>> When people ask me how I am, in the course of many, many fashion week small talk chit chat sessions, my default reply has been “Oh you know… just chugging along.” Chugging, as in moving slowly through the motions as opposed to downing kegs of beer. Whilst I’m doing all this fashion week I’m going to indulge in a bit of outfit recapping. I’m just going to assume that none of you are rabidly trawling through images of my good self so hopefully it’s not all old hat to you. An editor said to me that if I showed up wearing all black at a show last, she’d be mega sad. Well amongst the floral, the prints and the from from fluffiest, I have been attempting to dip my sartorial pen into a black inkwell, albeit decorated with iridescent splatters (Julien David) or black crochet flowers (Simone Rocha). Funereal black my way. I did also resume normal Su Bubs style in most other instances with most joyful wearing experience going to the Somewhere Nowhere mesh/furry/marabou candy floss combo sweater. I’m also going to pat myself on the back for finding a jacket from Comme des Garcons A/W 13 collection featuring the crazed artwork by Daniel Michiels at a bargain basement price of £150 in Tokyo…. because obviously that takes errr… real skill and errr… effort.
Photograph by Koo for The Cut and Adam Katz-Sinding of Le 21eme – wearing MM6 white shirt and black cut out top, Simone Rocha skirt, MM6 bubble wrap clutch, Comme des Garcons floral bag, Simone Rocha for Dover Street Market shoes
Photograph by Koo for The Cut and Tres Okay – wearing Julien David net top with iridescent lame, Luke Brooks hand painted shorts, MM6 cut out top underneath, Simone Rocha for Dover Street Marker shoes
Photograph from NSS Mag and by Nam for Grazia.it – Wearing Jens Laughs en white shirt, J Brand jeans, Comme des Garcons jacket and hand painted shoe cover, Print All Over Me x Buried Diamond name clutch
Photograph by Koo for The Cut and Phil Oh for Vogue.com – Wearing yes, one of those Mansur Gavriel bags that apparently everybody wants. Lucky cow me. Worn with J Brand X Simone Rocha jacket, Brooke Roberts knit top and cycling shorts, vintage sheer jacket and A shish X Top shop sandals
And finally, for that extra bit of “Me Me Me”, I thought I’d just say thanks to BBC iPlayer for giving London Fashion Week a chance to shine and also making my parents slightly more enthusiastic about this fashion thang, after years of incessant nagging about when I’m going to get a “proper” job. I haven’t yet watched it in its entirety so I am counting on you to tell me whether I sound and look like a complete imbecile in it. I asked Steve to review it for me whilst wearing headphones so I didn’t have to listen to my own voice saying things like “Hi, I’m Susie Lau and I’m a fashion blogger.” He gave it the thumbs up but obviously there is that whole biased boyfriend thing. I’ll let you be the judge of whether it’s up to scratch or not.