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London Fashion Week – Orla Kiely A/W 10

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wow, I could have spent the entire day just sitting in the Orla Kiely presentation staring at the beautiful set and gorgeous clothes.

The room was set up in “rooms” with retro Orla Kiely print wallpaper and divided into a living room complete with telephone table and tv and bedroom with a wardrobe full of Orla Kiely dresses (Oh I wish it was mine) and dressing table.

The models moved around between the rooms in a variety of cute peter pan collared dresses, sharp retro suits and 60s style coats. I was particularly fond  of the black shift dress and orange coat in these pictures.

They were also wearing the most amazing platform killer heels with ankle socks. A look I’m not sure I can pull off myself, but looks stunning on tall skinny models!

I also liked the make up a great deal, very fresh faced with a peachy blusher and a soft sheen. In fact, I’m hard pressed to think of anything I DIDN’T like about the collection. Probably my least favourite item was a plastic rain coat with the famous leaf print on it.

I was filled with the urge to take the entire collection, and most of the furniture, home with me. But, quite apart from the fact that it wouldn’t fit me, I believe this kind of behaviour is frowned upon.

I also discovered that models do smile. Or at least these ones did if you grinned inanely at them for long enough. I may try it out on other models who have instructions to remain straight faced and stare wistfully into the distance. At least until I get escorted from the premises…..

6 Responses
  • Sherin
    February 20, 2010

    This seems so wonderful! I love the decor of this show! And the dresses looks really cute as well!
    .-= Sherin´s last blog ..Pastel Eyes =-.

  • Intrinsically Florrie
    February 20, 2010

    Oh that is the most lovely way to do a presentation! I love it.
    Here’s hoping one of those dresses finds its way into my wardrobe.

    Florrie x
    .-= Intrinsically Florrie´s last blog ..Retro Revival: the Manchester vintage haul =-.

  • Lisa
    February 21, 2010

    The clothes are so beautiful!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Deja vu =-.

  • Laura Connell
    February 21, 2010

    Wow what a beautiful presentation at Orla Kiely. Especially for a Retro girl like yourself!
    .-= Laura Connell´s last blog ..London Fashion Week Day 1 =-.

  • Piper
    February 22, 2010

    I can’t tell you how much I adore Orla Kiely…I’m just loving the room, perfectly decorated for her stuff! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you :)

  • Alice
    February 24, 2010

    I love this presennation! So many inspirational details! I agree, the ankle socks look great with those platforms!

    And the interior design! Perfect!
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..Thrifted Ralph Lauren Pants =-.