Let me start by saying I am love drunk with fashion right now. I think I might even have OD’d. Yesterday was a juxtaposition of sophisticated and the ridiculous. Jasper Conran opened Sunday for me with a collection that any women would fall in love with. Constructed and tailored pieces came in black, mustard and burned orange. Mid afternoon took me to Topshop Unique (pic above taken from the end of a catwalk with a lens worth about £3k which I borrowed from the Canon lounge!). The 101 Dalmatians inspired show had the models made up to look like puppies, slightly ridiculous but gosh the clothes were cool.
Topshop was also a celeb fest, with me spotting my fashion idol Anna Wintour (below drinking coffee on the front row. Cos she can I guess ).
(Left Alexa Chung, at Topshop! I took these pics btw, I’ll make a photographer out of me yet!)
(Right Nicola Roberts)
Running back to Somerset House, alongside fellow TV presenter for Real Candy in the UK, Zoe Hamilton and cameraman Simon, we made it back for Osman. I got to chat to my new BFF Laura Whitmore who looked amazing dressed head to toe with the designer. She’s a doll, and it’s great to see a fellow country woman do so well and she gave me loads of time with the interviews which is gold dust to a presenter. Osman was better than I could have imagined. And to my surprise I am just perusing the press pack for today (copies of all the press coverage of the day before) and it’s barely mentioned. I must also rewind slightly to Saturday where Issa took us back to the 1970s with some amazing maxis and when Yasmin Le Bon is modelling, it will never look bad. Highlight of this show was sitting behind her husband, Simon!
The end of the day was the highlight for me. Just being present at Matthew Williamson was a treat. Sienna Miller, Stella Tennant, Twiggy, Jo Wood making up the front row. The collection was astounding and was magical to my fashion tinted eyes. Textures like fur and leather, embellishment, mixing fabrics…it was a kaleidoscope of colour and textures. I loved it.
It’s day four now and it’s my last day here. This morning Holly Fulton and David Koma took to the floor. People were almost jumping off their seats at the end it was so good. Break now to catch up on some blogging and stay tuned to http://www.rte.ie/trte where you can read my lowdown on fashion week on their Red Radar blog! Also, stylenation will have all my interviews with the celebs and show coverage over the coming week. I’m off to look around the exhibitions now and then the day and fashion week will be over for me with Mark Fast at 6pm.
I’m wrecked but it was worth every second! Styleisle out for now. x