Saturday, February 26, 2011

This was London Fashion Week F/W 11/12

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4-Somerset House DJ
DJ at Somerset House

Designer Exhibition

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Charlotte Sparre

My own pictures

Which were your favourite LFW moments? Which show was your fave?

London Fashion Week Discovery: Renaissance Life Jewelry

Renaissance Life is a swedish brand, that designs unique jewellery. All the jewelry in the collections has a special meaning and its own story, and are all named after different years.

Here is their wonderful F/W 11/12 Collection


“Time is an illusion” is engraved on the backside of this jewelry watch. Renaissance Life say that time is man-made and the only reality is the moment. This is something to think about.



Inside this playful Swedish-Russian doll you can find a smaller doll which reveals a silver plated heart necklace. This piece won “Best product fashion” at Top Drawer 2010.



This secret heart is a symbol of romance, passion and love. In the secret box you can keep a special message close to your heart.



The horseshoe has been a symbol for luck for generations. This horse shoe has taken inspiration from an 1890 original Swedish horseshoe. With this necklace you will make a statement at the same time as it keeps your good luck close.

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Which piece is your favourite?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fashion Show Coverage + Top 10 Picks: Burberry F/W 11/12

Red Carpet

Kate Bosworth

Alexa Chung

Lily Donaldson

Anna Wintour

Maggie Cheung

Front Row

Left to right: Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Douglas Booth, Stella Tennant, Mario Testino

Left to right: Jefferson Hack, Alison Mosshart, Alexa Chung

Top 10 Picks of the "Shrimpton" Collection F/W 11/12

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The Finale

Snow on the runway

You Don’t Own Me – Dusty Springfield
It’s A Hard Life – Roger Daltrey
Someone Like You – Adele
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield

Copyright: Burberry

Do you like the collection? Which outfit is your favourite?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Links a la Mode - this week`s 20 best blog posts voted by the Independent Fashion Bloggers

- 365 Fashion Rehab: Makeup Makeover: Condensing Your Beauty Must-Haves
- A Scottish Lassie Loves: Bright Pick Me Ups for a Rainy Day
- Boheme Noir: The Best Vogue Covers of the 80′s and 90′s
- By Anika: Why Nude Swimming is Next for this Curvy Fashionista
- Chi Chi Bella: The 60′s: Fashion at its Classiest
- Fashables: Is it possible to get turned on by a pair of shoes?
- Fashion Limbo: Real Vintage vs. Fake Vintage
- Fashionista Next Door: A Free Alternative to Photoshop
- From London With Style: From London Fashion Week – Why Brits are Best
- Grit & Glamour: Tips for Surviving the IFB Conference
- Holier than Now: 8 (Actually Stylish) Backpacks Under $50
- IFB: Proenza Schouler Video: Fashion Bloggers Create an “Extraordinary Impact”
- It Hunter: Gary Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful
- Notes From A Stylist: On Surviving the Marc Jacobs Press Pit
- Songs and Fairy Tales: 60 Day No Shopping Challenge!
- Statements in Fashion: My Weight Loss Success Story
- The Fashion Pawn: Optimizing Your Blog Layout
- The New Wave: The top five most creative presentations from NY Fashion Week
- The Citizen Rosebud: Must-Watch Fashion Bloggers over 40
- The Button Owl: The Hottest Hair from NYFW
- Vanja Stance: An Awesome 80′s Nails Tutorial

London Fashion Week Discovery: Joanne Stoker Shoes

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet lovely Shoedesigner JoAnne Stoker and her amazing shoes.


In 2009 Joanne graduated from the prestigious Cordwainers College, London College of Fashion.

She debuted her MA collection at the Mall Gallery and Broadwick Street, after being shortlisted for many major design competitions including ITS International, Italy sponsored by YKK, First Into Fashion headed by Jimmy Choo and Melanie Rickey Editor of Grazia Magazine and Footwear Friends Design Award. With great success in these design competitions Joanne was then given the opportunity to start her own shoe label with mentoring from Jimmy Choo the Master himself.

The London based shoe designer then went on to showcase her designs at her glam pop-up shop in Cannaught Village W2, next to the Jimmy Choo Couture for six months, while preparing to launch her collection during London Fashion Week 2010.

The F/W 11/12 "Empire States" Collection


The collection is inspired by the angular elegance of classic Art Deco, pushing the boundries of avantgarde sculpture in footwear.

Influenced by complex Art Deco architecture, Joanne has uniquely handcrafted Plexiglas heels to replicate masterpieces from the New York skyline. Fascinated with the ornate interiors of such buildings, she has taken inspiration from the marble and precious stones used in graphic floor patterns, furnishings and stained glass windows to embellish the collection and to inlay the gravity-defying wedges with contrasting precious stones of malachite and amber.


Picture source: my own pictures

My favourites from her Summer 2011 Collection





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Which are your favourite Joanne Stoker shoes?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fashion Show Coverage: Nicole Farhi F/W 11/12

French designer Nicole Farhi showed her autumn/winter 11/12 collection at the Royal Opera House in London, the most elegant & beautiful show location I`ve been to so far.

A white runway was set up, contrasting the black seats. The editors of Vogue Japan, India, Turkey, Harper`s Bazaar and the Daily Telegraph were seated in the four front rows.

Anna Wintour (who brought brought her bodyguard) also sat front row wearing a green Prada skirt with banana-print.

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The collection is graphic and sharp, contrasting structured masculine shapes with voluminous silouettes.

Innovative techniques in fabrication are explored through laminated boiled wool, bonded herringbone, fused cable knitwear, structured gabardine and pressed melton.


Proportions are extreme and architectural; mannish trousers are cinced with high cummerbunds, structured A-line skirts stand away from the body, and wide kimono sleeves on a strictly tailored coat contrast with pencil-slim trousers.

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For the evening, column dresses are crafted from chainmail yarns, layered over crinkle bias-cut lame. Billowing high-waist maxi pleated skirts in crimson and midnight, add drama to the eveningwear.

The colour palette is a study of controlled black, navy and oxblood, punctuated with reflective red, ecru and white as accent colours.


Calfskin sandals and lace-up peep-toe boots with needle-thin metallic heels, and hand-crafted metal jewellery, accessorise the collection.


Nicole Farhi`s collection has a refreshing clarity: transparent tenderness, pure white, strong black and dramatic red speak for themselves without prints. Masculine silhouettes paired with flowing femine shapes are realized in sophisticated materials. I really like this strong, elegant and puristic collection!

Very cool streetstyle outside the show

Nicole Farhi Model in her own clothes after the show


Picture source: My own pictures

How do you like the show and the collection?