a loose silk trouser seemingly made from silk scarves. Amazing.