What happens when you mix a picturesque old church, several thrifty presenters and actors, their old clothes, an assortment of cakes and a good cause? Well, last night it turned out that this "recipe" served up a rather prizeworthy dish named "Rumble in the Jumble". To raise funds for their International Women's Day campaign, Oxfam GB have teamed up with bonny lasses Dawn Porter, Gemma Cairney, Kate Nash and Jessie Cave among others, to host a rummage sale where they sold their old jumble for charity. The effervescent Gemma bought so much of her infectious energy to the whole shebang - running between her stall, having a chat with everyone and announcing lottery winners - that I felt like giving her a massive hug. Sadly, the chaos inside did not provide a very good space for cuddles... in fact, there was barely room to move an inch! This was, perhaps, the only aspect which could have been better planned (perhaps with a larger venue), as I really felt sorry for the queue the size of a baby python when I got outside. Overall though, it was wonderfully executed and it was lovely to talk all things LFW with dalmatian lady Kate Nash and Gemma, as well as meeting Bebe and Jessie at their Pindippy stall. What did I scuttle away with? You will have to wait and see to find out...
Monday, 27 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
A compilation of the rest of my photos from London Fashion Week:
1. Sequined textured collar at James Long/ 2. Fun beaded cat millinery at Justin Smith Esq. / 3-4. Lace window decorations (I kid)/ 5. James Long womenswear/ 6. Knitted accessories by The North Circular at Estethica/ 7. Fuzzy mohair swooning at J.W. Anderson/ 8. Courtyard crown braids/ 9. James Long womenswear/ 10-12. Ladylike chic at Zoe Jordan, featuring hats, lace detail and Poppy Delevigne/ 13. My two-tone tights twin/ 14. Somerset House at night/ 15. Veronique Branquinho lake print dress at The Convenience Store archive launch/ 16-17. Taxidermy accessories by Reid Peppard at The Convenience Store (With thanks to Andrew Ibi for inviting me down to the launch!)
Thursday, 23 February 2012
It's a good thing she was at least wearing a name necklace, as sadly I have no idea which blog Taylor is from (or, indeed, if she has one). I couldn't not post these photos though, as she looked beautiful in spite of the cold!
LFW A/W 2012-13
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Second in this series: Landy from Urban Gazette. Among many outlandish (and, arguably, slightly attention-seeking) personalities flooding Somerset House during Fashion Week, her quiet grace and humility stood out in a refreshing and magnetising way.
LFW A/W 2012-13