Stockholm Fashion Week The Cheap Mondays Show Place: Stockholm, Sweden Date: August 2011 Reason for travel: Stockholm Fashion Week companions: 10 Fashion Editors from various UK titles and websites Local knowledge thanks to: Tove Westling, head of Varg PR, born in Stockholm The Whyred Show What to wear when you’re there Stockholm – Street StyleStockholm is home to some of the edgiest labels on the fashion scene at the moment. High
Stockholm Shopping Grandpa Store The two main shopping areas worth noting in Stockholm are central Stockholm, the roads leading off Birger Jarlsgatan and the area called Sodermalm, which is filled with quirky boutiques and trendy Scandinavian labels. If your staying at the Berns or Nobis (see sleeping), you are within easy walking distance of the main designer street, Birger Jarlsgatan. Also just around the corner from there are all the
Berlin Fashion Week What to wear when you’re there I was recently invited to Berlin Fashion Week to view the new Spring Summer 2012 shows. I’ve visited Berlin several times in the past and I also have friends there, so it gave me the perfect excuse to do a little Style Traveller blogging. The Mercedes Benz pavillion What to Pack? Day One From left to right: Silver friendship bracelets –
Athens Yacht to the Islands The Islands Mrs Ketty, head of Folli Follie, Greece’s biggest jewellery brand, invited a group of fashion editors to Athens this summer to see the new collections. I was one of them and, needless to say, Folli Follie has a new fan! Athens is a beautiful city but it can get seriously hot in high summer. For the perfect way to cool down head to
Athens Packing and Street Style What to wear when you’re there – Athens After Dark Blue kimono dress – Topshop www.topshop.com, brown wedge sandals (above) – Next www.next.co.uk, silver flat sandals (below) – Monastiraki market in Athens, metallic clutch bag – Yves Saint Laurent www.ysl.com, cats eye sunglasses – ASOS www.asos.com, bronze metallic eye shadow – Black Up Paris www.blackupcosmetics.com, violet nail polish – Deborah Lippmann www.houseoffraser.co.uk, silver and lapis bangle – Ibiza
Ibiza What to Wear Bangle from Ibiza Hippy Market What to Pack Boho, boho, boho! I’m not crying, this is the key word to bear in mind when packing for Ibiza. There are also two alternative forms of dress here, one is the rock chick, the other, chic party princess. Once you arrive you’ll find that days by the beach can blend in to all night partying without a trip
Ibiza Shopping and Street Style Ibiza Street Style Glamorous in white leopard print all-in-one working neon beach style in Fomenter Street Style at Ibiza Rocks Jumpsuits are popular this year Rock chick chic Cool kids at Ibiza Rocks Shopping in Ibiza Ibiza Town is the main shopping hub on the island. Stores open late morning and close for siesta (1pm-3pm), so the best time to go shopping is late afternoon/early evening.
Shoreditch Street Style The best way to gauge what to wear when you’re there, is to look to the street. The style code in East London is urban, eclectic and dressed down. Redchurch Street has recently undergone regeneration with the welcome addition of new bars, restaurants and shops. At the opening of the new APC store, an intimate event turned into a huge street party, as is often the way in this part
Toulouse Street Style A Fashion Editors guide to Toulouse Street Style. Toulouse is an affluent university city and the style on the streets is classic, smart and preppy. It’s not avant garde or particularly dressy but understated and chic. Think skinny jeans, breton tops, beige trench coats and a classic Louis Vuitton tote bag. Add a pair of elegant sunglasses and splash of rouge lippy and you’ll fit in perfectly.
Go retro by channelling 50’s screen icons and pin up girls for the sauciest look on the sand this season. To avoid taking the trend too literally accessorise with sporty flats and modern jewellery. For the finishing touch add a splash of red lipstick. Clockwise from left: red 50’s bikini – ASOS www.asos.com, sunglasses – Persol www.persol.com, necklace and bracelet – Lucy Hutchings www.lucyhutchings.com, ring – Maria Francesca Pepe www.mfpepe.com,