Posts Tagged ‘Bip Ling’

Where have I been?

Lately I’ve been neglecting the blog.  Instead I’ve been….

reading Bip Ling’s blog (as usual) and Red magazine (how could I miss the feature on what’s in Sasha’s bag?)

researching how the Royal Wedding has influenced fashion and design for

eating meat again! I’m so excited that lent is now over!

drinking peppermint tea – in a bid to revitalise my weary bod

emailing emerging designers and PRs to set up interviews for a magazine

procrastinating by watching Cute Roulette

crying my eyes out to The Notebook

lusting after Ryan Gosling and his magnificent beard.

craving an extravagant Easter egg

listening to N’s latest Youtube discovery Jack Parow

coveting some summer wedges (more on that to follow…)

Posted: April 21st, 2011
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Dolce & Gabbana Dress Me Up

Last night I was spontaneously invited to the Dolce and Gabbana Dress Me Up party, where bloggers

Sasha Wilkins /

Marian Kihogo /

Bip Ling /

Carrie Harwood /

Lois Waller /

Maddison Rothery /

were styling the mannequins in the windows.  You can see the results for the next week at Dolce and Gabbana’s store, 6/8 Old Bond Street.  The bloggers each signed their window so you can see the individual styles.

As for the party – I met some lovely, lovely people and accidentally stayed until the end.. I’ve compiled a few of my fave songs that we listened to last night while supping champagne cocktails and eating fried ricotta balls.  Listen to the playlist HERE


This is what the Internet was invented for

Two new websites are providing me with plenty’o chuckles of late.

Choose a random thing or find mundane quotidian things like loo roll, milk and a screwdriver – in Shoreditch.  The photography and design is what makes this website.  Cult status already confirmed.

Started by Romain and Lolita, friends of girls about town Margot Bowman and Bip Ling, this website/project has the same kind of so-mundane-it’s-hot draw that Normal in Shoreditch has.  Just add a dash of collaboration, a shot of self-portraiture and a hint of competitive energy to see who can come up with the most original image..

My faves include the Percy Pig, the bum/rollercoaster and the eyes drawn onto the finger.

(As per usual, click the images to go to the websites.)

LFW day 1 – Impressions & Highlights

Day 1 at LFW…

Janice Dickinson spotted front row at Paul Costelloe – the girls were in amazing metallic dresses and Sonia Rykiel hair (red, crimped and triangular).

Maria Grachvogel at the Savoy.  Gorgeous room – perfectly appropriate for a gorgeous collection.  Nina Porter opened the show.  The draping was masterful (as per) and the accessories were designed in collaboration with Erickson Beamon.  Divine much?

A closer look at the make-up:

Spotted outside on her way to a lot of castings:

Also spotted outside – Sasha aka LibertyLondonGirl plus her lovely associates Briony and Claire, minus one rather important driver…

I was also lucky enough to meet the lovely Georgina Langford aka Fashion Junior at Large to Melanie Rickey who had just come from the Orla Kiely presentation – check out her write-up on The Fashion Editor at Large blog.

At lunchtime we had quite the crush at Ada Zanditon‘s salon show where an ice sculpture, a video installation and static mannequins were enjoyed and ignored (too busy mingling!) by a rather large crowd of avant-garde fashionistas – not to mention the lovely Amber and Nisha, otherwise known as Broken Hearts DJs.  I had a lovely chat with Ada who divulged a wee secret – she’s probably more into science and architecture than fashion!  Oh well – somehow it works!

In the afternoon I was blown away by the Ones to Watch show including Kirsty Ward, Anja Mlakar, Tze Goh and Sara Bro-Jorgensen and Eudon Choi‘s show.  I’ll be posting a link to my write-ups soon.

Here are some snaps from Eudon Choi:

Masculine meets feminine/romantic utility.

After the show I had my make-up done by an AOFM make-up artist backstage at Jasper Garvida (big thanks to Lucy at Forward PR!) and then dashed to Bora Aksu where I got to chat to Marina from Marina and the Diamonds afterwards – I’m such a fan and am glad I managed to keep it together and act professionally.  (If you’re reading this now Marina, I didn’t get to tell you how much I love you!)

And lastly, thanks to hanging out with Miggy practically all day, I managed to swing a spare ticket to PPQ.  Life saver!

The big names turned out in force: Corinne Bailey Rae, Bip Ling, Kimberly Walsh, Julia Sarr Jamois, Paloma Faith and Clara Paget all sat front row – and those were only the glitterati that were in view…

The collection itself was brilliant.  Just check out twitter to see how many people are raving about the pigtails, cat hats and fabulous LBDs.  And all to a hip hop soundtrack.

What a day.