Monthly Archives: September 2009

Blog Crush: ‘Get Your Plane Right On Time’

We had the pleasure of bumping in to Dennis Swiatkowski at the London Fashion Week Estethica exhibition. Whilst he was there working for the Environmental Justice Foundation, which we pointed you to in our tee shirt blog post, he also told us about his own blog ‘Get Your Plane Right On Time‘.

‘Get Your Plane…’ is a diverse place to stop by at, with Dennis having the eye of a style magpie; picking out music videos, editorials and street snaps for our perusal… all accompanied by specially selected tunes and his own stunning photography. As Dennis says, it’s “A journey into a potpourri of fashion, film, music, observation and city-hopping” – and city hopping is right! He’s only just arrived in London from the Netherlands and will be staying for just 6 months. We’re looking forward to seeing the street styles Dennis captures here in that time, since his ones from LFW (shown here) are so great!


Trend Tip: Fringe Benefits

We were absolutely stunned when we first saw this street style pic (above) back in August on one of our favourite fashion blogs ‘Pepper and Chips’. Not only is the image perfect – gorgeous girl, gorgeous style – the fringed shoulder detail just felt so very Right Now. We’d already seen plenty of power shoulders and, quite frankly, were desperate to see where this shoulder obsessed trend might evolve to.

Chandelier Fringe

We love this new direction for shoulders, as fringing is probably one of the least scary ways to emphasise the area (we can’t all get away with Balmain pointy pads!) and it can be done in many different ways. Take, for example, our gorgeous Chandelier waistcoat (now available in TopShop Oxford Street!) where the fringing is actually made up of strips of mesh – woven on top for structure and then allowed to fall loose for a feminine look.

Michael Jackson Fringe

In our last trend tip, we mused on whether the new popularity in sequins is all a bit of a tribute to MJ – but with fringed shoulders there really is no doubt that people are reflecting the late King of Pop’s style! Take a look at Sharon G (above right) over on with her ensemble entitled Stranger in Moscow (no less!) for the proof!

Sequin Dress

Like the waistcoat we’ve already mentioned, this Chandelier dress also ticks both trends of sequins and shoulder embellishment – although the fringing is only on the one side, giving a more modern, quirky look.

Fringe Satin

But we haven’t forgotten about the most delicate fringing here at FashAddict, oh no! Fringe works perfectly with lace and satin, hence why we created this evening vest (above left). It can be dressed up or down… We love how Chiara F over at teams her sophisticated black top with cut off denims in her look Night-out (above right).

Fringe Accessories Beyonce Rihanna Micha

If you’re feeling a little freaked out by the fringe (although it is such an easy addition to your wardrobe that you really needn’t be!) then why no consider just doing a little taster with a fringed accessory a la Micha Barton, Beyonce and Rihanna?

If you are in need of any more inspiration on how to get some fringe in to your life, then have a gander at Look Book where the stylistas over there can show you how it’s done! Here’s a few of our faves; Mia L / Keep Your Fingers Crossed Baby /Fringe Benefits / Fredzelki / A lot of people… / Fringe Fringe Fringe Oh Yes!


Topshop NEWGEN film

The British Fashion Council came up with the NEWGEN scheme in 1993, and it has been nurturing amazing emerging designer talent ever since. Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald have all been supported by NEWGEN, with money awarded towards their show costs, sponsored exhibition space, usage of the BFC Catwalk tent, sales and marketing support, business advice and mentoring…phew! It’s no wonder that every up-and-coming designer wants to get on this launch pad!

NEWGEN entrance

This year, a whole host of young UK-based designers piled on to the Topshop supported launch pad, including Danielle Scutt, Meadham Kirchhoff and Michael van der Ham (pictured below). The exhibition was an amazing display of the fresh talent LFW has to offer!

Danielle Scutt

Meadham Kirchhoff

Michael van der Ham

Street Style Sunday: London Fashion Week Special!

The style setters were all at London Fashion Week, so where better to head for some street spots than Somerset House and 180 The Strand? Here’s our pick of the Fash Pack for your perusal!

Leather, Floral and Fringe LFW

Blazer LFW

Christopher Kane Topshop Leggings

Green Eyeliner LFW

Monochrome LFW

Table Ladies

And last, but not least, here is Ayano from Japanese Style Magazine MadameFigaro who made my day by asking if she could take a street style pic of me for their blog! The photographer became the photographed, and we snapped each other… love her fringed skirt!

Fringe Skirt LFW

LFW: Headonism

Noel Stewart

Following on from his great success curating Hats: An Anthology at the V&A, milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones put his curating hat (sorry) back on to bring us Headonism. The exhibition, shown at Somerset house as part of LFW, showcased and celebrated the new wave of emerging London milliners – such as Noel Stewart (above).

Stephen Jones said “Headonism is London in a hatbox. The UK has always produced and trained the world’s most exciting milliners, and the capital is a city that thrives on youth and invention – it’s a perfect cocktail for exciting hat design and a constant source of inspiration both for me, and all those taking part. It has been a lot of fun to work on, and by supporting our young milliners we are creating a legacy for the future of the British hat industry.”

The young milliners taking part included Piers Atkinson, J. Smith Esquire (immediately below), Little Shilpa and Soren Bach (last picture)

Piers Atkinson and J. Smith Esquire

Little Shilpa and Soren Bach

FashAddict is now at Topshop!

Fash Addict Topshop Mail Out

We’ve been itching to tell you our good news… and now we can finally spill the beans! We’re so pleased to announce that two of our lovely labels, Duke & Duchess and Chandelier, have now found a happy new home at the Topshop flagship store on Oxford street. Come down from this Sunday onwards for your FashAddict fix!

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LFW: Jean-Pierre Braganza

Jean-Pierre Braganza Mannequins

London born Jean-Pierre Braganza studied womenswear at Central Saint Martin’s College before going on to work with Roland Mouret, where he honed his tailoring skills to perfection. Such skills were obvious in his super body conscious Spring/Summer 20 10 collection, Psychadelactica, which was on show at 180 The Strand. We love the bold origami shapes and feminine silhouettes, not to mention his use of hypnotic colours! Wow!

Jean-Pierre Braganza Rainbow and White

Jean-Peirre Braganza

Black and White Jean-Pierre Braganza

Jean-Pierre Braganza