Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Fancy a peek into Luella Bartley's LFW diary?..
The best moment for me was seeing the first look for my show come together-the hair and the make-up was done, the shoes and the bags were there and suddenly, I saw the character, I was like, "Oh, yes! It's brilliant!" At the beginning of the season, I have a fully formed character, then I break it down into fabrics or whatever. At the end the doll comes alive again-that's always the most exciting bit.
You do end up staying up all night preparing, but there weren't any real hardships this season-although the shoes were very tricky. When we were doing all our fittings, everone was tripping over. Luckily, when push came to shove, the models were very professional. I was literally imprisoned in my studio with the same people for five days. It was quite surreal. I didn't go to many parties-you can't party like you want to because you are so focused. I feel so boring, single-mindedly thinking about a look. And I didn't go to any of the other shows because it can be intimidating. I've learnt not to compare. It's safer just to do your own thing and not be involved in the fashion thing.
An hour or so after the show, I felt normal and part of the real world again. I was so desperate for the show to be over,but now I miss it; it's quite anti-climatic. I went to a karaoke bar to celebrate-nothing glamorous. Last year, I had a big party at Claridge's and it was nice not to have to perform again. You have to become a personality and it can get a bit much.
Seeing the reviews is hard-I've just stopped feeling nervous and then it all starts again. I'm going back to the countryside to chill out with my kids. I won't look until I feel strong enough. Denial is always best for me.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
apologies for the break in posting; for the past few days neglecting the blog has made me feel like a distracted parent, but it's good to be back.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Many know that Erin Wasson has joined forces with her pal the fantastic Alexander Wang for the past two seasons now, and with urban denim cutoff jacket/baggy short combos she has styled for the runway she proved her self as more than er, a pretty face.
and seriously, I apologise for the title. I thought it was clever for about two seconds.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Beirut-Elephant Gun directed by Alma Har'el
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Click here to have a read of the Celebrity VS Civilians New York Fashion Week Special.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
The skinny jean backlash is well under way and I'm craving a bit of baggy comfort. But who said that a bit of fabric is unsexy? Wear your oversize trousers with a skimpy little vest top and heels.
In the pre-spring months when the weather is at it's most unpredictable, layers are a necessity. But looking like Mary Kate Olsen circa 2005 need'nt be part of the equation. Take cues from the Stockholm girls by sticking to an aesthetically pleasing dark colour palette with unusual fabrics like angora thrown into the mix to keep things lively.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
This was a close call, and to be honest, I'm not convinced about the dress. She certainly pulled it off, but then again, it was the Miss Sixty show she attended. I think I'd turn up in a juicy tracksuit just to convey my bemusement at the fact the brand even shows at NY FW.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
If you've ever seen I Heart Huckabees, then I'm having a bit of a Naomi Watts moment. Except minus the chocolate stained-teeth and plus those Clemence Poesy boots I was searched for.
Kniited jumpers + Charlotte Gainsbourg hair + Dad boots + No Skin= The perfect frump formula.
It's very refreshing, and even empowering, I recommend it!
Monday, February 04, 2008
The best feature is surely the murder mystery style editorial, taking the concept of an old film noir screenplay, and bringing together some of the cream of hollywood to play femme fetales and murdered spies. With Jennifer Connely, Kirsten Dunst, and Julianne Moore featuring, I'm in.
Yes, and that is Rinko Kikuchi you spy. (In the second picture.) Remember this time last year when she seemed equally as promising and exciting as Clemence Poesy? Maybe this year she can catch up and excite again.
Ellen Page, Emily Blunt, America Ferrera, Ginnifer Goodwin et al.
And the cover? Quite clearly sastel never looked so good and that's because this is Dior.
If you fancy some "It's-such-an-honour-I've-read-the-VF-Hollywood-Issues since-I-was-this-big!.." gushing, then click here for the behind the scenes video for the cover shoot.
Hey, look at that. It's spring, which means? Vogue have produced another "cul-trawl" editorial. What are the ingredients for one of these spreads I hear you ask? A white, spritely model, flexing her long legs, prancing about with a grin, holding hands and standing around with the "natives". A donkey here, a rickshaw there. And plenty of floral leis or tibetian style bunting.