FROW & Tell: Anna Friel, Leigh Lezark & Jasmine Guinness Talk Fashion Week Secrets

17 September 2012 by


Oh, it really can be a bore when you're sitting on the front row at fashion week, scrolling through Twitter as you wait for the show to start. To kill time, Grazia Daily's taken to a fun game called FROW & Tell (see what we did there?) which involves, err, chatting to celebs on the front row. Genius! So while we've grilled the adorable [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/09/16/elle-fanning-on-channelling-alexa-chungs-school-girl-chic-at-topshop-unique--exc.htm"> Elle Fanning on her school girl style [/a]and Alexa Chung on her navy jumper addiction, Anna Friel has also professed to her love for swishy skirts, Jasmine Guinness has revealed her catwalk dream and Leigh Lezark dished on her favourite London restaurant. In the gallery above, you'll find the fruits of our labour so take a look!

To see who's been FROW-ing at LFW, click [a target="_blank" href="/tag/FWfrow">here[/a]

Anna Friel at Temperley London

Q: You don’t come to LFW very often, so why did you choose the Temperley show?

A: Because I’m a really big fan of hers [Alice]. I’ve worn her recently to a few events and I want to see what she’s got coming up because I’m a huge fan of her work.

Q: Which Temperley dress of the ones you’ve worn is your favourite?

A: I’ve liked all of them! I once wore a blush-pink dress to a premiere in L.A. and it looked very old screen siren. I think her clothes make you feel very feminine and girly - and you can swish as you walk!

Q: Temperley dresses are very feminine – is that how you’d describe your style?

A: My style varies on my mood, whether it’s a pair of boyfriend jeans and comfy old leather boots or if I feel like being feminine. I often determine by colour. I think colour chooses how you’re to be taken –  if I feel the need to be strong I’ll wear red and if I’m happy I’ll wear yellow. I think colour is really powerful.

Leigh Lezark at Topshop Unique

Q: What’s your favourite British shop?

A: I I love that Topshop is so versatile – it works with any wardrobe and any style. The top I’m wearing is actually from their collaboration with Opening Ceremony so it’s a little ode to New York!

Q: What do you like to do when you’re in London?

A: I like to go to Mildred’s. There’s not much vegetarian food here and they make a mean holumi.

Q: What do you love about London style?

A: It’s very much me. It’s darker and this is where punk happened.

Jasmine Guinness at Sass & Bide

Q: How do you survive fashion week?

A: A good stack of Wolford tights and gel insoles for your heels. In my bag, I always have lipstick, powder and my telephone.

Q: What are you most excited about this LFW?

A: Philip Treacy. I used to walk his show and it was the best whether in Paris or London. He’d have the wildest people in his show and the wildest people on the front row and the wildest creations.

Q: What other shows do you love walking for?

A: I love doing Vivienne Westwood’s show. Her dresses are always amazing and they’re actually really comfortable. I’d love to walk for Giles, Erdem and Christopher Kane.

Jodie Harsh at Matthew Williamson

Q: How are you surviving fashion week?

A: I’ve just done New York Fashion Week so I’m ready for an early night. I kind of didn’t go to bed last night so I’m surviving on absolutely loads of Red Bull.

Q: Will you be partying tonight?

A: I’m DJ-ing at Matthew [Williamson]’s party tonight and he absolutely loves Kelis. I DJ-ed at his 40th  birthday party last year and he kept running over saying, ‘Play Beyonce! Play Kelis!’

Q: What’s your number one fashion week tune?

A: You can’t go wrong with something by Madonna. And I love Anna Dello Russo’s song Fashion Shower.


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