My Week In Fashion: Grazia’s Senior Fashion Editor Goes Cat Crazy

15 July 2014 by

My Week In Fashion

Welcome to My Week In Fashion! Each week, Gemma Hayward - Grazia's Senior Fashion Editor - shows us what she's seen, loved and bought. Click through the gallery above to see what Gemma's been loving this week, from the Cat Café to judging a student competition...

1. Cat Cafe

I’ll put my hands up. I'm one of those crazy cat ladies. Ever since Chalky Cat entered my life, I was smitten. So I was beyond excited when my three months of waiting was over and my reservation date for [a target="_blank" href="http://ladydinahs.com">Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium[/a] finally arrived (yes the waiting list is that long!) It's a London's East End Cafe which is home to nine rescued kitty cats. You are invited to play and pet the mogs as long as they are awake, of course, while enjoying a nice cup of tea and a slice if cake. Heaven for cat lovers!

2. Dolce & Gabbana

Quite often, we receive samples in the office which get lots of attention. One such thing is this exquisitely embellished balaclava from the Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter women's wear collection. While – to be honest - we are not entirely sure how it would fit into our everyday lives, the workmanship is completely amazing.

3. Party Party Party

Thursday night was all party party party. First stop was viewing the wonderful collection by Scandinavian brand [a target="_blank" href="http://jlindeberg.com">J.Lindeberg[/a]. Pomegranate cocktails flowed and the cool interior was the perfect setting for the equally cool clothes. Next stop was the Ace hotel where there was a new magazine launch. Puss Puss, is a style, fashion and lifestyle magazine for - you guessed it – cat lovers. Lastly it was up on the roof of the hotel for Supra who were holding a party to celebrate the end of their month-long UK skate tour.

4. Being Judgmental

I was invited by Arcadia to go and help out with a work-experience project they were hosting. School children were put into groups and asked to pull clothes from tonnes of rails and then dress a mannequin to best fit their brief which was judged by yours truly. I was so impressed with how they got into the projects and produced fabulous outfits, it was difficult for me to choose the winners!

5. Show Time

While the couture shows were drawing to their close in Paris, Ted Baker threw a show on home soil at the Troxy, a grand old cinema hall from the thirties to show press and the company's legions of staff the AW14 collections. The high-jinx extravaganza had a troupe of dancers to entertain too.


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