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Betty Jackson SS11

That's right folks it's that time again, yep London's fashion elite have dry-cleaned their glad-rags, starved for weeks in advance and practised their all important blog-photo-faces. Now the only other thing we love as much as perversion has to be fashion, so I was obvs psyched to be a part of the Betty Jackson SS11 show. The collection, inspired by 1940's land girls, focused lots on nipped in waists and a utilitarian toughness. This was given a more youthful appeal with sporty touches, such as the aertex stilettos, wedges and drawstring waists, spotted in many looks. The collection was given bursts of femininity, with brightly coloured 70's inspired birds-of-paradise prints and fluffy ostrich feather capes and trousers. There was a definite focus on texture, satin jacquards and glossy cottons brought glamour to relatively masculine looks, while fringed cotton and feather accents accentuated dramatic silhouettes. Vibrant make-up was the look du jour with citrus nails and peacock splashes on the eyes, which brought extra punch to the otherwise muted colour palette.

Front row highlights included Jennifer Saunders looking radiant after her recent battle with cancer, artist and close friend to Betty, Tracey Emin, Miranda Richardson and the ever evident, beacon of all things fashion Hilary Alexander. Jo Wood watched the show standing, shoved in the corner of a very crowded show-space after arriving late, but remained really sweet and down-to-earth about it. Such a cutie! The only drama to unfold was when one of the models fell at the top of the catwalk, and unable to get up caught her leg in her bag and eventually limped down the catwalk carrying one shoe and wearing the other. Poor little babes! I'll leave you with some photo's of my fave looks from the show and for the whole thing check here....


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