Friday, November 14, 2008

Daisy Lowe Enjoys Catwalk Company, Shuns Photography

Catwalk Model. Photo Credit: wili_hybrid. C.C. License.A scene from the RE: Fashion Awards at Shoreditch Town Hall last night...

Event Planner Sarah: Who's walking down the catwalk with Daisy Lowe?
Jill: Her boyfriend (Will Cameron). I miss Mark Ronson.
EPS: Do you think she moaned to the organisers and said she'd quit unless they let her bring her man?
J: I don't know. But Pixie Geldof looked pretty intense, so maybe she threatened to stomp on them for her.

*Disclaimer: To avoid the risk of 'getting our a**es beaten', as it was so delicately promised, we have no actual pictures of the happy couple.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lindsay Lohan (and Her Wardrobe) Coming to Soho

Your chance to critique some celeb fashion is coming up this Saturday at Cafe de Paris.

Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Sam Ronson are hosting a party at the Soho club, with Sam taking a turn at the DJ booth.

The details: doors open at 10pm, entry is £15 before midnight, and it's £20 after.

The benefits: you can see if your outfit is better than that of a former Mean Girl.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Viva Obama!

Jean Charles de Castelbajac's Katy Perry has a new president, and she likes it. The American songstress best known for girl-snogging anthems plans to get political at the MTV European Music awards tomorrow night.

Katy has voted to wear French designer and artist Jean Charles de Castelbajac's "I Have a Dream" dress to the Liverpool ceremony. The LYD (little yellow dress) features Barack Obama's face in sequins, and we assume his big fat grin comes from sweeping the election yesterday.

Little K is presenting the event, and Castelbajac (whose fans include Mick Jagger and Tara Palmer Tomkinson, and who designed Farrah Fawcett's Charlie's Angels looks) is set to attend.

Perhaps the frock will get a standing ovation, like it did on the runway. Dress for change!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Enjoy in Moderation

Emma Bell's Vault for Vauxhall. Copyright Emma Bell for Vauxhall. All Rights Reserved.Sometimes fashion can be sweet. Sometimes it can rot your teeth. Just ask designer Emma Bell, who teamed up with Vauxhall Motors to make the most sugar-filled fashion party this side of Candy Land.

Emma Bell's Vault for Vauxhall party on 17 November promises "candy-striped stalls overflowing with penny sweets galore while stilt walkers mingle amongst candy-floss cars, glittering sugar-coated palms and paparazzi light bulbs flashing against a life-sized disco ball car." Phew. Oh, and don't forget the candy-covered car.

Jodie Harsh is lined up to DJ at the event in the London Bridge Vaults, with it-boy Scottee performing and Charlie le Mindu (hairstylist to Jodie, Bloc Party and LCD Soundsystem) working his magic at an in-car salon.

Emma's made a name for herself by sending a mish-mash of knitted food, plastic and glitter down the catwalk at London Fashion Week. If you come straight from the office, do yourself a favour and ditch the business casual.

Grab your tickets here, and be sure to schedule a dentist appointment for maintenance later.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Drool, Spend, Repeat

Naomi Campbell at Fashion for Relief. Copyright LondonNet Limited. All Rights Reserved.Naomi Campbell might get a lot of negative attention for her little lash outs, but the girl can seriously put together a good charity event. Her celeb catwalk show and auction tonight not only featured work by all (no really, all) the best designers, but also had enough big names to make even Mischa Barton gawk from the front row.

Just to get the details straight before the name dropping commences, the programme was called Fashion for Relief, it benefitted The White Ribbon Alliance (designed to keep pregnant women, mums and babies healthy in developing countries and around the world), it was at the BFC Tent, and tickets could have set you back about £650. The show ran an hour and a half late, but the first two rows got gingerbread men to eat, which were tasty.

Now for the celeb lusting. Estelle opened the show, did a little dance at the end of the runway, and was followed by 64 other models including Tyson Beckford, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Cheryl Cole, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Sculfor, the Sugababes, Daisy Lowe, Erin O'Connor, Lizzie Jagger, Kimberley Stewart, Jacquetta Wheeler, Jade Parfitt, Alice Dellal, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Tamara Beckwith, Tamsin Egerton, Terri Seymour, Roisin Murphy and Naomi herself.

Show highlights: Chanel Iman strutting with Naomi. Tyson Beckford walking around in a motorcycle helmet. Vivienne Westwood nearly breaking into a jig. Seeing designers from McQueen to Lanvin to Prada on some of the most gorgeous specimens around.

After the runway show - introduced by Trudie Styler, BFC chairman Harold Tillman and Sarah Brown - came auction time. The first item up for bids didn't take such a shabby total. Turns out a Zac Posen couture peacock-feather gown, worn by Mama Campbell, can fetch £25,000 fairly quickly.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Spotted: London Fashion Week, Day Four

Avsh Alom Gur Runway Look. Copyright LondonNet Limited. All Rights Reserved.The celeb news is light for the moment, but wait for tonight, when Naomi Campbell stages her Fashion for Relief charity auction and catwalk show. The invite promises "special guests", which roughly translates to "special spectacle".

Suzy Menkes was on hand again at Avsh Alom Gur's Vauxhall Fashion Scout runway presentation. The Ossie Clark designer's personal label was something like '50s machinist babe (read: industrial playsuits with headwraps, see left) meets Camden girl on holiday.

And to rewind a bit, Giles drew an impressive crowd at his show last night. Emma Watson, Daisy Lowe, Mischa Barton, Tamsin Egerton and Jamie Winstone were just a few of the faces watching Agyness Deyn's first London runway show this season.

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You Sweet Little Thing

Muffin. Photo Credit: moriza. C.C. License.There’s a place my fashion-assistant friend and I call The Muffin Room. It’s not a big place, just the lobby of the BFC Tent next to the Natural History Museum. In the morning, The Muffin Room serves…muffins, along with gooey pastries, champagne and fresh fruit to people on their way to the shows. The thing is, no one usually eats the muffins in The Muffin Room, because no one wants to be that person.

The Met’s Fashion Candy Party had super-sweet treats that were apparently good enough to eat. Cranberry jelly shaped like a puzzle piece, anyone? How about a big fluffy marshmallow in that peppermint-and-Ketel-One cocktail? (You know it’ll go down well with your octopus fishcake.)

One hostess wore a dress glammed up with strings of orange jellybeans, and huge pink lollipops separated the smokers outside from the cleaner-lunged guests waiting to get inside. But still, the cupcakes waiting to unleash their sugary goodness mostly went untouched. “I really wanted one,” said a jewellery buyer, “but I was like, ‘Are these fake? No one’s eating them.’”

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spotted: London Fashion Week, Day Three

Chanel Iman at Nicole Farhi. Copyright LondonNet Limited. All Rights Reserved.The London Fashion Week reception at 10 Downing Street might have drawn Naomi Campbell and Matthew Williamson, but Nicole Farhi didn't do so poorly for herself at the Royal Opera House this morning.

Here are just a few of the front row offerings: Suzy Menkes, fashion director of the International Herald Tribune (and the recipient of a possible tongue stick-out by Marc Jacobs). Kate Lanphear, US Elle style director (looking chic in YSL). Designer Jasper Conran, who showed his latest runway collection Monday.

Oh, and there was Chanel Iman, looking gorgeous as usual.

Check back tomorrow for highlights from The Met's Fashion Candy Party. It's yet to be seen whether guests will actually eat the chocolate jewellery.

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Check the List

Jourdan Dunn at Nicole Farhi. Copyright LondonNet. All Rights Reserved.Most people hate waiting, but when you get a large crowd of skyscraper-heel-wearing fashion-show followers standing in a 150-strong queue, you have a bit of a situation. Such was the case at the On/Off 10th Anniversary Party, where a selection of editors from, let's just say, big magazines, were left standing in the cold for 45 minutes puffing Marlboro Lights.

And since Rhys Ifans doesn't seem to be with Kimberly Stewart these days, there wasn't even that to watch.

On the bright side, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Ali Michael were all looking smashing at Nicole Farhi this morning. And tonight there'll be another party at The Met, so time to buy some plasters and keep on with it.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Party Like a Frock Star

Photo Credit: Bramus! C.C. License.It was the Vendome in Mayfair. It was late. People were getting crabby or giggly, depending on whether or not they had started sampling the Moet. When PPQ stages an after-party on opening night of London Fashion Week - and brings on Andy Weatherall, Kevin Rowland, The Charlatans' Tim Burgess and The Horrors as guest DJs - the scene is going to be big.

While Daisy Lowe bobbed in and out of the club, and while Roisin Murphy strutted in wearing a suspiciously linebacker-ish black jacket, the queue stretched halfway down the street for a party known to be a fashion-week spectacle. Tonight is the 10th anniversary party for the On/Off design branch, starring Rhys Ifans' band The Peth, so check back tomorrow for pictures and all the latest.

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