Thursday, September 20, 2007

My New York Fashion Week

September 6th - 12th 2007

Still on a bit of a roll after my show until exhaustion really kicked in mid-way through the week, I started off on Thursday at photographer Marilena Borgna's cool exhibition of rock'n'roll photos at the Dactyl foundation gallery show.

The lovely girl of the moment Agyness Deyn DJed.

Me and Steve Dellar from One models.

Oi Oi! Nurski!

Some of the work.

Tommy Salah from the Soho Grand.

Friday Sept 7th I went to Doo Ri's( my studio next door neighbour)show at Milk Gallery, which was breathtakingly beautiful.Later that evening me and Paud went to the Prada store party and saw the Hours was packed! But the Damian Hirst decorated store did look pretty amazing and it was well worth the squash. We then scurried out of there for a quick dance around at the Dazed and Confused party at the Tribeca Grand before bed.

Multitalented film director John Maybury with Erich Conrad.

The Queens of Noize were there straight from playing at the Cavalli party with Flo ( Florence and the Machine) and her sister.

I had a lovely Sunday afternoon with Kitty in the Village. We stopped by Lulu Guinness' store on Bleeker Street for the preview of her spring 08 bag collection and her collaboration with photographer Poppy DeVillenueve's portraits and her sister Daisy DeVilleneuve's illustrated book.

Poppy DeVillneuve and Chiara Clemente with Kitty.

Rebecca Guinness and Kitty.

Monday Sept 10th and the Marc Jacobs show.OK ,it was 2 hours late, but personally I wasn't complaining at all as I sat around the corner tucking into poppadoms in an Indian restaurant with James Gardner and Tony King from Createthe ( who design Marc's website) and Haifara Rutger ( who also works for Marc, so I guess we were on call). The show was well worth waiting for , the set was incredible, and the clothes I think were possibly my favourite Marc Jacobs collection ever, they were truely gorgeous, I loved the colours, and the shoes were to die for.

It must have been past midnight by the time we all piled out of the Armoury and made it to the afterparty, where we had a blast!

Going there with James and Haifara.

We picked up Serena Rees, Camille Bidault-Waddington, Alister Mackie and Suzanne Deeken on the way.

Debbie Harry style icon.

Venetia Scott.

At the afterparty I played find the bar with Simon Le Bon and his friend.

Boot envy! Camille had on the most amazing pair of purple Westwood boots ever.

Me with Purple Magazine's Olivier Zahm.

Terry Richardson looks on.

Katie Hillier, the bag designer genius with her boyfriend Patrick Grant from Saville Row.

Foxy Serena with me at the Marc Jacobs afterparty.

The following evening was a show at the Milk Gallery of unseen mannequins originally painted by Halston's boyfriend Victor Hugo in collaboration with Andy Warhol.

One of the mannequins.

I was so pleased to see my old friend and new mum Jess Morris ,who's the PR Director of Agent Provocateur and had just arrived from London, snuggling up to Mick Rock.

Artist Anthony James and Kitty in her new hareem disco jumpsuit, hot from under the sewing machine.

Jess with me and Liz Vap who organised the event...not sure that's the best camera angle for us!

Weds night Agent Provocateur held an intimate dinner on the Gramercy Park Hotel roof hosted by Magie Gyllenhaal to celebrate the new campaign she starred in and the "Lessons in Lingerie" book. As it was the beginning of Rosh Hashanah Maggie treated us all to apples and honey first, before we sat down.

Jess reads "Lessons in Lingerie" whilst Paud pretends to be disinterested.

Waris and Rosario Dawson.

Alana Varel and Sharon Ainsberg fornm Starworks with Serena.

Afterwards we piled off to the Purple Magazine party at the Beatrice Inn.

Chloe Sevigny and Ben Cho really enjoying the music they played!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My Spring 2008 Show

Wednesday 5th September 2007.

My Spring 08 collection entitled "Désordre Anglais" ( a phrase used by the French to describe the haphazard eccentric English chic) was debuted with a runway show at sunset in the atmospheric roof Cabanas at the Maritime Hotel, New York. We than had a small afterparty there and the sensational Queens of Noize from England spun.

The Queens of Noize who were over from London; Tabitha and Mairead with me, rocking the house.

The MisShapes. Leigh Lezark looking stunning in a dress that I specially made for her.

Mandie Erickson and Arden Wohl; who looked as fab as ever, wearing my Kitten Dress from my Fall collection.

Top girl Alexandra Baker, who looks after the Queens of Noize as well as many other cool DJs and bands, from the music PR company Magnum.

Mateys; Lyonel Tollemache, Jacquetta Wheeler and Nur Khan.

A few of my top picks from the show. The opening look; Magdelena wearing the Sunset dress in jade Voodoo Ray print with wooden beads and Swarovski crystals.

One of my favourite looks; Diana M in the Feather Dress made from embroidered ribbons.

My new look Bianca Jagger; Tatiana wearing a hoodie halter waistcoat and high-waisted trouser suit in white.

Alexandra Tomlinson in a a metallic Mosaic Tile print on black chiffon with gold and black stripey shorts.

The lovely Catherine Pierce from The Pierces ,wearing my Bombshell Dress from Fall, pre-show.

Lauren Davis, Derek Blasberg and Olivia Palermo.

Legendary NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham with the ever glittering Mickey Boardman from Paper magazine.

The boys who all really lent a hand: Christian Giacomelli, Massimo Cuviello, Justin Melnick, and James Gardner.

Lisa Salzer, Kate Schelter and Magda Berliner.

Getting ready backstage.

Me and Kate Elson looking gorgeous in my playsuit from Fall, backstage having a giggle.

Man of many talents, Justin Melnick.

The amazing Kate Bartle and Melissa Lun from my PR, Starworks NY.

George MacPherson, from my UK PR Goodley and one of my oldest friends from London David Weston, who takes care of my UK sales.

My parents and Kitty.

My friend Maya Camin who always loves to help whip everyone into a frenzy and the lovely Jauretsi Saizarbitoria who played my show music.

Annabel and her assistant Danielle Nachmani doing a headband test.

Me and the ever supportive Mick Rock.

Tony King from Createthe ( he designs my website) calming Paud's pre-show nerves.

We arrive to set up at the Maritime. Janneke Verhoeven and Sarah Duggan do a bit of heavy lifting.

Thank you to Danielle Levitt for some of the above photos.