Monday, 22 February 2010

Lunch...Fashion Week and Sleep please!

So today was a crazy day!!! What should have been my day off to enjoy some of the other fashion week shows and catch up with friends ended up being a day of madness with the unexpected happening.

I somehow managed to squeeze in lunch with famous Mauritian designer ‘Lida O’Reilly’ who had come to London to showcase her Amazing Couture Collection at our ‘Jalouse’ LFW Closing show.

We met up at the V&A museum and had some delicious Salmon yummmm!.

After lunch with Lida I had to dash quickly to try and make it on time for Nico D’s (Nico Didonna) show which I wouldn’t miss for the world! His pieces are so chic and so wearable. For those of you who have not yet come across the Nico D brand should def check out his website to find out more .The unique design and style of each individual garment has attracted clients from across the spectrum of talents and interests, from TV presenters and directors to footballers, artists and musicians are to name but a few.

My favourite piece was a gorgeous grey wrap dress which can easily be dressed up or down. It was also great seeing one of my favourite British models Rachael Williams modelling in the show!

Below pics: Some of Nico D's Autumn/Winter 2010 collection pieces

After Nico D’s show I had to rush and catch the Untold show at the Battersea Arts Centre which is put together each season by founder Maame Baryeh and her team. For more info on Untold visit

I then headed back home after the show to try and catch up on some sleep before our fashion week closing shows on Wednesday!


Watch Nico D's last season Fashion Week show below. Sorry about the dodgy filming but was still trying to work out my new camera at the time -lol

Friday, 19 February 2010

The Pre-Fashion Week Show at Movida!

So yesterday was the LGN Events pre-fashion week show and party at Celebrity nightspot, Movida .

I have not slept much recently I must say , I mean I’m talking 2-3 hours here and there as I tend to aim for perfection when it comes to work so that includes not sleeping until all the nitty gritty stuff is also good to go! I think I learnt a long time ago that time all that stuff really does not work, so if it means I have to not sleep to perfect something, I won’t.

So the Movida show last night was showcasing 6 amazing International emerging designers from as far as India (Sonya Vajifdar ).

Designers showcasing their collections included Sve by Sally Ellis, Avoh Valentine, Struppets by Nicole Hellrung, Rosie Keating, Sonya Vajifdar and Knitwear designer Lois Porte

You can read more about them here

It was raining heavily, as it always does in London, but even that did not stop the guests from arriving dead on time eagerly waiting for the show to commence.

Backstage was utter chaos during the show as you could imagine but in a fun kind of way. I know you’re thinking chaos and fun do not quite go together but in the name of fashion it‘s possible –lol

Below pics: Some backstage action!

The turn out was fantastic and it’s so great to see the British press really supporting and welcoming emerging talent.

Well I did shake a few dance moves on the dance floor with the limited amount of energy I did have left then realised I was being unrealistic about trying to party after the show when I had to be up early the next day!

I literally crashed on my bed the minute I got into my room so yeah I was shattered!!


“Don’t miss the LGN Events Boujis Closing show next Wednesday 24th Feb”


Photo credits: Harry Wade -

Friday, 12 February 2010

Fashion Week and the start of 2010

“British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage”.- Alexander McQueen

Above pic: Me with Latifah Jolie ( Artisic director at La Geneve North Events)

I’ve had a great start to the year with lots of exciting things happening!

My year kicked off with the La Geneve North Events’ ( ) monthly Valmont Catwalk show which showcased Ethical designers Charlotte and Jane’s beautiful pieces and Akosua Afriyie-kumi's African inspired show stopping pieces.

Below are a couple pics from the show

Opening the show was a stunning belly dancer called Farah whose performance was just phenomenal!!!!!!!

I had such great fun as always and met so many new great people and even new investors for the designers we work with which was great.

TV presenter Reggie Yates taking over the decks!

So a couple of weeks ago a friend invited me to a private party in Holborn, bearing in mind my strong interest in the Arts. The party was celebrating a new art collection and I must say I had the most AMAZING!!! Cocktails, seriously words cannot describe!! That’s how good they were!!

TV presenter Reggie Yates was DJ’ing and I must say he put together a fantastic set!!! I was so impressed with his selection of music!!!!

I met so many great people and numerous celebrities. One very stylish person I met was a gorgeous celebrity stylist called Janine Jauvel. Her style was funky yet chic! You can check out her work at

London Fashion Week!

I was sad to hear the news of designer Alexander McQueen’s death. He was such an amazing designer and his contribution to the British Fashion Industry is one that will live on for centuries!!! It is so sad that he killed himself especially one week before London Fashion Week. I am sure there will be many moments of silence dedicated to him at the shows. Buying his pieces have been a nightmare with Net-A-Porter crashing yesterday and basically selling out!!

London Fashion Week off-schedule shows next week

It’s crazy how quickly fashion week comes by each season!!! I always take a break after Fashion Week before returning to work as it’s so intense and completely crazy. I get invited to so many shows and I try to go to as many or send an assistant on my behalf as i think it’s important to support each other in the fashion industry especially if they’re new talent.

Gosh I can’t believe how many years I’ve worked in fashion already and you bet I love it!! It is a lot of work so don’t get it twisted as most people I meet always tell me how much they would dream of having my glamorous…yes supposedly Glamorous job! Then I tell them all the hard work involved and then they think twice –lol

Below pic: Me and Friends at Fashion Week last season

So we’ve been preparing for all our off-schedule Fashion Week shows and am very excited about the new brands we’re going to be introducing this season!!!

The press have been so supportive and really embraced the new designers we will be introducing during Fashion Week.

Our ‘A La Mode’ show taking place at the Charing Cross Hotel in Strand on Friday 19th Feb 2010 has been featured on Cosmopolitan this week. You can read the article below:

For our Jalouse LFW closing show we’ve managed to get one of our amazing designers Angy Morton a feature in the Independent which she is over the moon about! So are we off course-lol

You can read the feature at the below link

You can view our full London Fashion Week events schedule at

So that’s all from me for now but I will most def be updating you on all the Fashion Week pre preparations and general happenings so stay tuned :)