We kicked off the season with a familiar face, Jaime Wei Huang. I always enjoy her designs and the air of utilitarianism that ties together all her collections.
This time though, there was an unexpected and captivating dark edge to the signature apronesque silhouettes. Straps and leather tassels hung down, accentuating the models movement.
The unmistakable sound of Rammstein set the tone while models strutted down the catwalk in chunky shoes and with wet hair obscuring their faces .
They were cocooned in oversized aviator jackets, wrapped in faux fur, adorned with tassels and draped with straps.
The tasseled back packs and gloves with different attachments complemented the clothes perfectly and added just the right amount of detail to the look.
The fur was panelled into the garments, adding volume in unusual places (back and arms), altering their silhouettes and adding a touch of softness to an overall tough aesthetic.
I would describe the collection as dramatic but wearable. I saw a lot of pieces that could easily be integrated into my wardrobe but would continue to make a statement whenever worn.
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Chainmail necklace: Richard Ayres
Quartz necklace: Urban Outfitters
Glasses: Emporio Armani
Pictured with Amber
Photographed by Toria Brightside
On Friday we watched some shows, walked around somerset house and attended the Dash magazine party.
For the first time I decided to brave the February fashion week weather sans coat and with a clutch bag. I’ve always been an oversized bag person, mainly because of the sense of self-sufficiency carrying everything I could possibly need gives me, but this time I thought I did pretty well without.
It was a busy day and I didn’t manage to get many outfit shots but hopefully I can track down some of the numerous bloggers that photographed me.
Shows to be covered separately.
Yesterday I went into town for a bit of shopping and a cocktail with Amber.
I wanted to wear my busy, floral mirror print pencil skirt and paired it with all black basics with silver details.
Chain t-shirt: Bershka
Skirt: Miss Selfridge
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
It was my last chance to take some photos with Skadi before she went to her new home. She’s not a very good poser so the photos don’t really do her justice.
I’m also debuting my new hair by Helen Jordan at Vidal Sassoon. It’s the first time I’ve had my colour done professionally in 5 years and I must say I’m rather pleased with it.
Images by Richard Ayres
Today I celebrated a week of hard work with Sunday brunch in small cafe in Didsbury. I’ve been working on a latex range for a different brand (details to be revealed soon), which alongside my regular schedule didn’t leave much time for sleep.
Near the cafe, I noticed this interesting old buildingthat looks like a chapel but actually operates as a library and decided it made an ideal background for my latest outfit post.
The starting point for this outfit was the blouse. I bought it off ebay last week after after a two-month-long search for one to match these shoes. The shade is almost exactly the same and I’m also really pleased my feather necklace shows up so well against it, as I never manage to get a picture that does it justice.
I decided to pair it with my sequin Joni jeans by Moto. These are a very fitted style and I find that they work really well with my proportions, being tight in the right places and flattering. I don’t wear jeans very often and find that high waisted styles are sometimes large on the waist. These also have a sequin front, which is very good quality, the sequins overlap each other to give a high shine and sturdy surface.
Zip Blazer: Zara
Sequin jeans: Moto @Topshop
Feather necklace: Richard Ayres
Crystal necklaces: Dixi
Bag: H! by Henry Holland