Why do these pics look a WHOLE lot better than normal?  Because Shini of Park and Cube waved her magic Photoshop wand over them and did something awesome to them.  In reality, my skin isn't all luminous and fresh, having come off a flight from New York.  My "mum smile" (thanks Community Channel) is concealing rabid hunger and an urge to pee, if I recall.  Oh and of course, Somerset House isn't blurring into the background.  In fact, it's thrusted in yer' face if you're there for London Fashion Week.  There is a veritable buzz around the courtyards and day one is normally a bit of a sleeper.  

The Central Saint Martins MA show was the first kick start to the week and whilst I'm ploughing on, dissecting the photos and waiting to see everyone's portfolios in March at the private view, I'll be on BBC Radio4's Woman's Hour on Monday, taking people through the process of seeing a student show and talking a bit about the blog.  Exciting?  Ok, only for me because it's WOMAN'S HOUR!!!!  

Back to the luminous skin and lovely background though.  The Grazia readers unanimously voted for the Leutton Postle outfit for me to wear on the first day of LFW.  You chose well!  This S/S 12 piece of knitwear from the duo Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle is a riot of texture that just keeps on giving, especially when you look up close.  It was also appropriate given that both graduated from the esteemed CSM school and represented the newest batch of graduates to make an independent stand.  I did have to make a few alterations though.  The show shoes that the jumper came with are a little unsteady and with my botched up ankle (a suitcase fell on it in the airport – I totally styled it out when that happened), I went with my old faithful Pradas.  As a few people pointed out on Twitter, it is slightly chilly in London so on went a Marni coat and a Uniqlo poloneck underneath.  I've also double bagged it with a Smythson Cooper bag and an Issey Miyake "Bao Bao" tote.  





Somerset House shots by Shini







A few detail, texture rich shots that I took this morning. 


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  1. PSbyDila

    2012-02-18 at 9:10 AM

    What a great colours! I love it.“>‚Äù>

  2. Fashion Agony

    2012-02-18 at 9:19 AM

    Awesome shoes and sweater! Love the details!

  3. Kazuko

    2012-02-18 at 9:28 AM

    oh you look gorgeous! absolutely. i love every detail! wish i had just bought one of those issey miyake bags in tokyo! hmmm, next time…

  4. Brigadeiro

    2012-02-18 at 9:31 AM

    Wow, those detail shots are GORGEOUS! Love the colours and textures!

  5. Serdane

    2012-02-18 at 9:33 AM

    Your outfits are so GREAT !

  6. christina chan

    2012-02-18 at 10:04 AM

    I love that the bag is called ‘Bao Bao’ haha!

  7. Chic Geek

    2012-02-18 at 10:15 AM

    Great colors and fabrics, I love it 🙂
    Please take a minute to look at my trunkshow;

  8. Olive

    2012-02-18 at 11:34 AM

    Oh I love those outfit shoots!! you look beautiful 🙂

  9. Tinacious.Me

    2012-02-18 at 12:26 PM
  10. Evana

    2012-02-18 at 1:11 PM

    Bahahaha mum smile, I love CommunityChannel 😀 And amazing look, your layering skills are incredible!!!
    GIVEAWAY on my blog – LV Speedy Damier Tote!!!

  11. Miss Red Socks

    2012-02-18 at 1:49 PM

    Great details on the sweater!

  12. Aliquot & Amble

    2012-02-18 at 2:29 PM

    Ahh, love all the shots and the outfit – so many textures going on but it still doesn’t seem too busy

  13. Aliquot & Amble

    2012-02-18 at 2:29 PM

    Ahh, love all the shots and the outfit – so many textures going on but it still doesn’t seem too busy

  14. Aliquot & Amble

    2012-02-18 at 2:29 PM

    Ahh, love all the shots and the outfit – so many textures going on but it still doesn’t seem too busy

  15. Aliquot & Amble

    2012-02-18 at 2:29 PM

    Ahh, love all the shots and the outfit – so many textures going on but it still doesn’t seem too busy

  16. Bug

    2012-02-18 at 2:42 PM

    Aaaaah. L.O.V.E that bag.
    And thanks for the close up of the jumper.
    Bug @ Bugwear

  17. Nataya

    2012-02-18 at 4:21 PM

    I keep starring at the details, and piece by piece, awesome.

  18. Irene's closet

    2012-02-18 at 4:27 PM

    Beautiful! 🙂

  19. izzie

    2012-02-18 at 4:47 PM

    Please Susie, we don’t need you photoshopped! It’s OK to look like a human being!

  20. Tara India

    2012-02-18 at 5:12 PM

    This look is amazing, your style is always so inspirational! And you so don’t need to be photoshopped.. xox

  21. Material Fixations

    2012-02-18 at 8:35 PM

    Love the great up close of texture shots. Love the outfit, it was a smart pick.

  22. Spencer.

    2012-02-18 at 8:39 PM

    Awesome ensemble, hope you have an amazing time at lfw! x

  23. vicky

    2012-02-18 at 9:40 PM

    Even though I voted for the Christopher Kane dress with the kimono this outfit is more like you
    and the alterations you’ve made made it just better!
    love the detail pics. They look like works of art!

  24. Jessie

    2012-02-18 at 9:44 PM

    Such lovely photos!Park & Cube is brilliant!Also your brogues are the best-they are Prada,aren’t they? Absolutely fabulous.

  25. Jane Alisa

    2012-02-18 at 11:18 PM

    In LOVE with your bag. xoxo

  26. bathroom

    2012-02-19 at 6:19 AM

    Appreciate it for this post, I will be extremely thankful to find out these kinds of fantastic information.
    Thank you!

  27. Lone Wolf Magazine

    2012-02-19 at 6:26 AM

    Photoshop or no photoshop, Lone Wolf thinks you’re amazing 🙂 We would love to collaborate with you in the near future. Shoot us a line!

  28. Lindsay

    2012-02-19 at 9:59 AM

    Love this outfit! The best at putting together colors and fun shapes/silhouettes. It’s never ever going to be boring with you 🙂

  29. Goldsuzi

    2012-02-19 at 1:39 PM

    Great mixture of colours and details. I love the shoes!


    2012-02-19 at 1:52 PM

    OMG you on woman’s hour? right definitely taking the headphones to school to have a cheeky listen while I’m supposed to be learning Hamlet’s soliliquoys …

  31. mixa

    2012-02-20 at 10:12 AM

    What a self-obsessed little cunt you are

  32. Adam

    2012-02-20 at 3:36 PM

    I love your style! I like this shoes and bag <3
    I invite You to see my blog 🙂

  33. Leah

    2012-02-21 at 8:16 AM

    Ouch at the swearing, that’s a bit much ain’t it..
    Dear Susie, I LOVE your writing, and your blog. What I wouldn’t give for a peek at your wardrobe, and maybe an opportunity to cram this jumper into a swag bag and make off with it. It’s beautiful!

  34. Dinar Banfield

    2012-02-21 at 9:14 PM

    I really like your style, I think it is very quirky and unique. I could never wear these things though, would never suit me!

  35. Mylene Hurst

    2012-02-22 at 11:00 AM

    Wow I have never seen anything like this before, its amazing! Well done to you all, your style is so different, unusual and exciting! Good work!
    Nicola Chapman

  36. Jasmin Andrews

    2012-02-22 at 11:04 AM

    All of your styles are so great! Love the sushi section, great inspiration and it looks so good! Those nails are out of this world!
    Nicola Chapman

  37. Roberta

    2012-03-01 at 7:33 PM

    la pollerA DE lejos parece un mapa! me encanta!;)

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