Margaret Howell kicked off the shows this Sunday morning and up bright and early was f-row fixture Alexa Chung looking suitably stylish in a striped dress.
At the more celeb-friendly hour of 10am we rushed over to Mulberry who had promised us a star-studded front row and we were not disappointed! Web editor Jessica Vince gasped when recalling how pretty Michelle Williams looked in a studded light blue dress with studded navy shoes and jacket. There was, of course, much a fuss being made of girl-of-the-moment Lana Del Rey who was of course carrying her namesake bag in white ostrich which she paired with a baseball jacket, blue jeans and – gasp – are those flats?! Sitting next to Lana was f-row regular, Pixie Geldof who wore a coral and blue patterned blouse and fab coral wedges. Doing the show rounds again today was Tinie Tempah (wearing leopard print shoes!) and between him and Pixie was singer Azealia Banks who was all smiles. Also sat nearby was Elizabeth Olsen, proving that style does run in the family in a white pussybow blouse and tailored trousers. A couple of seats over we watched as a suited and booted Tom Hiddleston happily chatted away to Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery while a few more seats further down we saw a rather smiley Anna Wintour (!!) nattering away to a surprise first time f-rower, Bill Nighy. We also spotted Grazia’s girl crush, the lovely Olivia Palermo dressed in an orange tailored jacket and wearing some very familiar Manolo Blahnik blue satin shoes... TOWIE fans may recognize these as the Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pump shoes that Arg had specially made for Lydia in a recent ep!
A little later over on the Vivienne Westwood f-row we spotted the world’s “first supermodel,” Janice Dickinson and Jay Z’s new girl Rita Ora who also did the rounds at the shows today, popping into Topshop Unique but not before a quick outfit change!
At Jonathan Saunders we spied Olivia Palermo and Pixie Geldof - both wearing Saunders, of course. Olivia looked fantastic in a blue jeans paired with Jonathan's SS12 blue and green floral print jacket whilst Pixie wore a nude and white lace dress also from SS12 which she finished off with those coral wedges she was spotted in at Mulberry.
Another quick change was in order for Olivia and Leigh Lezark for the Matthew Williamson show, and joining them on the fashionable f-row was Irina Lazareanu and Scarlett Etienne in shades of red, orange and pink whilst Poppy Delevigne also opted for some red in the form of trousers topped off with a very warm looking fur coat.
Tomorrow we have Burberry on the line-up which can only mean one thing - an amazing show for an A-List f-row! We're almost certain that this will be the f-row of Fashion Week...
By Alison Yau