WATCH Gemma Arterton & Suki Waterhouse talk London Fashion Week style

19 February 2012 by

 

No Middletons made an appearance at Issa last night but that didn’t stop the flashbulbs going crazy for Gemma Arterton on the front row. ‘This is crazy,’ the actress, who is taking a break after wrapping her latest film Byzantium told Grazia. ‘I just try to be very calm,’ she said of her coping mechanism for the full-on fashion frenzy. Nonetheless, Gemma admitted she’s a self-confessed fashion ‘geek’. ‘I love [French Vogue editor] Emmanuel Alt. But if I sat next to her on the front row I would be such a loser. I actually met her once and I said to her “You’re the coolest person in the world.” She said, “I know”!’ Gemma revealed. So was she there shopping red carpet looks? ‘I love Issa because it’s very easy and elegant. But I don’t need to scout out dressed until the end of the year when my three films are out.’

One girl who we might see wearing Issa’s latest collection sooner than that is model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse, who was also diligently taking note on the front row. ‘Hot red leather – what’s not to like?’ she told Grazia of the Issa dress she was wearing, before admitting her current style inspiration is Nancy Sinatra. So as a perennial front rower what keeps Suki sane during Fashion Week? ‘B12 spray that you can get in Space NK. A make-up artist told me about it recently. It’s a vitamin spray. And orange juice with bits in it,’ she revealed. Right, we’re off to our nearest Space NK sharpish… 


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