18.9.10

LFW: Street style & behind-the-scenes!


Bonjour!

I have had a wicked couple of days at LFW... Have been trying to think how best to post about it because there's quite a bit to chat about... But I couldn't decide, so I'm going to just start now and go with the flow!

So yesterday saw my first assignment with ASOS. I met up with some of the team (who were bloody lovely) and took lots of street style pictures of cute guys and gals. And a few freaks too, obvz! Later on we met up with the gorgeous ASOS Nat, who set me the extra assignment of taking pictures of the models (just accidentally typed 'moles' in haste!) backstage at the Hannah Marshall show! My comfort zone was a dot on the horizon, but you don't exactly 'No, ta' an opportunity like that. I bumped into Mademoiselle Robot and Bitchbuzz beforehand who calmed my nerves and advised me not to be freaked out by the pandemonium and to just snap away.

That advice was actually pretty helpful because through that door it was quite mental, and I'm sure I would've felt a bit intimidated without the little pep talk! But there were so many photographers in there it was easy to blend in with the crowds and take pics. It was so fun to see that side of a fashion show. It was like a really fashionable speed-dating event. Manicurists, makeup artists and hair stylists going from one girl to the next, while the models sat there totally unfazed and accustomed to the hysteria!

I'm waiting on Kam's (one of the ASOS gang) swishy photos of my street style subjects (I took loads of my own but my camera is a bit unreliable), then I can repeat most of the above over on the ASOS blog. Until then, here are my favourite pictures from Day 1. (Have uploaded more photos on my new Flickr account)

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I didn't get an outfit picture, but excitingly, Fashion156 papped me!



I wore my H! by HeHo jumpsuit, Topshop jacket and charity shop bag/boots. True to form, I was utterly rough around the edges. I had a safety pin keeping my boobs at bay, some peach coloured thread gradually unravelling at my ankles where I'd taken the trouser legs in, and my sunnies were brought back from the dead that morning on the train using the screw from another pair of glasses. And some tweezers as a screwdriver. Hmm.. There are some style secrets I should really keep to myself!

Oh, here are my nails (the awesome ring is a gift from Me & Zena - it got a lot of attention!):



So much other stuff to talk about... the Orla Kiely presentation, the Louise Gray show this morning, meeting so many amazing bloggers (won't even attempt to list them all right now), accidentally striking up convo with the awesome and laid-back fashion editors of Vice Mag in the press lounge earlier... I'll gradually unleash these tidbits further in the next week or so!

Right, I'm off to refresh style.com for a bit... Can't wait for them to upload the HOH and Unique shows so I can see how my faves envisage our SS11's!

Have you been following the fashion weeks much? Shall I do any catwalk reviews if I particularly love or hate something, or is that just a snooze-fest? Tell it to me straight!

48 comments:

  1. this sounds like so much fun!
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    x

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  2. I totes need that rabbit ring, OMGZ! Glad you had such a fab time! My sis is going to LFW too, I'm soo jealous! xxx

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  3. jealousss!;),looks llike you had amazing fun,loving our outfit:)<3

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  4. Ah I'm so jealous. It looked so much fun! <3<3
    I just keep my style secrets to myself haha
    x x x

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  5. I am not surprised you are having such a blast at LFW! Really delighted you are keeping us updated. I really love how so many people are expressing themselves through their fashion style - thank you for taking photos of them to share with us! :D

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  6. awesome posts! your outfit is really cute, love the ring and nails too! x

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  7. yours is definitly my favorite look. love the desert boots so much!!

    xx

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  8. Argh, I desperately want the Superted jumper!!!! She looks bloody amazing.

    I don't follow catwalk stuff really but I do always enjoy reading your opinions on things so if there's something you really like/dislike I, for one, would like to hear about it :)

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  9. This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you :) This sounds like such a blast. And I love your outfit!

    Can't wait to hear about the rest!

    X

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  10. All sounds so amazing. Wish I could've been there x

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  11. do catwalk reviews even of the awful stuff :) xxxx

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  12. ahhh exciting times miss fatale! :) I love your pics, I think my fave is the girl with the superted jumper and flowery shorts. She is super cute! and the girlie below her too with the purple hair! Cant wait to hear about the rest :) xx

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  13. Amazing post! I tried the leopard print nails yesterday and have been staring at my hands ever since! Your blog is awesome! :D

    Love from Ellen xx

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  14. Amazing post! I tried the leopard print nails yesterday and have been staring at my hands ever since! Your blog is awesome! :D

    Love from Ellen xx

    www.we-are-the-crowd.com

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  15. Street style is my favourite part of London Fashion week! It's really interesting to see how trends are interpreted by different people. Corinne xx

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  16. Great pictures, I love your outfit. AMAZING ring and seems so much fun there!! xx


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  17. I LOVE me and zena!

    fab post, so jealous!

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  18. So exciting!!
    Sounds like you did brilliantly.

    xx

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  19. Brillaint photos! I love your blog :) xo

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  20. the photo's you took are great, and you look great as ever!

    have a good week ...

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  21. Argh, Superted! I need that jumper right now.
    I like the last girl - that's pretty much what I've been wearing this past month. Sounds like you had a blast! xx

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  22. You look amazing Gem! Well done on it all - must be nervy for the first time as you said:)

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  23. Sounds like such fun.. so jealous.

    I think you should talk about what you really love and what stunk ahahha

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  24. wow, it all looks so amazingly fun! i love your outfit and that superted jumper is the beeknees!

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  25. Hey precious! Omg I am so so sorry for disappearing on you, I was a bit jittery from all the coffee and must have thought you were doing something else! Maahhhsive apologies due. would have loved a walking (tottering) companion. Really hope to catchup soon honey. Xxxxx

    geneva

    apair-andaspare.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow it sounds like such an amazing experience! x

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  27. So many stylish people... you most of all! Love that rabbit ring. Me & Zena pieces are my favourites. x

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  28. That girl in the 3rd photo looks so much like Lilly from 'How I Met Your Mother'! loooove the rabbit ring :)

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  29. I love your blog! your nails looks awesome!

    I'm also a fashion promotion student! check out my blog one day :)

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  31. I loved the Hannah Marshall show, so jealous you got to see it first hand

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  32. Love the ring!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  33. It all looks so exciting! And you look stunning- is this the H! jumpsuit?

    Danni
    xxx

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  34. I love that little rabbit head ring! Really cute :)

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  35. Looks like you had an amazing amazing time and looked even better?

    Did you speak to Daryoush at Vice? He is one of my Uni lecturers, don't you think he looks like a sexier Joaquin Pheonix? Haha

    R x

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  36. Looks like you had an amazing amazing time and looked even better?

    Did you speak to Daryoush at Vice? He is one of my Uni lecturers, don't you think he looks like a sexier Joaquin Pheonix? Haha

    R x

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  37. It's always really great to hear all about the LFW, who's waering what and when! All the pictures show fantastic fashion, especially some of your home-made versions!

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  38. Hello , I came to your blog from the “IFB discussion Show us your blog”
    and here I am Loving your blog , lets become fashionable blogger friends , lets follow each other.

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  39. way too many things to love about this post.. couldn't even begin to pick a favorite! lusting all the backstage coverage.

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  40. Oaaaahhhh that is my jealous noise. I'd've been happy to just go and get involved too - obviously shows are what people go to see, but meeting everyone and the anticipation is a really bonus too :) jazzy ♥

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  41. Gem - let me know when you are coming down to London next - would love to get together and talk sh*t and drink too much coffee (or maybe wine next time?) again.

    x

    geneva

    apair-andaspare.blogspot.com

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  42. love the third picture down muchly!

    P.S. I finally (after much wanting) did your bleach tee DIY - I obviously mentioned your lovely self and would love for you to have a looky-see here:

    http://bittenfingernails.blogspot.com/2010/09/diy-tee-time.html

    So jealous of your LFW antics!
    Rosie x

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  43. It is extremely interesting for me to read the post. Thank you for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

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  44. Great shots, Gem. I saw you across the courtyard but didn't get a chance to come and say hello. Hope you've had a brilliant LFW. I can't wait for the next one now! xx
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  45. such a lovely blog!
    www.classicfashiondiary.blogspot.com
    in need of followers :)

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  46. such a lovely blog!
    www.classicfashiondiary.blogspot.com
    in need of followers :)

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  47. Love your outfit, that ring deserves attention!

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