Monday Musings: The things rattling our fashion brains on the hardest day of the week

Monday Musings: The things rattling our fashion brains on the hardest day of the week

This early fashion week morning at My Fashion Life HQ, Starbucks and fashion week invite holder in tow – before we dash out to today’s shows – we’re mulling over….

Doing it Lana style – Mulberry’s ‘Del Rey’ Bag

A handbag named in your honour is today’s trademark of ultimate fame. You’ve bagged it (pardon the pun) if Emma Hill wants to name one of her world famous creations after you, and Lana, you’re just that. Needless to say, Alexa may be feeling a slight budge off her Mulberry throne, as the ‘Del Rey’ is the first celeb-dedicated bag post-Alexa Satchel. The ever loyal Lana sat front row at the brand’s autumn winter 2012 show, namesake bag in tow. Let’s see where this Mulberry collaboration takes Ms. Del Rey….

Brits Style

The Brits are being held tomorrow and are even more exciting because it is during Fashion Week! Rihanna’s impromptu appearance at Stella McCartney’s autumn winter show gave us a taste of things to come, and we hope it isn’t just the outfit choices that surprise us at this year’s Brits. Tipped to win big is mega-voiced, bouffant-wielding, Adele and scruffy singing sensation Ed Sheeran. But being fashion people, it’s the outfits we’re really concerned with, and we can’t wait to see what Jessie J puts together this time!

Remainder of London Fashion Week

We can’t believe day 4 of London Fashion Week is upon us, and feel as though today all the MAJOR shows are happening all at once! The designers at the forefront ofLondon’s unique fashion aesthetic – Erdem, Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto and Michael Van Der Ham – are taking centre stage today, and, although we’re still spellbound from their spring summer 2012 shows, we can’t wait for next season! A concoction ofLondon’s eclectic talent all in one day makes this the most exciting Monday in a very, very long time! Oh, and did we mention McQ Alexander McQueen is showing today, too? Be still our beating fashion hearts!

Chanel coming to London

Although yet to be formally confirmed, if stories of Chanel opening a 20,000 square foot store inLondonhold true, then we’re already shaking with excitement. The idea of having the iconic intertwined C’s on the doorstep ofLondonfashion (a.k.aBond Street) is the stuff dreams, and serial window shopping is made of.

L.L.A – Lip Locking Action we want to see more of

Kate Moss kicked it off with some backstage puckering up to Marc Jacobs at the Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2012 show, only to strike again at Stella McCartney’s autumn winter 2012 private dinner-cum-flash-mob-show. This time, the lucky Moss lips landed on revered photographer Mario Testino, and Kate looked as enticingly good as ever in a nifty Stella McCartney optical illusion dress. Not that she needs to allude to a slimmer frame. We want to see more L.L.A at upcoming fash week parties, and even better, some slipped into The Brits!

Fashion extortion:  Condé Nast College course fees

What’s with the eye-watering price tag for such a niche area of study? OK, so it fares similarly to the fees several international students have to pay to study academic courses, but nearly £19,560 excluding VAT for a year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma that doesn’t result in a ‘formal’ qualification is a bit much to ask – even for the sake of fashion! Frighteningly reinforcing the idea that ‘fashion education is for the rich’, the Condé Nast college course fees will undoubtedly diminish the clothing fund of several aspiring fashion bodies. The desperation to break this industry is evident from the over-subscribed internship programmes several Condé Nast titles offer, but educating by way of erasing one’s bank balance is wholly unfair!

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