But I do so love being caught up in the net. Charlotte Olympia showed a decadentÂ short film to showcase her AW11 collection, and the venue was Mark's in Mayfair, a small haven for the madness and bustle of the outside world. When you climbed the stairs to the sitting room, it was filled to the brim with the fashion crowd and yet it was still calm.
Plump sofas, tiers of afternoon tea, books cases all gave the room a feeling of a well loved social scene, sit down curl up and settle in for the duration, (and we did, the tea turned into gin and tonics) We watched the shoes being worn by practically every one and my envious eyes drank in the sight.
The film was screened on another floor. A private show, curtains drawn, chairs in a row; something about the room complimented the images. Luxurious, naughty, with a little bit of sinister. This murder mystery was played out in front of us featuring the collection. Â I could have sat and watched it play over and over as different details popped out in just two sittings.
Downstairs the collection was scattered amid the sitting room's decor. Under glass bells on the sideboards, in the book cases, and as I mentioned mostly on feet. Clements Ribeiro collaborated this season to great reviews, lets hope others are drawn evermore into the web.....