London Fashion Week is just a mere 10 days away, and while New Yorkers are getting ready to spot the latest Alexander Wang phenomenon, we’re planning ahead for the big S/S kickoff.
Here’s a guide on how to transform yourself into a fully fledged fashionista before the big fashion circus hits town.
We all know fashionistas don’t eat much, it’s quite hard to achieve a size zero figure if you’re an eager eater, but we’ve dug out places even Carine Roitfeld wouldn’t say no to.
Newly opened sushi place-to-be-seen Kyashii on Upper St Martin’s Lane has gone for a very Marbella-chic look, and with sashimi salad, peppercorn fresh scallops and sake corn-fed chicken, this is healthy but hot stuff. We spotted a Sugababe there on our last visit.
When fashion designer Patrick Cox teamed up with patissier genius Eric Lanlard, and launched Cox Cookies & Cakes, it was a match made in fashion heaven. While the nanaimo bars are on everyone’s lips, the sexy chic cupcakes are on ours. Skip off to Soho now.
Rainforest Creations make raw food and chocolate cakes (wheat free and sugar free of course), that can quench any willful model’s craving. Catch them at Partridge’s Food Market, Chelsea on Saturdays or at Spitalfield’s on Sundays.
It’s all about being ahead of the fashion game. And you wouldn’t want to be seen sipping on a ‘skinny bitch’ (vodka, slimline tonic and lime), because that’s just too done.
Try Salto, a Brazilian citrus-flavoured cachaça. Watch out for this brand as they’re teaming up with a bunch of film directors and fashion designers this autumn. Will make a killer cocktail we reckon, and is far more exotic than vodka.
Head to Mews of Mayfair in Lancashire Court for a Champagne fix – if you’re wearing Louboutins (because so many of us are) you’ll get a free glass of Piper-Heidsieck with your meal. Ka-ching!
Get into gear
Repeat after me: chic. If you stand outside Somerset House long enough maybe Garance Doré will snap a shot.
In case you’ve missed the hottest pedicure trend now we introduce you to Aqua Sheko Fish Spa. Gara Rufa fish, nature’s dermatologists so to speak, will exfoliate (fancier word for nibbling) your feet making them ready for fashion week’s high heel overdose.
Everyone knows (at least the French) that having nice underwear is the base to any outfit. Making your own knickers is the solution to all your woes. Now that’s a true fashionista way of doing it.
Nails dah-ling, they’re your new statement accessory. WAH bad ass nail salon will sort it out for you, go completely on-trend with animal print, or how about some classic CC’s?
Can’t afford 3.1 Phillip Lim? Prada to expensive? Our hot pick of the month is Orla Kiely, who’s having a sample sale in Chelsea Old Town Hall September 9-12. Get there at 11am and leave at 7pm with your arms full of quirky patterned dresses. Also save up for Rupert Sanderson’s shoe sale 17-18 September. Get to 26 South Molton Lane early and sharpen your elbows, prices start from £75…