Monday, 26 September 2011

Sneak Peak into Elle Magazine's Accesories director Kate Davidson Hudson's home

Who lives there: Kate Davidson Hudson, Accessories director, ELLE Magazine,
Where is it located: New York
What’s special about it: We share a mutual love of stacked rings, vintage Lanvin and anything in pony hair by Peirre hardy. A fabulous way for safe keeping our most prized jewellery.

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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Watch Malgorzata Dudek S/S 12 London Fashion Week Show

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Footballer John Carew closes Monsura Boutique's London Fashion Week Catwalk Show !

West Ham United footballer John Carew made his Fashion Week Catwalk debut at the Monsura Boutique show produced by LGN Events. The event show was part of the ‘A La Mode’ London Fashion Week designer Catwalk presentations and took place last night at the luxurious Charing Cross Hotel in Strand.
Monsura Boutique is a new Luxurious yet affordable accessory brand designing show stopping high end bags for both men and women. Dressed in an Ozwald Boateng suit, styled by Monsura Boutique, John strut down the Catwalk in Monsura’s boutique’s new menswear bag range.

Other guests in attendance included A-List Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, Model Lauren Budd amongst editors and buyers.

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Photo credit: Carl Lueng

Street Style: Covent Garden

Friday, 16 September 2011

Paul Costelloe S/S 12 At LFW

Well, what a show! Paul Costelloe has been a leader in the British fashion industry for the past 30 years and definitely did not disappoint with his S/S 12 collection at LFW. The designer has presented his S/S and A/W catwalk collections at London Fashion Week every season for the past 15 years. Due to Paul Costelloe’s popularity, he has opened the week for the past six seasons bringing originality and flair. The label is primarily focussed on women’s wear, but has recently become more diverse with strong men’s wear collections. This famous designer has previously stated his typical client would be an "international, modern woman, aged between 27 and 97. She is discreet; she wants to be seen but not screened” (Costelloe, 2009,

The S/S 12 collection was showcased at Somerset house and was based on current season trends such as nude tones and feminine silhouettes.  The women were dressed in pretty, flirty and flattering baby doll dresses made from rich brocade fabrics. Pastel colours were prominent such as creams, candyfloss pinks and peaches, giving the structured pieces a soft, romantic feeling. In contrast with the nude tones in the outfits, the models wore pea green eye makeup which acted as a bold, flirty colour contrast. The fitted dresses featured balloon skirts and puffed sleeves, distinctive of 1960s mod fashion. Empire lines were big news as were high waists and short hemlines. Rich silks and frill detailing also added to the sweet and innocent portrayals. Costelloe pushed the boundaries by adding heeled sandals and socks to his runway looks, and we just couldn’t complain at the end result.

Similarly, the male models wore muted tones but the designs were stylish, fresh and slick. The tailored suits were in charcoals and greys and were perfectly cut. The outfits could be taken straight off the catwalk and into a business meeting and would appeal to a professional wishing to look dapper.

The show received a great reception as it delivered Paul Costelloe’s iconic style. The looks were effortlessly chic. There was much anticipation and hype for Costelloe’s S/S 12 collection and he certainly did not let his fans down.

Caroline Charles S/S 12 At LFW

Caroline Charles is a renowned and respected British women’s wear designer and a lot was expected from her S/S 12 collection at LFW. The designer has enjoyed celebrity following over the years from Lulu to Princes Diana. Her designs appeal to sophisticated ladies looking for classic pieces which are suited for day or work wear.

The S/S collection had a Parisian theme with oversized sunglasses and round straw boater hats. These pieces were the fundamental accessories in the runway show. The clothes were chic and elegant with a feminine tailored fit. Caroline Charles’s beautiful collection could definitely be categorised as “glamour for grown-ups”. The colour pallet was blacks, whites and navy blues with a variety of prints. Check and hounds tooth featured heavily, adding fun and excitement to the modestly designed clothing.
The designs were simple and classic, as expected from the designer, using high waisted trousers and effortless shift dresses. These wide leg pants were teamed with pretty feminine blouses. Accessories were key, illustrated by the sequin embellished ribbon neck pieces and ribbon bow belts. The conservative trends were brought alive by what seemed like the new summer headwear staple – the straw hat. Caroline Charles displayed a variety of styles and colours in these hats ranging from oversized to simple boater hats with ribbon detailing.

These wearable designs could easily be visualised on elegant ladies at the French Riviera. The ready to wear looks were teamed with small black heels, offering customer’s attainable day to night looks. The runway collection certainly inspired me to dig out my old straw hat from the back of the closet and add a look of mystique to my styling with long trousers and feminine cuts. Hats off to Caroline Charles!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Introducing Yu:I&Me....

Tell us a bit about the label yu:I&me?
The collection from Yu:l&Me has a strong tendency to produce Haute couture lines with a characteristic of unisex designs, creating mixed harmony by capturing essence between traditional and modern designs that can also be freely blend with characteristics of east and west culture.

Who is it targeted at?
 The designs are targeted for people who are looking for a garment which they can wear in a place like party, event and awards ceremony.

How did you come up with the name?
 Yu:l&Me is a combination of words from the two designer's name, Rami Joo which indicates 'Me' and Yul Seo as in Yu:l.

What makes your pieces unique?
 We are generously investing a lot of money and time to experiment and create a new textiles and unique designs like, creating LED garment
and designing new patterns. I think this will lead our designs to be unique with the endless possibilities.

Tell us a bit about some of your inspirations?
 We find motives from natural science and general part of art in photography, architecture, movies and music.

If you can select any celebrity to front your campaign who would it be and why?
 We are planning to find right people and place to promote our brand, such as people who need to be in a lot of special occasions since the designs
has strong Haute couture characteristics. However, it is yet to be found.

What are you most looking forward to with regards to your London Fashion Week Debut?
 First of all, we are excited and looking forward to show our collection in London, where it is known to be the first kick off place in fashion trend and since it is also a meaningful chance to promote and show our designs of modernized Korean traditional garments to the world, which we can help promote Korean culture.

Where can your pieces be purchased?
 The designs are made-to-order for private clients from our workshop at this point.
You can order designs from



The Landmark building, Browns Courtrooms, in Covent Garden will host the LGN Events Emerging designer showcase this September during London Fashion Week. Taking place on 19 September 2011, the fashion showcase will consist of a Catwalk Presentation showcasing a selection of some of the best emerging fashion talent out on to find out who will be showcasing :)

London College of Fashion alumni, Jin Joo Ma presented her quirky yet wearable debut collection for the first time during London Fashion Week last season. Employing jersey, chunky knitwear and glitter panelling into her designs, Jin took inspiration from her MA pieces to create a more street-style friendly line.
Her work has been featured in a number of prestigious fashion publications which include Dazed Digital and Style Bubble.
This season sees her return to London Fashion Week for the second season with another spectacular collection. 

ZAbyZeeinAkinci is a North Cypriot based womenswear label by Independent designer Zerrin Akinci. 
After completing her BA in PR, MA in Marketing Communications and 3 years of experience in trade marketing, Zerrin decided to follow her childhood dream and head over to the U.S to study Fashion Design.

Zerrin's culturally inspired lines use beautifully fitted materials like silk and describes her collections as having 'character'.

Ghori RTW by Azim Khan
London based Karachi born designer Azim Khan will be showcasing his innovative ready to wear womenswear collection. His pieces are based on modern western styles with a touch of traditional eastern work, offering women a diverse range and unique identity. 

Having excelled in his academia, Khan is set to stun his audiences with his presentation during London Fashion Week by offering a distinctive blend of his heritage, influences and studies.

 Stency Kidega
Award winning emerging womenswear designer, Stency Kidega is a luxury fashion brand launched in 2011. Her pieces comprise of amazing tailored and more casual wear which are timeless, unique and sophisticated.  This rising design talent studied at the University of the Creative Arts Epsom where she showcased her final year collection at Graduate Fashion Week in 2010. Her inspiration comes from her interests and objects mostly mechanical, which is evident through her pattern manipulations. 

Obscure Couture
Obscure Couture was launch by Glasgow based design duo Jennifer Coyle and Lyndsay Pagan.
Founded in 2010, this womenswear label focuses on creating street/stage wear for the “introverted extrovert!”  . The label is aimed at strong and confident women who are not ashamed of who she is and projects her image out for everyone to see.  A woman who wants to be different, and stand out from the crowd appreciating beautifully made pieces in luxurious fabrics.

Any bloggers, journalists or reporters wishing to preview any of the designers' work on their websites or publications should contact . All press release, guestlist and photo enquiries should also be directed to this address. 


Street Style: Covent Garden

Get Snappy Happy with Booth Nation!

Taking groovy photos, by yourself, with your friends, with your family or even with your cat, is easy because you can do it in a booth; it’s no hassle because with four snaps your ideal portrait is created.  Booth Nation is an arising new project by Seamus Ryan inspired by the public; he has created a well emerging photo booth that delights everyone as it’s no ordinary photo booth.  A range of photo booths such as The Glitter, The Classic, The Photo Stream etc all have different functions individually. Booth Nation’s Photo Booths are equipped with professional lighting to capture the exact exposure, high end digital camera with a high percentage of image resolution, with the ability to instantly view your photos.  Seamus Ryan the creator of Booth Nation has a wide background of photography as he is an award winning portrait photographer internationally known for his editorial work with the public in 2008. Projects which Seamus Ryan is most popular for are his Sunday Shoots, which takes place every Sundays at his studio in East London. Photos of the public are taken as he analyses the differentiation of personalities, identities as well as capturing their spirits.

Photo Booths can be booked for public as well as private hire and for events, for more information visit
Booth Nation will be at L.2.Mae London Fashion Week two day presentation taking place at the Future gallery on 16-17 September. For further information please email  or Visit

Thursday, 8 September 2011

L.2.Mae to launch luxurious Womenswear range during London Fashion

Hull based designer Debbie Huntley will celebrate the launch of her womenswear label L.2.Mae during London Fashion Week via a two day Presentation taking place at the Future Gallery.
Having worked for a number of established high profile brands such as Paul Smith and Alice Temperley, Debbie decided to launch her own label in April 2011 with her business partner Anthony Langley.
The debut collection entitled ‘Infused Beauty’ comprises of 11 elegant looks and is inspired by the aesthetic artists and glamorous Hollywood Sirens such as Jean Harlow, Loretta Davis and Rita Hayworth.
The collection comprises of fluid fabrics such as crepe de chine and double crepe with a contrast of pig suede. Debbie explains “I chose these fabrics because they both have a soft fluidity to them but yet each represents a different side to the female form: feminine vs strong”. Aimed at the mid-high designer market, the entire range is solely manufactured in the UK
Debbie first realised her love for fashion design whilst watching the programme 'House of Elliott' with her mother. She eventually went on to study at the University of Huddersfield where she attained a 1st class BA HONS degree in Fashion Design with Manufacture, Marketing & Promotions with a specialist route in Manufacture.
The two day L.2.Mae Fashion Week Presentation in collaboration with Booth Nation will take place on 16-17 September 2011 at the Future gallery in Central London.
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Style of week

Sora channels both the preppy and 'androgenist' look and even looks like she effortlessly created the colour-block trend. We love the oversized clutch feminising the outfit along with the nerdy glasses which shout the geek chic look. The bold and bright colours orange and blue also work really well together, it simple yet noticeable and best of all its easy to emulate! 
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Kenyan Designer John Kaveke to make London Fashion Week Debut

London, UK; Kenyan designer John Kaveke will showcase his new collection on 16th September 2011 during London Fashion Week at the Luxurious Charing Cross Hotel.
Having studied in Kenya and Spain and worked as a designer for other labels, it was inevitable that John Kaveke would eventually set up his own label entitled ‘Kaveke’. John has been heavily involved in a number of prestigious projects such as the International Smirnoff Fashion Awards, Sarajevo Fashion Week and Catwalk Kenya.
Offering both contemporary and classic looks, Kaveke’s work is edgy and promotes individuality, designing for both men and women. Inspired by African themes, Kaveke remains universally desirable as it adds a cosmopolitan flair. Using a variety of textures and shades of colours, Kaveke’s collection is versatile and inspirational.
Attracting fashion press, buyers and upscale consumers, John Kaveke will be presenting his latest collection at the ‘A La Mode’ London Fashion Week Catwalk show hosted by LGN Events.

For more information on Kaveke please visit
Press and Buyers wishing to attend should contact

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Vintage style of week

We love vintage, the mild colors, detailed bags, feminine dresses and of course the range of abstract electrical appliances Throwing bits and bobs together is a great way of creating a vintage look out of perfection. This basic dress has been recreated into a realistic visual 1950s trend.  The best part of this outfit which we love is the hat, the shape and color works well with the dress and the bag. The chain handle bag is just beautiful, the motif and the screw top opening.