the LOOK show part 2
Marks and Spencers
In response to a little criticism (ie hater comment!) I had on yesterdays blog post saying "oh i didnt know you were a plus sized model" and "hope you enjoyed the primark show". Which got me thinking about two points about the whole show. Plus sized girls and the point I think they were trying to make about it not being "proper" fashion show.
First off on the subject of plus sized girls. I wasn't offended at being called plus sized, I'm no way plus sized by any standards, I don't hate girls who are bigger, I think some of the plus sized bloggers are fab! I think fashion is about confidence and how you put something together, not the size of the body the clothes hang on. To me someone who is plus sized is someone who doesn't fit into clothes that you can buy in regular shops, In the UK the standard sizes are probably 8-18 (Although I know some of them only go up to 16 and down a 6). Thats a fair description right? Its totally skewed on the catwalk though, with size 12 being too big. I'm a size 10, and it makes me feel weird thinking that if I put a few lbs on by fashion standards I'm plus sized. Crystal Renn was on the Catwalk, as well as another plus sized model and to be honest, when watching it I didn't even notice that she was bigger than the others, Not one bit. I thought she fitted right in there and it gave the whole show a "fashion fits all sizes" vibe. I've been a massive fan of Crystal since she did that editorial for V Magazine, Which really show everyone you don't need to be a waif to be high fashion.
And onto subject number 2. I just wanted to throw my two cents into a few thoughts I personally have been having regarding London Fashion Week. I do understand that highstreet fashion comes from the catwalks, whats being shown now is more than likely going to inspire and be copied for highstreet over the next season. As much as I want to go to Fashion Week, and I know I will probably go next season. Im struggling to understand the appeal. Maybe its because I'm very highstreet and I don't check out collections of those who exhibit at Fashion Weeks, Id never buy or probably even look at some of the designers clothes ever. I occasionally go on style.com to check out runway pictures, But I would never be able to look at some clothes and be like "Oh that's so [insert designers name here]". Maybe that doesn't make me a proper fashion blogger, or it gives me no right to go to Fashion Week. If anyone has any thoughts on this subject or see where I'm coming from leave me a comment? In some ways I'm maybe just not understanding the whole concept as I'm not there or because I don't really feel like I belong in that kind of sect.
What I liked most about the Look Show was the fact that I could go out and buy those things that were on show, It wasn't like I was just being inspired for the season to come. I thought the Look Show was a really great way to showcase how good the British Highstreet really is by coming up with really great prices. You can look great without having to spend a fortune on designer pieces. I felt all the collections were wearable and relatable. I now have a list of items, along with one that says I NEED THIS NOW, that I will be able to purchase and emulate in due time. I just want to say Thank you so much to LOOK Magazine. It was a really great experience and one that will not be forgotten easily, I had so much fun and it was great to sit front row!
If anyone has any thoughts they want to add, or if they want to let me know what items from the shows, you like/want/need! let me know in the comments!
PS. The Sunday Portrait will be done tomorrow hopefully!