Photography by Sølve Sundsbø
Giles in the latest issue of LOVE magazine sporting an Eek manicure
Last night I went to the press launch for a collaboration with Giles and Nine West. Named "Shoelaborations" the latest tech-based capsule collection by Giles will be in stores in the Autumn.
Fred Allard, Nine West Creative Director, said, "Giles Deacon is a design visionary who has a unique aesthetic and whimsical irreverence that has shaped fashion today. Together, we are creating a collection that explores technology-infused fashion with Giles' famous character, Eek, incorporated into the designs in unexpected ways."
This is Eek, a michievious mouse like character that Giles came up with a while back
Eek appeared on this shift dress from Giles AW06 collection
Eek appeared again in sequins for AW08
Nail queen Sophy Robson came up with the Eek manicure for the AW11 collection. Here's the lovely Ana Beatriz Barros modelling for Giles
Sophy Eek manicure. Lots of people are asking for it
Eek features in Giles' jewellery collection along with Gizmo
Giles likes a cartoon eye
The launch was at the St Martin's Lane Hotel in Covent Garden
I love Philippe Stark's hotels and I've had a few mad nights in here and loads in The Sanderson. When St Martin's Lane first opened, a group of us carried on after a party as my friend had a suite. The next day my friend Hazel ordered one portion of scrambled eggs on toast "off menu" and it was £45! I'll always remember that. Note to self, never order room service "off menu".
They were showing the shoes in Bungalow 8, the members nightclub downstairs. It was rather a good setting for the shoes, if not for my photography. My friend recently went to Snoop Dogg's album launch at a strip club, Snoop gave a press conference sitting on a gold throne surrounded by pole dancers.
The girls from Nine West were lovely, they'd been there since 9am. I arrived at 6.45pm. It finished a 7pm and I just missed Giles who'd zipped off on his bike ten minutes previously. He texted me but I missed it. I still haven't got my iPhone fixed, I'm currently using a Nokia which I dropped so it's sellotaped together like an old grandad's pair of glasses. Classy!
I had a glass of Champagne
Some grilled halloumi and chicken satay
Giles has designed a small capsule collection of shoes to take you "from breakfast time to bedtime" all at high street prices. I keep banging on about the fact that none of my shoes are comfortable enough to wear all day and this could be the solution. I've never known Giles design a sensible shoe before.
Bernadette pumps in black cowskin
Layla in black suede with leather straps
Polly in black suede with leather straps
There's also a laptop case and an Eek USB on a chain
Here's a selection of Nine West's new collection for AW11, there's lots in the brochure that I really like
As always I'm drawn to something shiny
I love these
These changed colour when you stroked them
The clutches are good and the fur is faux
We were given goodie bags containing an Eek canvas and leather tote bag.
I went for a cup of tea with my friend Frances on the way home. She took a couple of snaps of me. I rarely post outfit pics because I can't seem to take them of myself. I need to sort that out. I was late and hadn't washed my hair. I tried to smother it in dry shampoo but I just looked grey as it was too far gone, hence the turban.
So these are for two of my dearest blogging friends who are always asking me to post pictures instead of dressing Tallulah up - Sacramento and Sarah, these are for you.
Sequin turban headband by Ophelie from the V&A £55
Marabou shoulder piece by Jasper Conran from Ebay £20
Black and silver star jacket by Ghost from Ebay £22
Silk vest by Joseph from Ebay £8
Faux sapphire and diamond panther bracelet from Ebay £15
Blouson trousers with buttoned ankles - very old Margiela
Sequin wedge ankle boots from Office Sale £25
I'm posting this because it's the only one where I'm looking at the camera. I don't even think this looks like me, maybe because I'm looking upwards but I seem to have a fat face and a snub nose! I do need to lay off the chocolate a bit now I've given up smoking. I ate a whole box to myself the other day.
I was supposed to be going to the launch of Lily Allen and Sarah Owen's new collection for Lucy in Disguise at Harvey Nichols tonight but I'm too late to go now which is a shame.
I'll have to go and see it very soon. Hope you have a great night girls xxx
I have to finish some work then I'll stay in and be a couch potato instead. And watch The Apprentice on Sky+. I hope you have a lovely evening whatever you do xxx