I Wanna be Adored

I Wanna be Adored

Simone invite
The backyard garden in Dublin where Simone Rocha used to drink with friends, used for her S/S 13 show invite

At the Simone Rocha  S/S 13 show, there were real tears in my eyes.  No joke.  I'm not entirely sure why.  I'm going to primarily blame it on the fact that it was the last day of London fashion week and that I was so tired at that point, my tear ducts were overproductive just to remind me that my body it was active.  It could have been down to the Stone Roses' I Wanna Be Adored soundtrack washing over me with waves of nostalgia, pining in my teensy tiny boxy bedroom, wondering when girl's school life would get better.  Can you already tell that I've been watching a tad too much of that E4 programme My Mad Fat Diary (I kind of rate it‚Ķ if only for the realistic throwback to British teenage life in the nineties)?  Oh god, is today in fact just turning into one big "i miss secondary school" love fest?   

I'm going off-piste here.  The confession that I'm not supposed make is that I was actually getting all teary-eyed from witnessing Rocha's sweet and sentimental-laden layers coming down the runway contrasting soft and hard – delicate lace window panes looking out of snow white tweed followed by metallic gold leather, nubbly neon daisy lace and matching perspex laser-cut box totes, the neutral jelly of pale yellow latex against lurex crochet, rough hewn hessian-esque tweed and beige patent.  I could go on but that would be verging on fabric and texture porno speak.  Suffice to say, if there was a moment of soaring harmony where ambiance, clothing and the designer herself all went together hand in hand, the Simone Rocha was it.  You could put it down to the fact that Rocha is a girl but she nailed that natural longing in so many girls I know, of wanting to look beautiful in layers that spoke volumes, without giving up twinges of boyishness and masculinity.  Grass stains, beer spills and perhaps a tear or two – that's what these dresses are destined to see. 

Rocha has made big strides season upon season, to the point where you can almost see a gaggle of girls holding their candles up in the air, waving them like they just don't care, religiously devoted to Rocha's output.  I'm one of them.  "I wanna be adored‚Ķ"  Wish granted.  Rocha doesn't need Ian Brown to fight her corner.  She already is adored.  







































One moment in Simone's showroom with this finale coral daisy showstopper was enough to set the heart a-thumping…  S/S 13 hasn't landed in stores just yet but I'll be eyeing it all up in due course…  **EDIT** A reader duly corrected me on this.  The all-powerful, all-seeing Net-a-Porter do have the SS13 collection in (although not the magnificent voluminous coat that I'm wearing) and if you're in London, it is also in Dover Street Market.  



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    2013-02-07 at 3:19 PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I had just fainted with plaseure, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Thank you Susie.

  2. Rebecca

    2013-02-07 at 6:15 PM

    it’s on net-a-porter and in dsm no? love this collection to pieces!

  3. Amie

    2013-02-07 at 7:03 PM

    That colour! Amazing. Love the collection.
    Xo Amie

  4. Phantomo

    2013-02-07 at 7:37 PM


  5. Rose Marie

    2013-02-07 at 7:51 PM

    I absolutely adore Simone Rocha, the clean fabrics, and the pretty motifs. This is such a great post because it really lets you appreciate the fabrics Simone Rocha uses, and not only that but the way she’s created these clothes that produce such beautiful silhouettes. Fantastic images, fantastic clothes. Love you Simone Rocha, and love you SUSIE x

  6. Kajsa

    2013-02-07 at 10:09 PM

    The detailing on the dresses, one word: outstanding

  7. Claire

    2013-02-07 at 11:44 PM

    Your blog is just so perfect. Finding it was like finding a present! That collection is beautiful!! Your pictures make it look even better though!

  8. milex

    2013-02-08 at 2:38 AM

    Orange is your colour

  9. milex

    2013-02-08 at 2:39 AM

    Orange is so you

  10. milex

    2013-02-08 at 2:39 AM

    Orange is your colour

  11. Fashion Institutes Ahmedabad

    2013-02-08 at 5:16 AM

    This is such an excellent publish because it really allows you appreciate the materials Simone Rocha uses, and not only that but the way she is designed these outfits that generate such wonderful silhouettes.

  12. Kate

    2013-02-08 at 9:26 AM

    I was so impressed by this collection seeing it on the runway. The shapes, colours and textiles worked so well together. That coat looks fabulous on you with the perfect (after all your specialty) amount of layering. It’s all so light and youthful. I love these post’s by you Susie (especially with the behind the scenes close ups of the runway looks, makes me appreciate the collections more than seeing what style.com has to offer), you’re writing is wonderful, by far one of my favourite bloggers because not only do you give us a look into your style but you TALK, rare for bloggers these days to see intellectual words strung together in sentences that forgo one small paragraph. I love it, gives me something to sink my teeth (or eyes?) into.
    I like your substance 😉 can’t wait to see the results of the coming weeks posted onto you blog!
    X KATE

  13. Beautiful designer clothing

    2013-02-08 at 9:54 AM

    like her father Simone Rocha is making her mark as a excellent fashion designer. lovely lace designs. appreciated. although very young she’s setting a new trend in designer clothing.

  14. Domenic Bartlett-Roylance

    2013-02-08 at 11:40 AM

    xx Domenic

  15. Bex Loades

    2013-02-08 at 12:36 PM

    I HEART SIMONE ROCHA!!! Her pieces are just so beautiful and I think pretty reasonably prices considering the detail and work in each piece. Love it all!

  16. Tania

    2013-02-09 at 9:41 AM

    Lovely coloured clothes paired with amazing shoes – who designed them?

  17. The Provoker

    2013-02-09 at 11:36 AM

    Finally she came out with those shoes, I’m mega saving up for a pair of those, I just wish they’re not too heavy or pricy, but come on, acrylic/resin/lucite platformed brogues are too beau to pass up. Love the neon red coat you had on, it screams Susie Bubble! Btw, I’ve just posted up one my most PROVOKING outfits featuring Erdem’s runway printed neoprene coat and matching heels, yep, heels. Do tell what you think on the craziness and I hope it entertains 😉

  18. November Blue

    2013-02-09 at 11:38 PM

    PERFECT. those patterns and prints are so inspiring. i bought shorts last year with similar pattern and to these days they are my favorite(in H&M i suppose)

  19. Performance and Cocktails

    2013-02-09 at 11:55 PM

    This is all too beautiful.
    I went in Dover Street Market last Sunday. That was also too beautiful. Sigh

  20. V

    2013-02-11 at 1:22 PM

    this song is so fucking beautiful..

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