Monthly Archives: February 2011

For my love of Gucci (with apologies to The Sound of Music)

By |February 25th, 2011|

My Favorite things:

Peacocks  on shoulders and pink fox fur mittens,

Chiffon in plisse and velvet bow clip ons,

Snake-skin and satin, all hues are sublime,

These are my picks from the Gucci Fall line.

Cerise and chocolate with nipped in small waisties,

Wide legs in lilac, red ruffles so dainty,

Deep V’s that slash […]

Keeping it old school creative

By |February 16th, 2011|

In a world where the majority of people and industry have been drained by economic crisis, the luxury sector has impressively managed to keep its footing and sustained its relevance.

However, rather than celebrating and glorifying their brand names in bigger and bolder print there has been a deliberate step back […]

70’s is not retro…. I repeat, it’s NOT retro.

By |February 15th, 2011|

So It may seem that this week I have taken to poking fun at my industry, an industry that has kept me fed and watered for many many years. This is not the case ( the poking fun rather than the feeding and watering)

It’s merely that I have seen a […]

Mad Men

By |February 14th, 2011|

It’s Monday and it’s true I’ve had a few days away from the computer, (I would like to pretend I was on a top-secret fashion mission but in fact I was entertaining friends and having birthday treats ) as a result my viewing figures, of which I have been obsessed, […]

Queue waiting, binge drinking and humour – is that it?

By |February 9th, 2011|

What are the British good at? What are the first 3 things that spring to mind?:

1) Waiting in a queue

2) Dry sense of humour

3) Binge drinking.

All agree? – OK!

Think of another….craftsmanship? YES! I shout!

The Brits have been doing this for years, centuries even. The heritage we have huge when it […]

My Paris Hilton pose is almost perfect.

By |February 8th, 2011|

I was sincerely spoilt last September when I was privy to not just one, but two fashion shows at New York Fashion week.

Whilst it’s not true that i stormed the stage with my superb Paris Hilton impression, it is true that I was overcome with emotion.

23 years I’ve worked in […]

Rusty bike and trusty Nikon

By |February 7th, 2011|

Am supremely excited about the upcoming documentary of Bill Cunningham, highlighted by The Telegraph today.

Cunningham, 81, has documented street fashion in NYC for the past 50 years navigating through those famed streets on a rusty bike with a trusty Nikon.

This seemingly humble creative focused on every walk of life, and […]

Linking fashion graduates to industry? Whatever next…

By |February 6th, 2011|

Times have changed since I was at school, in my day there was no t’internet, no mobile phones and a fax machine was cutting edge technology.

If there was a central information site which listed fashion courses, creative workshops, had online learning, my world would have been different, and i have […]

All business and no bulls**t

By |February 6th, 2011|

So you all know that I’m in the throes of writing a book, right?

Ok – so the current stage is that it’s in its first draft stage and I’m in the process of writing the book proposal.

Having never written one of these before, or rather, successfully written one, I am […]

10 ways to make a change?

By |February 6th, 2011|

So we all know that world is imploding. We know it because whenever we turn on the radio, internet or open a newspaper ( remember them) we are faced with the grim reality that the banks are crooks, the hospitals are dirty and that the forests are being sold off.

So […]