Fashion Week Part Two!

As fashion week moves on I have to say that I have not been that impressed with the shows, the same old, same old comes to mind but there have been some high lights and here are but a few. For the start I was asked to pose for the front cover of the DAILY and my mum is now parading this around the quiet village of Dymock in the UK and telling all her friends how her daughter is famous!

izzi bag hits the Front Cover of The Daily

izzi bag hits the Front Cover of The Daily

The only comment izzi made was ‘Are you getting to keep the Mercedes?’ typical man, how about ‘crikey that is my wife on the front cover of the most famous fashion magazine?’

I have been to some amazing shows this week and I loved, loved, loved the Jenny Packman show, the quotation on the front page of her press release was very fitting for Valentine’s Day ‘ Men cluster to me, Like Moths around a flame and if their wings burn, I know I am not to blame!’ (Marlene Dietrich) Anyway going back to the show, there was a lot of silk chiffon with beaded tulle and sequins combined with Moth wings. I so loved this collection the most feminine of all I have seen this week. I like Jenny if not for anything else other than the fact that she is a fellow Brit. Her presence in some of the world’s premier and most discerning stores from Harrods to Bergdorf Goodman reinforces her international appeal and demand. She has fast become one of the UK’s most regarded designers with not only her creative talent, but commercial success, I applaud her.

Jenny Packham 2011 Fall

Jenny Packham 2011 Fall

Perry Ellis caught my eye but that might be as all the guys were ermmm ‘Hot Totty’. I should keep that thought to myself right? but as it’s Valentines day, a girl is allowed to window shop right? Actually I can see my lovely izzi wearing this fall collection so I will be taking advantage of the offer Perry Ellis very kindly gave me that I can purchase 10 of the styles for the next four days, which is six months before they hit the shops. By clicking on this link Perry Ellis you too can be one of the lucky ones. The fall collection is full of Lambswool Turtlenecks, Alpaca Herringbone Country Trench, Twill Blazers and Washed Cord Tux Trousers.

Hot Totty at Perry Ellis

Hot Totty at Perry Ellis

I moved onto designer  CUSTO, now their actual press release says ‘ A clean slate was the starting point of this collection, pure lines and neutral colors reflect the idea’ Well I guess that got thrown out of the window before it hit the cat walk. I have no idea how they could write that and end up with this. Just saying….

Wool is the Hero Fabric

Wool is the Hero Fabric

I will redeem them by saying there were a few pieces I could see in my wardrobe, not as staple pieces but as one off’s, so the fact that they went on to say “wool is the hero fabric and all it’s textures are represented (Yeah really), felted wool, fringes, wool based graphic jacquards and open distressed weaves are used to create an effect of light organza’! OK well I was not sure I wanted to see that all in one outfit but I am sure that we will see CUSTO in the shops by Christmas!

My Fav piece of CUSTO

My Fav piece of CUSTO

Well I was by this time a little bleary eyed but feeling grateful that it was lunchtime and I was going to have lunch with super model Kara Young at the Plaza Hotel. We were attending the Rush Hearts Education Luncheon, which benefits the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Programs. Izzi and I met up with the Hair Rules team at the benefit and here we all are at the step and repeat, although I was told not to go out in my hearts Hosiery I did, it was after all Valentine’s Day!

The Hair Rules Crew

The Hair Rules Crew

A huge thank you to the host of the Hair Rules table Kara Young who was joined by the Hair Rules crew Monique, Dailey, Jasmine, Katiria, Kristy also the  lovely Nick Gruber, Izzet and I.

Nick Gruber, Anne Agoren, Kara Young & Russell Simmons

Nick Gruber, Anne Agoren, Kara Young & Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons stopped by to say hello and thank us all for attending, he looks so different without his baseball cap on, but always the gentleman. Izzet and I  had a wonderful luncheon at the Plaza hotel, the food was superb, the company a real pleasure to be with and the cause we were all there to support was truly a great one.

Beautiful Cupcakes!

Beautiful Cupcakes!

I am now looking at my gym kit and thinking I ought to hit more than the step and repeat today, the running machine perhaps? On that note the cup cakes they gave us when we left sadly had to go to the doorman of my building… Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.