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Editor's Blog: Follow the ELLE Editor in the front row at London Fashion Week #LFW

 

(L'Agence jacket, Acne blouse, Viktor & Rolf trousers, Tabitha Simmons shoes)

We saw 11 shows in just over 12 hours and managed to squeeze in a chat with Tom Ford about chastity and perversity too. There were plastic Stetsons at Acne that somehow worked, beautiful silver foiled French lace at Preen, a warrior princess in fringed stilettos at Marios Schwab and postage stamps at Mary Katrantzou.

And when Dame Vivienne Westwood stepped out of a shroud on to the runway at the Foreign Office the front row gasped. Jonathan Saunders closed the day for us with a stunning show in the Tate gallery, Bankside. This special venue lifted our spirits while the clothes, the ever so beautiful clothes, stole our hearts.

Editor's five favourites day three:

Music: Baby I Love you by The Ronettes at Paul Smith

Shoes: Tom Ford's wedges. These were stilettos with a piece of leather tied around the heel. A bondage shoe

Character: Dame Vivienne. There are no words

Moment: Model and muse Sara Stockbridge singing at the Westwood show

 

I was first in the front row at Preen. This is a first in itself. The gift bag contained nail varnish and lipsticks

 

Preen's first show back in London after showing in New York was at the Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum. The sunlight catwalk. The models had to come down the steps

 

Keeping notes in my Smythson fashion week diary. It's a front row must have. They even put my initials on it

 

The smartly dressed PR team at Nicole Farhi wait for the show to start. Little bit nervous I suspect as Anna Wintour is in place so it had better start soon

 

The wall of photographers under the hot lights waiting for models at Nicole Farhi. They are just about to shout 'uncross your legs' to front row (to avoid feet in the runway shots!)

 

There's always a show outside a show, some kind of happening. No idea what these little scooters were doing but I love a red motorbike. Who doesn’t?

View from the 8th floor of the building above Cannon Street station for the Matthew Williamson show. We got stuck going back down after the show and had to escape out of the building via the fire exit, like a scene from Spinal Tap (Google it!)

 

There are no words. Dame Vivienne Westwood makes a statement. Because she can and because London loves her. So do I

The fashion pop up it stop for #LFW

 

Handsome waiters at Acne show. But wine at 5pm? Well, it is Sunday

Today the Editor is:

Admiring the difference in street style around Somerset House

Looking forward to seeing the Brit front row girls again, including cover girlAlexa Chung

Wanting to test out next season's new make up

 
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