Tuesday, 26 January 2010

the show must go on

Want to be a fashion week volunteer?

any qs: email me at alexdoesfashion@gmail.com xxx

Thursday, 14 January 2010

technical difficulty :(

Please bear with us while we sort out this unfortunate spasm on the page :(

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Hey Lovers,

It's been an absolutely mad week at work in the buying office. Did an 11hr day today and been running around like that mad Road Runner cartoon. My inbox has been attacked  by other members of the team who stick things in there when I'm away from my desk. I think I may start hiding it, although when the inbox is full they have taken to just putting them on the floor. The floor around my desk looks like the remnants of a half price Primark sale (an imaginary one. So before you put on your shoes and head for the door -they do not exist).

And then as a request from one of our diva-like supplier reps, she required 'urgent' colour palettes (when is it ever an 'urgent colour palette?') which then had me take 2hrs out of my hectic day to cutting up tiny squares of stupid bits of fabric to paper and then running to the post room for 3pm where I almost trip over myself and then skid to a halt at the TNT delivery guy, who I'm sure secretly laughs at me.

It's gone midnight and my feet are still killing me. I always collapse in a heap on the floor when I get home. I really think I need an assistant. I know I'M an assistant but maybe I should request one...or maybe I should wait til I've at least been on the department a month before I request the necessary army of 16yr old interns?

We're currently signing off the last few options for the Spring Summer 2010 collection so there's a lot of dragging endless rails of clothes across the office to try and decide on the perfect garments to sit in store. Today we decided on these beautiful blouses from one of our suppliers in India, one gorgeous white pure cotton blouse with French knotted detailing and another one shoulder with brocade detailing. I will be keeping an eye on those samples so I can add it to the growing stash under my desk. Just got to gather my balls and be brazen enough to try and get the senior buying manager to sign it out of the building for me (good luck, Alexandra). Maybe I should strategically separate the pile up and take them in gradually so I don't look like a greedy wotsit? I managed to nab a fantastic bodysuit - nice and simple and a lot cheaper (well, its free) than the identical ones I paid £28 for in bloody American Apparel. There's a leopard print one that's nearly ready to go to production so I'll be nabbing that as well. I could just wait for the employee sample sale and just queue up 20 minutes before everyone else (this happens) but, hey, I work in Ladieswear I should get priority >:|

Feel a bit like this:

Artist: Danny Roberts

However, we do have a 4hr Directors meeting tomorrow (!) but I heard through the grapevyne, that there's a fashion show too so yay! (I'll be seated in the aisle ready to grab any falling samples) and the email said we have a "special guest" oooooooh. The word going round is JLS? Perhaps not. Either way I'll be sitting on the edge of my swivel chair.
Ahh, all in a day's work :)


ps: Discovered the 'Artist of the Month' - Danny Roberts, the other week and he's amezzzinnn. Will def do an article on him soon, but in the meantime check out his work. Fanbloodytastic (blog: Igor and Andre on my blogroll).

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Open Casting: Models Required for London Fashion Week Event

Hey Lovers,

It's that time again.....

Models - Photographers - Hair Stylists needed for London Fashion Week event in February.

Open casting for models on:

Date: Tuesday 12th January
Time: 6pm
Address: The Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ

Photographers and hair stylists are also welcome to come along on the day to meet with event organiser.

email me: AlexDoesFashion@gmail.com for more info
check out: www.fashionmavericks.com


Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Shoe Porn

Happy 2010 Lovers!

So the country's gone into meltdown (excuse the pun) so I felt a snow fashion story was apt.
I bought a couple of beautiful pairs of boots over the Christmas season to keep my tootsies warm. It's so hard to find good boots sometimes, I've been looking all season and I've had an image of some shoes in my head which I've actually, after a few months, managed to see realised into an actual product sitting in a shop near me.

Still haven't managed to find a replacement pair of riding boots, though, which I think are absolute staple essentials. My mum has a fantastic patent leather pair from Marks & Spencer's that I always pinch when I go back home to London (she's since told me she will be hiding them) and when I went to buy a pair for myself, and they had sold out everywhere!


Would really like some Hermes ones though....

However, I fulfilled my platform shoe boot and mad crazy biker boot search criteria in Topshop (top) and Kurt Geiger (bottom) respectively so me is mucho happy if not significantly poorer. I freezed my arse off taking the photos so please enjoy! :)