>LFW Models and Prep at Paul Smith


Last saturday i was invited by my friend at Paul Smith to come and help with the various preparations for their London Fashion Week show on Monday night – Wahay!

With saturday being casting day, i had the pleasure of meeting a huge flock of stunning young girls, many of whom looked otherworldly with crazily slim waists, and legs i feared may not support them as they rushed off to other castings, fittings and shows. It was exciting and insightful to watch the process of greeting models, seeing them strut into a room and out and then wishing them well as they left. The most appropriate girls would then be picked out by their model cards and chosen for the fitting the next day. I recognised a couple, Katlin Aas who had recently been featured in vogue.com ‘LFW Ones to Watch’ who seemed to know everyone and be doing very well.One girl i met, from Canada had the most stunning Gucci shoes which she each packed carefully into their respective suede bags and then into a huge backpack. Crossing off Paul Smith from her long list of appointments that day, she told me she found being a model good fun but tiring and i wished her goodluck!

The rest of the day was spent helping prepare the show room for the fittings, manning reception and helping out with little tasks… etc etc… It looked like it’d soon be time to go…

BUT WAIT! My day was about to be made when the door buzzer went and instead of a pretty unknown i had the pleasure of looking up to see lovely miss COCO ROCHA waltz in!

I was feeling rather joyful watching her having her fitting done, moi being someone who has always admired her!
These are the outfits she tried on in the showroom and wore at LFW.
If youre also a Coco fan, you must read her little updates on her blog! ///

My favourite look has to be this funky little dress with wrapped jersey which created little peeping triangles. The clothes were very ‘wrappy’ in the style of Carribean women: with cardigans tied in strange places and twisty hair but thats a terrible description so watch the Paul Smith catwalk on Style.com!

All pics from Style.com