Back to Normal – Whatever that Maybe!
I haven’t been to London Fashion Week since February 2010 – that’s three whole seasons away so when LFW came around this February I was really nervous. My book is coming out during September Fashion Week so I really had to get back in the saddle, but when I arrived at Somerset House to register it felt so odd. When I started attending fashion week in 2005 it was in Battersea and then for as long as I can remember the shows have been by the V and A museum so it felt like a first day at a new school for me attending the shows for the Spring Summer season . Meadow was with her dad visiting his Grandad in Mile End so traveling on the tube on my own to Covent Garden even seemed odd. In the lift I felt like I had forgotten something, it felt strange being without the pram or papose.
After really enjoying the LFW exhibition, I hooked up for coffee with a stylist I have interviewed for my book and went to the Twenty8Twelve show. I must say, this was a fantastic experience! Instead of being on the catwalk, the models appeared on screens around the room like an art exhibition. I thought this was great as if you missed a front or back view of an outfit on one screen you could view it on another …as often with live catwalk shows you miss the back of one outfit as another model steps forward onto the catwalk so I loved this modern take on collection presentation. The Spring Summer collection featured lots of gorgeous pieces and I loved the peplum detail dresses in candy colours and prints, there was also a fantastic pair of shorts with braces that were tailored beautifully.
My book has now gone to the publishers- eek! So I wait in anticipation of that being launched in September. It went just at the right time, as it is becoming increasingly harder to type with Meadow now as she is on the move! Smaller projects will be much easier to manage for me at the moment, as I have to have eyes in the back of my head. When she was a baby it was easy to sit and just write as she would sleep in her Moses basket most of them time …but now she is crawling everywhere- backwards! Apparently most babies do go backwards before they go forwards but I really find this hilarious as she just ends up going from one end of the room to the other and then shrieks when her feet hit the wall, as she didn’t see where she was going! Her baby babbling is also now starting to develop more into talking so I don’t think those first sentences will be far off – we can make out a few words when she babbles to us and her toys – it’s very amusing. I can’t wait to have proper little chats with her and hear what her voice will sound like!