London Fashion Week 2017.2

My history with London Fashion week is long and storied, with my cutting-edge blogging and opinions influencing up to dozens of people around the world who in all likelihood know even less about fashion than I do, and don't care that my accreditation amounts to "I have a camera and I'm taking photos outside the event during lunchtime and sometimes after work".

For 2017.2 (or I think it's officially 2018SS?) (I don't know fashion, I just blog about it) I was gutted to learn that a holiday I'd scheduled would mean that I'd be back with only two days of the five LFW days left to run. And THEN I learned that the Kingsman : The Golden Circle world premiere would take part on one of those days.

So I knew I'd have to get creative...

September 8th : DAY -7 (Berlin, Germany)

We start "London" Fashion "Week" a full week early, as I happen to be in Berlin, and during an irritating rain shower I sought refuge in Berlin Mall, which just happened to have a fashion parade on (and I just happened to have a decent portrait lens on me!)

Photographing a fashion show on a runway isn't easy - I read once that one ironclad rule is that you're NEVER allowed to show the sole of the shoe of a model, which means timing is somewhat important. And given some leg configurations don't look particularly attractive in a photo, a good shot is somewhat harder to come by....

Photographing a fashion show on a runway isn't easy - I read once that one ironclad rule is that you're NEVER allowed to show the sole of the shoe of a model, which means timing is somewhat important. And given some leg configurations don't look particularly attractive in a photo, a good shot is somewhat harder to come by....

"It's got nothing to do with what I'm wearing, and everything to do with the stance. Copy the stance, not the style, People". I'm writing this down. This is good stuff.

"It's got nothing to do with what I'm wearing, and everything to do with the stance. Copy the stance, not the style, People". I'm writing this down. This is good stuff.

"I'm aware that the hat doesn't quite match. I'm wearing it for a dare."

"I'm aware that the hat doesn't quite match. I'm wearing it for a dare."

It's what all fashionable lumberjacks, and/or accountants will be wearing in Spring/Summer 2018.

It's what all fashionable lumberjacks, and/or accountants will be wearing in Spring/Summer 2018.

I'm going to suggest that the branded belt costs about 4x the denim dress, and 2x the price of the sunglasses (but probably still less than the handbag)

I'm going to suggest that the branded belt costs about 4x the denim dress, and 2x the price of the sunglasses (but probably still less than the handbag)

"Daywear, Nightwear..... I even wore it on a tennis court once. Minus the shoes, obviously"

"Daywear, Nightwear..... I even wore it on a tennis court once. Minus the shoes, obviously"

The ensemble is very cute, but it's the large LCD screen you'd want trundling behind you with a vague illuminated love-heart that will be tricky to take onto the bus or train to work...

The ensemble is very cute, but it's the large LCD screen you'd want trundling behind you with a vague illuminated love-heart that will be tricky to take onto the bus or train to work...

"Yeah... well you should see the herd of cats I fought to salvage even this much of the jacket and scarves.... they're not looking much better"

"Yeah... well you should see the herd of cats I fought to salvage even this much of the jacket and scarves.... they're not looking much better"

"And now we're going to walk out with these items of fashion we've liberated....."

"And now we're going to walk out with these items of fashion we've liberated....."

September 15th : Day 1 (Riga, Latvia)

As London celebrated the start of London Fashion Week, I was still in Riga, Latvia, trying to see if I could find any premieres during Riga International Film Festival (turns out I could) .... but making sure to at least photograph some of the casual / street fashion that might eventually form the avant garde vanguard of a future Baltic design invasion...

Clothes to observe time pass by.

Clothes to observe time pass by.

"The Parking sign is part of the ensemble. Don't think you can look anywhere near as cool if you leave it at home..."

"The Parking sign is part of the ensemble. Don't think you can look anywhere near as cool if you leave it at home..."

Also a good representation in metaphor of what I look like everytime Apple announce yet another new (yawn) iPhone.

Also a good representation in metaphor of what I look like everytime Apple announce yet another new (yawn) iPhone.

Every straight stretch of pavement is a catwalk waiting to happen.

Every straight stretch of pavement is a catwalk waiting to happen.

September 16th : Day 2 (Riga, Latvia)

Good news : well-dressed monuments will be wearing sleeveless this coming season.

Good news : well-dressed monuments will be wearing sleeveless this coming season.

"What do you mean "nice fashion" - these are my clothes! What else would I possibly wear??"

"What do you mean "nice fashion" - these are my clothes! What else would I possibly wear??"

Not much for fashion, but the Central Station underpass in Riga, Latvia, makes for quite a decent catwalk.

Not much for fashion, but the Central Station underpass in Riga, Latvia, makes for quite a decent catwalk.

September 17th : Day 3 (Riga, Latvia)

"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads... just convenient charging places that will dispense electricity for free...."

"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads... just convenient charging places that will dispense electricity for free...."

"What am I doing? I'm double-bagging, people! Trust me, everyone's going to be doing this..."

"What am I doing? I'm double-bagging, people! Trust me, everyone's going to be doing this..."

September 18th : Day 4 (London)

At last! I've made it to London before London Fashion Week ends. However, today I was unable to attend (outside) any events as there was a World Premiere for "Kingsman : The Golden Circle" that took precedence. This website IS called "premieres.co" for a reason.

Good (Bad?) News : North Korea's Kim Jong-Un's hairstyle is starting to make inroads in The Decadent West.

Good (Bad?) News : North Korea's Kim Jong-Un's hairstyle is starting to make inroads in The Decadent West.

"For the last time, young man, I am NOT affiliated with London Fashion Week in ANY way. I look this awesome EVERY DAY!"

"For the last time, young man, I am NOT affiliated with London Fashion Week in ANY way. I look this awesome EVERY DAY!"

Looks like we'll all be wanting to crochet our own sneakers next season. Good to know. (Spotted at the Kingsman : The Golden Circle premiere)

Looks like we'll all be wanting to crochet our own sneakers next season. Good to know. (Spotted at the Kingsman : The Golden Circle premiere)

September 19th : Day 5 (London)

And so FINALLY I make it to London Fashion Week - on the last day, which is also typically the quietest and least zany day. Gosh Darnit.

"Obviously we put a shot of vodka into every Espresso. This is London Fashion Week (darling)"

"Obviously we put a shot of vodka into every Espresso. This is London Fashion Week (darling)"

Probably a famous fashion designer. (On a potentially racist note, is it wrong that during London Fashion Week I take disproportionate numbers of photos of Asian people on the assumption that they're the latest thing in cutting edge fashion?)

Probably a famous fashion designer. (On a potentially racist note, is it wrong that during London Fashion Week I take disproportionate numbers of photos of Asian people on the assumption that they're the latest thing in cutting edge fashion?)

I was.... taking a photo of that traffic cone. It's Ironic (,baby). Just like good fashion.

I was.... taking a photo of that traffic cone. It's Ironic (,baby). Just like good fashion.

I was ... photographing that backdrop. It's both heavily ironic and quite mainstream, and that's a tricky balance to get right.

I was ... photographing that backdrop. It's both heavily ironic and quite mainstream, and that's a tricky balance to get right.

"We're calling it "Health and Safety Chic". We're pretty sure it'll catch on. The boots are fabulous, after all"

"We're calling it "Health and Safety Chic". We're pretty sure it'll catch on. The boots are fabulous, after all"

Good news from London Fashion Week. Smoking? It's still cool. But it's not enough to just smoke : you have to exhale. Like.... properly.

Good news from London Fashion Week. Smoking? It's still cool. But it's not enough to just smoke : you have to exhale. Like.... properly.

"Of course I'm double-bagging, dear. Everyone's doing it". I know - I saw it done in Latvia three days ago when the fad was born.

"Of course I'm double-bagging, dear. Everyone's doing it". I know - I saw it done in Latvia three days ago when the fad was born.

"Wait.. is this a mugging or a fashion shoot?" "Well.... ask yourself if it has to be just one or the other, baby"

"Wait.. is this a mugging or a fashion shoot?"
"Well.... ask yourself if it has to be just one or the other, baby"

Side note : I actually asked this model if I could photograph her (I rarely do : I prefer candid photography, but this candid pose was too coincidentally cool to take candidly)

Side note : I actually asked this model if I could photograph her (I rarely do : I prefer candid photography, but this candid pose was too coincidentally cool to take candidly)

"You mark my words, Jeremy : Apple will be selling special gloves for iPhones by the end of the week"

"You mark my words, Jeremy : Apple will be selling special gloves for iPhones by the end of the week"

"Yes, I'm literally getting dressed on the Street. Is that perchance STILL not street enough for you??"

"Yes, I'm literally getting dressed on the Street. Is that perchance STILL not street enough for you??"

It's a shoe-off, people. It's a shoe-off. I'm going to retreat to a safe distance from the carnage set to ensue...

It's a shoe-off, people.
It's a shoe-off.
I'm going to retreat to a safe distance from the carnage set to ensue...

"I'm a millennial. I don't even know what this box I'm standing in is meant to be used for...."

"I'm a millennial. I don't even know what this box I'm standing in is meant to be used for...."

"I don't give a crap who you're wearing, Darling. I want YOU to ask ME who I'M wearing."

"I don't give a crap who you're wearing, Darling. I want YOU to ask ME who I'M wearing."

So... that was that. I feel I have redeemed myself and reclaimed the authority to speak, write and blog about all aspects of fashion for at least another six months, as I have over the course of numerous London Fashion Week posts for 2010.1 , 2012.1 , 2013.1 and 2013.2 , 2014.1 , 2015.1 , 2016.1 and 2016.2, and most recently prior to this 2017.1

Needless to say, if you ever want me to photograph your fashion show (hey... you might be desperate.... it could happen), just let me know via the usual channels. In the meantime, yes, I'll be putting it into the Archive of Premieres (in the Fashion section).

PS. If you ever want to know when I post one of these journals (ie. six monthly in the case of fashion, but considerably more frequently for premieres), feel free to follow me on Twitter at berndt2_photo, or on facebook at premieresdotco.

Until next time (, Darling) *Air-Kiss* *Air-Kiss*

London Fashion Week 2017.1

February 17th - 21st, 2017

For the last two years, London Fashion Week's Primary 'space' has been a SoHo Carpark intersection. Before that it was the opulence of Somerset House. This year, it's a large and wide pedestrian footpath across from the Australian High Commission, with a Pret at one end, a Construction Zone at the other, and a massive amount of pedestrian traffic.

Hurray for the elegance and artistry of fashion.

I'll see how many days I make it down there for.

DAY 1

Hats? Handbags? Novelty iPad covers? Oversized earrings? Who knows.... but it's fashion (baby)

Hats? Handbags? Novelty iPad covers? Oversized earrings? Who knows.... but it's fashion (baby)

"If you move back closer to that bit of street garbage, my photo will make a statement about something really profound. That'll make it Fashion AND Art, baby" (or fART for short, and yes damnit I'm copyrighting that)

"If you move back closer to that bit of street garbage, my photo will make a statement about something really profound. That'll make it Fashion AND Art, baby" (or fART for short, and yes damnit I'm copyrighting that)

"If you could just look slightly less interested in what people think about you wearing such expensive and exclusive clothing that next to nobody could afford let alone want to wear in public, you'll have captured the essence of my brand perfectly....."

"If you could just look slightly less interested in what people think about you wearing such expensive and exclusive clothing that next to nobody could afford let alone want to wear in public, you'll have captured the essence of my brand perfectly....."

The crush at 'BFC Show Space' is a bit too much (even for somebody like me who is used to public pens at a premiere) so I headed over to Somerset House, where London Fashion Week used to be based.

The crush at 'BFC Show Space' is a bit too much (even for somebody like me who is used to public pens at a premiere) so I headed over to Somerset House, where London Fashion Week used to be based.

"I'm telling you Jack, we can sell these for thousands if we convince people it's fashion and not workwear".

"I'm telling you Jack, we can sell these for thousands if we convince people it's fashion and not workwear".

Sunbeams sold separately.

Sunbeams sold separately.

"I was told that the skirt was still too short."

"I was told that the skirt was still too short."

Square glasses, beret and a DSLR. If this look could be any cooler, I'm going to have to buy myself some square glasses and a beret.

Square glasses, beret and a DSLR. If this look could be any cooler, I'm going to have to buy myself some square glasses and a beret.

As at right now, I can only apologetically restate that this London Fashion Week has thus far failed to provide the expected weirdness and hilarity that could justify me hanging around the self-professed beautiful people. Right now it only looks vaguely stylish in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable.

As at right now, I can only apologetically restate that this London Fashion Week has thus far failed to provide the expected weirdness and hilarity that could justify me hanging around the self-professed beautiful people. Right now it only looks vaguely stylish in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable.

"You've changed, Barbara." "I skinned the rabbit myself.... that's how much fashion means to me" "That's not actually what I .... ewwwww"

"You've changed, Barbara."
"I skinned the rabbit myself.... that's how much fashion means to me"
"That's not actually what I .... ewwwww"

"Shhh... can't talk. Updating my fashion blog" "Shhh... can't talk. Updating my instagram"

"Shhh... can't talk. Updating my fashion blog"
"Shhh... can't talk. Updating my instagram"

So that was Day 1. I gotta be honest.... I like the photos, but I miss the madness. Perhaps tomorrow will bring some.

DAY 2

Oh, great. These Asshole protesters are back again. By which I'd like to clarify : I don't object to their views, I object to the PROTESTERS themselves. At a purely base level, they're spouting about a dozen different messages from anti-fur to animal testing to anti-meat to veganism to (if you read the chalk) f**king cannibalism (!), and if they're against Chinese (allegedly) killing dogs, then why they protest outside the Chinese embassy? Their protests are vague and ill-focussed and delivered by insipid malcontents.

And file note : if you're trying to change peoples' minds about something, one way to make absolutely certain your message is lost is by being so obnoxious that all anyone can focus on is what a bunch of annoying assholes you are. Rather than your message, say.

Nice wordplay, though. Kudos. ("Cannibalism Insanity??")

Nice wordplay, though. Kudos.
("Cannibalism Insanity??")

"The noise of the protesters can never drown out how fabulous we look. Also I had six skittles for lunch - I don't think they suffered."

"The noise of the protesters can never drown out how fabulous we look. Also I had six skittles for lunch - I don't think they suffered."

Well... except the Justin Bieber ones. Those ones are dumb.

Well... except the Justin Bieber ones. Those ones are dumb.

"First fur and then Bieber and now this. Why does London Fashion Week have to get so political?"

"First fur and then Bieber and now this. Why does London Fashion Week have to get so political?"

"I didn't kill any animals to make this top. Just a couple of homeless people, plus I polluted a river with the dye-work. But nobody protests that..."

"I didn't kill any animals to make this top. Just a couple of homeless people, plus I polluted a river with the dye-work. But nobody protests that..."

"I'm afraid of heights, Barry. You KNOW that...."

"I'm afraid of heights, Barry. You KNOW that...."

It's not a box for putting things in, it's actually this year's must-have fashion accessory.

It's not a box for putting things in, it's actually this year's must-have fashion accessory.

Wow. It's been this year's must-have fashion accessory for all of five minutes, and now people are already wearing it ironically.

Wow. It's been this year's must-have fashion accessory for all of five minutes, and now people are already wearing it ironically.

"I don't want to tempt fate, but you realise if you get hit by a car it's going to be an amazing way to end the photoshoot"

"I don't want to tempt fate, but you realise if you get hit by a car it's going to be an amazing way to end the photoshoot"

"Guys? I'm not even here for London Fashion Week. So either mug me and get it over with, or let me go."

"Guys? I'm not even here for London Fashion Week. So either mug me and get it over with, or let me go."

"I've been hearing them protest about fur for two hours and I could really go for a burger right about now".

"I've been hearing them protest about fur for two hours and I could really go for a burger right about now".

DAY 3

This Mercedes AMG has been parked in the same spot every day of LFW so far. There's every chance it's simply a prop car.

This Mercedes AMG has been parked in the same spot every day of LFW so far. There's every chance it's simply a prop car.

"Give me anger! You HATE the camera! You DESPISE the camera!! ... okay, now you're making the camera feel bad. Please apologise...."

"Give me anger! You HATE the camera! You DESPISE the camera!! ... okay, now you're making the camera feel bad. Please apologise...."

"help me, London Fashion Week. You're my only hope..."

"help me, London Fashion Week. You're my only hope..."

"I was given to understand there'd be free popcorn?" - sadly in comparison to last year's SoHo ParkingGarage venue, so far there's been nobody handing out free gourmet popcorn or obscure sugary/sugar-free energy drinks at London Fashion Week. Damnit...

"I was given to understand there'd be free popcorn?" - sadly in comparison to last year's SoHo ParkingGarage venue, so far there's been nobody handing out free gourmet popcorn or obscure sugary/sugar-free energy drinks at London Fashion Week. Damnit...

"Where did that guy with the spray-can go??"

"Where did that guy with the spray-can go??"

"The protesters are pretty much targeting anyone wearing fur... or what looks like fur... or might sound or feel like fur. Quite frankly. if you've got better than average hair, it's best to stay away."

"The protesters are pretty much targeting anyone wearing fur... or what looks like fur... or might sound or feel like fur. Quite frankly. if you've got better than average hair, it's best to stay away."

"You really think I'm cute!!? If only I was about 20 years older and you were about 40 years younger..."

"You really think I'm cute!!? If only I was about 20 years older and you were about 40 years younger..."

"We're not models. We're being ironic"

"We're not models. We're being ironic"

And because despite their undeniable enthusiasm the Fur Protesters survive on a diet low in iron and high in self-esteem, I was able to leave London Fashion Week Day 3 before they finished their megaphone test.

DAY 4

"I'm trying to take a photo of that balustrade behind you.... could you please get out of the way??" - London Fashion Week and London Architecture Week should never be allowed to coincide...

"I'm trying to take a photo of that balustrade behind you.... could you please get out of the way??" - London Fashion Week and London Architecture Week should never be allowed to coincide...

"Too much shopping is a relative term, Frank."

"Too much shopping is a relative term, Frank."

The camera strap shows that she shoots Sony while at Fashion Week I tend to shoot Pentax, but you know I think we could still make it work.

The camera strap shows that she shoots Sony while at Fashion Week I tend to shoot Pentax, but you know I think we could still make it work.

"Of course I'm aware I'm casting a perfect silhouette. So much so that if the phone rings I'm not answering it. Not until the sun sets or it clouds over first"

"Of course I'm aware I'm casting a perfect silhouette. So much so that if the phone rings I'm not answering it. Not until the sun sets or it clouds over first"

"I didn't know they were called BICYCLES, Janet. I'm a fashion model. Unless I've used it as a prop or can smoke it, I'm not really interested"

"I didn't know they were called BICYCLES, Janet. I'm a fashion model. Unless I've used it as a prop or can smoke it, I'm not really interested"

"It's art, sure. But it was a really expensive coat before my husband took a sharpie to it"

"It's art, sure. But it was a really expensive coat before my husband took a sharpie to it"

"I could really go for lunch. Two or three calories should see me through til the weekend...."

"I could really go for lunch. Two or three calories should see me through til the weekend...."

"Wear a helmet for safety? If you had any idea how I'd design it, you'd know it wouldn't be safer."

"Wear a helmet for safety? If you had any idea how I'd design it, you'd know it wouldn't be safer."

"I'm not really sure what I'm looking at here."

"I'm not really sure what I'm looking at here."

"I'm going to stand here for a maximum five, six minutes more. So take these photos while you can. And make sure to hashtag them accurately."

"I'm going to stand here for a maximum five, six minutes more. So take these photos while you can. And make sure to hashtag them accurately."

"I'm running so late I'm basically early...."

"I'm running so late I'm basically early...."

And that? Is the end of another London Fashion Week.

until next time *air kiss* *air kiss*

Feel free to check out my archive of fashion week street photography journals at:

London Fashion Week 2010.1 - fashion?
London Fashion Week 2012.1 - fashion!
London Fashion Week 2013.1 - fashion!!
London Fashion Week 2013.2 - fashion!!!
London Fashion Week 2014.1 - fashion!!!!
London Fashion Week 2015.1 - fashion!!!!!
London Fashion Week 2016.1 - fashion!!!!!!
London Fashion Week 2016.2 - fashion!!!!!!!

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The 2017 Elle Style Awards in some kind of doorway

February 13th, 2017.

I thought last year's Elle Style Awards were very cool - insofar as I am somebody capable of making such a judgement. They were held at the Tate Britain and attended by such luminaries as Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Elizabeth Olsen, Noomi Rapace, Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney.

This year? Well, there was a doorway and some branded planter boxes, the event wasn't publicised, and the highest profile award recipient (who is also on the cover of the latest issue of the magazine) didn't deign to attend. It's hard to believe that 24hrs ago I was in the front row photographing The 2017 Baftas.....

Still, here's how it went down:

Feel the glamour. Feel the glitz. (Feel the frostbite.)

Feel the glamour. Feel the glitz. (Feel the frostbite.)

"Hello and welcome to the Elle Style Awards. To celebrate, the operation of this bus stop has been suspended for the duration of the event."

"Hello and welcome to the Elle Style Awards. To celebrate, the operation of this bus stop has been suspended for the duration of the event."

I'm trying to make this look sexy. (edited to add : she's Sam Rollinson, and mostly succeeding under the circumstances)

I'm trying to make this look sexy.
(edited to add : she's
Sam Rollinson, and mostly succeeding under the circumstances)

"I'm at the address. Where is the giant banner? Didn't we organise a giant banner?"

"I'm at the address. Where is the giant banner? Didn't we organise a giant banner?"

<to be identified Later> (Me, Later : Iskra Lawrence.) (Me, even Later : Thanks) (Me, slightly earlier : You're welcome) (what... I've watched Arrival. It's possible)

<to be identified Later>
(Me, Later : Iskra Lawrence.)
(Me, even Later : Thanks)
(Me, slightly earlier : You're welcome) (what... I've watched Arrival. It's possible)

<to be identified later> (edited to add : Maya Jama, which when you say it sounds like it's got to be a fake/ made-up name)

<to be identified later>
(edited to add : Maya Jama, which when you say it sounds like it's got to be a fake/ made-up name)

"February 13th. Every day I wake up and remember : Sadly I'm not Batman"

"February 13th. Every day I wake up and remember : Sadly I'm not Batman"

Some kind of fashion designer? Glasses Model? Rogue Accountant? (edited to add : he's Erdem Moralioglu, which is a name so awesome I refuse to do more research on who it belongs to)

Some kind of fashion designer? Glasses Model? Rogue Accountant?
(edited to add : he's Erdem Moralioglu, which is a name so awesome I refuse to do more research on who it belongs to)

<to be identified later>

<to be identified later>

"Is this cool? It's how I want my album cover to look" - excitingly, I actually know who Ellie Bamber is. Last year alone she was in (and at the premieres of) "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Nocturnal Animals"

"Is this cool? It's how I want my album cover to look" - excitingly, I actually know who Ellie Bamber is. Last year alone she was in (and at the premieres of) "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Nocturnal Animals"

True to form in all (or most things) fashion related, I don't know who this is. But the white-balance on my camera is enjoying the freedom to do whatever it wants in this lighting. (edited to add : Neelam Gill)

True to form in all (or most things) fashion related, I don't know who this is. But the white-balance on my camera is enjoying the freedom to do whatever it wants in this lighting. (edited to add : Neelam Gill)

I don't know who this, but good news : gang signs among the elderly are getting more commonplace.

I don't know who this, but good news : gang signs among the elderly are getting more commonplace.

Riz Ahmed was at yesterday's Baftas and at the premiere (or-whatever-the-thing-they-did-for-Rogue-One-was-but-I-hated it) for Rogue One last year.

Riz Ahmed was at yesterday's Baftas and at the premiere (or-whatever-the-thing-they-did-for-Rogue-One-was-but-I-hated it) for Rogue One last year.

Excitingly (but also crushingly as it shows how old I am) I know who Debbie Harry is. I don't know style, though - so I didn't know pink camouflage was a thing until right now.

Excitingly (but also crushingly as it shows how old I am) I know who Debbie Harry is. I don't know style, though - so I didn't know pink camouflage was a thing until right now.

"Let me go one step further... how many of you have PARENTS who are too young to remember me?"

"Let me go one step further... how many of you have PARENTS who are too young to remember me?"

I don't know who this is, but the hair is amazing *note : my threshold for hair amazingness is fairly low. (edited to add : Henry Holland)

I don't know who this is, but the hair is amazing *note : my threshold for hair amazingness is fairly low. (edited to add : Henry Holland)

"This is style, people! Check my invite to the event. It's proof!" Excitingly, we've now hit the third (fourth?) person at this event that I recognise : Beth Ditto is (was?) the lead singer of the band Gossip.

"This is style, people! Check my invite to the event. It's proof!" Excitingly, we've now hit the third (fourth?) person at this event that I recognise : Beth Ditto is (was?) the lead singer of the band Gossip.

Pretty and as yet Unknown. In my limited field of knowledge, that is. (edited to add : Izzy Bizu, and the analyst in me just can't help being awed by the fact that 3/8ths of the letters in her full name are the letter 'z'!)

Pretty and as yet Unknown. In my limited field of knowledge, that is.
(edited to add : Izzy Bizu, and the analyst in me just can't help being awed by the fact that 3/8ths of the letters in her full name are the letter 'z'!)

Some dude, and also unkown. I could check wireimage.com but right now I'm tiiiired, and I'm not paid enough to do go that extra distance right now.

Some dude, and also unkown. I could check wireimage.com but right now I'm tiiiired, and I'm not paid enough to do go that extra distance right now.

I don't know who this is, but I'm impressed by my own composition of this shot. And some days that's enough to make getting out of bed worthwhile. (edited to add : Alice Della)

I don't know who this is, but I'm impressed by my own composition of this shot. And some days that's enough to make getting out of bed worthwhile. (edited to add : Alice Della)

People were shouting out "Alexandra", but then people were shouting out a lot of things, including "What do you mean 'this bus stop is not operational??' ". (edited to add : Arizona Muse)

People were shouting out "Alexandra", but then people were shouting out a lot of things, including "What do you mean 'this bus stop is not operational??' ". (edited to add : Arizona Muse)

Side-view of Actress Thandie Newton. She declined to pose for the Paparazzi (I was in their pen as the entry requirements amounted to "you have a camera? okay, then...." and by the end of the night that had extended to 'you have a mobile phone with a camera? okay, then...")

Side-view of Actress Thandie Newton. She declined to pose for the Paparazzi (I was in their pen as the entry requirements amounted to "you have a camera? okay, then...." and by the end of the night that had extended to 'you have a mobile phone with a camera? okay, then...")

Probably the biggest named attendee of the evening (sorry, Riz Ahmed!) was fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. According to the mighty wikipedia, she was named British Designer of the Year in 1990, 1991 and 2006 - and I was massively impressed when I saw she'd been name-checked withinin the world of the latest Final Fantasy game (XV) as the wedding dress designer of the lead female.

Probably the biggest named attendee of the evening (sorry, Riz Ahmed!) was fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. According to the mighty wikipedia, she was named British Designer of the Year in 1990, 1991 and 2006 - and I was massively impressed when I saw she'd been name-checked withinin the world of the latest Final Fantasy game (XV) as the wedding dress designer of the lead female.

"Lady Lunafreya? Nice kid. Wonder whatever happened to her..."

"Lady Lunafreya? Nice kid. Wonder whatever happened to her..."

So.. that was that. I'm not going to lie, I've had better, more inspiring events I've photographed, but rarely so soon after an event that was as massive as yesterday's Baftas, and perhaps more disappointing in comparison to the event itself in the prior year. And the non-attendance of Emma Watson, after all the promotion of her front cover and being an inspiration, was puzzling.

Still... as a precursor to London Fashion week, it serves a purpose. And since I was burning numerous calories while standing outside in the blistering cold, I probably lost some weight. And most of us, myself included,  can afford to lose some weight.

And it's another one for the Archive of Movie premieres, the next event of which will be an *actual* premiere.

Until next time!

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