London Fashion Week: Le Exhibition

Posted on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The exhibition at London Fashion Week is held inside Somerset House and exclusively for press and buyers. I always love this part of LFW because it's my chance to scout for new stalking subjects, this is also where I found Daisy Knights, the very cool instababe and jewellery designer. She is the designer behind the awesome (with a capital A), shoe dimes, a series of feathers and other fabulous trinkets especially for your trainers.

Raw Stalking: SS15 LFW Day One. Somerset House.

Posted on Sunday, 14 September 2014

Day one of London Fashion Week is over and after five shows and hundreds of photographs, I've collapsed on the sofa with a G&T and laptop! Forget the after parties, this stalkers getting old!!! Here are some of my favourite peeps from today! 

Show Stalking: SS15 Jean-Pierre Braganza, LFW, Somerset Courtyard

Posted on Saturday, 13 September 2014

Jean-Pierre Braganza, seriously what a show! Set in the impressive courtyard of Somerset House, Braganza presented his SS15 collection, and what a collection is was. Beautifully tailored silhouettes in greys and blacks. This is definitely one to check out more seriously on !

Blogger Takeover: Hannah Crosskey On How She Prepares For LFW

Posted on Thursday, 11 September 2014

This is a rather special post, because it's the very first of its kind.. Once a month I will be asking a professional from the industry to talk about their world. This month for London Fashion Week, we have the lovely Hannah Crosskey from the blog A Fashion Fix.

Hannah, how do you prepare for LFW?

Prepping for Fashion Week, where do I start?

Stalked: Rachel Boston, Jewellery Designer at London Fashion Week

Posted on Monday, 8 September 2014

I've had rather of a jewellery crush on this little lady ever since she released her collection 'The Protector', which are a series of beetles and scorpions. It was hard to resist a little mid month purchase of the beautifully delicate but fierce 'Stag Ring', with rock 'n' roll jewellery like this, I'm like a child in a sweet shop!

Rachel Boston, a London born and based jewellery designer and maker, graduated in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. Her signature aesthetic of pure and strong forms find inspiration from unconventional sources: looking to nature, contemporary culture and high fashion to celebrate both the beautiful and the damned. 
Rachel's long list of press include features in magazines such as, W Magazine, Elle, InStyle, Grazia, and Vogue.

I caught up with this lovely lady as she prepares for London Fashion Week and her to-die-for pooch Betty, who I think you'll all agree slightly stole the show!!! 

What made you decide you wanted to be a jewellery designer?  And what do you love about your job? 

I was very lucky that I knew what I wanted to do very early on. During Design & Technology classes at school I always based my projects on jewellery and I made a lot of really horrible crafty pieces at home during the holidays and I knew that I loved working with my hands and especially working with metal. I love how flexible my job is, I’m never just stuck doing one task. One day I’m making a bespoke engagement ring the next day I’m shooting a lookbook for my new collection. It’s such a varied job and because of that I have to learn so much every day which I find challenging and therefore hugely satisfying. 


Posted on Tuesday, 2 September 2014

ELEVENPARIS are celebrating 25 years of The Simpsons with an exclusive capsule collection at Selfridges. So I thought, why not celebrate this awesome cartoon that most of us have grown up with (oh dear that shows my age!!) by doing a little Giveaway! As my regular readers may know, I don't do these too often, but this was far too special to pass up!!

The collection, which was launched at Selfridges last month, includes graphics of the key characters including Bart, Homer, Marge and Chief Wiggum on a range of unisex styles. The American football style sweater, features designs with ‘89’ written on the back, which purists will recognise as the date of our first glimpse into Springfield with the show's debut in 1989.

I have one of these very special t-shirts to giveaway............

Here's how to get involved...

Couple Stalking: Does Working With Your Significant Other Really Work?

Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014

I've always wondered if going into business with your other half really works, or is it just a can of worms waiting to explode!!? 

I recently asked this very question to the gorgeous duo, Jesse Steven and Ainjali Fine, the guys behind the brand Finest Seven, who specialise in making divine eyewear out of seven of the finest materials (it's all in the name!).

What are your roles within Finest Seven?

Ainjali – 
I am the general manager in charge of the day to day running of the business.
This includes Sales, Styling, Colouring, Design direction.

Jesse – 
I look after the design and production components. There is heaps of overlap of course, but these are the main delineations.

Stalked: Monika, Founder of Layana London

Posted on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

I always go by the saying 'life is too short to wear boring jewellery'! 
In result, it's safe to say I have a lot of jewellery, but there are only a few pieces that I wear religiously everyday. One of them is my Great Frog snarling wolf head and the other is a ring by Dubini, who is one of my latest favourites and the reason I stumbled accross Layana London, the online destination for unique jewellery designers. After becoming rather obsessed with wanting to buy everything on the site, I thought it was about time I stalked the person behind scouting out all these incredible jewellery brands. 

 So here we are... 

What do you do and why do you love your job? 

I am the founder of Layana London, an online jewellery specialist. The aspiration for the company is to offer jewellery that is both distinctive and beautiful and to present it in a simple and uncluttered surrounding.
The amazing thing about Layana London is that I get to work with fantastically creative people, some of whom will be deservedly famous, and provide our customers with pieces that are unique and beautiful. It is a great feeling to see the customers putting the pictures of their new pieces on their social media or writing back with thanks. Plus I get to wear a lot of jewellery for work – what’s not to like?

Stalked: Dave, Manager Of Sunday Somewhere Eyewear

Posted on Monday, 25 August 2014

Oh dear, it's finally sinking in that we're approaching the end of those hot summer nights and lazy days in the sun. To celebrate what a fabulous summer it's been, my last 'summer sunnies' interview is with the lovely Dave from Sunday Somewhere. An Australian eyewear brand with a simple philosophy - to create glasses that are all beautifully crafted, with classic and modern frames. With a make-up-your-own-mind attitude, the brand relies on inspired imagery to assist with the vision both it and its customers relate to.

I caught up with Dave (one of the two Daves that run the brand) while he was briefly visiting London. 

What do you do and what's the coolest aspect of your job?

I'm the General Manager of Sunday Somewhere and would have to say that my job is my life, travelling and meeting amazing people. The best part about this is you are constantly developing as a person and no new day is ever the same.

The Art Of The Ancient Selfie

Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014

You may remember I wrote a post earlier in the year on our obsession with selfies, well it’s just got a whole load funnier!!! It began, as so many monumental internet trends have, on Reddit. A user visited Ireland’s Crawford Art Gallery, where he cleverly manipulated his camera-phone around Greco-Roman statues, many of which just happen to have their arms outstretched in an uncanny gesture of selfie-taking, to look like they are participating in the social media craze.