12 Feb 2015

A week in the life of a Fashion Editor

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So last week I was being sampling the new SS produce at Morrisons, rubbing shoulders with Damien Hirst, Jamie Winstone and the gorgeous Lilah Parsons at the Yumi SS15 party at IceTank.

I managed to squeeze in the latest Issey Miyake fragrance launch- fresh, floral and flirty incase you’re interested, and hop over to Kettners for the Jonathan Aston 50th anniversary, hosted by the one and only Zandra Rhodes and Celia Birtwell along with Brightlight PR.

The top floor Kettners was transformed into a glamoupuss’s paradise as models sashayed around in Rober Palmer ‘Addicted to Love’ inspired mini dresses and a vast range of hoisery displaying bold, romantic and feminine designs, drawing influences from classical paintings.

Zandra Rhodes, who is known for her kaftans, also designed for Princess Diana and Freddy Mercury, and has been a fashion icon since the seventies said: “I am thrilled to do this collection of tights and socks, using intricate laces and weaves, utilizing my very own imagery. Fashion is not fashion without legs. They are focal and important to every outfit.” Hear hear Ms Rhodes.

That was not the end of the excitement though. An Editor’s social life is never ending! So off I trotted to the launch of the new, glam and extremely reasonable Motel One in Fenchurch Street. Amazing views and almost cheaper than getting a taxi home!

The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch was next, to go and view the charity organisation ‘Giving Keys’. Brought over from LA, this is a lovely concept where you get to share the love with a loved one, or someone more needy, by passing on the gift carefully crafted peice of jewellery. With mottos such as ‘believe’ ‘creative’ ‘strength’ ‘dream’ ‘courage’ and ‘love’ the keys have been made into necklaces, bracelts, phone cases etc, with a donation from every purchase going to the homeless. And the key is to pass it on to someone in the future who needs it, and the story goes on.

With more fashion fun to be had, I went to the private view of the Thea Porter exhibition in the Fashion and Textiles museum in Bermondsey. Anyone who knows their fashion onions, really should pop along. Filled with her fabulous kaftans, prints, illustrations and interior design, this is definitely a place to spend an afternoon reminiscing the 70s hippy, happy vibe!

To end a particuarly glowing week, I ended up in the Macbeth in Shoreditch, celebrating the Krew clothing range with Canoe PR. A fabulous selection of photographs taken from gigs made me reminiscent of my student days. Mosh pits may not be my thing anymore, but they sure know how to host a good party!


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Sara Darling, is Co-Founder and Fashion Editor of 55Pages magazine, as well as a freelance lifestyle writer and fashion stylist. She contributes features to a wide variety of clients including Style Nest, Flush the Fashion, Fault and Spindle websites and creates content for Loft Studios and 55Factory. Twitter @fashion_darling Instagram @fashiondarlingofficial
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