Model, Actor, Television Presenter and more, this is not to be missed.
(in case you didn't notice I rather love the Sixties)
It will feature iconic music personalities from the era who inspired cultural and social changes at the time. Bands and individuals who will not be forgotten quickly, from The Rolling Stones to Cliff Richard.
Bumble Bee Eclectic Ring!
First off: As a new addition to the NJAL writer's team I was sent this lovely press release. I'm so gutted I can't go (due to being home, ill etc), especially as I was invited to the invite-only drinks party. Please do go along though, by some amazing pieces, and take lots of photos so I can fuel my jealousy even more.
NJAL, the leading global business directory for showcasing avant-garde fashion designers, is unleashing its online array of unique designs in the form of a Pop-Up Store, bringing the collection and consumer even closer together. During an exclusive, two-day only event in Notting Hill, professionals and creators will have the chance to meet and mingle in a fresh and inspiring surrounding.
THE ONLINE SHOP has been providing access to rare fashion pieces from a wide selection of fashion brands for four months now. Each month is hosted by a fashion personality; Robin Schulié, Diane Pernet and Amanda Lepore all happily lent their names to THE SHOP. Most recently the latest sell out collection was chosen by supermodel Lara Stone, W Magazine’s current "most wanted face of the moment", winning the attention and acclaim of global fashion media.
THE LOCATION has become a favourite amongst the London fashion set, being renowned for its glamour. Beach Blanket Babylon occupies a prominent position in an old Georgian Mansion in the heart of Notting Hill. Famous for its unique interior design blending Boho Chic, French Country Style and Rococo; it is known the world over as a by-word for lavish luxury.
LARA STONE’s uniquely selected collection will be available in the store, alongside a wide range of our most inspiring young designers’ work. The pop-up store will benefit NJAL’s most promising designers with crucial exposure in new markets. Furthermore, the event will help raise awareness of young and upcoming fashion, but also promote the idea of sustainable fashion.
THE POP-UP STORE will take place on Friday 23rd October 12 lunch – 11pm and Saturday 24th October 10am – 3pm. As a further exclusive offer guests can receive 25% off lunch or dinner on Friday 23rd, and brunch on Saturday 24th by bringing their invite along. Come down to experience the frontlines of fashion and to shop otherwise off limit design in an inspiring environment.
THE NJAL POP-UP STORE BEACH BLANKET BABYLON 45 LEDBURY RD LONDON, W11 2AA
RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS: 020 7229 2907
I'll be reviewing the event tomorrow so keep checking back.
Looking forward to William Tempest's collection - should be up tomorrow!
Various events, donations and sponsorship have often happened on my part and here I combine fashion with charity.
The Four Seasons Charity Fashion Show, The Junction, Cambridge.
Design brief: select items from Oxfam/British Heart Foundation and create them into designs to wear at the fashion show.
Some people re-styled, I completely re-created. Deconstruction. Reconstruction. Sewing. Decorating and so on.
The evening was a great success with items for auction from LFW and some top companies. Work experience with a fashion design company to be won by the best outfits. Stalls selling the best of Oxfam and BHF.
Hair done at Scruffs. Make up by Clarins.
Workshops conducted by Nikki Goldup.
1. a cropped, cream jacket with cute ruffle detailing and to the side buttons!
2. a navy blue shirt dress with folded detailing at the top (I'v
3. a dress for Mike's summer ball - white, sleevless shirt with folded detailing at the top, which then goes into a navy blue skirt with a silk band at the base, and ties round the waist - pretty! !
Some quick updates:
I passed my theory test yesterday!!
I've also just been invited to help plan a re-launch party for this clothing company I know...more details to come when they come. It's a bit hush hush for now :)
I went to Clothes Show Live the other week - aceeee, photos etc will be posted next.
I've been helping with the preperation of a major fashion show. I got my friend Caroline involved which is ACEEEE, as well as Jonny who I've known for years. Last Monday I was helping with the pre-photoshoot and fitting: signing in models/designers, making sure things went to plan etc.
I'm also helping on the nights, backstage, fitting, with models, helping organise the after party. Big role really so I'm pretty pleased :) And there's hardly any other helpers. Especially for this big one at a Cambridge University Ball which almost no one is allowed backstage for (high security) and I've been invited to stay for a bit afterwards at the actual ball! !
Anyway, this post was really boring for you all I expect...I promise I will pick it up shortly: as soon as I have time!! :)
Hope all your exams went well, bring on the summer!
lotsoflove x x