My first day over at London Fashion week and this is quick post about what I ended up wearing. It is still very cold, grey and drizzling in London with a bit of fog settling so no fast forwarding to try and work Spring/Summer 2011 trends for me - it is going to be coat and boots all the way.
I'm still living in heavy coats and this is my latest addition to the wardrobe courtesy of the Image sale. A midnight blue, wool/angora mix, kimono style wrap coat with a satin trim by Korean designer Kaylee Tankus. I love how the coat folds up like origami and the satin band falls down the line of your body when you close it, like a mini Great Wall of China splitting the landscape. The label was becoming a big favourite in my closet for its exotic mix of East-meets-West aesthetics and luxurious designs imbued with street style sensibility. To my dismay I have recently heard that after Spring/Summer 2011 the label is no longer as the designer and the Italian company who runs it have parted ways.
I learnt my lesson at the last Fashion Week to know that it is best to forego heels and stick with flats! So out came my Vivienne Westwood pirate boots which were very comfortable on the rather unforgiving surfaces at Somerset House when I was dashing around trying to take in collections and the odd photo. These are my first pair of pirate boots (I've been craving a pair for years) and I got them off the Outnet. For a great rundown on what to look for when buying a pair see this article at Fashion Pearls of Wisdom.
I chose a long sleeved leather shift dress to keep me warm and accessorised with my other favourite necklace at the moment, another fabulous statement piece by Merle O'Grady. I'm still working through photos of her new collection and it is truly stunning.
The Osman show I attended yesterday (detailed review pending) was lovely, my photos of it however, are absolutely terrible. Being so short all I got was heads and shoulders of people in front of me and blurry models and I'm a bit too polite to raise my camera above my head to block the view of the people behind me for the sake of getting a decent shot. I think you really need to be in the press pit or front row to do a catwalk show justice with a camera.
I wasn't able to stay long enough yesterday to do the exhibition justice so I am going back for more tomorrow!
Coat, Kaylee Tankus; Leather dress, Cos; Tights, Falke; Boots, Vivienne Westwood; Necklace, Merle O'Grady; Snood, Cos