Monday, 24 September 2012

Cycle Fashion Show

Here are some pics from the Cycle Fashion Show held on Bayley St. Bloomsbury on Friday!
You can check out more details from the looks at Love Camden here.

models waiting for their cue

One of the models with THE BEST haircut,
hanging out before the show sporting a black Facet ring to match her raven bob

The bloggers who guest styled some of the looks

Was great to see my pieces being worn by male models too, showing their uni-sex appeal

Loved this look with cool tones, the chunky grey Hewn ring balances well with the playful metallic tie

A selection of my bangles including this new two-tone version

the Cat's eye reflector ring! 

The golden helmet was a big star of the show-amazing!
And useful to check your make up in too, if you get one for you and your mate

Great show-massive thanks to the fantastically stylish Reeme, Ria, Lucy & Emma 
(and rest of The Collective) the gorgeous models and all the amazing people 
who worked so hard (in less than perfect weather). 
And the Tequila & Ting.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cat's Eye

Tomorrow is Car Free Day! To celebrate Camden have created a cycle themed day of BMX stunts from Team Extreme, music and to top it off a 

Cycle Fashion Show

7pm Bayley Street, Bloomsbury

 Based on the simple & stylish outfits you see on street style blogs like The Sartorialist, the show will focus on wearability mixing pieces from local retailers like Muji, Darkroom, Topman, American Apparel, Bastyan and Trousers London.

For my pieces for the show I was working with the fantastic stylist team The Collective 
There is also guest styling and interaction from bloggers

Bike pics from The Sartorialist
 more lovely bike style ones here

My collection of work for the show inspired by the stylish city biker. Joining the easy to wear black and white the colour palette included soft marbled granite greys of pavements and buildings mixed with energising yellows of road markings and transport. 

I also got to try out a new inclusion in a Hewn ring. Using a Cat's Eye reflector encased in a textured black resin like melted tarmac it reflects the light brilliantly.

shining on amidst the gloom
A cold wet evening through the window pane turns raindrops into a thousand cat's eyes
This jumper has been giving me they eye
If you succumbed to the J.W Anderson madness at Topshop, it would go well with his Cat's eye jumper too, perfect for a ride around town now the temps dropping.
 starts at 4pm on Bayley Street WC1B, with the fashion show kicking of at 7pm. 
See you there!

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

London Fashion Feast with A Sunday Service

Ok, so back in the workshop after checking out what's instore for S/S 2013 through London Fashion Week, where I met some fantastic, talented people and the enthusiastic teams that support them.
 As well as my eyes nearly popping out from all the great work on show, I had a fab time hanging out with my fellow design enthusiast friends making astronomical wish lists from the new collections.

To keep us fuelled for all this action the weekend also seemed to be full of edible treats as well as a feast for the eyes. So while I "digest" all of the stuff seen and learned over the extended weekend, here's a post about stuff we scoffed (because let's face it, sample size was never even a possibility).

Fashion Week Breakfasts (cornflakes alone just won't cut it)   

Surely the Louise Gray of the icelolly world?

Just like that must have piece from a designer/highstreet collab my favourite colourful icecream treat is often hard to come by. Found this singular frozen gem amidst a freezer of far inferior "Fabs".

In the cafe at Somerset House, my favourite collaboration was Coco avec Maison Peanut

if in doubt, get both (sharing cookies=twice the goodness)
As you sit and recharge with a tea/coffee or cold beer, nice sandwiches and lots of brownies/biscuit/pastry treats wafted under your nose (these were fresh off the oven rack, the models must have developed an immunity) you can watch the goings on as assistants bustle in the courtyard with exciting bundles of garments in plastic wrappers ready for the runway.


Whilst I was around London at the weekend, I also had the treat of a unique dining experience on a rooftop in Dalston with A Sunday Service and their breakfast in bed pop up which is running this September. Read a great review on Tricky Customers blog here.

Here's the breakfast news...


Dalston Roof Park
18 Ashwin St
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom

(If in doubt follow the carrots...)


The £8 ticket price gave you with these charming rations for your O.J, tea/coffee/choc milk and delicious breads.

Sunflower and raisin 

A monster toaster let you hang around chatting to your buddies while your bread browns exactly how you like it. Then you could delve into the amazing selection of deluxe tasty spreads selected by the folk at Le Petit Paris based on personal research on their own hangover breakfasts. Note the marmite-apparently has some good stuff in it if you are feeling a bit depleted. To get some sugar in your blood, at least three kinds of honey, Meridian wholenut spreads, local jams 'n' marms and the always popular Nutella.

"tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty you're listening to the boy from the big bad city, this is jam hot, this is jam hot"

If you fancied something more there were lovely breakfast dishes and drinks made fresh to spoil yourself with. The Little Bread Pedlar had delivered the croissants and pain au chocs (via bicycle!) 

The tea on offer was Mariage  Freres-only available in France and brought in especially for the pop up as it was the favourite of the Sunday Service gang.


Posh pop refreshments included virgin Bloody Mary's, and elderflower, lychee & raspberry concoctions to stock up on vitamins.

Atmos &
Other stuff

For those who were experienced loungers, comfy beds were on offer. Other's wishing to get stuck into proper eating rather than languid nibbling could sit at cute tables with a view of the city below.

The crowd was a mixture of partied out groups of mates recovering together and cool couples relaxing without worrying who's making the tea 'n' toast or getting crumbs down their designer duvet. 

They could also get stuck into the selection of newspapers and fab creative magazines the likes of Verity and the amazing new food journal The Gourmand.

The chilled Sunday vibe would be a great place for an unusual date. The pre-pay ticket means no worries on bill etiquette and breaks down a few barriers by sharing pots of preserve in a relaxed eating environment (and you've already got your wannabe-beau into bed).

A great event from Parisian food expert Nathalie Bénézet and designer Ann-Marie Milward, there are still two weekends of September left for you to catch this completely original morning treat. And after that, I can't wait to see what this talented team do next-I'm hungry already...