Well, it’s back! The Vogue Festival was deemed a success, so for a second year we are purchasing our tickets and heading to this quite unique, up-close-and-personal 2-day event.
Designers, writers, fashion industry leaders, and bloggers will come together, share information and and inspire us with their success stories.
I really liked the interviews with Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and the one-on-one chat with Nigella Lawson (Fashion and Food) where Kirsty Young treated us to a ‘dinner party’ conversation. Oh, I was on the edge of my seat with that one.
There are the usual hair stylists, blow-dry bars, have your photo taken as though you are a mag cover star, but it’s the forums and interviews that were the treat. It’s not every day you are in front of Stella McCartney and Vogue’s Alexandra Schulman.
My only little, tiny gripe is that this festival is not cheap. Last year it was £75 for the day, and I really thought that we would be given a complimentary Vogue Magazine, but instead we had to buy our copy if we didn’t already have it. Boo hoo.
So, on the must-see list this year for me are Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung (seriously thinking I am starting to stalk this poor girl – hello, British Fashion Awards 2012), Christopher Kane, Anna Dello Russo, and Natalie Massenet who is Mrs Net-a-Porter and has been appointed Chairman of the British Fashion Council – amazing!
The Vogue Festival is again partnering with Vertu who are the most intriguing mobile phone designer in the world. A mobile phone that really isn’t accessible to just anyone. It is so elite, that hearing a story that their concierge service was tasked with getting a client dinner with Queen Elizabeth II just made me realise I’m never going to own anything like this. But I have met the Vertu marketing team and they are a delight!