Tuesday, 29 November 2011

British Fashion Awards 2011

On Monday 30th November 2011 the British Fashion Awards were held in London at The Savoy Hotel. Fashionistas and celebrities turned out in their droves to the event including Samantha Cameron, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson, Olivia Palermo, Marc Jacobs and Alexa Chung. The event was hosted by celeb presenter George Lamb and DJ and presenter Lauren Laverne.

Although there were a few shock wins (e.g a rather suspicious Victoria Beckham for Designer Brand Award) there were so many deserving winners and its great to see UK fashion being so well represented!

However, the Red Carpet still must be discected. 

Abby Clancy looked very chic in this gold gown but it seemed a little creased... not quite the right fit dear?

Alexa Chung, winner of The British Style Award of course looked beautifully stylish in a cute embellished 60's style mini.

Amber Le Bon's dress looked like she stepped out of a futuristic chewing gum advert... with that awful severe hair! Not a fan. 

 Obiously we all love Al McQueen's heir to the fashion throne but I felt she looked slightly underdressed for the occasion?
I'd wear it... but I have a whole multitude of sins to hide.

Stella McCartney rocked her own jumpsuit, of course. 

Model Stella Tennant was working the androgynous look in a tux style suit.
I love the cheeky, peeking chest and low hanging necklace. 
Hate the hair but with that face, she gets away with it! 

 New mum Victoria Beckham picked up an award for her clothing brand which has started to become popular recently. How she fitted a baby into her sceletal frame for 9 months I will never understand. Looking elegant and chic as ever - plus NO TROUT POUT!

Charlotte Dellal displayed maybe slightly too much cleavage is this festive sparkly outfit (Would have happily sat next to her however...).
Loved the red tights and shoes!

Ohh... Christopher Kanes such a cute looking lad isnt he?
Loved the scruffy, turn up jeans and shoes mix.... Playing it casual.

Tali Lennox pulled off this foil, unforgiving gown that could have looked totally hideous.

  Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli
Awwww.... Such cuties. Love the caping detail on that sea green gown. Vaaaary sophisticated.
Did some one hire a Lady Gaga look alike?
Daphne Guiness. What can be said?

Good ol' Sam Cam.... she looked chic and very well put together on the red carpet. Love those shoes!

I'm sure this dress has been a little bit overworn since it was on the runway at LFW? Or Maybe because its almost identical to that other over worn number....  Anyway I felt that Poppy Delevigne probably should have bothered getting her hair done before jumping into this dress and nipping down to the awards. 

Olivia Palmero - I know she's meant to be a massive style icon but this dress is fucking hideous. She looks like a  native american, yeti on a skiing holiday in the Alps!

Kelly Brook working 'grecian' goddess and showing quite enough leg thank you. Loved the little gold accessory touches and subtle white embellishment.

Kate Moss looked a touch fishy... This is what I imagine Courtney Love would look like if she was caught in a fishing net in the 90's.

Laura Baileys casual outfit worked really nicely and was a refreshing change on the red carpet. But FUCK, someone needs to feed this girl a cake!

Kate Hudson.... I'm sorry... the scraped back hair the unflattering, over tight dress. This was so not hot.

Georgia Jaggers 1920's vintage style dress was a perfect balance between glitz and chic.

Last but not least... Hayley Atwell looks like she fell through her grannys curtains straight into a Jane Norman summer sale rail.

I have recently decided to be less bitchy about people's outfits as I look like crap... a lot. But as you can doubtless tell I ran out of 'nice' steam halfway through. That and some of these dresses are fucking hideous.

British Fashion Awards 2011 list of winners:
Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury of Gainsbury and Whiting
Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
Designer Brand Award: Victoria Beckham
Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear: Mary Katrantzou
Emerging Talent, Accessories: Tabitha Simmons
Emerging Talent, Menswear: Christopher Raeburn for Louis Vuitton
Menswear Designer: Kim Jones
Model Award: Stella Tennant
Accessory Designer of the Year: Charlotte Delall for Charlotte Olympia
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Paul Smith
British Style Award: Alexa Chung

Friday, 18 November 2011

Jemima Caught on Camera!

This video is mainly about how awesome my boyfriends band is.
Then theres an interview with me. Wasted by the looks of it.

Didn't realise my voice actually sounds like that?
Ah well appreciate the music and laugh at the state of very non metal me.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Wedding Work September 2011

In September I was lucky enough to photograph a Muslim wedding which was an entirely new experience - the layout of the day is completely different to a bog-standard Christian, British wedding and so much more colourful!

Although there were many guests who didn't want to be photographed it was an amazing experience. Watching women unwrap themselves from their religious covers and reveal fabulous colours, shimmering fabrics and beautifully styled hair.

Photographs all copyright Jemima Daisy.
Have included only details not faces...

It is always such an honour to be included in the most important day of someone's life.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

29th October 2011 – Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland - ŁUkASZ JEMIOŁ

Opening the show was the sound of Australia – everyone loves a didgeridoo!
The first outfit out a tanned hide caped top with a completely fringed skirt, dip dyed with red and set the scene for the outback style show. High fashion glam was mixed with dusty, sand tones and loose separates were joined with leather belts, firstly a split to the thigh maxi flowed from a red leather belt while tiny skinny belts wrapped twice around models also sat comfortably over another maxi skirt. Frayed satin edges and sheer panels hinted at edginess in this collection along with an acid rinse and dip dye that appeared before the muted red, blue, sand and grey turned to deeper greens and almost jewel colours. Keeping with the outback theme and also twisting a summer trend of mixed length maxi dresses Jeminol featured chap like skirts that hung to the floor at the side as well as leather bustiers. The fabrics stayed light, except for hide, throughout making this a decidedly summer collection despite some of the colour choices.

Jemima Daisy

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

29th October 2011 – Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland - Tatuum Unique

This show began with a white, purposely creased white, bandeau maxi dress. The collection instantly began to mix in a few flashes of neon pink layered under near sheer white jersey/cotton and off white/grey garments. Casual sporty separates were the theme for this show with short to long dresses featuring hoods as well as their flashes of neon and subtly sparkling silver leggings. I loved the layered racer back dresses which looked casual and wearable.  Strips of fabric applied to garments followed the body contours and added something to the colour block collection in its early stages.  Casual tailoring and the use of jersey continued with hooded blazers and maxi dresses featuring drawstring details. Colours moved from white and pink through nude into grey and blue and finally adding in a few splashes of turquoise and gold.
The final pieces were sparkling yet casual jumpsuits and maintained the clean lines and minimal detail. My favourite piece of the collection was a dropped crotch, grey, cable knit/ribbed jumpsuit, the crotch dropped to below the knee and tight at the ankles – not exactly glamorous but it looked great!
Jemima Daisy

29th October 2011 – Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland - Joanna Klimas

Klimas’ collection was very wearable and commercial looking sophisticated on the runway. Following colour blocking themes the collection began with grey, white and orange and featured panels of pleats, diagonal lines flattering the female form and an oriental style jacket with square lapels. Vest dresses were loose and featured pleated panels while a few were tighter and looked like perfect power-dresses. This sharp clean selection melted into light, almost sheer cross over tops and pleated, satin and chiffon midi skirts worn with tiny leather bum bag style belts and clutches. From the initial colour palette of grey white and orange the collection moved through grey with blue as well as a classic black and white combo.

Jemima Daisy

29th October 2011 – Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland - PTASZEK

The Ptaszek collection pushed menswear boundaries a little bit this season, managing to look wearable the designer managed to slip in oversized tops that were effectively shift dresses as well as a few men in skirts. Studded trousers added some rock and roll while sequins and snake print retained the glamour that surrounds this week. Tartan jackets and trousers with studs were a tad punk and this was added to with oversized safety pins holding in place the wrapped kilt skirts.
Damask prints and lace were worn over skin tight leggings some under shorts, with mixed prints including antique florals, gingham and animal. Shoes featured the florals with fabric that looked very carpet bag. Sheer leggings were printed and worn under shorts and we even saw a pair of paper bag top trousers. The whole collection was a bit on the gay side but... this is fashion and it was an enjoyable show.

Jemima Daisy