Review: Cristina Sabaiduc SS12

Thursday, 29 September 2011
A traditional catwalk isn't good enough for Romanian-born fashion designer Cristina Sabaiduc. Her SS12 fashion show showcased during London Fashion Week was a real show for sure.

Held at the Hospital club in Covent Garden; I walked in to what felt like an art gallery exhibition. Pieces of garments were magnetically pinned to the wall!
All guests were lead to the centre of the room; from the floor markings, it was obvious that the models will walk around us. Everyone was looking around trying to figure out where the models will come out from.

Considering the fact that Cristina's AW10 fashion show had a little twist, I wasn't expecting a 'normal' fashion show this time either.

The models came out in leotards then stood in a line facing the guests.

It took a while to figure out the concept of the show. One at a time a model will strut across the catwalk to Cristina and a dresser, who then took pieces of clothing off the wall and dressed the model in front of the guests.

Great concept; only issue was, the VIPs and photographers' couldn't see anything as the models' were dressed on the other side. A few front-rowers had to stand on their seats to catch a glimpse!

Aside from all that, there was loads of layering going on in this collection - an absolute favourite of mine. A lot of versatility too; a wrap top was transformed into a maxi skirt, and then into a loose cardigan.
The patterns on the fabrics gave the collection a far-east Asia feel, almost ancient China.
Overall, I'd say it's a nice collection, with pieces I would wear. Although the floor plan could do with more, well, planning.


LFW: Photo Diary

Wednesday, 21 September 2011
More from London Fashion Week...

Ashley Isham SS12
Signature silk dresses all beautifully draped. The whole show was a fairy tale, loved the finale.

Spijkers en Spijkers SS12
Tailored blazers, jumpsuits, and fringe dresses. A fresh collection still keeping their signature of asymmetric panelling.

More to come...


London Fashion Week: Sneak Peak

Monday, 19 September 2011
The third day of London fashion week has come to an end. What a weekend it has been!

It wouldn't be fashion week without some sort of pain though, but no, not my feet (or hamstrings). Surprisingly I have made it through three days wearing heals with no problems. This season it is my forearms, and shoulders! The last few seasons I didn't have a flash gun, can you believe it that a little thing like that will add so much weight! Nevertheless, I always feel it is worth it for Fashion Week.

I have taken over 700 shots so far (eek), I would love to post most of them here but I would like to save the best shots for Dress Me Magazine. For those of you who don't know, it's a New York-based magazine I've been writing for.

Anyhow, it wouldn't be right if I didn't upload any pictures, so here's a sneak peak...

Paul Costelloe

Bora Aksu
Crazy yet gorgeous shoes at the Bora Asku show
The Finale
Spotted on front row was Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud
Bernard Chandran - who used only Black and Asian models for his show...amazing!

There are loads more to come but it is now nearly 12:10am and officially Monday! So I need my beauty sleep ready for tomorrow...for the latest updates on fashion week follow me on Twitter.


Fab Friday: LFW Countdown

Friday, 9 September 2011
Seven days until London Fashion Week begins, how exciting! Invites should be on their way, model castings taking place, and the all important venues will be packed full of people getting the stage ready.

During the build-up to fashion week I always feel the need to run through some of the trends we saw on the catwalk during the previous fashion week...autumn/winter 2011 trends. I'm sure all you fashionistas know that fashion week showcases trends for the season ahead.

Autumn has definitely come upon us in the past week; the freakish winds with rain so heavy I thought it'll be impossible for it to get any heavier (so wrong)! But the AW11 trends takes the misery away.

Full of colour, bright colours, as seen at Bernard Chandran AW11 show in February. Other designers were not afraid to add some colour to their collections too.

Bernard Chandran AW11 Collection

We can't forget the floral trend, every season we see floral. It has become a classic now, check out the head pieces at Ashley Isham's AW11 show, chopsticks and floral...never thought of that before.
Ashley Isham AW11 Collection
Other AW11 must-haves are stars, printed on dresses, tops or even as earrings. Dolce & Gabbana was sure loving this too.
Dolce & Gabbana AW11 Colletion via
Now I look forward to welcoming fashion week with the hope that it'll be calm and dry...I want to attempt to wear my platforms, but what's the bet I end up in my flats after the first few shows...