Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Kerry Dean's Photography

Today I came across a London based photographer called Kerry Dean. She studied at the London College of Printing and has since had her work published in numerous magazines including Nylon, Harpers Bazaar, Italian Elle and The Guardian Magazine. Her inspiration often comes from unusual locations such as the extravagant pink restaurant below. The locations are definitely one of the reasons I like her work. I think a lot of her fashion photographs are very feminine and dreamy so I could imagine her pictures in my favourite magazine Lula. I also noticed that three of the pictures I chose for you are pink! I guess I'm just attracted to the colour! I really want the rose print duvet and a film camera that takes pictures like the last two photos. To see more of her work click here.







Wednesday, 22 September 2010

London Fashion Week Favourites

London Fashion Week is sadly coming to an end today but I've had so much fun on my days off, looking at pictures and videos of so many shows.
As previously posted, Erdem and Felder/Felder were my favourites so I thought I'd leave you with my favourite looks from other collections I like. It also gives a rough idea of what trends to expect for Spring/Summer next year.


House of Holland - pleating detail and seventies disco


Holly Fulton - tropical holiday fun


Matthew Williamson - crochet & fringing 


PPQ - bright colours and tribal prints


Richard Nicoll - chiffon and monochrome

What were your favourite catwalk shows at London Fashion Week? I'm really looking forward to Paris Fashion Week - especially Lanvin's collection!

Love from Lou Lou


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

LFW: Erdem

Oh Erdem! Is it possible for me to love your collections any more than I do? This was the show I was most excited about at London Fashion Week and it's really got me swooning!
The setting of a private garden was a clever choice as it reflects the fresh, romantic floral collection. A tent structure was built for the show which was designed by Erdem's boyfriend. Even more romantic!
I love how the show started with white lace florals on white sheer fabric, then some red appearing on white, and gradually more colourful florals were popping out in full bloom! 
Go to Elleuk.com if you want to zoom into the details of the garments like I did with all 33 outfits! It's even more impressive up close.

Love from Lou Lou














Saturday, 18 September 2010

LFW: Felder Felder


After a long anticipated wait, my favourite fashion week has kicked off with a bang. So far London Fashion week has hosted Hannah Marshall, PPQ and Louise Grey. At the moment Felder Felder is my favourite. 

Images from Elleuk.com
The show’s tone was set by a cover of “Born to be Wild” by Coco Sumner which I think was the perfect choice. German twins Daniela and Annette Felder stuck with the rock chick aesthetic, adding a more colourful eighties vibe. The collection was made from leather, silk and chiffon with crystals or feathers sewn on. I really like the prints which look skeletal in a subtle way. 


Images from Nylon.com
I’m happy to see that bralets are still going to be a part of Spring/Summer next year as I still intend to buy one! Tutu skirts, skater dresses, collarless jackets and cutout ankle boots also featured in the show. 


These looks are likely to be pulled off by young singers and starlets with the most attitude and killer style. I’m envious just thinking about them! 

Love from Lou Lou

Sunday, 12 September 2010

It's Tee Time!

Every now and then, I like to buy an interesting t-shirt. I like them in the forms of baggy, frilly, cropped, illustrated and patterned. I just don't do plain white! After selling my Topshop tee (below) on ebay last week, I've suddenly found more typographic t-shirts to replace it with! 



First up is the line of tees designed by supermodel Erin O'Connor and stylist Kate Halfpenny. Erin is one of my fashion favourites so it was no surprise to me that I admired her latest project. The brand is named "She Died of Beauty" and consists of five organic cotton t-shirts and two tote bags. The idea of the collection, and the brand's name is to make  “a teasing yet affectionate tickle at the fashion industry we continue to love, honour and serve.” Check out the website here.



The new Ashish collection for Topshop is also rising high on my must-have list. It is also a little tongue-in-cheek. I absolutely love the french language although when it comes to writing to my french-speaking friends, I usually just pop in a "bisoux bisoux" (kiss kiss). Now I want the top to remind me of the cutest thing to say. If you want one too click here.


Love from Lou Lou

Thursday, 2 September 2010

LANVIN + H&M = HEAVEN

Lanvin is one of my favourite designer labels so I'm ridiculously excited that this morning, it has been revealed that the Paris fashion house will be creating a collection for H&M. I never thought I'd be able to afford a luscious Lanvin dress but it sounds like I will! 

"It is very much a Lanvin collection, using their cut and tailoring, with lots of focus on form and details" says H&M creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch. The collection will be revealed on 2nd November and available in stores from 23rd November so start saving now!

Below is a short clip of Alber Elbaz, the wonderful artistic director behind Lanvin. I want to be his friend!