And so to my last show of Day 3: Paul Smith . God I love that man - he's a genius of the most quintissentially English variety - his wit, intelligence and just general kindness come through in every single stitch of every piece of clothing he designs. I'd happily have a wardrobe consisting entirely of Paul Smith clothes (in my dreams); those perfect trousers, coolly elegant patent heels, crips shirts, ahhhh it's fashion heaven for me...
This was one of those great shows that perfectly balanced fantasy (really expensive, beautiful clothes) and accessible style - a look, an attitude that anyone can emulate using stuff that's already in their wardrobes. I instinctively found myself buttoning my shirt up to the throat in imitation of the cool girls on the catwalk - something so simple, such a tiny detail can evoke a mood and that's why I love fashion in general and Paul Smith in particular.
This afternoon I finally had time to look around the exhibition at Somerset House and one of the highlights had to be the Minnie Mouse-inspired pieces created by some of British fashion's most iconic and exciting designers. These will all be auctioned off on eBay to raise money for the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation.
We're spending this morning lounging in our jammies, eating eggy bread and trying to restore order to the chaos in our wardrobes before hitting the shows this afternoon, so to keep you happy here's something a little bit special; a video I filmed last night featuring Kate Nash and her stylist, the legendary Rebekah Roy, chatting candidly about fashion week, diversity, body image and how they feel about clothes and personal style. Enjoy!
Here's my outfit for day 3, just before I head out to the shows. I'm wearing my beloved Tatty Devine willow pattern plate earrings, a Uniqlo men's shirt, my John Lewis children's school uniform blazer with a Liberty print Comic Relief silk square in the breast pocket. I'm teaming it with Gap chinos and espadrilles from Toni's Got Sole.