31 Oct 2011

V&A: Stylish Students from London Collage of Fashion...

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She's wearing heavy rib-wool socks with a nice heel for walking... Sorry so hard to see from my pic... I promise to start buying Duracell for the flash...

29 Oct 2011

V&A Friday Night Out... LDN

DSC_0024 DSC_0032 DSC_0006a DSC_0014 DSC_0037 this pic was posed by Charlotte Trendell a former Lux buyer at Selfridges , just getting into the web while acting as a stylist and personal shopper... facebook.com/CherlieTrendy>>> DSC_0055 Loved these girls from Spain their faces looked liked some of the ancient marble sculptures inside the museum...

Admittance is free, like the Met in NY in NYC... I cannot stop stop thinking about NYC, Laural Canon or Buenos Aires to just flaneur and post for a month from there... But I hate modern air travel so can only dream of the americas.... Robert

Remembering New York...

Actress-Kelly-Rutherford-and-DJ-Sky-Nellor-attend-Furla-Exclusively-for-Saks-Fifth-Avenue-launch-at-Saks-Fifth-Avenue-on-October-26,-2011-in-New-York-CityUntitled-1 Although we usually don't publish other people's pics... Luisa and I have an emotional attachment to Furla because to celebrate her Green Card I bought her a Furla tote in the late nineties. At the time she was the web designer for Bloomies and Furla was a new brand in NY. The evening of the day we bought the bag, I was with to met with Ron Frasch(rt.) and Malory Andrews to discuss a store visit she was planned to make to BG of HRH Princess Anne prior to a small dinner of senior New Yorkers on the yacht of the late Malcolm or his son Steve Forbes', mainly to discuss the work of Save The Children and other good causes, she supported...

During an aside from the main conversation, we were discussing British woolens when she told us that the mill that produces the goods for the Coldstream Guards' red tunics had been on the edge of the estate where she lives with her family since the late 1600's...

"Oh really Mam?" I said. "My father was a Coldstreamer" "Jolly well done Robert" she replied as Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment. When Ron joined our conversation, asking "What's a Coldstreamer?" "That's in-house-talk" the Princess said as she raised her white gloved hand in a "talk-to-the-hand" motion. I think she immediately realised she was being abrupt... Poor Ron, looked flabbergasted as he graciously accepted her manner and we all moved on...

Finally, I'd love to see that Furla skin bag done huge! with a snake-skin printed on diamond stamped leather, with a shiny plastic looking hand-finish... It could become an icon like Furla's jelly and candy ranges but aimed at very rich women around the world, the ladies-who-lunch. Perhaps Saks could commission three to be auction for charity and Ron could send one to the Princess to be auctioned by one of her charities. That way he could show her that there are no hard feelings on his side... But, I'm sure he is so busy he can hardly remember the day?

Furla Bags at SFA

28 Oct 2011

Customers queueing at Chanel Old Bond St, a while back...


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Above: "I love London at night" in town on a weekend-break from Sweden...

Meanwhile, If you are looking for a fun event to attend tonight I'm trying to get to the V&A where there will be a New York DJs playing mix tapes, a graphics workshop, they even asked me to run around with a Polaroid camera but I'm too old for and it...It was Warhol's schitck way back when, he even snapped a young Sam Shepard and I at the time when he was a young playwright and outlaw... DSC_0033

24 Oct 2011

Out at Night...

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An Indie Magazine Photographer... Sorry, forgotten which one...

16 Oct 2011

SAMIA MALIK says "DON'T WASTE COTTON" on a very blue London Day...

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Pouring with rain... I loved seeing her brights colors, it cheered me up as Autumn sets in. Below playing in traffic in-front a mega Rolls-Royce and if you had met her you would appreciate how ironic this pic is...

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Too wet to chat much about her ideas/thesis, perhaps another time meanwhile below some words from her Press Pitch, and the links Samia sent me.... 

"Cotton is a fabric that we wear and see around us" says Samia. "These days cotton is more disposable than ever before. We can go to shops buy as many cotton garments we want, without facing hardship unlike people who make it". 

Collection: All sweat tops are printed through a D.I.Y studio method. All trousers are made in London studio from cotton, focusing on a sustainable, classic and practical cuts...
ihtgw collection Samia Malik, Artist/ designer set up her label: SAMIA MALIK ihtgw in 2002, to discuss issues such as: propaganda, ethical trade within fashion industry, and psychological disruption. In 2006, she launched a collection of: D.I.Y, concept, unisex printed t shirts.

14 Oct 2011

Accessories trend: Detachable Collar... LFW 2011

DSC_0045Leather detachable collar she made... I saw lots of other people wearing self-made collars in different fabrications...over the course of LFW. Wearing similar self-made detachable collar

13 Oct 2011

Savile Row Tailor, Mens Day, LFW 2011

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Wearing vintage Dior, but reminds me of YSL when designer shops were tiny and discreet...

I like his brown shoes and his choice of tie to warm up the look...

12 Oct 2011

Quick Snap: "Post-Post-Modern-Chic"...

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I love "post-post-modern" clothing; for  day/evening for fun... The boots are so cute... It's a pity the bag blurred, it looked vintage Gucci from late 80's 1990...

For me, the more layers the more fun... Again apologies for the blurred pic... Robert

9 Oct 2011

Lacoste

DSC_0012 Luisa just got a new Lacoste top. The guys at Lacoste sent it to us with some other goodies and she loves it. They are running a promotion with Lookbook, if you have a favourite Lacoste look, upload it to enter.

6 Oct 2011

Same Time, Same Street ...

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All these pics taken within 5 mins of each other... London is so interesting for Style-Scouts and photographers when the sun shines...

5 Oct 2011

Stripes on Conduit St W 1,

DSC_0011Yesterday, on the last "summer" day of the year... Just realized this guy is "Polo-Meets-Michael-Kors"...

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Skirt: Vivienne Westwood...
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4 Oct 2011

Italian Exhibitor... LFW...

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2 Oct 2011

Colour Blocking... Sunday Best... LDN

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Meanwhile, I have been consulting on web development with a client of ours David, on behalf of, Curvissa to help push their name as the web retailers for the latest in plus size clothing. With size's ranging from 14-32 on a wide range of products from evening wear to formal clothing...