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#LFW: a twitter tale

28 Feb

While I’ve been acquainting myself with the inside of a not-so-glamorous gym to get fashionably trim, over the last week real fashionistas have been busying themselves with a little thing called London Fashion Week.

The LFW Daily Newspaper, 23rd Feb

I’d love to have been one of them, documenting the goings on from the catwalks’ front rows, but unfortunately my bloggersphere influence has not quite reached the level where glossy show invites are dropping through my letterbox (one day!). Never fear though, thanks to the medium of Twitter we can all now share in the highs and lows of the ‘gruelling’ five days that will define my A/W 2011 cravings.  Any fashion bod worth the Louboutins on their feet is sharing their daily fashion lives with their avid followers, 140 characters at time.

In case you aren’t as much of a stalker/wannabe as me, my best twitter bits of #lfw 2011—straight from the mouths/hands of bloggers and fashion editors et al—are below. I hope you enjoy.

The start


  • The exhibition is open, the shows have started… www.londonfashionweek.co.uk has all you need, it’s hot!
  • #LFW is the top Twitter trend in London! What a start!


  • Ere we go #LFW

The transport


  • Love people’s expressions when they see the Orla Kiely Citreon car… Zipping over to Topshop now… Yes, I ‘zip’ in this car, not speed
(You can see pics of Susie’s ride, on her blog: http://bit.ly/flwuRl. She can also be seen below (left), taking time out from the shows to give a masterclass on blogging from the front row to newbies like me at Topshop, Oxford Circus)

Topshop Fashion Blogging Masterclass


  • Win your very own Range Rover for the weekend, just like our #lfw one – RT this pic by 6pm to enter! http://yfrog.com/h02asogj


  • Pulling up in my @LFWMercedes to Margaret Howell. Let the day begin! #LFW


  • When will I ever learn…public transportation and fashion week don’t mix.


  • If I don’t survive this, remember me as the girl who rode her bike to fashion week. In her Erdem dress.

The outfits


  • I think my outfit must be fashion week-worthy because I’m bloody freezing.
  • Too far away to snap, but there’s a dog wearing a mulberry bag.


  • Loving Hilary Alexander’s fur hat! Raccoon tail and all. The women IS style!



  • #LFW Hmmm – major error! Today was not a day for heels… Sliding here there and everywhere


  • On the way to the Mulberry show. Covered in white cat fur as usual! Not glam!

The nutrition


  • Team Glamour enjoying a cheeky vino en route to matthew williamson


  • We just overheard that the official champagne of #lfw is Tesco Finest. Can this be true!?

    Only (Tesco's) finest for fashionistas


  • Wish i could survive on the fash wk diet of malboro lights and coffee…but I’m hungry goddamnit so eating a ham/cheese baguette and crisps



  • Favourite #LFW interviews so far..erin o’connor who told me she was off to macdonalds…

The shows and front rows


  • Loved @houseofholland show it was a mix of tweed, pearls and bright crochet… very granny on acid #LFW


  • Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, Yasmin Le Bon front row at Matthew Williamson.


  • A look at Topshop Unique…101 Dalmations hit the runway! LOVE! @topshop_tweets http://ow.ly/403jx


  • Anna wintour, philip green, mario testino, alexa chung, kate bosworth all spotted arriving @Burberry #LFW #livestreaming
  • London Fashion Week: Charlie Le Mindu’s gruesome AW11 catwalk and backstage bloodbath http://wp.me/pABIA-1sj


  • EVERYONE has turned out for Erdem – Sam Cam, Alexa and Janice Dickinson (who was applying hairspray front row at Chris Kane!)
  • #lfw red is the colour of AW 11 it seems. It popped up at Erdem too http://twitpic.com/428ulz

The parties (and their aftermath)


  • Kate Moss wore @StellaMcCartney to Number 10 last night. See the look -and all the rest from last night’s parties- here: http://bit.ly/hQMMTB


  • Sitting waiting for Daks to start, feeling a tiny bit fragile after last night’s Vivienne Westwood party. #lfw


  • #LFW LOVE Alex Wang party beating Mulberry and Westwood – Beth Ditto performing now! Katie Grand knows how to throw a party
  • #LFW what a way to start the day… with a hangover from the Mulberry party

The trials and tribulations


  • @StellaMagazine if you still need painkillers at jaeger then I have fast acting anadin x
  • So tired can barely think straight , and eyes keep closing, but must get blogs done for today for me & MB [Mercedes Benz]

    Staple LFW handbag item



  • Seriously, if just one show could start on time I’d be so happy #lfw


  • Argh all the models come out at the same time at meadham no time to make notes!!! #lfw
  • London traffic during the shows arrrggghhhh #lfw

The end


  • On to the next one…#LFW ending #MFW starting…


  • There’d be some great jobs in fashion up for grabs if this Milan flight went down. Half the industry aboard incl Ms Wintour in full mink…

The Credits (in order of appearance)

With thanks to the following twitterers: