Backstage at the Maria Grachvogel ss12 show… model’s were turned into sci-fi looking creatures with slicked back hair and sweeps of painterly green eyeshadow. I loved the zigzag parts created by Kenna and...Read More →
Backstage at the Maria Grachvogel ss12 show… model’s were turned into sci-fi looking creatures with slicked back hair and sweeps of painterly green eyeshadow. I loved the zigzag parts created by Kenna and the ghd team – they made it look as if a lighting bolt had zapped down the middle of each model’s head.
I loved the simple dress shapes and crisp colour palette of white, green, pink, and nude. The draping was gorgeous and flattering with billowing dramatic sleeves. Wishing that I lived the sort of exotic life where I can wear a white deep v-neck dress like the one below everyday…
Thank you ghd for inviting me backstage and to the show.
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He has a blog called 8 and 2. Yu was one of my favourite people to spot during London Fashion Week. He has awesome style and a pretty sweet bike. I love Yu’s wild hair and sophisticated laid back style. He always looked well put together but just a little bit disheveled. It’s the sort of unkemptness you can only achieve after cycling through a big city and somehow makes Yu’s look completely his own. Never thought a denim suit could look so good – love it with the rolled up sleeves and trousers. It feels crisp and minimal yet functional and durable. My favourite part is the one sock that’s just peeking out.
Finding a flat in Zurich is near to impossible… I’ve been here six months, am in my second short-term flat, and will be moving again in the new year (fingers crossed to something wonderful and more permanent). Despite things feeling transient I’ve tried to make this place a bit like home and have found that it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference.
[Blue and white striped sheets. Fresh flowers. Coffee and a breakfast nook. Champagne corks. Cheap pictures in nice frames. Books. The ugliest but comfiest orange couch with my favourite magazines brought back from London. Underneath my spare rail in our extra room.]
p.s. happy birthday to my love, who turns 27 today.
Spent today soaking up the Swiss life… no, not cruising in a Lamborghini down Bahnhofstrasse – the other type of Swiss life. I’ve got family visiting so I’m taking the opportunity to don my favourite flannels and reunite with nature. Okay, so I spent half the day drinking coffee and tasting cheese instead of doing any real hiking but when you’re surrounded by views like these it’s hard not to feel a bit more peaceful – and that must count for something. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. xx
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During fashion week I got to stay at the Fielding Hotel for a week. It’s tucked away between Drury Lane and Bow Street on a pedestrian only road called Broad Court. As far as central London goes, you couldn’t ask for a more ideal location – it’s right in the center of Covent Garden. It was perfect for fashion week and put me smack-dab in the middle of all the shows. This meant I could fall out of bed at 8:30am, get a coffee from Starbucks, and still be at Somerset House at 9am. Seriously, I couldn’t have been happier. Plus, Zara was just around the corner – which saved me one morning when I had a horrendous outfit crisis.
But, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Besides the great location, does the Fielding Hotel have anything to offer? As with all things, the website solidified my first impression. If I’m honest, it didn’t make a great one. But, when I arrived the hotel didn’t look at all like the photos – it’s bright and welcoming with incredibly friendly staff and great quality rooms. For example, my room (number 16) was big and super comfortable – with two flat screen TVs, a massive bed and plenty of closet space. I had stairs leading to a separate sitting room, two desks and a lush bathroom with the most irresistible rainfall shower. The hotel has recently been given a makeover – so don’t be fooled by the pictures on the website. The truth is, the Fielding Hotel has a whole lot more to offer than what first meets the eye…
A massive thank you to Chris for having me and to everyone at the hotel who was so welcoming, despite seeing me in my slightly ravished fashion week state. Thanks also to Kit for helping with the photos. Dress by Natar Georgiou.