February 2011

‘Lady Gaga of the Egg’ is searching for ‘little local monster bloggers’

February 28, 2011

Can you imagine my surprise when I opened my inbox and saw a request to feature Le Gaga? Now, normally I don’t do any celeby stuff but I realise just how important this ‘lady of the egg’ who loves a headline is to folk out there and how some would walk on hot coals to get the chance […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer – LFW special

February 25, 2011

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.LOVING London’s Golden Girls  Holly Fulton (catwalk pic, left), Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic and Alice Temperley take it to the next level.High Swishy Ponytails  Slicked back hair and high top ponytails agogo. Time to colour match that […]

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Daks incorporates Heritage with Contemporary Styling

February 25, 2011

Daks may seem like the epitome of English heritage brands, but the label now boasts a Milanese designer, in the shape of Filippo Scuffi, and Japanese owners. This hasn’t dented Daks’ innate Britishness in any way, and the womenswear shown as part of their Autumn/Winter catwalk presentation positively reeked of the Horse and Hound-reading, paddock-walking, […]

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Post Punk Power Vixens at Felder & Felder and Jean-Pierre Braganza

February 23, 2011

There’s a storm brewing out there.  There was something definitely in the air at London Fashion Week.  So many designers seemed to opt for a darker, grim meets glam punk, post bank boom and bust vision of fashion that seemed to hark back to early 1980’s turbulence and a set of barely contained hackles rising.  The collective fashion […]

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Chandran’s Futuristic Aesthetic

February 23, 2011

Public relations people.  Us bloggers can’t live with them and can’t live without them.  Take Bernard Chandran’s PR.  Please.  After a particularly unprofessional contretemps we were told that we had been struck from the list* (*Reason: requested actual hard ticket not email version as printer broken).  Unfazed, and still in possession of a ticket, I […]

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Eudon Choi’s Equestrian Dressage

February 22, 2011

It’s a very poorly-kept secret that I was quite the equestrian in my younger days, balmy Devonshire summers spent cantering over fields, jumping over barrels, and avoiding the inevitable game of Spin the Bottle at Pony Club camp.  I drifted away from the stables when I discovered ‘Yaz and the Plastic Population’ and cheap cider, […]

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Nicole Farhi – Sharp and Beautifully Severe

February 22, 2011

Sharp and razor sharp was the message at Nicole Farhi for A/W ’11 as was the flirtation with menswear proportions. In this season’s vein, Ms Farhi has sharpened her elbows, slicked back the models hair to severe ponytails and sent out a seasoned collection of severely refined glamour for the Nicole Farhi fans and wannabees. […]

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Jaeger Looks Sharp

February 21, 2011

Jaeger’s show was packed to the rafters to the extent that editors were buzzing about it’s capacity.  Mutterings of “It’s only Jaeger for goodness sakes…” seemed a little unfair considering Stuart Stockdale’s design talent to steamline the offer while taking the chain’s appeal  to a wider audience in its growing number of different diffusion brands.  So successful […]

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Danielle Scutt – No Walk of Shame

February 20, 2011

Danielle Scutt’s collection, amusingly signposted the dress code as being ‘Walk of Shame’.  But, this ingenious bright spark showed more established London designers exactly how to get the balance right, whether it was the mix of the hip and the highbrow front row (with the doyenne, Suzy Menkes a central figure) to the mix of […]

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John Rocha Rocked for A/W ’11

February 19, 2011

There’s not many designers out there who can combine Romanticism, a dedication to technique, exemplary understanding and command of textile clashing and design prowess which seems to capture the moment perfectly, without being ‘victim’ to it, yet each season John Rocha’s command of his empire seems to become more and more refined and ever more relevant. […]

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