London Designers at Matches Fashion

Monday, 17 September 2012
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback and input to Wednesday's post . I decided to go with the unanimous vote - the Halogen Bianca Wedges. The ankle straps are in vogue at the moment. I've also found the extra support to be particularly helpful as the straps hold my feet in place. Furthermore, the mid heel wedges will be comfortable enough for me to run around all day without having to swap to flats. Thank you!

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I was honored when the lovely Simone from Matches Fashion invited me along to their party last Friday to view the current collections from London designers. I'm a creature of habit and have a tunnel vision when I'm shopping for clothes. I hardly ever venture out of my favorite French designers rut so it was an eye-opening experience to see the clothes up close.


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Most bloggers are hermits who only emerge out of our holes during social gatherings or work. I ran into Nora of Confashions from Kuwait who flew in for the weekend just for the London Fashion Week. I couldn't help admiring her ingenious camera strap made out of an unused designer scarf. Of course, being the purse addict that I am, I just had to check out the Celine Trio bag she was wearing.

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Duchess of Cornwall wearing Jonathan Saunders Evelyn Dress. Photo credit: Getty Images


I'm fussy about dresses. The fit, construction and cut have to be just right. I like my upper arms covered, the prints on my dresses to be bold yet not overpowering and most importantly, flattering without restricting my movements. I swear by my stash of Karen Walker dresses but these ones by Jonathan Saunders tick all the right boxes too.



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Erdem Ivy Dress £895, Jonathan Saunders Evelyn Cotton Dress £840, Sophie Hulme Mini Envelope Bag £248, Jonathan Saunders Mila Dress £865, Stella McCartney Moor Contrast Lapel Blazer £1075, Lucy Choi Goldstone Snakeprint Pumps £185, Lucy Choi Cannes Sandals £255

30 comments:

  1. Oh what fun, and I had to laugh, I am such a hermit, I'm at my happiest at home.

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  2. Your pictures of the event are gorgeous! I want that celine bag!

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  3. So fun! I love that Erdem dress!

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  4. I hope you had fun, it looked like a wonderful event to attend. I adore the Erdem dress you picked out. These days I'm leaning more towards dresses with sleeves too. Hope you had a wonderful weekend lovely.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  5. What a cool party!! Your pictures really bring us there. Love the one of the shoes with the wooden floor and, of course, the champagne! :) It must have been a memorable event.

    OT - but I just clicked on "Naughty Corner" when I saw the link at the bottom. I'd never read that one. Just make a sandwhich of that kid. She is delicious!!! Sooo adorable.

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  6. PS - what did YOU wear to the party? Would love to hear.

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    1. I meant to get a friend to take a quick snapshot of me but I completely forgot. Unlike the glamorous ladies here, I was in my comfy boyfriend jeans, Rag & Bone tailored blazer and wedges.

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  7. Sounds like a great event! Loving the pics! I've really been liking those Sophie Hulme bags! They're too cool!

    xxTheresa

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  8. You did a good report job! Looks like you had a great time in good company . Too bad you didn't have the time to have a snap taken of your outfit...

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  9. Aaah - Maria asked the question that I wanted to know about what you wore to such an event. My other question is - how do you get on the invite list?

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    1. I was contacted by a media company and have stayed in touch with Matches ever since.

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  10. I'm fervently living vicariously through blogs and other fashion websites for LFW (like I did for NYFW), so I love this post! I love the splash of the structured, bold prints and colors--it's very reminiscent, at least, to me, of 1960s England. And that looks like such an awesome event; I really love your outfit!

    With love from San Francisco, California, USA,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  11. oh i wish i get invited to these things, i have tunnel vision too and it would be great to see everything in person since i do most of my shopping online ;) wow the sophie hulme bag is <3

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  12. So much to like in this post (as usual!)... so, let's start with the camera strap - ingenious! totally just made a DSLR a cool accessory. The Jonathon Saunders dresses are gorgeous - those silhouettes are so timeless. The multicolored fur vest made me laugh out loud...

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  13. Can I whisper into your ear that I ordered #3 too? Cant wait for it to arrive and hope it fits! I have been trying to locate the LV shoes that Sofia first collaborated with LV but it is near impossible to track one down in my size. Now with these, I need to tone those calves..

    Thanks for recommending Marlene!

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  14. Gorgeous shots! And good to know you ordered the Bianca wedges. I'd like a pair but in non-patent leather. :P

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  15. Oh you're very brave Marlene I'd have been terrified to go to a fash event, I'd look so out of place!
    I really like those wooden stack heels that girl is wearing. Lovely!
    Love Matches, have a rather nice collection of their boxes at home. The girls in the Marylebone shop are so lovely as well, really genuine.

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  16. How lovely that you got to attend this event. It looks like a lot of fun and I happen to love Matches. Your pictures capture the festivities wonderfully! Love that Camera Strap- so fun.

    I hear you about being picky when it comes to dresses.

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  17. Looks like a fun event.
    And I like the way you put it about most bloggers being hermits.. :)

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  18. The event looked like so much fun! Living through you and your photo's at the moment :) So many gorgeous details in the shoes and bags and what a brilliant idea for the camera strap. Did you walk away with any new little purchases from the night?

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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  19. Now you have me obsessed with the Matches website and with Jonathon Saunders! - he's only just come to the US and I love his things. What a great evening, how glam. I am now stalking a Matches white suit that's on sale, AmcQ, am trying to kid myself I'll get loads of wear from it....

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  20. Hi there, me here again - just wanted to ask you - how do you do these collages - is it on Flicker?

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    1. I do it through Polyvore and then edit it on Photoshop. The image is then uploaded via Flickr. Feel free to ask if you're unsure of the steps.

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  21. Beautiful photos, looks like it was a really fun night! I agree with you totally about seeing things in person, I do far too much of my shopping online now, it's nice to get to pick things up & coo over them. The scarf idea is brilliant & I love the moon printed platforms!

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  22. Great pictures ! I only miss seeing a picture of you ;) I was sad to have missed this party but now that I know that I would have met you in person makes me even sader :(((( maybe next time ? ? xx

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  23. Lovely pictures! That sure looks like the perfect night out and that Céline trio is gorgeous!

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