Patty Pitt #3

American BBQ restaurant Pitt Cue Co and the best burger in town came together for the third Patty Pitt collaboration, last night in London.

When mouth-watering meaty burger joint Patty & Bun joined forces with the flavours of Pitt Cue Co for a third round of Patty Pitt, queues on James Street lasted for up to two and a half hours. The much-talked about collaboration melds the succulent aged patties that have put Joe Grossman’s burger joint on the map with the classically smoky flavours of Pitt Cue Co’s American barbecue-inspired dishes, resulting in the Lovechild, also known as the best burger ever eaten. Think perfectly pink meat, piled with red Leicester cheese and pickles in a soft Mangalitsa brioche bun, all topped off with tender pulled pork.

The other two creations on the menu: Beef by Dre, an ode to all things bovine with the addition of bone marrow and ox cheek for some meat magic. And for the larger appetite, a double patty, double cheese and secret sauce Big Patty Mac Stack, described as a “Big Mac on crack”. Sides included Duck Nuggets, Caramel Ribs and a slaw, washed down with your choice of Pineapple Caipirinha, Rumpoldfashioned or a selection of beers.

The excitement and appreciation for the partnership was palpable, with the cosy joint brimming with the most satisfied customers delighting in the flavour explosions. The staff coped with the huge demand seamlessly, bouncing around with huge smiles and taking great pleasure and pride in serving the salivating masses. All round, can you have a better Monday night?

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FNO Manchester

Fashion’s Night Out has moved to Manchester this year, and yours truly is playing a part in making it happen, alongside some amazing colleagues. Keep up to date with all the exciting things going on on Thursday 10th October by checking out and liking the brand spanking new Facebook page exclusively for FNO Manchester – http://www.facebook.com/FNOManchester

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Discovery #1: Delfina Delettrez

This week saw me starting my first week working at Vogue, as part of the team coordinating this year’s Fashion’s Night Out which is taking place in Manchester on October 10th. After just 1 week working there, I have already found many exciting new designers to delve into, the first of these being Delfina Delettrez.

Delfina Delettrez, owner of her eponymous jewellery label, harks from the Fendi family and so has fashion in her blood. Her jewellery is eclectic; it ranges from delicate, dainty chains with tiny charms, to bejewelled necklaces, skeleton hand bracelets and chunky metal bangles. There’s something for every taste, so long as you’re not averse to colour and life in your adornments. She is a favourite of fellow accessories designer Charlotte Olympia, amongst others. The best piece? The small hoops decorated with gems and pearls. A perfect fusion of femininity and androgyny.

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& Other Stories

Today is a very exciting day indeed. Those kind souls over at H&M have given all women the best possible present on International Women’s Day – the launch of & Other Stories. & Other Stories is the latest shop opened by the company who already gave us the wonder that is Cos, and today is the first day that the clothes, accessories and beauty products are available for purchase in the UK. The new brand started out as a make up line, and grew into what can easily be called the most exciting shop to hit the UK this year. Taking inspiration from street style, the clothes are what modern women want – chic, clean, beautifully made and affordable; think classic cool Scandinavian style, with a smattering of Sandro and a pinch of Céline. They are divided into four clothing collections: industrial, poetic and dandy, feminine and glamorous, and tailored and strong, so that you can mix and match whatever your personal aesthetic. In short, the shop is wonderful and you should all check it out, either in person or online. Just don’t tell anyone else about it, it’s too good to be shared.

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Trousers in Paris? Mon Dieu!

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Paris, welcome to the 21st century at long last. As of January 31st, an ancient, and somewhat bizarre, law is no longer in place. Not just any old law, this one banned women in Paris from wearing trousers. The French were lenient though, a Parisian woman could wear her trousers if, and only if, she was “holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse”. Or if she plucked up the courage to ask the police if she might be allowed to “dress as a man”, i.e. wear trousers, that very unisex item of clothing.

Shocking, no? Parisian women have been wearing trousers apparently illegally for a good while now, but fear not, you no longer need to worry about being locked up should you choose to don your cigarette trousers, palazzo pants or boyfriend jeans and stilettos in the French capital. Thank the sartorial gods for Yves Saint Laurent, who boldly showed a woman wearing a trouser suit in 1966, making trousers unisex, and not something which us ladies need permission to wear.

Best Dressed of 2012

In no particular order, here are Fashion(Ed) In London’s picks of the most sartorial ladies of 2012:

Poppy Delevingne

PoppyDShe’s been on the radar for a while, but last year, the elder Delevingne sister showcased her polished and sophisticated British style with great aplomb.

Alexa Chung

acShe’s still got it. This girl just knows how to dress.

Mira Duma

MiraDThe leader of the new Russian style pack, and owner of many beautiful coats (of course, she does live in Moscow).

Marion Cotillard

MarionCDior, Dior, Dior, need we say more?

Kristen Stewart

KristenSLast year, Kristen upped her game style-wise; she stopped looking like someone else had forced her into an outfit, and took control. Kristen has a fresh, modern take on red-carpet dressing. More please in 2013.

Fashion(Ed) In London Returns

After a brief hiatus during which much time was spent in the library,  I am back in the world of Fashion. What a wonderful feeling! So here are some of the things that have been going on while my head was stuck in books, essays and poetry:

Sign your allegiance

New York boutique Les Plus Dorés have released a range of varsity-style t-shirts sporting the names of your favourite designers on the back, meaning we can show the world our brand loyalty. Not only do they have their names, but the numbers correspond to the year in which each particular designer was born. Nifty. So now in the Simons at Dior vs. Slimane at YSL debate, you can proudly show your team loyalty. Available here.

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Fashion Goes Disney

New York department store Barneys has collaborated with Disney to produce a film named Electric Holiday; the film follows Minnie Mouse dreaming her way to Paris Fashion Week. Along the way, she meets some of Fashion’s biggest names: Anna Dello Russo, Alber Elbaz, Carine Roitfeld, Franca Sozzani (long-standing role model for this blogger), Emmanuelle Alt, Juergen Teller, Pat McGrath and many more. The film looks very cute indeed but unfortunately it can only be seen in store. Let’s hope it’s released to a  wider audience later on!

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Thanksgiving Parade Re-imagined

John Januzzi has created a series of drawings depicting big fashion names as huge balloons in the illustrious Macy’s’ Thanksgiving Parade. A fun (and probably very popular) idea!

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And Finally…

It’s that time of year again: sample sale time! This week boasts Erdem, Christopher Kane, J.W.Anderson, Alexander McQueen and Nicholas Kirkwood sample sales.

Erdem: Tuesday 4th December 8.30am – 8.00pm
Wednesday 5th December 8.30am – 5.00pm

The Future Gallery
5 Great Newport Street
London
WC2H 7HY

Christopher Kane: Friday 30th November 12.30 – 8.00pm

The Mercer Street Studios
16 Mercer Street
WC2H 9QE

J.W.Anderson: Friday 30th November 4.00 – 8.00pm

37-75 Shacklewell Lane
Lighthouse Studios
Dalston
London
E8 2EB

Agi & Sam’s Gift to Women

Talk about Christmas coming early this year, dynamic design duo Agi & Sam, who I wrote about previously, have created a capsule collection for us girls! The 7-piece collection is available to buy at Harvey Nichols, and yes, it even features their renowned duck print. The 7 must-have pieces consist of 3 dresses – 2 with sleeves, 1 without – and 4 shirt – 2 with sleeves, 2 without. Bright, colourful, vibrant and fun, these are definitely items to add to your wardrobe to pep up any day. I’ll take the tartan print dress please, and the blue print shirt. Actually, I’ll just add the whole lot to my Christmas list to save time.

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The Giants of Fashion Illustration

René Gruau for Vogue Paris June/July 1985

Before the days of photography and photoshop, magazines and fashion houses employed the skills of Fashion Illustrators for their spreads and advert campaigns. These days fashion illustration is rare, so when I heard of David Downton, it was very exciting news. He follows in the footsteps of the greats, such as René Gruau and Carl Erickson, bringing whimsical romanticism to the world of fashion through his beautiful illustrations.

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