Hello Hyères

Some of the Londoners who read this blog may have seen an attrociously cheesy picture of me in the Metro today due to the fact the finishing part to ‘The winner is….’ sentance is Style Bubble.  Yes, Style Bubble has won the Best Fashion Blog category in the Brit Blog awards in association with Ask.com.  That’s all very well but now I’m fleeing the country to a land where the Metro paper doesn’t exist. 

As we speak, I’m on my way to the annual Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in sunny Hy√®res in the South of France.  I can’t think of a better kidney recovery trip than some sun, some sea and a hell of a lot of rising talent in fashion and photography.  Hopefully I’ll be milling about looking semi-presentable amongst higher fashion echelons.   

The Villa Noailles in Hy√®res will also be showing exhibitions from Christian Lacroix, inspired by the villa itself, past Hyeres winners Christian Wijnants and of course last year’s winner Anthony Vaccarello whose exhibition I’m super excited to see!  BLESS will also be exhibiting their No. 28 Hammock collection.  I’m also looking forward to seeing the You Wear it Well fashion film shorts as organised by the lovely Diane Pernet.

The ten shortlisted designers as follows will be competing for several prizes, namely the Grand Jury Prize.  A lot of the designers won’t be completely unfamiliar if you keep up with the graduate roll calls of schools like La Cambre Mode in Brussels, the Royal Academy in Antwerp and Central St. Martins in London.  Sandra Backlund in particular has had quite a significant amount of press and I fell in love with her unusual use of knits back in November.  The jury panel include people like Christian Lacroix, super stylist Nichola Formichetti and menswear designer Kim Jones and it will be interesting to see how such a diverse jury pick the winners.

Émilie Beaumont, Belgium // Julia Krupp, Germany

Karin Schoenenberger, Austria // Peter Bertsch, Belgium

Mathilde Botfeldt, Denmark // Masataka Ohta, Japan

Peter Wiesmann, Germany // Sandra Backlund, Sweden

Suzuki SHiori & Emi Sekiguchi, United Kingdom // Two Tom, France

Here’s a little teaser video as well just to get the Hy√®res feeling in the air…

I’ll be at Hy√®res until Monday when I fly back in time to film/report on the 8pm special Oxford CIrcus launch of the Kate Moss for Topshop collection (I’m not there to buy so no bitch fighting skills from me…) and also the 7am nationwide launch the next morning when Kate Moss herself will be unveiled in the Oxford Circus shop window amongst the mannequins modelling her collection.  Oh dear… will I be able to take on the fashion scrum and frenzy?  All in all, the kidney is back in shape and the graft goes on so that Style Bubble can try and live up to it’s supposed ‘Best British Fashion Blog’ title.  It will try but there’s no telling whether it will succeed…. 

26 Replies to “Hello Hy√®res”

  1. big cheesy congratulations susie, well deserved for sharing all the fashion love. yes we are rich with lovely fashion blogs, but la bubble is not only lovely guarantees a smile, nay a big grin each time – you are your USP!!
    lovely pics today.

  2. Congratulations! I am a Londoner and I did see the article in the Metro this morning! I am very glad to find a great new blog to read :0)
    Keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations Susie! I adore your blog – reading it is part of my daily routine: wake up, turn on my computer, read style bubble. And can’t wait to read about your trip to France, followed by Topshop madness. xx

  4. Congrats!! Susie you did a great job, and I knew you would win. I read your blog every day before (and sometimes during XP) school and enjoy it lots. Weeelll, got to go work on my own fashion bloggie now! Congrats again! Bye!

  5. Hi Susie, well done! The bad news is I’m not a Londoner and I still saw your pic in the Metro today. It prints in Glasgow too!Seriously, it’s a top acievement and I think all of us style bubblers that saw ur cheesy pic were proud of you.

  6. Congrats for the award, you totally deserve it!
    I’ll be very happy to see you at the festival, hopefully we’ll have more time to chat than last time in Paris.

  7. congradulations on winning. I did happen to see the photo of you today on my way to school! With a cry i screamed out’ Oh, look it is Susie Bubble’, got a few strange looks…. but never the less i was wondering what skirt were you wearing??

  8. it’s very silly of me, but this morning as i was crossing the street, i actually wondered who had ended up winning the blog competition, and then i said to myself ‘well, it has to be style bubble, she’s the best, no question’. then i came home and found this! congratulations!

  9. Congrats Suzie from across the pond! Well done of course, I’m sure all of your loyal readers knew you would win.

  10. Hehe, yes. They also print it in Nottingham! Everyone in the country will know who you are! I was so excited when I saw you in there. I was actually sitting in my maths class when I read it (Yes, as you can see, I get a lot done in that class…!) I jumped up and clapped my hands when I saw you! Haha, I felt a little foolish afterwards though. Especially with the weird looks I got…

  11. they print the metro all over the country (i’m in glasgow) and i have to say that i squealed and clapped my hands a little when i saw you, and made my workmate read all about it. congratulations!!

  12. Hello Susanna, it’s been a long time. Do you remember me? I was informed of your award by a friend in Scotland, believe it or not. Congratulations, you inspired me to organise parties for university students, and now you have inspired me to write an award-winning fashion blog. Only kidding :P. I hope you’re well.

  13. Thanks for all the congrats – That picture was terrible wasn’t it?
    Alan! Weird how you stumbled here! Damn, you mean I haven’t inspired you to write a blog? Must work harder…. I’m very well thanks…will pop you an email!
    Rollergirl: Lots of funny looks when I go to Topshop for some reason…
    Raquel: Yes, it was my first time and I enjoyed it immensely!

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