London Fashion Awards 2018

The idea was simple, fix up, look sharp, and enjoy the event.

We attended the London Fashion Awards 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall. Even though we were not part of the A list set with the grand steps and THE Red carpet it was incredible to see. We were seated at door 3 which was not as glamorous but we were greeted also with red carpet and photo op which was a hive of activity. The sparkle shining off the flash photography was blinding.

It was everything you could expect. The A list celebs were on the tables by the stage, we were a couple of tiers up, and had an exceptional view of everything going on. The outfits on some of the attendees were stunning, the women were glamorous, the men dapper, tux’s, velvet suits, it was impressive. 

The awards are celebration of not just London or British fashion, it was a celebration FASHION. 

There were awards for the most iconic designers in Dame Vivienne Westwood, and awards for new emerging talents. The whole reason for the event was to support the next generation of designers/creators and to build for the future. This was visible in the range of people in the audience, from A list celebrities to students from fashion schools, it felt inclusive to all levels of the industry. 

We need to keep inspiring and supporting the next wave of talent…

To understand a little more about what the British Fashion Council can do for you, click on the link here. There are many other organisations that can support you to help follow your dream. And if you need support please contact BFC or contact me.

The party season is well under way and you don’t have to dress head to toe glamour. The Tuxedo is a classic piece so by adding your personal style to the garments and building your confidence you can create something traditional feel modern and elevated. Play with textures, have fun and just be yourself. I love the idea of dressing up.  I wore a Cos Tuxedo style suit with classic white shirt, Dior Homme bow tie, which I actually wore for my wedding 12 years ago, Zara shoes with high patent gloss and black faux mohair details. I then added my touch, my rings which added the final twist to my uniform, and I felt good. You don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve the look you want, mixing and matching different styles and brands will elevate any look. 

The fashion and Christmas season is in full effect and we cannot wait to get dressed up even if its just popping to the club. 


Fix up look sharp!! 

Beautiful wife wearing  Halston

Beautiful wife wearing Halston

New Creative Leaders_

Creativity is my new energy!

Seeing, hearing, feeling something, anything that can just make your mind explode is better than any drug. It feels like we are in the time of the creative. With all the negative press and state of the economy and our New World Leaders and then we can all unite and stand together as creatives - for now is our time. Not everyone has the budget of the LVMH’s and Off-white but you can still create.

Go create, go inspire and don’t be afraid to put something out there.

Creatively Being Confident!!!

W E T H E C U R I O U S 

The One that Got Away

RAF SIMONS sample sale in Antwerp. Are you kidding me. 

I must go, the flights are ridiculously expensive and the kids need picking up from school. Sorry kids but I must see Raf and buy some archive pieces that I can't afford. I can't remember when my fascination started but I think it was around 2001, when I moved to London with my then girlfriend, the bright lights and the big city drawer was too much, the designer clothes, luxury events. It was a fashion boys dream!!! and we really lived the dream. 

My first Raf Simons purchase was sweatshirt, it was an accessible price point and just beautiful, I still keep it safe and wear on the odd occasion to this day. It was a charcoal grey with graphic patches of the same grey, giving you the mix of texture, tone and statement! classic Raf as I've come to learn. my collection came to grow from suits, shirts, tees, sneakers, coats and The Book - RAF SIMONS REDUX

The classic aesthetic always with a twist an edge, these were not just items of clothes but pieces of art and I LOVE the attention to detail on the elaborate pieces to the cleaner pieces. Everything has a purpose, a meaning, a quality that no-one will replicate.

Nothing would stop me going to the sale but alas reality kicks in, the expensive flights, accommodation, and medical appointments scheduled on the day I wanted to travel  not forgetting my responsibilty as a parent. I couldn't go, I needed (I thought) to go to this appointment with the NHS you never know when you might get another one. so it was a choice between health and RAF.

Sadly Health won!

Devastated is an understatement so I get out my Raf clothes and wear them proudly/sadly knowing that I missed a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Antwerp will have to wait, but my love for RAF SIMONS continues.