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Friday, February 19, 2010
KateWatch: I Know What Mossy Is Doing
At least I did last night around 8pm because I saw her! She walked the catwalk, something she rarely, if ever, does anymore, at Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief (http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/news_details.aspx?ID=173) fashion show and auction benefitting the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. It was amazing! Last I heard, Mossy had skipped New York Fashion Week and was in France skiing with Jamie. I hardly expected to see her at all, let alone on the catwalk. I thought she'd be too cool for school, and in a sense she was, because she left early. Though, her early departure could be attributed to her emotional state. She was reportedly in tears when the dress she wore in the show was auctioned off for 100,000 BP. It was a dressed designed for her by the late Alexander McQueen, as part of his last collection. She, Naomi, and Annabelle Neilson kicked off the show with a tribute to the late designer, each wearing one of his dresses. Seeing so many famous faces (and bodies, wow) was amazing!
The night started off well, too, with a solo trip to a shopping party at Warehouse (http://www.warehouse.co.uk), sponsored by Elle Magazine (http://www.elleuk.com). I picked up a few really cute things at a special 25% off discount, a goody bag, and the requisite fashion party accessory: a mini bottle of bubbly with a straw for sipping while shopping. With new togs and freebies in hand, I made the mad dash through the rain back to the flat for a quick assessment and touching up of make-up and hair. We welcomed the sitter, kissed the baby (I know, he's 5! But he's my baby) goodbye, and my handsome hubby and I were on our way to the show at Somerset House.
We were greeted by a lot of security and a fantastic buzz around the LFW tents. Once inside it was a real feast for the eyes, checking out everyone's look, and trying to spot celebs. An army of waiters were there with these futuristic lucite rack-like trays offering water, orange juice, and champagne--I bet you know which we chose. There were some nibbles like breadsticks and nuts and tables selling Vivian Westwood designed charity t-shirts. I wanted to like them, but I didn't, so I left without one. Soon, we were herded into the catwalk area and took our seats.
After the show Hubby and I stopped off at the Knight's Bar at Simpson's-in-the-Strand for a drink, a quick look at our amazing pics, and a recap of the night. I'll post all the fashion-y pics from the last couple weeks soon!
Today we're at it again. This afternoon I will head to the Strand Palace Hotel for an exhibition put on by Fashion Mavericks (http://www.fashionmavericks.com). Then I'll walk to meet Hubby at the Charing Cross hotel for the A la Mode fashion show (http://www.lagenevenorthevents.co.uk/articles.html). I am really excited to see what all these independent, off-the-radar designers are up to this season.