Interviews — Alex Loves

Interviews

Fashion, Interviews

5 Minutes With… Bec Astley Clarke

5 Minutes With… Bec Astley Clarke

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Astley Clarke showroom in London to personally discover their amazing collection of jewellery. Astley Clarke was founded by Bec Astley Clarke in 2006 and started out as an online-only retailer stocking multiple jewellery labels. Today, Astley Clarke has its own very successful collections on top of stocking some of the most wonderful designers of the moment, not just online, but with its own boutique and concessions in Selfridges, Harrods and Liberty. The […]

April 12, 2013 × 4 comments

Boutique Love, Fashion, Interviews, Shopping

5 Minutes With… Stella McCartney

5 Minutes With… Stella McCartney

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Stella McCartney for the second time at her flagship Adidas by Stella McCartney boutique on Fulham Road, where she talked to us about the new SS13 collection, her experiences at the Olympics and plans for the future. The store is the first and only one dedicated specifically to her ongoing collaboration with the sports giant (which started in 2005). For SS13, the collection is looking brighter and funkier than ever, with an overload […]

February 1, 2013 × 5 comments

Fashion, Interviews

5 Minutes With… Three Floor

5 Minutes With… Three Floor

A while ago I discovered Three Floor, a young cult label that seemed to appear out of nowhere and instantly became one of my favourites. This is a collection for chic girls with a badass sense of style, the Cool Girls. On top of being unlike any other label around, it’s surprisingly affordable. So when this new SS13 collection landed online a few weeks ago, I was officially smitten, a member of the Three Floor Fan Club. As you do […]

January 30, 2013 × 5 comments

Fashion, Interviews

5 Minutes With… Chinti and Parker

5 Minutes With… Chinti and Parker

My 2 favourite Chinti and Parker pieces of the moment: “A” Letter Sweater and Star Print Sweater, both from Net-a-Porter Chinti and Parker & Gwyneth Paltrow for GOOP moodboard I’ve been a longtime fan of Chinti & Parker‘s wonderful cashmere sweaters, so I was pretty excited to meet founders and cousins Anna and Rachael at their press day last week. The core of the new SS13 collection remains the same – focusing on wardrobe staples like cashmere sweaters and cardigans – but there’s […]

October 30, 2012 × 18 comments

Fashion, Interviews

5 minutes with… RIYKA

5 minutes with… RIYKA

I get sent zillions (yes, it’s a word) of lookbooks every day, but few really grab my attention. So when the lookbook for RIYKA’s SS12 collection “Shake it to make it” dropped in my inbox a few months ago, it immediately caught my eye. RIYKA’s clever use of geometric shapes and colour and different material in easy sportsluxe pieces is exactly my thing. I filed it under “To Blog” – but never quite got round to it (as happens an […]

July 19, 2012 × 6 comments

Belgium, Fashion, Interviews

5 Minutes With… Filles à Papa

5 Minutes With… Filles à Papa

When I first started this blog, I loved doing little interviews with young designers. Somehow along the way, I must have gotten a bit distracted and I realised it’s been ages since I last did one. So, I’m bringing them back under the title “5 minutes with…” and the first instalment is a chat with the two sisters behind edgy Belgian label Filles à Papa (Daddy’s Girls). Their fun and easy rockchick pieces are already being stocked in boutiques worldwide […]

April 3, 2012 × 4 comments

Events, Fashion, Interviews, Personal Favourites, Shopping

A day with Kipling and JCDC in Paris

A day with Kipling and JCDC in Paris

Last week, I, along with a handful of other European bloggers, was invited to go to Paris to meet the legendary Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in his headquarters (behind the JCDC shop) to talk about the collaboration with Kipling, have lunch and a little nose around his incredible archive of 40 years. Jean-Charles, or JCDC as we’ll call him (it’s easier), welcomed us into his showroom and spoke to us briefly about the collaboration with Kipling, before we each had a […]

September 5, 2011 × 2 comments

Catwalk, Fashion, Interviews, Personal Favourites

Alex Meets… Corrie Nielsen

Alex Meets… Corrie Nielsen

Corrie Nielsen at work in her studio Sometimes I still have to pinch myself at the great opportunities coming my way since starting this blog. Today was one of those moments, as I got to hang out with the lovely Corrie Nielsen at her studio in Somerset House, as she is busy preparing her next collection for London Fashion Week. As you may remember, I fell in love with Corrie’s amazing, dramatic collection AW11 last season, her first on-schedule show […]

August 4, 2011 × 0 comments

Beauty & Fragrance, Fashion, Interviews

Bruce Oldfield launches first fragrance!

Bruce Oldfield launches first fragrance!

This morning I had the great honour and pleasure to attend the launch of the legendary Bruce Oldfield‘s first ever fragrance launch in his bridal boutique on Beauchamp Place. After celebrating 35 years in the business last year, Bruce (we’re on first name basis, you see), decided it was time to jump into the world of fragrance, and teamed up with British perfumiers Floris to develop a signature scent to go along his couture dresses loved by royals and popstars […]

July 7, 2011 × 0 comments

Fashion, Interviews

My interview with Liz Hurley for De Standaard Magazine

My interview with Liz Hurley for De Standaard Magazine

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Hurley, ahead of her opening her new Elizabeth Hurley Beach shop in Maasmechelen Village in Belgium. It was a genuinely great chat, I discovered she’s a very inspirational woman (as well as being absolutely gorgeous), and supernice too! She even sent me a nice little tweet after the interview. We chatted about her beachwear line, her life on the farm in the country, acting, her son, twitter, organic food, […]

April 4, 2011 × 0 comments

Fashion, Interviews

Alex Meets… BEEN by D’heygere

Alex Meets… BEEN by D’heygere

In a second look at some of the pieces I did for Dressed Up, the magazine for Princess, a famous chain of boutiques in Belgium, I interview Stephanie D’heygere, the brain and genius behind new legging line BEEN by D’heygere. Loyal readers of my blog will remember I have mentioned BEEN on a number of occasions before (like here and here), but that’s not just because Steph is a personal friend. She has a truly fun and original product with […]

March 1, 2011 × 1 comment

Catwalk, Fashion, Interviews

Alex meets… Peter Pilotto

Alex meets… Peter Pilotto

Life as a freelancer means I get to do many different things. One day I’ll do copywriting, another I get to interview my favourite designers. That’s exactly what I got to do a few weeks ago whilst working on Dressed Up, the in-store magazine for Princess, a well known chain of multibrand stores in Belgium. Our fourth issue has by far been our strongest – you can read the full issue here. In the next few posts, I’m going to […]

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February 28, 2011 × 0 comments