16.9.10

LFW Eve


Evening all!

So, tomorrow is the start of London fashion week. Tomorrow also marks the day of my first assignment for the Asos competition I won! I'm meeting with the Asos team in the morning and will hit Somerset House in the afternoon to snap some stylish people. That sounds a bit violent, doesn't it! Let me know if you're around tomorrow or just come and find me! My other prize for winning the Asos comp arrived the other day too...



Eep! It's so cute. I've been watching the late night NYFW streaming on it in bed. Lovely :) It really will revolutionise my life, being able to type my dissertation wherever I am write new blog posts wherever I am! Thanks again to all that voted. I don't tend to let myself enjoy any success I've had in life, it just makes me nervous. But to have a real-life, tangible reminder that people cared enough about something I wrote to vote for it kind of forces me to feel a smidge of pride. So cheers! <3

I've just got back from London. I was invited to see Fearne Cotton's latest collection for Very.co.uk. I met up with Emily (editor and all-round hottie at My Fashion Life), Fiona (Save Our Shoes) and Corinne (Used and Abused Vintage). We had a giggle whilst drinking cocktails and spotting celebs, and then went into the show.

I think I was seduced by the styling at the time (specs, bows and ankle socks - yum!), because after coming home and looking at the images on the USB stick, I'm a tad under-whelmed. There are some really nice pieces; I especially loved the sixties feel to the peter pan collar blouse and dress, and monochrome 3/4 sleeve dress. The cute dungaree dress is worth a mention, and I'm sure the cream fringey dress will float some boats. But a lot of the other pieces were just... Nothing special. At least to me anywhere. Fearne is regarded by many as such a style icon, I guess I was expecting a little more flare. I did really like some pieces though, so overall I'd give it a 7/10!




I've uploaded all of the looks we saw tonight onto my new Flickr account, so let me know what you think of Fearne's collection.

Off to beddy byes now! Wish me luck on my first Asos assignment! Aargh!



35 comments:

  1. goood luck and have fun!! x

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  3. what i want to know is.. WHERE IS CRAIG DAVID?!

    there, i said it.
    much love girly!
    xox fi
    saveourshoes.blogspot.com

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  4. I am totally jealous of you right now, but you deserve it! Amazing butterfly laptop too!

    Good Luck! You will make your followers proud like always!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  5. Bahhh sounds like you had fun with Emily and Fi....lovely girlies! I agree with Fearne's collection. None of it is particularly amazing but it is all very wearable i guess! Love the netbook and good luck at Somerset house tomorrow!

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  6. YOU are the all-round hottie, miss. Lovely seeing you tonight, though I kinda loved Craig David squeezed between our heads more! And I'm completely with you on the collection, for every yay there was a nay...

    Emily. X

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  7. good luck with your assignment (:
    i completely agree with you about the collection but then again i'm always a little underwhelmed by fearne's 'style'.

    vivatramp.

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  8. Hey Gem, good luck for tomorrow hope all goes well.You should feel proud you deserved it,glad you won.Have a good day. Gemxx

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  9. Good luck tomorrow Gem! Hope you have fun at LFW!

    Leia

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  10. Congratulations Mlle Fatale ! Have fun at LFW and try not to run into security fencing on your way out of or into an afterparty like Garance Doré did at NYFW earlier this week! Bisous !

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  11. Aw, good luck! I'm so happy for you. Cotton's collection looks... nice. Simple. I still think she's a fashion icon, but more for her vintage finds. I don't think designing is her forte. Or atleast her design team.

    xx

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  12. Sounds like such fun!

    You're right though, the collecion looks wholly underwhelming to me. In fact there's really nothing that grabs me. I'd have expected a lot more from a collection Fearne puts her name too...disappointing.

    Sofia x

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  13. I totally see what you mean about Fearne's collection, I expected it to be much more exciting, although I do love the glasses and socks too.
    Good luck tomorrow, I'm sure you'll have an amazing day, I'm so jealous! x

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  14. ohhhh that computer is soooo cute! congrats!

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  15. Goodluck with the ASOS writing, you'll be great! x

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  16. I was kind of expecting more from the collection too. Oh well. x

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  17. Its beautiful!! Jealous! Well done you.

    Good luck for tomorrow, sure you'll be great.

    xx

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  18. I'm kinda underwhelmed by Fearne's collection too, although the pieces on the website look very wearable and quite Fearne-esque, i'm sure the line will be a success from that point of view!

    Good luck with your asos assignment!

    Stacey xx

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  19. That laptop is sooooo cute!!! You should be proud - your piece was great. Have fun at LFW!!

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  20. I think the collection looks cute but i think where it is made for 'real' women it looks a little blah on the emaciated models, they just don't fill it in the right places.

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  21. Ohh that laptop is so so beautiful! You lucky thing! Fearne's collection looks a bit ill fitting and meh to me. I don't really like too much oversized stuff.

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  22. aaaw the laptop is adorable! I see what you mean about Fearne's show; some of the dresses are lovely though.
    Enjoy London :)

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  23. it's gorgeous! congratulations (belatedly)

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  24. Aww its a pretty little thing isnt it! :) Man, you certainly are a busy busy lady! I added you on flickr btw :) Hope you have a fabby time with the asos team tomorow, cant wait to hear/see how it all goes! xx

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  25. Congrats and good luck :)
    The only thing that I like is the orange/white dress with the collar...

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  26. Congratulations and all I'd do is stare at the laptop it's GORGEOUS! I love Fearne's collections I have some brogues and they're amazing, beautiful and very comfy! :) xx



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  27. Good luck with fashion week, hope you have a great time!
    I think Fearne's collection just looks like anything you could buy in Primark or somewhere, which is a shame because she seems quite stylish herself. Perhaps she was trying to dilute her style to give it a wider appeal.

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  28. Oh I hope you had a really good time, looking forward to reading my about your ASOS assignment! I just got home from LFW shame I didn't see you around Somerset House!

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  29. Gorgeous laptop, well done on the comp, you totally deserved it! Have fun a LFW, I'd be so nervous to go haha.

    I don't like Fearne Cotton's style that much, only because I think it's so difficult for us normal people to pull off.

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  30. It is extremely interesting for me to read the post. Thank you for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

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  31. Gosh, you're so lucky! Fearne collection does look really good, but I see what you mean, it is quite boring but I guess it looks a bit more wearable.
    I love the third dress on the top right hand corner!

    Lots of love, Lizzi xx
    http://gotsailsonmyboat.blogspot.com/

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  32. Hey gem!! So so so great to hang out today, I had such an effing good time with you, you were utterly hilarious! Hope the rest of day two was fantastic. Will send you the photos I took when I upload them. Xxxx geneva

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  33. Your prize is so pretty! Hope you had a fab time at LFW!

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  34. Gem you're on the debenhams website :)http://blog.debenhams.com/ xx

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  35. I'm so very behind on this ASOS thing, but I love your writing, and think you thoroughly deserved to win.

    I love the butterfly print on the laptop too, how cute. xx

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