Moschino goes full-on Marie Antoinette in Milan

The vibe The Moschino invitation – a pink cake with intricate icing – set the tone for the show. Crystal chandeliers dropped dramatically from the ceiling to light a mirrored runway. At the centre of it all, an old-fashioned gilded stage with draped pink curtains, which opened up to reveal a Versailles-style hall of mirrors. … Continue Reading

Alessandro Michele lifts the veil on the magic of Gucci

The vibe For his AW20, Alessandro Michele did something a little different. He took the focus away from the clothes (though more on that later) and put it firmly on the Gucci crew that puts the show together. In his show notes, he revealed: ‘I decided to unveil what lies behind the curtains. May then … Continue Reading

Erdem gives us The Crown vibes with his LFW show

The venue It’s not the first time Erdem has presented his collection at the National Portrait Gallery at London Fashion Week, yet it’s magical every time. There is a behind the scenes at the museum atmosphere about sitting beneath oil portraits that you can never get enough of. The romantic and grand gallery is the … Continue Reading

JW Anderson just made a case for XXL winter dressing

The clothes It is very hard to put into words how much I loved JW Anderson’s AW20 collection, presented today at London Fashion Week. According to the show notes, Jonathan Anderson drew inspiration from ‘mixed media art, taken from the familiar to the beautifully strange, blowing them up to extreme volumes’ and that he did. … Continue Reading

Victoria Beckham breaks the rules with her AW20 show

The location Victoria Beckham always manages to find the most dazzling venues for her London Fashion Week show and this season’s didn’t disappoint. The designer showcased her AW20 collection in the Banqueting House in Whitehall, which featured Renaissance-style painted ceilings, chandeliers and mirrored floors. The clothes Victoria Beckham herself admitted she was breaking her own … Continue Reading

It’s who you are – why not celebrate it?

Promotional feature with Fantasie Lingerie ‘Self-acceptance is when you stop worrying about what others think of you.’ Wise words (thank you, Lauren McDermott @huntersandheels). But with barely a week that goes by without some report on the state of women’s body image and self-esteem (and let’s face it, ever-present social media and the carefully curated … Continue Reading

The Undies Revolution: new brands that cover all bases – and sizes

Fashion expert Jess Wood briefs us on the cutest lingerie brands to get excited about this year, and just in time for Valentines Day… Boobs. They’re just not sexy, I always thought. (I mean in a fashion sense, folks…) For a long time, being cool and stylish was all about covering them up. Any outfit … Continue Reading

These Parisian shoes are getting me excited for spring

There’s nothing like a new pair of shoes to get me excited for the new season, and lucky for me, editor-approved Parisian bag brand Elleme is branching out into shoes. Launching next week, the designs embody what makes the handbags cult items: minimalism, addictive colours and a bit of a design twist. Here’s everything you … Continue Reading

Here’s why it was significant that Kate Middleton wore Alexander McQueen yesterday

Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge was joined by Prince William to visit the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Stanford Hall, Loughborough. She picked a sombre outfit for the occasion, in the form of a navy military-style jacket and skirt by Alexander McQueen. This in itself isn’t unusual as she often wears the UK label since … Continue Reading

This is why Kate Middleton almost always carries her bag in her left hand

You might think a bag is just a bag, but when it comes to the royals, there is no such thing. For example, the Queen uses hers to signal to her staff when she’s bored of talking to you, and Princess Diana used hers to hide her cleavage when coming out of cars, so that … Continue Reading