5 Minutes With… Amy Smilovic

Amy Smilovi

In case there was anyone left in the English speaking world who still didn’t know, I’m off to New York for fashion week tomorrow!!! To say I’m looking forward to it would be a serious understatement. I am so ridiculously, over-the-top excited that I’m practically singing to myself as I write, resulting in some pretty strange looks from my fellow Starbucks goers. In a mere matter of days I’ll be gazing upon the latest collections from the likes of Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta and of course, Tibi. I was lucky enough to see the Tibi catwalk show when I was in New York last September and can’t wait to see what Amy Smilovic offers up for SS13. With under a week to go until the show, I caught up with Amy in an attempt to find get the inside scoop on what’s in the world of Tibi…

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IDOL Magazine Hosts Issue Launch Party

IDOL Magazine

As you may have gathered by now, fashion parties on Friday nights are an extremely rare occurrence. Other than during fashion week – when weekends and weekdays cease to exist, merging into one, long, exhausting-yet-exhilerating blur of shows, champagne and impractical footwear – industry folk tend to host their celebrations on school nights, usually scuppering all my attempts to get any work done the next day. Well, IDOL Magazine are renowned for doing things a little differently so it’s should have come as no suprise that the independant fashion, music and lifestyle publication chose to celebrate the launch of their issue on the original party night. Given that I was moving house at the crack of dawn on Saturday, my plan was to pop in, say hello, maaaaaybe have one drink and then get myself home to bed. Suffice to say, all good intentions went straight out the window approximately 2 minutes after I arrived.
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Vogue Launches New Look Website


If you do one single thing today, make it checking out the Vogue website Not content with having been the award-winning digital fashion authority for nearly 17 years, the world’s foremost sartorial bible has decided to completely revamp their site.  The new Vogue.co.uk site is apparently built in HTML5 and CSS3. For those who not fully versed in tech lingo (i.e me) that means it will look amazing on the small screens of tablet devices, on the largest of desktop monitors, and all sizes in between.

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Dune AW12 Campaign


So it seems that I’ve gone from saying that I wont be posting any AW12 ad campaigns to having a bit of a fest. What can I say, nothing gets me in the mood for a new fashion season than beautiful images showcasing the cream of the sartorial crop. Now much as I adore ogling Mario Testino’s snaps for Burberry and Tim Walker’s Mulberry delights, it can get a bit tiresome gazing upon these gorgeous garments all the while knowing they’ll most likely never be mine. Hence my delight when these AW12 shots from high street shoe brand, Dune popped up in my inbox… Femme fatal styling and fabulous footwear I might actually be able to buy!

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5 Minutes With… Penelope Chilvers

Penelope Chilvers

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of having a snoop around the West London studio of shoe designer, Penelope Chilvers (click here to find out more). Given my love for all things preppy, I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Penelope’s signature velvet smoking slippers but having spent several extremely happy hours perusing her latest collection, I know that’s certainly not all she does beautifully! I caught up with the designer to get the inside scoop on her career so far and plans for the Penelop Chilvers brand in the future…

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