Friday 26 July 2013


Fashion is a funny thing. It may be sweltering outside in the UK, but in the fashion world it’s officially ‘Christmas’ (!). Not that I am complaining: as a perennial fan of the festive season it was with great excitement that I made my way to Victoria House in Bloomsbury for the Next Christmas catwalk last week. Next are known in the fashion world for hosting fantastic events and for Christmas 2013 they pulled out all the stops; booking supermodels including Jourdan Dunn, Suki Waterhouse (aka. Bradley Cooper’s new squeeze) and Jacquetta Wheeler to model the collection. 

After the show I was lucky enough to bump into Jourdan Dunn at the backstage exit and couldn’t resist asking for a quick photograph. To her credit, Jourdan was the sweetest and most obliging celebrity I have met to-date and even found time for a quick chat with me about her about life as a tall girl (Jourdan is a couple of inches taller than me). Her tip for finding tall men? ‘Go for basket ball players’! 

Continue reading after the jump to see LFF's collection highlights

I am pleased to report that the AW Next collection is just as show-stopping as the faces on the catwalk. The evening wear and accessories lines stood out for LFF: think ball gowns and flirty party frocks with lashings of lace in red hot hues. I will also be heading to Next for costume jewels-  think colourful statement pieces with Art Deco references. The footwear offering was also strong- I buy most of my footwear from Next and loved the use of pony hair and leopard print throughout.  My advice: grab a Next directory and pre-order the key styles before they sell out! 


  1. This must have been so fun to attend, Next is doing a great job lately!

  2. Thank you for a little preview! The jewellery pieces look really interesting - will definitely need to have a look when collection gets to the stores. x

  3. can't believe you met her!!!! she's my inspiration, i'm obsessed! looks like you had a blast. the clothes are lovely.