On sunday afternoon Lanky girl and Co had the pleasure of attending Scoop International fashion Show at the Saatchi Gallery. Scoop is a boutique tradeshow, showcasing emerging and established directional fashion designers. Bringing together more than 150 international apparel, footwear and accessories labels in London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery. Here are some of the designers that I recommend that you check out.
What I loved about Vilagallo is their bold use of colour and the quality of the stitching. They seem to have taken a lot of inspiration from quirky British styles. The prices are fairly reasonable going for around 83 pounds. Unfortunately I think they possibly are only available in Spain, so next time I’m over there I really have to check this label.
Katya Wildman makes beautiful clothes to suit women with curves, Nigella Lawson has been pictured in many of her creations. You can buy her clothes online at http://www.bombshellbykatyawildman.com
Beautiful shoes by Robert Clergerie
Robert Clergerie is a french designer who makes the most beautiful, well crafted shoes, I fell in love with the velvet green pair shown above. You can buy some of his shoes online. For more info visit http://www.robertclergerie.com/en/
Girls living in London will know that if you are going to wear heels on a night out it is always practical to bring a pair of ballet pumps to wear when your feet get tired. Bagllerina are the ultimate lifestlye brand. The french label makes leather fold-able ballet pumps which come in very chic leather bags. They haven’t got a stockist here yet but you can buy online at http://www.natkinparis.com
A girl has a right to love shoes! Charlotte Olympia is the child of Charlotte Dellal. She is a graduate of Cordwainers and the sister to London IT girl and model Alice Dellal. Her designs are inspired by the glamour of the nineteen forties and are popular because unique and eyecatching shapes. These shoes are worth saving those pennies for! Santa?
Charlotte Olympia is a favourite with many celebrities including, Emma Watson, Sarah jessica Parker and Olivia Palermo.
This morning I was invited by the lovely people from Buymywardrobe to a bloggers preview of their designer recycling event being held at the Supperclub. Feeling a little bit grumpy I nearly didn’t go but I am so happy I did! For half an hour before the event started we were given the leisure to stroll around looking at all the lovely items that the wardrobe mistresses (women with serious designer addictions) were willing to part ways with. Once it hit 12 the women poured in and it was mayhem! I decided the best thing for me to do was wander around and see if anything interested me. I spotted a very nice Vivienne Westwood choker for £85.00 a pair of Versace earrings for 15 pounds! Having gone around the room twice I decided to come back to have a second look at the earrings to find they were gone! There is no time for dallying when designer wares are concerned. Starting to tire of the crowds I floated to a corner where I looked down and spotted a pair of Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps in a size 42! Now, if you have larger than average feet you will understand what a pain it can be that designers often stop at a size 7. Now comes the best bit the price…20 pounds! I couldn’t believe it I asked the woman who was selling them are they real? Is that the right price? She said yes and without hesitation I snapped them up. The sole of the shoe is slightly worn so I took them to Christian Louboutin’s shop in Knightsbridge to find out if they can be repaired. They kindly directed me to a cobbler who will fix them for 30 pounds. Needless to say I am a very happy bunny…now i just need to special event to christen these bad boys! Buymywardrobe every recessionista’s secret and now I’ve shared it with you.
So the weekend is upon us, here are my recommendations of things to do:
Jan 28th – 30th My2011 festival – Westfield Shopping Centre
From tomorrow until the 30th January Westfield is hosting London’s biggest health, beauty, and fitness event. Already given up on your new year resolution to get fit? Why not attend and give yourself that kick to get fit for 2011. Gymbox will performing intensive training routines for all those who want rock hard abs (and to watch men in tight shorts). There will be exclusive preview performances from the cast of Shoes -The Musical and there will be a chance to try out Nike’s training club.
Wonder how that colleague or friend of yours is always seen with a new designer bag on the same salary as you? It could be credit cards or even better bought it from someone else’s wardrobe. Buy My Wardrobe is London’s Premier fashion recycling event and this Saturday is your chance to snag a designer bargain (some 80% off!). Uber – fashionistas will be opening their closets to discerning members of the public! Get ready to delve into a designers treasure chest!
This is a short post today, I will do a proper one tomorrow as it is getting late. If you have ever watched Sex and the City the movie you will know about Carrie’s gorgeous Manolo Blahnik blue shoes…ahhh one day my lovelies you will be mine. Looking on Ebay I managed to find replica shoes for 1/5 of the price, take a look yourself can you tell the difference?
Louis Vuitton shoes…. Many of you fashionistas or shopaholics would have seen Louis Vuitton’s Autumn/Winter collection inspired by Mad Men. Ever since I saw clips of models sauntering down the catwalk in gorgeous prom style dresses and block heeled kitten pumps, I’ve been hunting on the high street to achieve the same look. I managed to find a cute 1950s style dress on ebay but alas I couldn’t find similar shoes…..until Now! On the way home popping into M&S I spotted these! At last! my look is complete.
Louis Vuitton dress and bow pumps
My inspired look M and S ShoesIn Black too:Now all I have to do is find somewhere to wear my fabulous new look…any offers?