It was the night before London Fashion Week and I was fortunate enough to attend two fantastic events – Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Scent Of A Dream’ Covent Garden launch with Kate Moss, followed by Galeria Melissa’s celebration of Vivienne Westwood’s Rocking Horse Ballerina shoe. Yes, Westwood’s iconic shoe turned 30 and Galeria Melissa London celebrated the occasion with a special installation. Inspired in the burlesque ballet Petrushka, Rocking Horse Ballerina was created in 1986 for the Mini-Crini collection. The shoe was also part of Westwood’s groundbreaking Autumn/Winter 1987’88 show, entitled Harris Tweed. I attended both of these events with our Red Carpet Green Dress founder Suzy Amis Cameron, and wore an independent brand I have been supporting for nearly a decade, Nico Didonna.
London in the early 80’s where he has lived ever since. The former LCF graduate has steadily built a name for himself, amassing a loyal and fashion-savvy band of followers – all keen to find something well made in a unique range of fabrics from silk devore to silk jersey. Local is the name of the game with this brand and Didonna’s fabrics are sourced from London and around the United Kingdom, from trusted suppliers he has had relationships with for the best part of two decades. (more…)