BFAing 2011

>> The one outfit which I omitted from yesterday's sticker-fun antics was this Ostwald Helgason dress from the S/S 12 collection which I've shown here without the addition of gelly/shiny stickers because I wore it for the thoroughly serious British Fashion Awards last night, where stickers aren't really welcome.  I'm not a pro at the whole LET'S GET SUPER DRESSED UP for one night only because in effect day could be a glad rag day if I wanted it to be.  I am glad that the prettiness of the satin and printed florals stopped at the feet where the Sixby6Bloggers shoes took over with their uncompromising clumpiness. 

You'll have read the awards rundown by now probably but some initial thoughts include…. GOOOOOO Lauren Laverne for providing light banter whilst hosting the awards….. WOOOOOO Mary Katrantzou for scooping the Emerging Talent Womenswear award…… BOOOOOOO to Jordan Askill or Nasir Mazhar not getting the Emerging Talent Accessories award (I love Tabitha Simmons but I don't consider her to be 'emerging'…?)…… loved Victoria Beckham's blubby moment on stage when she accepted her Designer Brand award, which is exactly how she is at her shows – totally and genuinely vulnerable…. I like the addition of the New Establishment award, which rightly went to Christopher Kane and it's good to recognise those that are on their way to becoming SERIOUS worldly brands…. LOL at Paul Smith's perfunctory acceptance video for his Lifetime Achievement award where he cycled in his office….. Alexa Chung doth protests too much as she accepted her British Style award and said "This is for all girls who dress like boys…" whilst wearing the girliest of confections in the form of a diamante encrusted dress from Christopher Kane's S/S 12 collection.  Gwwwwwaaaan Alexa, it's ok to be girly….. one big roaring cheer of YAAAAAAY for Sarah Burton who of course got the Designer of the Year award which tops off what has been a humongous year for her. 

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…. and last but not least, my favourite outfit of the night was worn by Rebecca Lowthorpe, fashion features director of Elle UK who borrowed a fly fishing motif printed pyjama suit from the Giles archive (A/W 09 I believe…).  Sending out internet urges to Giles to do another sample sale soon….

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20 Replies to “BFAing 2011”

  1. You look gorgeous! I’m not used to seeing you looking so dressed up either! But I have to say, the affect is STUNNING! Nice dress and shoes to btw…:)

  2. Love this dress on you! And completely agree with you re:dressing up for evenings, my evening “dressy up” outfits are often worn during the day. X

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