Vogue Fashion Night Out Manchester

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Just a few snaps from Vogue Fashion Night Out which took place in Manchester this year. The even was basically trick or treating for adults with less tricks and plenty of treats! Huge thank you to all my favourite brands for the invites – Jess at Vivienne Westwood, Irene at Bobbi Brown, TK Maxx, Selfridges, Ruth at Guerlain, Armani, Hugo Boss, Harvey Nichols, Molton Brown and Chanel. Whew did I really manage all that in one night. Everywhere had a wonderful party atmosphere and some stores even produced special products for the night. Chanel released two limited edition nail varnishes Cosmic and Magic, whilst Vivienne Westwood launched their collaboration with Cambridge Satchel Company.

Squiggle Secret: Vogue Fashion Night Out

imageThis year the famous Vogue’s Fashion Night Out will be taking place in my home town Manchester. There will be fun and games all around town and I for one am certainly looking forwards to seeing what my favourite stores have in mind.

imageVivienne Westwood will be exclusively launching their collaboration with Cambridge Satchel Company on the night – don’t worry they will be available at other stores soon after. There will be a classic 14″ satchel as seen on the Red Label runway for SS14 and also a smaller 11″ clutch, available in brown, yellow and white for approx. ┬ú190 and ┬ú160 respectively. I will of course be swinging by Westwood and a few other of my fav’s will post up my top picks map next week.



Published in Vogue Paris

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If you read Vogue Paris you will have seen the wonderful Vivienne Westwood feature in their August issue celebrating London. I am thrilled to tell you my photograph of a pair of old Pirate boots was chosen for the spread. Even if you don’t read French the issue is a great one to pick up as the editorials are wonderful.

Merci Vogue, quel honneur.

Event Invite: Bill Cunningham Street Style Film Screening and Q&A, London 12/6/13

Ultra Vie presents Bill Cunningham Private Screening, Soho Business Club, 12th June 2012 6pm-9pm

You are invited to join me at a private screening of the cult documentary film ‘Bill Cunningham, New York’ which delves into the life of the first street style photographer. After the sceening there will be a Q&A session with fashion experts and a networking reception.

The film sheds light on Bill’s life as an artist and his exploration of the way people dress through photography. The event will welcome an exclusive audience from the fashion industry, with a focus on fashion blogging, offering a unique networking experience. The Q&A will see a panel of street fashion professionals, whose specialties range from writing to photography, including Dan Stern from Street Fashion Monitor, Pearl Westwood from Fashion Pearls of Wisdom and Vogue photographer Dvora Lan from Fashionistable.

“I said many times that we all get dressed up for Bill. He has been documenting me since I was a kid, one snap, two snaps, or he ignores you… which is death.” Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-cheif

Guests will enjoy the screening in the heart of London in Soho, with flavoured gourmet pop-corn from Proper Corn and refreshing drinks supplied by Peroni.

Tickets are available at £25, reserve your place at http://www.ultravie.co.uk/Bill_Cunningham_Private_Screening_and_Q_A

(just use your email to sign into the Ultra Vie website and receive free membership)

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Bill Cunningham Private Screening and Q&A

Wednesday 12th June 2013: 6-9pm
5.45-6pm: Arrival at Soho Business Club
6-7.20: Private Screening
7.30-8pm: Q&A
8-8.30pm: Networking Reception

Drinks sponsored by Peroni
Popcorn sponsored by Propercorn

Children in Fashion?

This is ‘Super-model’ Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau, she has just been featured in this shoot for Paris Vogue, oh and did I mention she is ten years old.

When I was ten I had probably clomped up and down the garden in my mums high heels. I had most likely painted my face up like a clown with her make-up. But I pretty much spent most of my time playing with Sylvanian Families and dreaming I was in Narnia. I can image Thylane finding it fun dressing up like the ladies in her mums magazines but these images are a far cry from how I dressed up as a child. You can’t deny these are styled up in a sexy manner, somewhat provocative. I know French Vogue likes to be risque, that they are art perhaps. But I don’t like it, not one bit. I don’t like seeing little girls in adult situations, I don’t like seeing them wearing make-up, I cringe when I see tiny feet in heeled shoes clicking around the super market. Childhoods are short enough, we should do whatever we can to let kids be kids.

Then I also came across this:

A phrase taken out of context from a Kate Moss interview a couple of years ago and touted as a pro-anorexia slogan. But my god why is it on a child’s t-shirt?

Excuse me whilst I go and vomit,


(Images yahoo.com)

A Vogue Birthday!

Today is my birthday! So I thought I would share with you some images from Vogue October 1981 the year I was born. I bought the magazine after Fab had bought one for her daughter’s birthday, such a great idea for a gift.

Couldn’t this girl be Freja Beha in Chloe!
The magazine has some pretty hilarious pictures and bazaar stories, and I certainly didn’t realise how obsessed everyone was with fur in the 80’s! But what was really surprising was how similar the fashions were to today!
Have a great day, I have a present to go buy!