WOMEN FASHION POWER

WOMEN FASHION POWER Design Museum

As you probably know, back in July I graduated from Central Saint Martins having studied BA Fashion History & Theory. It was a fantastic course – if a little *ahem* challenging to balance alongside blogging at times – not least because of its focus on the huge significance of clothing within a a cultural, sociological and universally personal context that spans both the globe geographically and centuries back to the Renaissance and beyond historically. That was possibly one of the longest and and most confusing sentences I’ve ever written. What I mean, basically, is that recent decades have seen fashion start to be considered a worthwhile subject for academic study that has always played a crucial role in the time and society in which it exists. Getting to spend three years learning about that was pretty damn awesome and one of the things we looked at was how fashion has been explored in museum exhibitions. This has largely taken two forms. There are the “blockbuster” shows of gorgeous gowns with lashings of celebrity association, designed to entertain and draw in the crowds but not necessarily inform or spur much discussion. And then there are exhibitions that approach there subject from perhaps a more intellectual angle, examining how fashion has impacted on, interacted with and reacted to factors far more fundamental to our history and present reality than hemline lengths and catwalk trends. Of course, some are both. Having attended the private view of WOMEN FASHION POWER at the Design Museum earlier this week, I would say it falls firmly in the latter category…

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Wining with Roger Vivier, Dining with Donna Ida

Roger Vivier The Perfect Pair Frieze Cocktail Celebrating Ambra Medda & Miss Viv'

Another rather belated event update mes amies. What can I say? So many parties, so little time! God that makes me sound like a colossal arse but at this time of year, it appears to be the case. And what parties they’ve been! You all know how much I adore Roger Vivier and it’s always a delight to ogle their divine shoes and accessories, especially when said ogling is accompanied by champagne and fabulous company. My evening was on a pretty tight schedule on this occasion so there was no being fashionably late for me! I arrived the second Roger Vivier’s Knightsbridge boutique opened its doors and was surprised to find the place already pretty full with beautifully dressed guests. Evidently the allure of exquisite shoes was too much for anyone to stay away…

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Look Du Jour: Lumberchic

look du jour lumberchic

What: Whistles aviator jacket (available here), River Island lumberchic plaid shirt (similar here and here), Hudson Nico Super Skinny jeans (available here), Polo Ralph Lauren boots (available here), Massimo Dutti bag & Valentino mask aviator sunglasses (available here) with Dior Mirage nail polish (available here) (all c/o)

Where: Brunch in West London.

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