Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hello Fashion Week - I have missed you!!!

For some reason, for as long as I have been in London (which to be fair hasnt been that long but it sounded like a nice dramatic intro to a post) summer is always a whirlwind of craziness but the end of summer inevitably marks an end not only to craziness but also to yet another one of my relationships (imaginary, dysfunctional etc etc). According to a familiar pattern it drags on and simmers through the winter... shows signs of bad health in the spring.. then peaks in the summer and dies a sudden death somewhere between "September" and "the weather is sh*t again in London". 
Luckily... September also marks the beginning of the fashion month and I am oh-so-excited to welcome it this year! After 3 months of style oblivion and wearing havianas, cork wedges and cotton dresses (accompanied by a large number of various beady looking bracelets which are meant to be travel souvenirs but actually come from Topshop at £1 a pop). I have finally decided to pull my head out of the sand and smell the roses. 

Two days before the New York fashion week started, I shamefully typed in "main trends of AW13" into Google (NB shameful about the fact that i need to google it... whilst completely shameless about doing it at my an open plan office..wait a second......nope! still no shame). Google didnt let me down... 27 pages of links to various sources offering me their perspective on what we should be wearing this winter. And alas! The annual magic pill worked once again and I have regained my will to live (and spend beyond my means pretending that shopping therapy is the only thing that is going to get me out of the seasonal depression/mourning of yet another failed imaginary relationship). 

So boom boom! First item on the list - Oversized Coat preferably not in black.... Found this lovely lady very inspirational at LFW today.... [I wish I could bleach my eyebrows.. she just looks so unbelievably cool]