Last weekend we went on a jolly jaunt to London Fashion Week for a few frenzied days of fashion madness! We will be posting about all the shows, presentations and, of course, outfits over the coming days and weeks but, for now, let us start at the beginning!
On Friday morning we set our alarms bright and early as we were fortunate enough to be invited to attend the first show of the season at BFC Courtyard Space in Somerset House, J. JS Lee. Our eagerness paid off as we managed to be seated in the second row, just behind the very beautiful Frankie Bridge! Frankie was suitably attired for the show in a stunning navy J. JS Lee jacket with signature pop of colour.
The chic androgynous pieces looked as sharp as the average She and Hem pun i.e. pretty damn sharp. In addition to spotting our second favourite Saturday, we particularly enjoyed J. JS Lee’s nod to her childhood, with fun tomboyish flats, lots of fluffy fun and long loose shapes. The collection featured a gorgeous palette of whites, pinks and blacks, and more shades of grey than you can shake a pair of handcuffs at.
The minimalist looks were complimented with subtle black wigs and brilliant bright red lips, created by MAC make up artist Lucy Birt. Lucy, you are very welcome to do our make up anytime. Please?
We look forward to seeing lots of fluffy jackets and bags on the cobbles next season,
You will probably not be surprised to discover that our favourite show at this year’s London Fashion Week was the Orla Kiely Autumn Winter presentation, held at the imposing yet impressive Central Saint Martins Building.
Morning! We’ve finally hit day two of our time at London Fashion Week. It seems crazy that this was over a week ago now! How time has flown. As you can see, the weather had improved somewhat for our second day of fashion fun, even allowing for some outside photo ops!
We had another bright and early start in order to attend the Orla Kiely showcase at Central Saint Martins. We were so incredibly excited to attend the show and it completely lived up to our expectations. We’ll be blogging about the showcase later this week but, in the meantime, how cute are the personalised coffee cups they were handing out?
Whilst we were in London for Fashion Week (have we mentioned we went to London Fashion Week? Sorry!) we received an invitation to the launch party of CrossEyes, a new opticians. We’ve blogged before about our passion for eyewear, as both of us require spectacles, so it seemed churlish to pass up on the opportunity. We made a somewhat heroic dash across London to Clerkenwell, negotiating rush hour tubes, serious wind, rain and heels we had been in since 7:30am but we knew we had made the right call when we were warmly welcomed with a glass of bubbly.
One of the most fun shows we attended whilst at London Fashion Week was that of Hungarian designer, Napsugar Von Bittera. We had a sneaking suspicion that we were in for a treat when we read that Napsugar had been selected by Dolce and Gabbana for their Spiga 2 store but boy were we right!
Whilst at London Fashion Week, we were lucky enough to attend a few of the shows! This was a new experience for us but we very quickly got swept up in the atmosphere and just loved every minute of it.
Thai-British designer, Ong-Oaj Pairam was one of the shows we attended at Freemasons Hall as part of Fashion Scout. Despite not being familiar with his work, we soon fell in love with his his signature prints, soft feminine tailoring and especially his use of metallic heels with beehive hair! Yum!