Milan Fashion Week: Uma Wang S/S 2017

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYFW.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYmag.com

There is no more for me to say than this is my style: Uma Wang.

I’ve been featuring her collections since 2012 and, if I were a non-wheelchair person, would be buying a few pieces every season.

In a wheelchair, the fabrics would catch in the wheels, on the sides and in the footplates, plus much of the elongated beauty of style and fabric is lost when permanently seated so I’ve had to satisfy myself with a fabulous scarf or two. Yes, my life is that tough!

Anyways, it’s rare to find interesting and beautiful along with seriously wearable for a whole range of body shapes so, if you’re feeling me here, click about and buy wherever you are able – Farfetch usually has a decent selection online.

Happy shopping and should you spot any fabulous scarf-y wraps – I do like to drape my shawls like ribbon about a spectacular gift – do drop me a line with a link.

Salut.

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYFW.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYmag.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYFW.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYmag.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYFW.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYmag.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYFW.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYmag.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYFW.com

MFW: Uma Wang, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of NYmag.com

Fashion Photography: Erik Madigan Heck

Photography by Erik Madigan Heck, featured in U.K. Bazaar, October 2016

Photography by Erik Madigan Heck, featured in U.K. Bazaar, October 2016

There is some absolutely stunning fashion photography by Erik Madigan Heck in the UK edition of Bazaar, October 2016. I’ve featured his work before but the beauty just keeps on coming, enticing me to share and share again.

The two images here, snapped on my iPad via my online subscription to U.K. Bazaar, are just so beautiful and accompany words by Maggie O’Farrell, Wave Power, and Elizabeth Day, The Memory Of Roses.

So worth getting hold of a copy of the magazine if you, like me, love yourselves some beautiful fashion photography. Enjoy.

Photography by Erik Madigan Heck, featured in U.K. Bazaar, October 2016

Photography by Erik Madigan Heck, featured in U.K. Bazaar, October 2016

London Fashion Week S/S 2017

LFW: Mary Katrantzou, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Mary Katrantzou, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

With London Fashion Week over for this year, it seems like a good moment to post my favourites from amongst the collections that I’ve had time to look at.

Hilarious, quirky, individual – yeah, all the usual London platitudes would apply to some of the London collections, probably those I’ve not featured as I tend to laugh and move on – but also a lot of potentially wearable, interesting, funky design and style.

Moving onto Milan …

LFW: Ashish, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Ashish, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Roksanda, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Roksanda, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Joseph, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Joseph, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Christopher Kane, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Christopher Kane, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Erdem, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Erdem, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Roksanda, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Roksanda, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Antonio Berardi, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Antonio Berardi, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Mulberry, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Mulberry, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Mary Katrantzou, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Mary Katrantzou, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Preen, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Preen, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Molly Goddard, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Molly Goddard, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Emilia Wickstead, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Emilia Wickstead, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

London Fashion Week: Gareth Pugh

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Love, love, love Gareth Pugh.

His collections have all the swagger and style of great theatre and dance.

I imagine he’d like, in a casual way, to be more commercial – he’s got bills to pay, I’m sure – but he just can’t seem to do it.

Season after season, he sends his models down the runway, blowing commercial outta the building.

Love it. London Style.

Download the Vogue Runway app and see the entire collection.

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

LFW: Gareth Pugh, RTW S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

NYFW: Snap Sketch

Seen in The New York Times: Snap Sketch: The Faces Of New York Fashion Week

Seen in T Magazine: Snap Sketch: The Faces Of New York Fashion Week

This image is my iPad quickie, clicked to show you just one from a fun sequence of NYFW illustrations by Damien Florebert Cuypers, featured in The New York Times T Magazine. Check out all the illustrations here:

Snap Sketch: The Faces of New York Fashion Week

Don’tcha just love flickin’ & clickin’ on a Happy funday Sunday,

Elle from Plus Black and Stiletto Wheels

Garden Sculpture

Globe sculpture in grey slate by Joe Smith

Globe sculpture in grey slate by Joe Smith

Gorgeous garden art is my thing for today. Don’t you just love this beautiful grey slate Globe Sculpture by Joe Smith?

Oversized art in my – very tiny – garden: fabulous, dahlings, don’t you think?

Happy weekend days,

Elle from Plus Black and Stiletto Wheels

New York Fashion Week, RTW S/S 2017

Christian Siriano, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Christian Siriano, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Am I alone in thinking that this year’s New York Fashion Week was a bit, umm, boring?

Accepting that NYFW is usually more about the business end of selling stuff than the ethereal land of fashion fantasy that might be seen elsewhere, even so, this year’s collections … yawn!

Is this just a bad year, I wonder, or a result of industry jitters for the future of the shows given the increasing numbers of designers either scaling back for cost reasons or opting out and doing their own – online – thing?

It’s probably too soon to make a call on that question or to think about how the future of fashion shows might continue to evolve but for the moment, at NYFW, I’ve struggled to find ‘quite likes’ let alone ‘wows’ or ‘fabulous’ in the collections that were shown.

I did persevere right through to the end of the week – a triumph increasingly of hope rather than expectation but my final picks are more about things I’d like to wear than any significant style or fashion revelation – with the one exception being the stunning black model in the orange Christian Siriano, above, which is definite ‘wow’ of colour and beauty. Just. Stunning.

So, marking NYFW week as first off my viewing schedule, the shows move onto London today and I’m hoping for more fun and laughs in my home town …

Delpozo, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Delpozo, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Brandon Maxwell, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Brandon Maxwell, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Elizabeth and James, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway

Elizabeth and James, RTW, S/S 2017, image courtesy of Vogue Runway