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24 February 2010

London Fashion Week: Paul Costelloe Autumn/Winter

Paul Costelloe has been the opening show at London Fashion Week now for 5 seasons. I was very excited to be attending as it was my first fashion ever at LFW. For some reason I was put in front row and it was amazing! I spent a long time wondering how the models were going to brush out there hair and how it got like that in the first place - i’m guessing ALOT of backcombing was involved.

What first surprised me when the models came out was how wearable the collection looked. I’m not sure if I would get away with wearing Coats which go out at the waist to make a volumous puff ball, but i’m sure some of you fashionistas will work it.
Nearly all the female models came out wearing black tights with what can only be described as mid leg PVC/leather leg warmers - and I actually think I might give that a try! I’ll let you know if it works on the legs of a 5ft 3 girl. LOL.








This look reminded me of an updated Sandy from Grease with a sheer ruffled blouse.



This look was my fave. I will definitely be sporting something similar soonish.

Pics from - www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

57 comments:

Alissa said...

You got front row?? How did you do that? Yea i agree about there hair too - must have been super amounts of back combing. Its crazy!

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TeenageDirtbag said...

hell yeah! Sandy looked so so so so fucking sexy :). and you're right this fit remainds me of her too :). looks great!

Susu Paris Chic said...

First row... cool. I like these looks. The shiny surfaces are fascinating!

A Shopaholic is loose said...

Wau, you just made me a fan of Paul Costelloe! ;-D

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Clare said...

Super wearable collection, apart from maybe the fetish socks... Love the coat in the first pic.

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pinkpeas said...

ummmmmmmmm i think i want it all thanks hahaahaha <33!

rossovelvet said...

Thanks for the reportage !
Glad you enjoyed it anyway ;D

Schnappy said...

Oh, I love black! Last combo is cool!

Good Girls Studio said...

Hard to pull off legwarmers on a 5'3" frame :) I feel chopped in half when I put them on! You'll look fab of course & then I'll have to go try again!

Anonymous said...

uh front row! what?

Anonymous said...

Just realised how rude that sounded - I didnt mean what you shouldnt have been there i meant what? as in WOW u go girl

Em x said...

Front row! You lucky thing! I agree with you the clothes look really wearable, i can't wait to see your legwarmers! x

Jossie Possie said...

- Thanks alot!

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xoxoKrysten said...

That is crazy cool!

Anonymous said...

woo hoo

J. said...

Front Row! Congrats!

I love how LFW seems just a little more playful than New York! (No offense NY.)

Alison said...

AMAZINGcollection. Love it! I like it when catwalk looks a little more realistic and wearable.

SammyKins said...

i love it.. love the sharp shoulders and i wish i could pull of jazzy hair like that :/
love sammy

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xxxx

Dank Rishaad said...

love the black..Im a black type of guy...and it's not because Im black lol. The leg warmers are sexy and the hair really made everything come alive. thanks for a great post. Off to look at more Paul Costelloe greatness...

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kirstyb said...

Sammy I was walking tbehind one of the models to the tube and she still had her hair like that - ppl were actually stopping to stare lol xooxx

Sher said...

I think I could pull off all of these looks. But love the jacket on the last one best :)

Platform Princess said...

Love all these looks!

Lovely meeting you the other day.

xx

verseastyle said...

Front row! What! I would sport the leg warmers, and the silky shorts are doable! I always wanted to be "Bad Sandy" ha ha ha

Hannah ♥ said...

front row?!!! I'm INSANELY jealous right now! I've only sat front row once :(

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MOLLYKT said...

ahhhh you're so lucky sitting front row!
looks gorge, i love the over the knee boots :)
xxxxx

Blicious said...

the first coat is amazing!! love!

xoxo

lovert said...

amazing looks!

Diane said...

Cool to be there! And I love the fact that the leggings trend it's still on!

kiss

Lillian said...

I love that big hair! If I got my hair that big I would just never brush it out!

daisychain said...

Wow so exciting for front row, and wow what a great collection!

heartshapedbruise. said...

That is a seriously cool collection - & as I'm sure everyone's been saying, you're seriously lucky to be front row - WOW!

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

You were front row??? JEALOUS!!!! I love these looks.

Nathaniel said...

What a cool show! Love the first look and the hair!

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Lottie said...

so lucky! this stuff looks gorgeous :)

Montse F. said...

ohh the last look beautiful! :))

Chloe said...

I like this collection :) Lots of black and sequins, which I've taken a liken too lately :)

Chloe

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The Girl In The Purple Pants said...

Whoa their hair is AMAZING!!! I would love to try something like that lol :)
Sincerely,
Jen

Dec said...

Kirst Love! I knew it would be an amazing read! Defo gonna trying and hit it up in Sept. xoxo

Rose said...

Gorgeous collection and brilliant writing :) Thanks for sharing this; I'm rather jealous!

Rose x

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The Sound of Lace said...

oooh looks great...i really think i want to try out those pleather leg warmers!!! i really like them!

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fadetoblack said...

love that frilly blouse... love it so overthe top!!!

Dee said...

Oohh I love that first coat! I would wear it every day.

DISTRIKMODE said...

Lovin the voluminous hair!!!

Farrah
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Brunch at Saks said...

How exciting! Gorgeous looks! XOXO

CMA said...

GORGEOUS photos
love the runway inspiration
your blog is awesome, keep it up
thanks for sharing as always!

-cma
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Without rules said...

Love ittt!

Karoline said...

Lovely!

Milly. said...

Ummm...I have no idea?? Bad bad friend :( I really don't remember the conversation, arghhh!

I'm trying to look up this beauty brains site manically now... ;)

Love you lotsss. I really want to meet up again sometime soon. It's not as fun without you! xxx

Ps - I remember how smug I was when you said you sat front row, yay!

Milly. said...

I'm commenting again as I realise I've missed two of your other ones and this is UNFORGIVABLE ;)

Betty Jackson was pretty amazing, slightly just because I was so excited to be there!! I still think I adore J Maskrey as one of my favourites - just so so individual wasn't it. Haha your work... ;) xx

Sophie said...

gorgeous!

Amy T said...

That first coat is amazing.
I want some thing like that! :(

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thischicksgotstyle said...

Very pretty!

OceanDreams said...

What an amazing show, how lucky that you were able to go! I love that coat!

Jessica said...

Amazing photos!

Nishant said...

Congrats on your award! :

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hannah_p said...

For me, some garments in the show were designed a bit much as well as the hairstyle of the models. However, the coats and a few dresses were impressive. They were simple. Yet, they were not boring as they had some beautiful cutting details. The silver dress was beautiful with the twisted shape in the middle.