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What with Coco before Chanel, The September Issue and now Rage, going to the cinema is becoming quite a fashionable affair. The latest, Rage, is Sally Potter’s new film which sees a school boy use his mobile phone to shoot people at a New York fashion house. Secretly posting the items on the internet, what starts as something innocent results in the unveiling of an industry in crisis only further dragged down by an untimely murder investigation from a runway accident. Jude Law (looking surprisingly natural in drag!), Lily Cole (great with blonde hair), Dame Judy Dench and Eddie Izzard are just a few of the big start names to appear in Rage which takes on a unique style of filming whereby monologues in front of the camera see each actor in isolation, shot close up against eye-popping flat color backgrounds. A unique screening took place last night where a live satellite broadcast the film to select cinemas across the UK. A live Q&A session follwed for the world’s first multi-venue interactive premiere.

Filed under: coco before chanel, eddie izzard, jude law, judy dench, Lily Cole, new york fashion house, rage, sally potter, The September Issue

London Fashion Week A/W 09

London Fashion Week A/W 09 was muchos fun, with the homegrown designers doing Britain proud and the complimentary wine in the press lounge going down a treat. Here’s a round-up in 8 easy pictures…
The Ashish show was definitely a highlight, taking place in the London Hippodrome, it was presented as a circus show and was tremendously entertaining, before the collection acrobats kept the fashion lovers entertained:
Then the vibrant, clown inspired (probably) styled collection was shown to the sounds of VV Brown, who played live:
The supermodels were out in force for the Qasimi show. Who? Why? were the questions running through most people’s minds. It turns out one of the Qasimi design duo is some sort of exotic Prince, hence, a lot of money, hence the presence of supermodels including Erin O’Connor, Lily Cole, Jasmine Guinness and Yasmine Le Bon. With husband Simon there to cheer her on from the front row:
Best Accessory of the Week – the giant hair bows at the Avsh Alom Gur show:
Best Celebrity Spot of the Week – Chris Eubank at the Jaeger show…yes really, that one,the excentric boxer…suggestions below as to what he was actually doing there (clearly not engrossed in the show judged by the pic I snapped) as I have no idea…
The longest catwalk – possibly ever seen – came courtesy of PPQ. They showed in the Burlington Arcade and the gloss was quickly taken off having a coveted front row ticket as it became clear there was only one VERY long row of seats. Still, front row is front row, irregardless of how many rows there actually are…
And here is a typical example of the glamour that is waiting for a show to begin. That’s me, fourth blonde up on the left, completely trapped in the PPQ scrum:
A good fashion day is rounded off with a party, essentially the most fun part of fashion week, PPQ had The Noisettes playing live at theirs, and lead singer Shingai Shoniwa was wearing a particularly fantastic yellow playsuit:
So that was my fashion week in a nutshell and I enjoyed every second. Roll on September!

Filed under: A/W 09, Aash Alom Gur, Ashish, Chris Eubank, Erin O'Connor, Jaeger, Jasmine Guinness, Lily Cole, London Fashion Week, PPQ, Qasimi, The Noisettes, Yasmin Le Bon