London Fashion Week: meet the bloggers
We chat to the London’s top style bloggers about Fashion Week
Ahead of Fashion Week we caught up with some of the biggest names in blogging to get their take on London style, fashion tweeters and how to kick-start a successful blog.
It may or may not surprise you to know that this is Time Out’s first interview with a dog. But Butters isn’t just any old mutt, she’s a bone-a-fide (geddit?) fashion dog. Not only does this pooch attend London Fashion Week with her mommy (aka The Clothes Whisperer’s Kristin Knox), but she writes her own fashion dlog (a dogs-eye view from the front row if you will) and gets sent more designer freebies that you can shake a stick at. Sorry, there we go again…
What is the highlight of fashion week for you?
Sitting front row at Mulberry where I can bark at Alexa Chung from across the runway and sneaking into the BFC tent, those bouncers are pretty tricky to slip past, but I do it for the thrill. It's also nice because Mommy comes home for LFW briefly in between New York and Milan; I miss her so much while she's doing the rotation!
You wear a lot of Mulberry - what are your wardrobe essentials?
A Tilly mac is a must for any posh London dog, though this season I'm LOVING my new fox-faced hoody (pressie from my aunties at Mulbs). In addition, every fashion dog needs a great bag to call their home away from home; my personal faves are my Butters Bag specially made for me by my aunties at Jaeger and my Louis Vuitton Neverfull. But any pooch who even thinks about sporting canine footwear should be immediately banished and cast for season two of The Only Way Is Essex: The Chihuahua Season.
Which London venues do you find the most dog friendly?
For shows-? Mulberry at Claridges and most off-site venues, like art galleries. Matthew Williamson showed at Battersea Power Station, and I was allowed in there. The BFC tent is technically not doggy friendly though Somerset House is, but I've remedied that by getting special permission. In London in general, the West, Notting Hill/Chelsea is the most doggie friendly. I love 202 on Westbourne Grove, they have amazing bacon worth stealing from mommy or whoever's plate. Liberty is my favourite store, they're incredibly pro canine chic in there, and I'm allowed to hang out in the first floor cafe while Mommy takes a tea.
Interviews by Julia Fernandez