There was an excitement and a sadness in the air at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty preview at the V&A, excitement at the exhibition finally coming home – we’ve waited nearly five years, as well as a sense of remembrance at who Lee Alexander McQueen was, and the legacy he has left with his creativity and talent.
Every day we are bombarded with charitable causes to support, I’m up to three that I give monthly contributions to, but there’s one charity that seems to just understand how to get the masses involved and that’s Comic Relief and its Red Nose Day. Whether it is buying that chocolate bar, a limited edition Lulu Guinness tote, or one of its iconic red noses, there is something for everyone to get involved in, plus your also getting something in return for helping people in need both at home in the UK and in Africa.
Once the wedding planning is all done, you’ve cried your way through your vows, and you’ve soaked up the sun on your honeymoon, you are left with all the photography fun, the thank you cards, and then the question of what to do with your wedding gown that is probably taking over an entire room.
I remember my first fashion week, I carried around a heavy laptop and was glued to my blackberry, there wasn’t an iPad in sight and there was no urgency for me to get my photographs edited to share with the world. Thankfully, in part, things have changed and my gadgets have got smaller, lighter and definitely a lot smarter.
I wouldn’t dream of going to fashion week now without technology, my mobile is in constant use, my DSLR is required to snap the fashion, and each season I seem to add extra gadgets to make life easier, more productive, and most importantly to stay connected, so I’m sharing my favourite gizmos that have helped me through this season. I have everything from photography aids to charging cables and even those pieces of fashionable wearable technology that I recommend.