Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Hippest '80's Designer

One of our very favourite designers of the '80's (yes, some of us bloggers ARE that old!) was Norma Kamali who designed the most fabulous sweatshirt fabric clothing.  Chic, fun, witty and wearable.  Then she all but disappeared from our radar to reappear with the most fabulous outfit in English Vogue two years ago.  All went quiet on the Western front again until the start of last year when her fabulous swimwear collection hit British stores such as Harvey Nichols.  An article that appeared online in the last few days caught our attention and we thought you too would like to learn about Norma, the Queen of the Puffa.  Enjoy!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Our favourite cinema club, the Lexi in Kensal Rise, takes movie going to a new level with NOMAD - a travelling movie theatre - and a first winter showing in Zippo's circus tent in Finsbury Park on Sunday 3rd April.  An opportunity to see one of our fave raves from the grave, Strictly Come Dancing, and take to the floor  to shake our booty!  Sounds like fun to us ...

Friday, 25 March 2011

Stewart Mechem: Artist

Thought we would share the work of our friend Stewart Mechem who took up painting only a few years ago.  We love his pieces and felt you might like to discover what inspires him and how he achieves the unique finishes to his work

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Liz on a Hot Tin Roof!

Our tribute to the once outrageously beautiful Elizabeth Taylor - who managed to snag one of the sexiest men in the world amongst her trail of hubbies. Liz we salute you! The end of an era ...

Friday, 18 March 2011

Good for One and One for Good!

One of our very favourite young fashion labels is Goodone, a designer collection with "up-cycling" front of mind. "Up-cycling"???? - biking up steep hills perhaps? Non! This London Fashion Week exhibitor has made a deliberate choice to source sustainably since it was conceived in 2006. It uses end of rolls, offcuts and obsolete fabrics - all from Britain - combined with fabrics cut from once loved and vintage throw aways. Sounds horrible? Don't kid yourself. Design is the key element combined with ingenuity and fashion savvy results in desireable pieces you'll want to keep forever. Each piece is unique and Goodone also fits to size on request. And once they have your measurements on file they will keep them for your future orders. Check out the site and indulge - both for yourself and the future of the planet ...

Monday, 14 March 2011

Spot the Blog

Check out Lil London's Blogging song!  She must have simply forgotten to include the Fashion Bloggers or perhaps our name did not rhyme?

Saturday, 12 March 2011

The Art of Flight: Amazing Snow Boarding Trailer!

For someone who has never snowboarded this film trailer really pulled me in!  Awesome!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Galliano's Swansong and Back to Black for Lanvin

Galliano's collection in an intimate Saloon was proof positive of his genius.  This kimono style piece has become a signature piece.  Headware by Stephen Jones crowned almost every head.
And Lanvin made a welcome return to black (often mixed with inky blues) topped with amazing 'witches' style wide brimmed hats.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Long Live the McQueen!

These amazing 'pieces' are as close to art as shoes can get!  From the Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 collection designed by 'Lee's' right hand, Sarah Burton who is proving herself more than a worthy successor to the master we lost last year.  Long reign McQueen!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Watch this Tongue in chic piece ...

OK OK OK - so I've nicked this image off my mate's blog Disney Roller Girl - she's a great blogger with great style and she found them first BUT - I LOVE this wrap Swatch watch.  Got my eye on the khaki but think I might also opt for the peach as a summer option.  Great for those of us without the dosh to purchase the Hermes original and very 'tongue in chic'
Buy here ...

Friday, 4 March 2011

A Classic in Theory

A luxury oversized white blouse in a sumptuous silk feel fabric is a must-have for every wardrobe. This contemporary classic from Theory is worth its weight in gold and looks great with leather pants or spray-on denims, it's a key investment and hero piece.

Buy Here:  MW White Shirt

And the Winner Is...

The lucky winner of the Piece for All Seasons contest has been chosen! In this Fashion Bloggers contest, we asked our readers to "like" The Fashion Bloggers page on Facebook. Our Facebook fans were then entered in a drawing to win a beautiful Brazilian poncho/cape dress in silk jersey (worth over £150).

And the winner is... 

Anissa Muhryn! Congratulations Anissa.

Thanks so much to everyone that "liked" the page and entered the contest. Stay tuned to The Fashion Bloggers Facebook page for more contests, and more fashion!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Genius of Galliano

Galliano - a taste of the Genius he brings to fashion.  Dior's loss.