A Model’s Diary of London Fashion Week: Katia Elizarova

2/24/2012 5:31:00 AM

A Model’s Diary of London Fashion Week: Katia Elizarova

London Fashion Week is a great time to renew your wardrobe and impress friends  - especially those who gather here to rock the catwalk. It’s a busy time of shows, parties, after parties and after after parties. To keep up with all those chances to show off new looks I picked up my favourites from Leon Max’s new store on Westbourne Grove.

Matthew Williamson After Party at Nobu

Elegance and femininity are key to Matthew’s look and his party is always one of the most decadent of fashion week so I thought this purple silk draped dress I found at Max Studio fit in just perfectly. Its very simple but elegant cut in the front is balanced by the most beautiful draping at the back. I paired it with sheer black tights and a small black clutch. This dress was a winner. Sorry Matthew, but it’s not one of yours….

Mark Fast After Party at Mahiki

Second evening was cold and grey like I never left Moscow. We really could have done with a little more sun for fashion week. Hence my dress choice was a flaming red silk dress with a tangerine slip. To make things hotter, I splashed even more colour: orange-pink sheer tights and silk peachy heels. And since you really need to make a mark, even if it’s just on everyones cheeks, some red lips!

Rodnik Tea Party

No one made me laugh more than this eccentric young designer. Dresses in a shape of boiled eggs and phone boxes, with busses for bags - it was all very British! Time to be an extrovert too! I chose a grey sequin embellished knee-length dress which has a great little twist to it in the way it lies, bunched beautifully at the waist. But to mix it up a little how about some knitted gloves and grey wool tights with some open toed summer shoes?