British Fashion Awards 2013

This Year, I had the privilege of attending the British Fashion Awards 2013 with the Founder of Fashion Strikes, Angela Udemba!

Held at the stunning London Coliseum, and hosted by a list of A-list fashion stars, the night was every bit as fabulous as you might imagine! Fashion’s finest under one spectacular roof, celebrating the very best of British talent, it was a night I will never forget!


The dress code for the evening was Black Tie and British and despite not getting the memo (Tickets arrived late!) my take on the evening was a more subdued look at black tie, with British inspiration; something that was reflected on the red carpet at last night’s event. Inspired by sixties Britain, I went for a monochrome theme in black and white dogtooth print crop trousers by Zara, suede sling back platforms by Steve Madden and a white shirt teamed with a padded cocoon coat from Topshop and a Jaeger bowling bag (a look I sported in my last blog post but hadn’t had the chance to wear out yet!)

red carpet


Best Dressed…

The award for ‘Best Dressed Audience Member’ presented by Alexa Atwell goes to….

Ajlina Matluma of fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog in 1920’s Oscar


Malaika Firth, of Premier Models, who got the British Black Tie dress code to perfection in an all Burberry ensemble


Runners up for the ‘Best Dressed Audience member’ go to…..

Angel Noor, President of Iranian Women’s Association, stood out in a stunning beaded gown by Iranian designer Noushah Noor teamed with a transparent tinted red perspex clutch by Lilian Afshar.


Rosie Davies of Fashion PR agency the London Fashion Agency looked chic in a lace dress with open back and feather peplum detail by Alice and Olivia Courtesy of Net-a-Porter .

ldn fashion agency

With sponsors for the award ceremony including the likes of Mac and Westfield and Toni&Guy, I was looking forward to emptying the contents of my goodie bag the minute I got through the door…Here’s what was inside…

Thanks to Mac for the stunning Lipstick in Lady Danger, my new signature colour, and False lashes mascara! Thanks to Label M for forever supplying me with my favourite hair product- Shine Mist- which keeps my hair sleek and shiny, whatever the weather.

Highlights of the night were winner of Emerging Womenswear Designer- Simone Rocha, Model of the Year awarded to Edie Campbell, International Designer of the Year- Miuccia Prada for Prada and last but by no means least…Womenswear Designer of the year, awarded to the very well deserved Christopher Kane!

Until next year….


British Fashion Awards 2013


A trend we are all to familiar with this season is GEOMETRY!

This Summer I’ve been more about clashing prints, but I just cant wait to put my S/S pieces to the back of my wardrobe and make room for A/W!!

After posting my ‘Ece Gozen’ blog for Fashion Strikes a few weeks back, I was inspired to roam the high street for all things geometric!!

I’ve been hunting for some bold earrings in keeping with this trend for a while but hadn’t found exactly what I was looking for until last weekend when I popped into Primark to replace some laddered tights! At a bargain price of £2.50 I just couldn’t resist…





Stay tuned…later this week ill be posting pics of my new geometric print dress…just as soon as it arrives in the post…



Stylist in the making…

This blog has been in the making for the past 3 years, so I ask myself ‘where do I begin?’…I guess I’ll begin at the beginning…
I got my first real taste for fashion at around age 4 when I customised my best friend’s school jumper with a pair of scissors and gave him a lego haircut to match…
My first real taste of working in fashion came much later, when a few years ago I was made Fashion and Beauty Director at Fusion@London, a new start up fashion events company, (now known as Fashion Strikes) the final fashion, music and dance spectacle for which I sourced designers, styled, dressed and showcased at The Troxy last year!
Here are some photos of me hard at work…

Stylist for Ramil Makinano
Styling Ramil Makinano’s fabulous ethnic designs. I adore his use of colour and bold structured designs.
Hat by Siggi Hats.
Stylist for the official milliner of Royal Ascot hats- Siggi Hats
Stylist in the making…