NYFW AW16: The Shows

Kate Spade NYFW AW16

How to cover fashion month on La Petite Anglaise has posed increasingly more of a challenge for me over the past few seasons. When I attended my first ever London Fashion Week waaaay back in 2010 I had the different challenge of attending two shows – both of which I wangled into through determination, desperation, charm and having zero shame in my clueless game – and seemingly endless time. So I wrote reviews of said shows, diaries, several features on the NewGen exhibition, “interviews” with David Koma and Mary Katrantzou that I chanced off the cuff when they happened to have popped into their exhibition stands. Throughout following seasons I did my daily diaries (how did I have SO MUCH TIME!?) but more recently that’s proved more difficult. I’m determined never to only post my outfits. I definitely do not see anything wrong with that and my fellow international show going bloggers who do that, do it beautifully, eloquently and with a level of quality I could only hope to replicate. I have the utmost respect for how so many of my peers share their stunningly shot fashion month looks in their own unique way; whether that’s incorporating a bit of show commentary, personal anecdotes, styling advice or in so many other engaging, captivating formats that I respect and am often ever so slightly envious of but would never attempt to straight up replicate. And you know how I roll, I bloody love writing, sometimes too much for anyone’s good. However 1500 words per day across 3 or 4 fashion weeks combined with all the outfit pic sorting, catwalk photo formatting and copy fact/spelling/grammer etc checking that goes with it has proved too much for a one man band when doing so many shows and projects over a month of travelling. So this season I’m going with the “looks” and “personal standout shows” format I test drove last LFW. Maybe I’ll change it up next time, who knows. Please do tell me what you guys think as that’s what matters the most. That’s enough from me now. NYFW AW16: The Shows, let’s go…

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Look Du Jour: All Pink Everything

Look Du Jour, All Pink Everything, Ella Catliff, La Petite Anglaise

What: Pink jacquard Temperley London coat, Rebecca Taylor dress, Chanel bag, Alexander White stilettos and YSL Beauty lipstick

Where: Erdem x Selfridges London Fashion Week Party

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LPA x Glamour Beauty Festival 2016

LPA x Glamour Beauty Festival

I almost started this post by saying something along the lines of “being a blogger, whether full time or on top of a whole other job, inevitably involves a whole lot of working weekends.” Then I realised how much of a colossal prat I sounded for so many reasons, not least the fact that so, so, SO many professions involve working weekends the challenges posed by which I and my internet dwelling peers couldn’t begin to comprehend. Anyway, my point was that shooting this video at the Glamour Beauty Festival was, technically speaking, a “working weekend” for me given that said filming and took place over Saturday and Sunday… But as I thought numerous times over those two days, if I could consider what was occurring any remote semblance of work then I was a very, very lucky girl indeed…

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