The thing I loved most about the Jenny Packham show is that they were considerate enough to hold it close to Somerset House. I know New York fashion week's spread out, but nothing compares to the nightmare of navigating London Fashion Week (unless you get on the Fashion Bus, though that requires you to at least drive through every show) over cobblestones and taxi stands. Anyway, once I walked through Covent Garden and into the venue, I welcomed the sight of familiar faces, both PRs and Tinsley Mortimer. The man in front of me heard me say my name and turned around to say he loved Fashionista, but..."You can't read my handwriting?" I guessed. "Well, yeah," he said. "Sorry about that," I answered, and then the show started and it was sparkly. As if the diamonds on the dresses and the shoes and the everything weren't enough, the girls were wrapped in Tiffany blue bows and dripping in jewelry. That hair though, was fantastic.
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Jenny Packham Fall 2012: Lovely Lustworthy Leading Ladies
We’ve always thought of the 1940s as being a rather destitute time in American history thanks to the second World War, but not in Jenny Packham’s dreamy world—she prefers to remember that era as the heyday of the vampy femme fatale, which is why it makes perfect sense that Forties-fanatic Dita Von Teese was front and center at yesterday’s catwalk show (dressed in a chic fall 2012 Packham cocktail dress to boot). And after previewing her fall 2012 offering (you can watch it too, here), it’s no wonder that today’s screen sirens (like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale) and fashion’s favorite royal (the Duchess of Cambridge) often call on Packham to dress them in her stunning creations for their official red carpet appearances.