LFW AW11 – Day 2
Today I took a wander around a bit of the exhibition at Somerset House. Here are a few of the highlights, though there is much much more to explore.
Entering the rabbit hole
The first bit of fun on the agenda was the Me_Tail booth in the embankment galleries. Me_tail allows you to upload an image of yourself and digitally try on designers new collections. It’s a bit hard to find in the labyrinthine Somerset House but definitely worth a go if you have the chance.
A number of people spotted with the most amazing lashes lead to a wander in search of the Paperself stand. Paperself create false eyelashes from paper; they’re tiny little works of art which you can glue to your eyes in the conventional manner. Unfortunately it was a completely fruitless venture, 1. Because I kept getting distracted and 2. Because I had no idea where I was going. But if I had found them I would have no doubt had the best eyelashes of my life for the rest of the day.
Stephen Jones Millinery:
Designing headwear for over 3 decades and with a portfolio that reads like a who’s who of quirky and cool; Jones’ new collection was definitely worth a look.
“From Vivienne Westwood, Claude Montana, Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier throughout the eighties to his current work with John Galliano for Dior, Jones’s hats have been an integral component in some of the most memorable runway spectacles of the past quarter century.”
Stephen Jones Bio
Always uncompromisingly avant garde; Jones new AW11 collection accurately titled ‘Topsy Turvy’ did not disappoint.
Fascinators were displayed on busts which looked as if they should be painted on the walls of the lift lobby in 3 Men and a Little Baby.
The ladies on the stand were incredibly helpful (and wearing amazing hats), so I ended up trying a couple on.
Me wearing the ‘Cinders’ shoe and doing my best 1980s mannequin impression (clearly I’m no Kim Cattrall).
‘Hanky Panky’ and ‘Tartan Garden’
The beautiful Marina of Marina and the Diamonds came to take a look around the exhibition. I snapped her in front of the stand of one her favourite designers; Mark Fast. Marina wore one of his dresses a while back and she was raving about how great she felt in it – that stretchy knit really does work wonders.
Oh and spot the shot of me on this blog; I’m the one wearing a splatter of latte foam like a brooch.