LFW Feb 09: Day 1

Due to feeling a bit poorly I only managed to get my arse down to Alexandra Groover and Kling by Kling on the first day of London Fashion Week. I've been following Groover's work for a while now and was really pleased for her when I found out that she'll be showing this month. However I was left a little disappointed in the end  - after a 40min wait for the show to start, I was expecting something more. Don't get me wrong it wasn't bad, I just left like something was missing and it wasn't the colour, I liked that she kept it simple focusing on the texture of fabrics and the structure of clothes instead. I could also she the sea reference in her garments (Groover grew up on the shores of California), such as the "jellyfish" strip dress and the hooded "seashell" coat. The pics I took on my shitty digital camera defo won't help matters (in my sickly state I forgot to take my proper Digital SLR), so I will use the pics from her lookbook instead to give you an idea of what she's all about (you can also have a look the show pics here).

Kling by Kling opted for a presentation instead of a catwalk show, which I think was a wise move as there;s more of an interaction with the audience that way. Plus it wasn't just clothes that they where showing but wallpaper, dishes and sunglasses too. Kling started out only using monochrome graphics so it was a brave development to add hues of blue's and greens this time round. The new collection was based around clowns and describes itself as "a magical circus of dreams fresh from Kling by Kling's fantasies". Really liked the idea of the models walking around giving out black balloons as well. My camera died on me right at the end but they all came together on the stage, looking like cute little clown statues.


Topshop Spring Summer 09 Shoes Update

Ok the TS shosies I wrote about in my previous post have yesterday (typical the one day this week that I didn't pop in). And now all the size 6 Emma Cook boots are gone. They will be getting some more in this week but I won't hold my breath as there's a waiting list for them. Yes thats right a Topshop waiting list - oh how times have changed! I was about number 20 down the list. And the structured sky blue ankle boots are absolutely gorgeous but impossible to walk in. Gutted.


Topshop Spring Summer 09

I remember the days when Topshop was a bit like River Island/Miss Selfridge clothes and quality wise but with better quality clothes comes a bigger price tag. Saying that I'm sooo in love with the new collection and don't mind paying that little bit extra (plus I get a 10% student discount so its not all bad).

The Union Jack blazer will be mine and even though I have had enough of the floral trend, the grey flower one might be making its way into my wardrobe as well. Also I can't seen to get enough of baby blue/light denim at the mo, probably coz it reminds me of spring and I'm so sick of this crappy weather already, so Topshop ticks that box too by the looks of things. And I'm always partial to a bit of grunge - oversized ripped tshirt/jumper? Yes please!

The shoes are looking pretty yummy also - especially the unusual sky blue structured ankle boots. Can see the white gladiator type ones working with a few of my outfits too.

The ones that have been blogged about the most must be the Emma Cook for Topshop ones though. I did not manage to get my hands on the black pair last time so these white ones are on my "must get" list this time - they just look so comfy.

P.S - I asked when they will be coming out, I couldn't get a specific date but was told the whole idea is to release them before Fashion Week, so keep your eyes peeled - thats less than 2 weeks away!

I Have Never Regretted...

...not learning to ride a bike (I always thought I'd skate/blade/board my way through life instead) until now.

Bat for Lashes - Whats a Girl To Do


I really want... of these bad boys!  I mean, we've got the same name and hair - its like meant to be right? Also think I just found my Halloween costume right there (one of my friends dressed up as Mary Kate Olsen last year - fake blood is so 2 years ago).