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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Another September Issue

Just read this funny article today - a 70 year old academic reviews the September issue of British VOGUE. Priceless. Its good to keep eyes in and out of a fashion bubble! PLUS it reminds me its time to re-watch RJ Cutler's Doc.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


OK I don't know how to do links on my blog yet but go and design your own shoe - its addictive:

Want to win the chance to design your very own unique pair of heels?

I just read about this on my Facebook page and thought I would have a go...

A company called Upper Street is running a design competition throughout August to find the best new Upper Street design for Autumn / Winter 2010... What they are doing that is different is they are asking for entries to be posted online....

Everyone who enters will get an exclusive 10% discount on their next pair of Upper Street shoes, and the winning designer will get their design created for them.

So here's the blurb - Your design could be anything from the perfect pair of glamorous heels for the party season, a foxy pair of courts to take you from the office straight to the bar after work, or a funky pair of look at me shoes for a night out with the girls. It’s up to you!

So what do you need to do? How do you enter?
First design your shoe on their website in our 3D design studio then save it to My Collection (you’ll need to register). Next, use the Send To A Friend button to send it to, telling us more about your inspiration for the design and when the shoes would be worn.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 20th August.

They will then shortlist 20 of the designs on our Facebook page on Monday 23rd August – and the one that gets the most ‘likes’ by the end of August 2010 will be judged the winner.

Perfect to beat the pre Fall collection deliveries!

Monday, 2 August 2010


I read this article in METRO on the tube the other day about this lady who has created a blog to show all the foods and dishes she has invented to inspire her daughter to eat...
Her daughter and me...
Why did food never look / taste this exciting when I was younger?!
I want to try out the pirate sandwich or mango pineapple NOW!
Lets hope it gets snapped up and turned into a BOOK - take a look and see

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Facebook How To Walk in High Heels - be my friend!

Follow me on Facebook!

Find me and follow - I am going to start posting previews of my new book here soon!!/pages/How-To-Walk-In-High-Heels/80591816715?v=wall&ref=ts


Why is August so busy? I thought this was meant to be the CALM month? NO such luck - but have posted some images from Port Eliot


here are Sarah Williams Bags - I have no clue how to make images big - maybe look on for better size...




ITS# 9

Now celebrating its 9th year ‘ITS’ is an International Talent Support competition, supported by Diesel, that brings young fashion hopefuls together in the enchanted city of Trieste, Italy. This is a fashion competition that reminds you what is important in fashion – energy, commitment and passion over ego. And where better to look than the graduates?

“Historically exceptional craftsmanship was the norm and now it is the exception,” read the opening lines on one portfolio. But with over 7363 applications, from over 880 fashion schools, with past winner including Mark Fast, this is the competition to prove this theory wrong. The finalists of twelve fashion design students, six from English colleges, plus a group for accessories designers, with an impressive eight out of ten from English courses. The students had to present their work to a jury, which included Viktor and Rolf, before the winners were announced at a showcase along the seafront.

“This is how I find new talent,” says Diesel’s CEO Renzo Russo, who has been involved since the beginning, “ITS is so important for the future and to find the future - fashion cannot exist without fresh, new talent and ideas.”

Courtney McWilliams, Martina Spetlova and Astrid Andersen’s spin on the hip hop meets matador showed why British Fashion Designers, and their schools, are the envy of the world. But this year accessory design stole the show. London College of Fashion dominated the finals, under the tutelage of designer-turned-Professor Dai Rees as heels, headpieces and luggage were produced, and accompanied with slick sketchbooks explaining everything from their concept to their costings. The quote that had lamented the decline in craftsmanship proved to be exception herself. Sarah William’s collection of classic luggage pieces made the humble Globetrotter look as if Salvador Dali had revamped Longchamp or Smythson – as she should be. Williams picked up the Absolut, as well as the ITS Accessories Collection of the Year Award, while Japan’s Takashi Nishiyama, Viktor and Rolf’s favourite, won ITS Fashion Collection of the year and showed a taste of a global, bright, future face of fashion.

For more information on winners, or to enter the ITS 10 celebration, log onto:


Who said good girls keep diaries.... bad girls don't have time.... Hmmm.....
What Have I been DOING?
I am going to make it up to you NOW!
Where have you been?!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Getting ready for trip to Shanghai! But for some home grown talent check out the new blog:
londonfashionspeaks.blogspot and follow this. This is going to feature and find the new emerging London Talent...

Saturday, 13 February 2010


Who needs Valentines when you can step the light fandango in this??


A McQueen cloud, nothing to do with the Blizzard... but I wonder with all these live streams and online activities will the designers streamline the lingers, groupies, hangers on and irrelevant that clutter up their shows? Now everyone is a critic, everyone a blogger, everyone it seems can have an opinion, but not everyone can cut it - lets see how the talented survive

Friday, 12 February 2010

Piece of Lee

It was a scrum as I walked through selfridges today... everyone wanted a scarf, a token, a piece of McQueen... The tills were red hot. Every now and then a show, a moment, a memory of fashion moments past would pop into my head. As well as the shocking there was the sublime. Those that experienced one of his early London shows will never forget them... this was when he had everything to prove and nothing to loose, and perhaps then was when his imagination soared to new heights and took London with it. The scarves might be all but sold out... but Shalom getting sprayed in the mental asylum, the ice skaters, the unexpected and the beauty that came with it that was a real fashion moment - something very rare in these times.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Just read the tragic news about McQueen. He was a true original. A true creative. A show that you could always rely on to blow you away. I remember climbing over fences, hiding behind trucks, and planning for an entire day to get into his early shows in London. He set models up smouldering lava lined runways, had them skating, dancing, always something new and unexpected.
He has left an irreplaceable gap in the fashion world.
Too many shows to choose from, but I am sure so many ideas were still to come.... Such a loss

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Its a full time job doing a blog - I don't know how other people do it....
Golden Globes:
Jennifer Aniston
Emily Blunt
Drew Barrymore
and of course Marion Cotillard in Dior

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Wish I could say more.... I am in a Dior bliss bubble. Didn't even mind that the train was late.
Spencer Tracey said 'I don't want to go to heaven I want to go to Claridges'. I agree - but could we first go via Dior?
Just returned from day trip to Paris.
Chic, sassy, sexy sexy. Can't wait for couture!!!
I love John

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

God Save McQueen!
Some shoes are too cool to be stored - and too tricky for snow... but these bring out the best in a Brit

Monday, 11 January 2010

For a really lovely blog go onto Fifi Lapin's blog - this chic little bunny rabbit has the ears and eyes to pick up some of my favourite fashion labels - and the illustrations are gorgeous - check out the shoes!!!

This is going to be A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS... well OK maybe not EVERY DAY in HIGH HEELS (errr... snow!) but I am going to blog from a footseye view... so no way could I start this in anything other than a Manolo...
Snow played havoc with my footwear - but also with everyone being back at work it was a whirlwind so impossible to stick with new years resolutions.

Three new pairs of shoes later we are going to try again with more resolve this week.

I will also finish the final part of the new book.... more later

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

I met a jewellery designer before Christmas... I was wondering up the road to buy a paper, and the latest issue of Grazia, when I spied a Pop Up Shop right in my path... I looked in the window to see Daisy Knights Jewellery. Feathers, Butterflies, and collections based on her friends and what they inspire (Michelle, Ameila, Lulu, Rosie Petal, Molly some of my favourites). Tallulah Harlech inspired a collection of chunky rebel rings, the feathers looked like angels wings, and the staking rings were affordable enough to pile up... Oh dear...
Have a look on her website, she is a new name, but I think she will be in all the best locations, and on all the best fingers...
That went well, the old 'I will blog every day' mantra... The thing is the 'back to work' thing threw more chaos at my desk than the snow did to the rest of the UK...

It is not the weather for my Manolos as Dancing on Ice seems to have hit the pavements. My beaten up Dior biker boots, and Anna Sui Fit Flops, seem to be coping with the weather, but not sure how they will fair should the weather get any wilder.

Meant to deliver first draft of new book this week... and still not worked out how to upload a photo yet. Never mind, took down the tree (Twelfth Night Rule) that was decorated in High Heels and tinsel. Have a lovely day...

Monday, 4 January 2010

New Year and really high time I got this blog thing under control....
My friend Kate got a copy of my book before Christmas, Polish edition, so clicked on my blog to see what I did... Sorry. It is my resolve to try harder this year. It has only taken me a week to work out *and reset my password.... and to upload pictures we could be waiting till summer.
I was thinking about doing A YEAR IN HIGH STREET - due to the Zara wedges and warm winter puffalot coat I have been wearing... but already the January Sales tempted me back to the dark side with Tabitha Simmons... now must go earn my keep.