Guest blogs

Guest Post: Katie Bowkett on creating handmade textiles

June 11, 2014 Accessories

Some of you may know that Katie has been one of my assistants on LLG during her years at LCF. She helps out at London Fashion Week, and covers when my EA is away. We met when she was volunteering for OXFAM and was my model for the day on this project (that’s her on the […]

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Guest Blog: Clym Evernden Illustrates the Burberry SS14 Runway Show

September 17, 2013 Guest blogs

Talented illustrator Clym Evernden kindly sends over some of his wonderful illustrations to LLG each season. Here are three from the Burberry SS14 runway show from yesterday (monday), amongst which are Cara Delevingne (above), and Samantha Cameron in her orange Jonathan Saunders skirt and Natalie Massanet beside her on the front row (below).

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Guest Blog: Matt Rudd, author of The English: a Field Guide

May 20, 2013 Books & writers

Those of you with highly acute memories will remember that Matt Rudd has contributed to this ‘ere blog before. You may also remember that I have referred to him as a ‘friend’. I could of course let slip the information that we met for the very first time when he was an intern at the […]

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Guest Post: Private Passions: My Love of Fine Art by David Koma

January 22, 2013 Guest blogs

We are starting a new strand on LLG, where people I know talk about their private passions: the ideas, places and movements that inspire them. As we are starting a new fashion season, I thought the first contribution should be from a designer. So London Fashion Week designer David Koma, whose beautiful collections frequently reference, […]

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Guest Post: Behind the Scenes with Jules Heptonstall, Strictly Come Dancing’s Celebrity Tanner (For St Tropez)

October 26, 2012 Guest blogs

(Dance partners Colin Salmon and Kristina Rihanoff in action on Strictly Come Dancing 2012) I’ve known the PR team at St Tropez for a long time so, when I’m hopping off somewhere warm, I often pop in to St Tropez HQ for a spray tan by the lovely Jules Heptonstall, their VIP & Celebrity Tanning […]

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Guest Blog: Ceci Guicciardi of Brand & Commercial on Using Pinterest

August 22, 2012 Guest blogs

Meeting commercial strategist, consultant and writer Ceci Guicciardi was the saving grace in a terrible evening (it featured interpretive dance) in Florence last year. Perched on flower tubs in a candle lit courtyard, we talked about how she used her work in luxury brand strategy, commercial development and intellectual property protection as a means to […]

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Guest Blog: Fashion Designer Suzannah on Pinterest

August 13, 2012 Guest blogs

The lovely Suzannah, designer of glorious dresses, worn by everyone from the young Royals to stars of stage and screen and, er, me, is always a joy to talk to. I’ve been in her boutique in West London several times this year, both for fittings and to film for Good Morning America over the Diamond […]

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Guest Blog: Vidal Sassoon and his influence by Rebecca

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Last night I posted about Vidal Sassoon, and this morning I woke up to a comment from a reader in America, with whom I hadn’t  corresponded before. It was her story of visiting the Vidal Sassoon salon in London in the early 70s, and of meeting Vidal himself. It was so wonderful that I immediately […]

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Guest Blog: Essential Holiday Packing Tips from Chinti and Parker’s Anna Singh and Rachael Wood

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When British fashion label Chinti and Parker launched in 2009, I was living in America, taking a sabbatical from the fashion world and what with constant travelling & busy-ness since then, their AW12 press day last month was the first time I got to see the collection in full and to meet the girls behind […]

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LLG Books: Three Books That Are Creating A Buzz by Karen Wheeler

April 28, 2012 Books & writers

The economy, the weather and what is being described politically as ‘the feel bad factor’: there has never been a better time to stay at home, switch off the television and read a good book. Given that over 60,000 copies have sold in the past week, it’s a fair bet that many are currently tied […]

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