So last weekend me and my Mumma went to London to check out Vogue Festival for the first time. I always watch the talks from Vogue Fest when they go up online, but I was really excited to see them first hand. Obviously being Vogue they have access to the most inspiring people in the industry and learning about their careers really helps to give you ideas on what steps to take to further your own.
I went to the ‘I Did It!’ talk with Laura Weir as host and Henry Holland, Quentin Jones, Hannah Weiland and Amy Thompson. It was really a crash course in young entrepreneurship and the stories were so inspiring, especially for a young audience of people eager to work in fashion. They each told their success stories, gave advice and shared lessons they’ve learnt along the way. My favourite quote of the talk came from Henry Holland “If you have that passion, it doesn’t matter if you only have the evenings to get it done.” I think it rings true for a lot of creative people who’s passions have to be kept on the side of a bread and butter day job.
The festival lobby was filled with makeup and beauty quick fixes, including a Bobby Brown makeup counter and a nail art section. Me and my mum even got to shoot our very own Vogue cover, complete with Chanel accessories (a good giggle). It’s definitely worth a trip, next year I want to go to more talks and make the most of the two days. If you couldn’t get down there, I would recommend looking out for the videos on Vogue.com and keep an eye out for tickets next year.
This week I was given the divine task of choosing an outfit from Farfetch.com to feature on their Google+ page. Their website is a lesson in great buying, it was very hard to get it down to three items/ not cry over being too poor to afford them. But I made it! And here they are.
I chose this gorgeous playsuit from Sacai, as I thought it was a perfect summer piece and the fabric is divine. To go with this I picked a pair of strappy Chloe sandals and some Cutler and Gross sunnies in my favourite shape. If you haven’t noticed already, I love a monochrome look and these pieces are the perfect versatile investment.
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I’ve loved Moschino since I was a little girl, it was my favourite brand and a lesson in perfect dressing. Sophisticated, fun and with lots of personality but in the classiest way possible. I started collecting old pieces from eBay and Vintage stores a few years ago and I thought I would share a recent purchase with you today.If I’m being totally honest I’m not Jeremy Scott’s number one fan. In fact, I’m not a fan at all. I love the old Moschino shows, they were fun but with an Italian sophistication and beauty which in recent collections has been thrown out the window. I don’t want to spend thousands on a space jam inspired look and I can’t understand why anyone else would either. So my collecting is really a lesson in reminiscing, over the look that is no more. I love this jacket, the white trim is grosgrain ribbon and it has all your classic biker features but in a light black linen. It’s a little big on me but I don’t care, I love it anyway.
GILES, GIVENCHY, VERA WANG, STELLA MCCARTNEY
So this season, those annoying little hairs we try so desperately to force back were let free all over the catwalks. At Givenchy they were artistically slicked into little curls, but Vera Wang and Stella McCartney took a more relaxed messy approach. Even further in protest at Giles they were stuck out like a sore, gelled thumb from the models faces. It’s nice to see fashion is taking inspiration from things society deems as not so attractive. It certainly makes me feel better about my crown of annoying little curly strands, maybe my lion-esque look will actually be a blessing. Even if it is just for one season.
Actually I really love this idea, especially the Givenchy hair. In reality it will take a lot more preening to make it ‘undone but done’, definitely worth an attempt though.
Here lies a small, concise list of some of my favourite fashion documentaries for your viewing pleasure. DISCLAIMER – May induce excessive spending/ voguing.
Halston is one of my all time favourite designers, so it’s really a no brainer for me to watch this one. The documentary is essentially a journey charting the evolution of American fashion. Long before Michael Kors, this focuses on the glamour of the 1970s in New York, think Andy Warhol and Studio 74 . He was renowned for his excess ($16,000 for orchids, absolutely!) and this film is a real escapism into that world.
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
This man invented street style photography and if that isn’t reason enough to watch it then I really don’t what is. Taking pictures for his New York Times column, Bill Cunningham revolutionised the way we document fashion in print. This film is full of amazing characters and stories and a must watch for any fashion lover.
SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORFS
A shop addicts fantasy and a candid look at the luxury retail business. This includes interviews with some of the most high profile designers, buyers and celebrities and a great watch.
DIANA VREEELAND THE EYE MUST TRAVEL
From a fashion history perspective, this is a woman who changed our ideas about beauty and fashion in print. With a life story fit for a blockbuster movie this half interview, half biography charts the phenomenal career of one of the most influential women in fashion of all time.
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Following the making of Vogue’s largest September issue, this is an access all areas documentary in the most influential fashion magazine in the world. It covers all aspects of the production, as well as interviews with Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington which make for interesting watching.