Monday, February 25, 2008

Cai Guo-Qiang at the Gugg

February 23rd 2008

On Saturday my friend artist Deanne Cheuk ( who also designs textile prints for my label) invited me to go the dinner at the Guggenheim to celebrate the opening of the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang's retrospective "I Want to Believe"...

Inopportune: Stage 1. Wow! The exploding car tumbling through the Guggenheim's central space is spectacular.

Me with the artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Oo Tiger!

Deanne, wearing one of my dresses from Spring in her Feather Oasis print, with me.

This installation is loosely based on a Chinese folk tale of a man eating Tiger. Hold on to you horses Paud!

One of Cai's beautiful gunpowder paintings, which he's really known best for.

Me and a ring of fire.

I loved this...99 wolves ( well really goats in wolves clothing)

Jeff Ng who started the successful Reed Space on the LES.

Michelle Ho, who's father- in - law Robert H.N.Ho's foundation made the whole exhibition possible with Jihae, co-founder of the Asian magazine Theme.

Aoife ( those Irish names!) from V magazine with Deanne at dinner.

Paud and me.

The amazing view of the show view from the top of the Rotunda.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ginnifer Goodwin

Tuesday February 19th 2008

Yey! Ginny Goodwin wore one of my dresses again.Here she is looking adorable in one of my new Fall 08 dresses in the Floreau Nouveau digital print at the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night in LA.

( Photo Getty Images)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My New York Fashion Week

Friday 1st - Friday 8th February 2008

Fashion week in New York, again! After a few days recovering from my Fall /Winter 08 event I was ready to hit the town again...

Karen Elson and Sarah Sophie Flicker sparkling at the Marc Jacobs party on Friday night.

M.I.A mixes it up.

Maya Camin, Lindsay Thompson and stylist Natasha Royt.

Heifara Rutgers with skinny it-boy model of the moment Cole and James Gardner at Marc Jacobs.

Artist Dan Colon and me on tiptoes in 6" Prada shoes.

Thursday it was Agyness' birthday party at Don Hills, thrown by Anna Sui and the Misshapes.
Here's the birthday girl in fine form. One of the few girls I know who can really pull off a turquoise lace glove!

More photos from the girls bathroom.Irina lazareanu looking super cute. Oh and there's the glove again!

Hell knows who on the dancefloor..but those glasses are genius!

Zoe Kravitz (on the right) with her friend at Agy's do.

David Hershkovitz ,one of the masterminds behind Paper Magazine with me.

Brits abroad; Emma Reeves from Work in Progress with Katie Hillier who designs Marc by Marc accessories.

Vogue's Meredith Melling-Burke.

Giada from Milk Studios, Liz Vap, me and Thomasz.

LA stylist and buyer for Milk ( who supported me by buying my very first collection)Ilaria Urbinati.

The Paddingtons played.

Agyness and Patrick Grant having a dance.

Monday at the Halston party also at Don Hills. It was a little weird to me eating cavier canapes in what I would've previously expected to be the last place on earth I'd want to ever eat anything..but anyway!
The designer Marco had friends over to DJ and support him from club Plastic in Milan. I was loving these two with their Amy Winehouse / nurdy nurse look.

My friends Patrick O'Leary and Amir Zia at Halston.

The man himself, Don Hill.

The fantastic Slits. With their own inimitable brand of reggae punk on stage at Webster Hall for Chloe's official launch of her Opening Ceremony line.

Designer Ben Cho.

Rebecca Guinness at Chloe's party.

And Mr fashion himself, Hamish Bowles.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

My Fall 2008 collection

Friday February 1st 2008, 6 - 8 pm.

Last Friday, the first official day of fashion week, I held a presentation of my Fall 2008 collection at the Norwood club here in New York. It was the first real fashion event to be held at the new private arts club on W 14th Street which is an amazing 4 -story listed mansion that has been re-decorated by Simon Costin, so it was a bit of a coup.I'd also never really held a presentation before but this season I felt that a 2 hour intimate champagne event would be more applicable to the clothes, give more editors the chance to stop by and get a closer more fun!

The collection was titled " About A Girl".I showed 20 looks and used not only real models but roped in some of my lovely, supportive and ever glamourous girlfriends to wear the collection too.

Daisy Lowe backstage in her "Floreau Nouveau" printed silk dress, which I collaborated with artist Deanne Cheuk on. The starting point for my prints this season was art nouveau, in particular Klimt and Tiffany stained glass ( inspired by a photo of the interior of Maxims in Paris I had on my wall).

Girl on the go Kate Elson, who not only videoed the entire night for but also modeled for me! He she is multi tasking with Maya Camin who whipped everyone into shape backstage.

Theodora Richards wearing one of my favourite dresses in the collection.

Kate Bartle my PR from Starworks, Paud and George MacPherson from my UK PR Goodly all having a shifty fag on the fire escape.

Hair stylist Ash Javier working his magic on model Ines.


Katie Toker my amazing assistant and me backstage.

Photographer Poppy De Villeneuve looking gorgeous in my chrome coloured chiffon dress.

The lovely Nathalie Rock ( Mick's daughter)who always models for me.

Gordon Espinet from MAC, responsible for the beautiful make-up, puts finishing touches to Nathalie.

This season I was lucky to be sponsored by the new skin product line Skyn Iceland and what was even better is it actually works!

Model Gantz in my hand silk screened "Swirly Girl" print dress

Brazilian model Solange in my pleated and hand printed silk jacket

Claudia S in another of my favorite dresses. This has textile designer Ben Copperwheat's hand printed Kaleidoscope design on it.

Stylist Alex Slavycz knots model Eva into her scarf dress, also in the handscreened Kaleidoscope print.

Leigh Lezark from the Misshapes wearing my striped tulle shirtdress

Girl about town Kate Schelter takes to a bit of modeling!

Sarah Sophie Flicker from the Citizens Band in violet chiffon

Model Emina in emerald chiffon

Elena in another "Swirly Girl" handprinted dress.

Jauretsi spinning

Nathalie Rock, Theodora Richards, me and Daisy Lowe