EVENT, FASHION & STYLE

LFW AW12 visual diary, part 1

24th February 2012

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Wardrobe and catwalk rehearsal at Eudon Choi‘s presentation.
lfw1Customised sunglasses with stuck on eye bits backstage at Fam Irvoll, so adorable looking I wanted to steal it.
lfw3Fam Irvoll’s mish-mash monsters print on dress, check out those pastel coloured creepers.

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lfw12Jen looking dazzling with her shocking pink lightning earrings.

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lfw8The metallic coating on the chocolate balls contain Titanium Dioxide, not sure it’s toxic but I ate it all.
lfw6Daks collection never disappoint me.
lfw17Kickers-esque loafters by Jackie. JS Lee, I got a right telling off from Jackie (in a nice way) for not turning up her show due to its full capacity at the Embankment Gallery.

2 weeks of insufferable jetlag and tormented by internet/phone bill from HK, don’t ask, I didn’t realised pay-as-you-go option was that expensive as I kept topping up HKD300 (£25) every week (darn data charge), turns out it was enough to pay for a 2 year contract.  I suck.

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My lovely rant.

London Fashion Week is finally over, nearly a week of no coverage on this blog IS necessary as I don’t feel the need to cover every single shows I attended in real time or delay a day or so, I’ve seen enough uninspired shit contents and random shitness…I like to take a chill pill, slowly absorb the fireworks and gravitate towards its visual magic.

To those who nicked my seats (on various occasions) in both venues resorting myself to sitting back row or standing, you’re in the shit. To those unnecessary amateurs (aspired bloggers/fashionistas/students) who wanted to be part of the experience, you gave us the unpleasant experience of your ill unprofessionalism and immaturity.  This is not the world of Devil Wears Prada, it’s real work!

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20 Comments

  • Reply buoxy 24th February 2012 at 20:32

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply mitcham chung 24th February 2012 at 20:34

    Oh no I’m so sorry to hear about your awful experience at lfw, hope you’re okay? I don’t know what it’s like so I can’t judge on that, these people needs a lesson.

  • Reply olga k 24th February 2012 at 21:37

    I do love those loafters.

  • Reply wendy 24th February 2012 at 21:50

    Unacceptable! What can you do hay? What comes around goes around right, problems will take forever to solve.
    Love the visuals Kit. x

  • Reply mok 24th February 2012 at 22:02

    Love the visual diary.

  • Reply jillyu Shing Chen 24th February 2012 at 23:44

    The sunglasses are cute, you should have stolen them :D
    Titanium Dioxide coating huh? Sounds like a bomb.

  • Reply Nora 25th February 2012 at 01:16

    Oh no another shitty year at LFW? You always say people’s behaviors are disappointing. I hate people! I like you though :p

    Nora

  • Reply Beatrice May Yip 25th February 2012 at 01:27

    nice pictures, shame about stealing seats.

  • Reply darcee 25th February 2012 at 01:31

    Aiya not again, I have been hearing a lot on the negativism side about lfw, the social media circuit is going strongly as we thought, these children needs are influenced by the internet – bloggers! I hope it will be a better experience next time round.

  • Reply Joy 25th February 2012 at 03:31

    oh no that’s too bad. i feel like something bad always happens to bloggers at LFW!

  • Reply Fashion Ice Cream 25th February 2012 at 12:14

    ”This is not the world of Devil Wears Prada, it’s real work!” – LOL, you’re so funny and so true.

    • Reply Kit Lee 25th February 2012 at 22:53

      I apologise to those finds my LFW rant post offensive (or hilariously funny) it’s how I express myself, my words fingers towards the silly peeps who couldn’t behave as ‘press’, don’t forget LFW is a press event not a fashion playground. In case you don’t know I’m a freelance stylist by trade, former assistant to numerous established stylists for 7 years…a prominent stylist whom I’m still in touch with gave me a helpful advise, ‘to survive in fashion full of snobbery, be a snob’. There you go, I’m a snobbery stylist.

  • Reply momoko 26th February 2012 at 01:45

    Kit, it’s not offensive at all you explained what you know best because you’re in the fashion industry since forever. Fashion industry is indeed snobbery and boot licking world, it is the only way to climb up the ladder, there is no fast track.

  • Reply the style crusader 26th February 2012 at 02:05

    Hmmmm… a part of me begs to differ. I’d like to think that if you’re nice and authentic… work hard and try to be true to what you believe… that people will take notice. Ok OKKK… obviously this isn’t always true and can’t be true for everyone but it’s what I’ve always tried to do.

    I think the idea that people in fashion HAVE to be snobby in order to make it – just further feeds into the issue of the fashion industry being snobby.

    ‘WORK HARD AND BE NICE TO PEOPLE.’ – that’s something I genuinely try to do.

    Maybe I’ll get trampled at some point, but I’d like to think I have enough of a backbone to stop that from happening. I have many thoughts on this issue but I’ll end it there.

    Kit, I think you’re attitude is HILARIOUS and actually not snobby AT ALL. You’re just pointing out a fact. kiss kiss. love you much. xx

  • Reply Pearl Westwood 26th February 2012 at 12:54

    You post is so funny, but you also so true. I can’t believe the amount of bad show review posts Ive seen. I mean OK sometimes your images don’t work out but not writing up a decent piece of copy to make up for it etc, to me it is just plain rude and disrespectful to the designers.

  • Reply Duck 26th February 2012 at 15:55

    There’s nothing wrong with being a snob, the non-snobs just have no taste.

  • Reply Duck 26th February 2012 at 15:55

    Oh yeah, and I’ll try not to steal your seats next time :-)

  • Reply michelle 27th February 2012 at 08:27

    those sunglasses look so unique

  • Reply Imogen Eight 28th February 2012 at 08:08

    Kit, it was great to see you in London. I hear you – the atmosphere has changed completely. I couldn’t BELIEVE how many hangers-on there were at Somerset House, it was so intimidating. So much competition for attention, which has becoming a damning part sadly of fashion week which doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

    A few years ago when I was a new blogger, I looked forward to fashion week so much, as a unique opportunity to meet and engage with the designers I admired so much and learn about the industry. Now I’m embarassed to be associated with ‘blogging’.

    Also, good for you taking it slow and steady with your coverage. There’s far too much hastily uploaded content which exists to preach ‘Look, i was THERE’ as opposed to commenting on the fashion in context of business or culture.

    A la prochaine! x

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