As I recently mentioned, I unexpectedly got to go to the Nicole Farhi SS11 show this London Fashion Week! A photographer who is in the same master’s course as me had extra invitations so she gave me a pile. Ah, the perks of being a London College of Fashion student! She offered the tickets to the whole class and I was expected everyone to attack her like wild dogs, but nobody wanted them. Weirdos.
My friend Anastasia and I went to the show, and its a good thing she was there because The Sartorialist was an inch away from me and I didn’t even notice. She also managed to snatch his seat marker after the show.
People filing in, view from our seats;
Our seats were super close to the photographers’ pit, I loved the sound of a thousand shutters snapping at once, like a giant hoard of butterflies. One day I would love to try shooting from there.
To further prove how much of a space case I am, I somehow failed to notice that Carine Roitfeld was there with her daughter, not ten feet from me. I get very distracted by clothes and am completely incapable of celebrity scouting, apparently. Again, Anastasia came to the rescue with crazed pointing motions in her direction. I managed to get a couple photos, undercover paparazzi-style, of the pair waiting for their car afterwards.
Apparantly Anna Wintour was there as well but she snuck in and then left so fast we didn’t even catch a glimpse of her. She didn’t escape the dozens of bloggers and fashionistas who twitpic-ed her though!
Anyway it was so much fun going to the show and feeling like a part of the craziness that is London Fashion Week. I’ll do a separate post on the actual show soon.
All photos Drooling Isn’t Photogenic.