Mix it all up I say, but then I don't tread a fashion line of worship at the alter of supposed fashion icons/celebs. I love and loathe the mainstream in equal measure. The bits I love are the idea of it all, the purity of the fashion industry devoid of hype, in-crowd, all the excess and cliches. Therefore it is the hype, in-crowd mentality, excess and cliches I loathe.
When I graduated from LCF, Magaret Howell was awarded an honorary doctorate. I love her simplicity, her ethos and I really wish I'd gone to her LFW show. Also Emma Hope was given an honorary something too and delivered a corker of a speech and looked at everyones shoes when they went up to receive their degrees! Margaret Howell, Emma Hope, Ally Capellino are amongst my most treasured fashion peeps. Unassuming and diligent.
Margaret Howell S/S12
My only dissent from this love of the understated and quiet is Anna Wintour. I have a ridiculous soft spot and adore her. In truth there is no logic to what and who I like but overall whilst I'm a major proponent of the fashion industry, I truly believe it needs to be examined in the context of what I would define (to borrow a fashion phrase) 'The Fabulous' and 'The Not Fabulous'.
I'm still working on a post about Fashion Blogging & Marketing and then I intend to use Monday's as a serious start the week post on 'The Fabulous' and 'The Not Fabulous'. Watch this space and join in the discussion with gusto. Mind you I thought this one from Tanya Gold was a bit predictable and not very fabulous - what do you think?