My time working in Hong Kong and Thailand recently was a truly incredible experience. What can I say about working with my great friend and photographer Anders Overgaard? It wouldn’t be a shoot with him unless the models were risking their lives over 20 meter drop infinity pools and stopping traffic in Hong Kong’s busiest market place whilst we laugh together the whole way through.
Coincidentally author/actress Sophie Lee and I both stayed at the Four Seasons in Koh Samui. Two for me and two for her = four fabulous reasons why we both fell in love the Resort.
For me -
1) The Samui massage, enhanced by traditional Thai Luk Pra Kob – warm compresses with lemongrass, ginger, prai and camphor – that warms the muscles and relieves tension. Pure heaven.
2) My room, 604, with its own private plunge pool.
For Sophie -
3) Reading in the hammock strung between two palm trees on the beach and looking out over the Gulf of Siam at sunset.
4) Eating cake for breakfast with my kids.
When I heard about the latest exhibition Alexander McQueen: ‘Savage Beauty’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I very nearly bought a plane ticket straight to that big juicy apple. Devoted to outlining McQueen’s clear contribution to the world of fashion, this exhibition curated by Andrew Bolton is no ordinary retrospective.
This considered and emotional presentation is not arranged chronologically, but instead by a narrative of themes and ideas summarizing his discourse of design. And if you too cannot hop on a flight, at the very least, head to The Met blog to watch the video tour. It’s almost as if you are there but without the jet lag!
OK it’s time to recover from fashion festivities. Pop your feet up, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show. Watch a selection of our behind-the-scenes footage from Fashion Week in the comfort of your own home (or office space!)
Zimmermann (one of my favourite shows this Fashion Week)