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FNO: Snap Fashion style

We are recovering from Fashion Night Out and what a night it was. We were lucky to be invited to Vogue and Mulberry’s amazing private party and yes there were celebs, designers, delicious cocktails, cute crowns and a chance to see the new AW12 collection, including the luscious Lana bag. I was completely star struck to meet Christopher Kane and Vogue’s Editor Alexandra Schulman, who are two of my fashion heroes. It was also lovely to chat to some of our favourite bloggers and tell them about our impending launch…it’s tomorrow, so if you have an iPhone get seriously excited!

While mingling with fashion’s great and the good, it was amazing to see how far our little team has come in the first year of its existence. Our app and website is about to launch and change the way people shop, we’ve won awards and got investment and we’ve met some of our fashion idols. We feel incredibly lucky and excited about the future. It’s such a cliché but the past year has been such an adventure and an incredible journey (without the lost cats and dogs).

So, this FNO was a little different to last year where we tested the majority of Bond Street’s FNO cocktails and ran around like crazy! But of course we had lots of fun. Our lovely PR queen Izzy was chief celeb spotter and raved about the pomegranate cocktails at Tiffanys, our CEO Jenny took some great pics of new Mulberry products and demoed our app to some amazing people, I discovered Bubble Tea (I think) at Louis Vuitton and shook Christopher Kane’s hand. I might not wash again – kidding.

Have you got any good FNO stories to share?

Snap Fashion’s Izzy and Jenny

Christopher Kane

Eddie Campbell and Pixie Geldof at Mulberry

Bag crush

Pics: Us and Vogue

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Fearne Cotton goes Geisha for Very

Fearne Cotton has jumped on the oriental bandwagon for her latest Very clothing collection. We saw oriental-styled details all over the AW12 catwalks, perhaps most notably at Proenza Schouler, while Christopher Kane’s cool minimalist aesthetic was our favourite. But Fearne’s take on the trend is bolder and brighter.

While the presenter’s personal sense of style that we love is still evident, this is a pretty bold look. Are you a fan?

Pics: Very via The Daily Mail + Coco’s tea Party for the amazing inspiration board- Read Ella’s take on the trend here.

Christopher Kane vs Topshop

Hello London – summer is here at last! Make the most of it while you can with this hot floral dress from Topshop – a kind of lovechild of a couple of designs from Christopher Kane’s SS12 collection. We’re obsessed with cute origami details and all things floral.

Dress to die for

Topshop’s homage? Petal Print Origami Dress £60

Sharp origami detailing

Neon Lace: Christopher Kane vs Topshop

It’s another grey weekend in London and what better way to brighten things up than with neon lace? The best bit is that you can channel Christopher Kane’s laser-cut lace detail skirts and dresses in the Topshop sale…albeit with real ‘lace’. Dazzling.

Neon Lace Flippy Dress at Topshop now £20 from £46

The original and best! (pic: Coco’s Tea Party)

Love this! Pleated lace prom skirt £20 from £46

Neon Lace Flippy Dress also from Topshop but not in the sale – boo!

Top 5 Best dressed: Scottish Fashion Awards

Alexa Chung hosted, Christopher Kane won Designer of the Year and model Stella Tennant was inducted into the Hall of Fame and Tali Lennox won Model of the Year at this year’s Scottish Fashion Awards. News over, lets oggle at some dresses shall we?

Stella Tennant wears Christopher Kane AW12

Tali Lennox sparkles in Nicholas Oakwell

Alexa wears Christopher Kane in her own unique way

Karen Gillan looks a-mazing!

Dionne Bromfield looks hot in Holly Fulton

Pics: The Telegraph.

Top 5: H&M Glamour Collection

H&M’s Glamour Collection has hit the shops and it’s good! We love the fuchsia Angelina-gate skirt, punchy purple mini dress and zingy lime dress. But the floral dress and jacket are for me the stars of the collection and tap into Christopher Kane and Carven’s stunning floral trend-setting pieces.

Want. Neeeeed this floral fitted dress. Just £49.99

Alexa wears floral Carven (and a Bella Freud jumper)

Same dress with a jacket - £39.99

Christopher Kane's SS12 collection with some serious flower power

TIGHT purple mini dress! £39.99

Lush lime dress just £39.99. I love the backless detail

Perfect for your Angelina Jolie poses. Top and skirt both £19.99 yes, seriously!

LFW day 4/5: the future by Antonio Berardi, David Koma + more

With a penchant for new materials, Perspex and metallics over the past few seasons it was no surprise that some of our favourite designers look to the future with their collections.

Antonio Berardi created a real sense of futuristic drama with deep origami-like folds, silver, peplum shapes jutting out at the hips and seriously sharp tailoring. And check out the haircuts.

The future Berardi style

Future gets slinky

We hear that a number of fashion editors left ahead of the David Koma show (ouch) and there were mixed reviews about the usually edgy designer’s use of rainbow taffeta. I got a look at the collection up-close and the use of giant eyelets were interesting with the (dubious) taffeta, threaded through in some cases like giant shoe laces. There was also plenty of silver hardware (harking back to earlier arguably more ‘Koma’ collections and shards of Perspex, adding the future mixed with the 1960s look.

Very sixties future - note the peplum

Taffeta-tastic?

Christopher Kane’s use of quirky fabric and boxy cut fits neatly into the futuristic box, as does Peter Pilotto’s streamlined silhouettes and spacey puffer jackets. And might we describe Fred Buttler as origami of the future?!

Futuristic fabric at Christopher Kane

Pilotto obsessed

Crazy origami at Fred Buttler

Gilets go space age!

LFW day 4: winter florals with Erdem and Christopher Kane

It was a matter of time. When has there ever been a winter without flowers in the fashion world? However, we’re focusing on the moody purple flowers at Erdem and Christopher Kane. Yummy.

We’ve already waxed lyrical about Mr Kane (no encouragement needed) and I am crossing my fingers that the high street takes notes and produces lots of pretty purple florals for tough girls this coming winter. I also loved the Japanese-look flowers on the beaded black dress. Behold the wonder…

Flowers Kane style

The one I want for every party next season

At Erdem lace gowns met cocoon coats Peggy Guggenheim style (apparently). As expected there were plenty of sexy florals with lace prints that were not in the least bit sugary, mainly thanks to the structured shapes.

Check out our take on the LFW trends here!

Structured and sexy with a feminine print

Love this floral, lace, spatter mash-up

Flavour of the show (a.k.a. tasty)

LFW day 4: Blue Monday at Christopher Kane + Peter Pilotto

I will try not to gush. Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto are two/three of my favourite designers and I am also a big fan of navy and blue clothing so this is soooo up my street!

Kane’s show had a hint of the City about it and the collection featured tough leather and pinstripe details as well as some incredible fabric – Kane’s ‘thing’  – which reminded us of wood or marble and there was even a cardi made of woven plastic.

I found this totally ‘wearable’ and would so many of these pieces in my wardrobe despite their edginess. I love the way Kane’s collections are so different from each other as well as his ability to design no-nonsense pieces for a tough girl, who can still embrace a few floral prints.

How much do I want this dress?

Chunky knits softened up the sharp tailoring

A strange type of sexy

And so on to the work of Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos. Unsurprisingly there were plenty of trademark digital prints with some of their distinctive stripes included. This collection also showed off the duo’s skill at cutting tailored, streamline pieces that everyone wants to wear.

If you look closely at the prints there are Japanese style trucks and opera masks as well as the obligatory florals. For me this was a kind of evolution of the pair’s phenomenal SS12 collection but leaner and meaner.

Perhaps this is why I’m such a fan of Kane and Peter Pilotto – they both make clothes that make girls feel powerful but are not overtly sexy or too frilly-feminine. Perfect!

Amazing prints as usual

Clever use of velvet makes this dress a little illusion-esque

A touch of the scuba theme of SS12?

A more feminine silhouette

Top 5 Fashion Week moments of 2011

We’re weren’t a-bloggin’ this time last year so SS12 was our first official fashion week- and there was plenty of drama. Here are our top 5 fashion moments (we’ll be waxing lyrical about our favourite looks post NYE festivities!)

1-Florence Welch performs in a shell for Chanel

The clothes, celeb-packed frow, clam-shell clutches, giant shell and hottest musician Florence Welch, huge set…we just love Chanel!

2-Lyndey Wixon takes a tumble for Versace

Versace has had a big year and one of 2011’s best-known models, Lyndsey Wixon had a real catwalk moment after falling over in some extremely high underwater-themed Versace platforms. We love how she got up, smiled and punched the air.

We love Lyndsey!

3-Lana Del Ray x Christopher Kane

We are crazy for Lana Del Rey (her look and magical music) and we first heard it at Christopher Kane’s show, where the combination of clothes, super long runway and choice of track made for a memorable fashion moment.

4-Kate Moss rides Louis Vuitton’s merry-go-round

Impressive sets were the order of the day for some SS12 fashion shows (Chanel and Louis Vuitton did it best) and we loved Vuitton’s magical merry-go-round and Kate Moss was the icing on the cake.

Moss makes merry

5-The Balenciaga bench collapse

Maybe it’s my childish sense of humour but the Balenciaga bench collapse at PFW made me giggle. While the Art Deco-inspired collection was amazing, it was like an extra fashion show seeing what Anna Wintour et all were wearing.

Guaranteed standing ovation at Balenciaga (pic: FashionFoieGras)

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