So you've probably forgotton what I look like by now. Some of you probably think I'd gone for good. Ditched P&P and become a fashion recluse. No no no. I'm still here being my squeaky, moany self; spending the big bucks in Primark and Toppers.
I hope I haven't lost any of you since July, and I have been keeping up with everyone else's posts, just not my own. I have a few reasons, I went to Portugal as you know, came back, went to LDN, then ta dah, moved into my new house in Cardiff. Which is lovely jub, but in this process, I have been without internet. Hence why I'm not sat in my University library writing this!
I've been itching to show you all my new buys etc etc lalala, which will be very sooooooon. In the meantime, I have major column inches to write about LFW! I was a tad put out that I went to London the week before everything kicked off and wasn't there to see any shows and the such. But I've kept a tab on LFW-TV while I've been at home and had a goosey at the SS12 collections.
Where shall we start...
Pictures: A la Mode
It is quite easy to see Giles Deacon's inspiration for this SS12 collection. Well, no, it wasn't black swan. It was in fact the musical automaton of the Silver Swans from the Bowes Museum, with a deadly transition right through from white swan to black swan. I think the liquid like movement of the silver leather pieces to the transition from white to black, make it his most dramatic collection to date. This along with the intricate lasercut patterns throughout the leather work, including swans, clouds and sharp injections of ruby red, puts Giles in the Top 5 for me this season. It screams seduction mixed with a dangerous edge.
Giles effortlessly shows every side of the Swan as a creature. The chic white suit, starting off the show, transpiring the majestic glide of a Swan on the water. This progressed into shades of peach, silver and red, finishing with the ink black headdresses oozing head to toe drama and illustrating the swan ready to attack. The foil backdrop created in the Royal Courts of Justice encapsulated the aquatic feeling, and submerged the audience into the changing waters of the swan's world.
Looking back through these photos from the show, you have to stop and remember, this is Giles' RTW collection - surely, these pieces could sit extremely comfortably alongside a couture show.
And Giles, being Giles, threw a little aspect of the high street in to the mix; models were all dressed in New Look tights. I will definitely be paying very close attention to Giles' next collection for New Look. Maybe a little less plumage for the high street but still, well done Giles Deacon.
I had to have a nosey at some of the celebrities gracing the FROW at The Royal Courts of Justice. Jessie J was the standout guest, still hot to trot despite the leg cast. Danni Minogue and Kelly Brook went for a more demure style, leaving pixie geldof looking suprisingly sophisticated next to all three.
Okay guys, I'll be back as soon as poss. It's working out quite well for me all this walking to uni to use the computer. I don't feel like such a slob, despite having major sniffles at the moment.