LLG Fashion

London: A Week in LLG, from Primrose Hill to Columbia Road to Fairground and Busaba Eathai

April 16, 2014 LLG Fashion

(For style notes, see end of post) So last week was a bit of a bugger on the getting things done front, hence lack of blogging. Juggling of multiple balls has never been my strong point, (I tend to run around in circles, not knowing where to start, and consequently getting nothing done) and, when [...]

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A Week in LLG: London to Paris

April 4, 2014 LLG Fashion

Bonjour from Paris! I’ve made a lightning trip over here for an event with Van Cleef & Arpels in Place Vendome last night. (I’m writing this at 0735 in the breakfast salon of the Hotel Mansart, propping my eyes open with matchsticks.)

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Fashion: Vogue Festival 2014. Phoebe Philo in Conversation with Alexandra Shulman

April 2, 2014 LLG Fashion

On Saturday I went down to the South Bank, to the Queen Elizabeth Hall for the third year of the Vogue Festival, sponsored this year by Harrods. The hands down hot ticket of the day, even at £40, was Céline’s Phoebe Philo, in conversation with Alexandra Shulman. Philo is known for rarely speaking to the [...]

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The 2014 NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards: Shortlist Announced

March 26, 2014 LLG Fashion

Just before I left for the Philippines, the judges for the NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards met to discuss this year’s entries. After a day spent going through all the companies with the proverbial toothcomb we (Hilary Alexander, Laura Weir, Sunday Time Style; Alexandra Fullerton, Stylist; Peter Ackroyd MBE, Woolmark Company; Heather Melville, NatWest; [...]

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Travels: What to Take to a Spa (The Farm at San Benito)

March 23, 2014 LLG Fashion

(Leather flip flops by Aspiga. Lancome Vernis in Love in Lovered) Oh I did pack badly for my six night stay at The Farm at San Benito in the Philippines. Never knowingly under-provisioned, I took full advantage of Malaysia Airlines’ stonkingly generous 30kg allowance for Economy. *  Tumi Vapor International Carry On. M&S  Scorpius Large Rollercase – [...]

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Dog(s) of the Day: The Company of Dogs Exhibition

March 20, 2014 Barcelona

Pudding - Poor Pudding the Schnoodle had a bad start to life as she was found in a field with her siblings by some horse riders. Sadly she was the only one to survive but has gone from strength to strength whilst at Dogs Trust Harefield. She is now four months old and has been adopted [...]

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A Day in the Life: Amanda Wakeley

March 18, 2014 A Day in the Life

I started the A Day in the Life strand on LLG to highlight the work of extraordinary, intelligent women in all fields. Today I am thrilled that British fashion designer Amanda Wakeley is our newest LLG contributor, taking us through her working day. Amanda Wakeley launched her signature label in 1990 and over the last [...]

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Fashion: I host a party to launch my scarf for Hoss Intropia

March 14, 2014 LLG Fashion

I am still so extraordinarily thrilled about the beautiful scarf I have designed for Hoss Intropia. I was determined that it had to be something that was just intrinsically nice, that would be bought regardless of my involvement or the charity angle, and I really do think that we achieved that. (It’s on sale online [...]

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Travels: I head to Kuala Lumpur and to Manila

March 13, 2014 LLG Fashion

I’m writing this sitting in the Golden Lounge at Heathrow, as I wait for my Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur this evening. A month or so ago the PR for Malaysia Airlines approached me to see if I would be interested in a food story in KL and in Penang, with chef Richard Corrigan, [...]

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Travels: Day Two in Monte Carlo. The Changing of the Guard and a long walk

March 13, 2014 LLG Fashion

After the torrential rain that greeted us on arrival in Monaco, to be greeted on a February morning by clear skies and a sky so blue it appeared to have been cut and pasted from a 1950s holidays brochure was a wonderful, wonderful thing.

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