As London Fashion Week kicked off, the FH team were out and about with the best of them and Saturday night saw the U.K. launch of Beyonce’s clothing line, The House of Deréon. Taking place in London’s Selfridges car park, the FH girls, Sam and Ella, were lucky enough to attend catwalk show…
Set against an apocalyptic background, the models worked the global nomad theme in animal print, feather head-dresses and tribal make-up. On the front row sat a host of A-listers including Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle, Alexandra Burke, Ellie Goulding, Chipmunk, The Saturdays and FH’s very own client, American fashion designer Kenneth Cole. As we sipped on our oh so cute, miniature bottles of Pompery champagne, we were blown away as Beyoncé and Tina Knowles came down the runway to close the fabulous and fierce show.
After the show, Sam and I were whisked away backstage with Eliza Dolittle and Kenneth Cole. Even with the show finale and the hustle and bustle of photographers and press, Beyonce had time to chat to us and was more than happy to oblige when we asked her for a photo with a very dapper looking Kenneth.
After recovering from our star-struck state, we jumped in our waiting car to Nobu where Eliza Dolittle and her team joined us for some mouth-watering dinner and fabulous wine.
We then made our way to Battersea Power Station for the hugely anticipated Roberto Cavalli, ‘Gala Dinner and Party’. It was beyond expectations. We arrived to a flame lit entrance, engulfed in Cavalli’s signature animal print, and then made our way down the red carpeted corridor which lead to what had to be the most extravagant setting in London. Giant platters of fruit and wheels of parmesan by Locanda Locatelli were on offer while the bar served a bevy of wonderfully lavish cocktails.
The party did not disappoint celeb-wise, from Graham Norton and Lara Bohinc to the amazingly beautifully Rosario Dawson – it was a completely star studded event. Kelis came out to perform a power-charged set of all her mega hits, which completely knocked our designer shoes off! Sipping our champagne, the perfect end to the evening was chatting to Sir Philip Green who was absolutely charming – the perfect end to a brilliant night.
The excitement didn’t stop there for Sam, as on Monday she arrived at Kensington Gardens where a marquee overlooking the Royal Albert Hall had been constructed for the prestigious SS12 Burberry show. Celebrities turned out in force to watch the show, with Sienna Miller joining Kanye West, Anna Wintour and Andy Murray on the front row. Models descended onto the runway in a mixed palette of mustard, navy, plum and green tones. Shoulder panels and belts featured wooden embellishments, while patterned skirts and bright cardigans joined African prints on graphic dresses, skirts and jackets. A sumptuous leather trench in a vivid turquoise was Sam’s favourite look. The show came to magnificent finale as gold leaves, each one spritzed in the Burberry scent, showered down from the ceiling.
Until next time, we’ll miss you LFW!