"The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 26 September 2011

I can see the rainbow

Splashes of orange, blue, yellow and pink were just some of the colours that spattered through-out Fred Butler's SS12 collection. Presented in the Portico room of Somerset house, four models strutted from backstage ten minutes apart to their spot -literally four considerably large coloured spots in each corner of the room, with an even larger one in the centre- for spectators to photograph. The music: A Patrick Wolfe sound installation. The drinks: A variety of Soda Stream mixed (Butler's sponsor) cocktails. Accessories had been assembled on the models which resembled magical sea creatures in magnificently bright colours. A magnificent collection perfect for SS12 was seen in Butler's first ever salon show and the compliments she received were truly deserved.

Myself and fashion journalist Isabella Eckett wearing Fred Butler's SS12 headbands

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Crystals for Craig

Forget diamonds been a girls best friend, backstage at the Craig Lawrence SS12 show, the glittering of his crystal creations were enough to make any girl green with envy. I found myself  drooling over the handmade beauties like a hungry dog waiting for pedigree chum. The urge to try on these masterpieces was unbearable. 

Originally from Ipswich, the London-based designer was sponsored by Swarovski for his SS12 collection, therefore each garment had crystal flecks, grains and stones cleverly attached and entwined through the magical knitwear.

Lawrence's salon show held in the Portico rooms at Somerset house dazzled the audience including photographers from Vogue.co.uk, Suzie Menkes (editor of the international Herald Tribuneand Anna Trevelyan (stylist).

Naked at Blackall studios

Alice Dellal

Gathered in black in the downstairs of Shoreditch gallery, Blackall studios, waiting for the opening of Mari Sarai's NAKED exhibition. Ten interns, all assigned jobs, raring to go.

Covering the walls of the spacious white exhibition room was Sarai's intimate photography. A personal insight into moments of peoples lives you might otherwise never see. Confidence, arrogance and an expression of femininity come through in her work. Sarai's aim was to photograph nude women to capture their femininity and take away from the commercialism that's occured for models. Working with the likes of Janice Dickinson, Alice Dellal, Amy Winehouse, Daisy Lowe and Liam Gallagher, she's known in the industry for her unique and personal style of photography.

Guests included Calvin Klein model Aaron Frew, Annette Heart (who modelled in Mari Sarai's book NAKED) and close friends and followers of Sarai.

Annette Heart

One of my favourite pieces

Mari Sarai, me, fashion journalist Dean Montague