Dog Fashionista at London Fashion Week

Dog Fashionista Sniffs London Fashion Week


London Fashion week may have just passed but it takes these small paws a lot longer to type than those of you blessed with ten digits. So I have only just ‘pooch-read’ my article and feel I can now pass it over for publication. So here goes:

Chilliwawa Does The Dogwalk

It took almost all morning to get myself ready for London Fashion Week’s weekend. Being a dog fashionista, I was dressed up to the nines in the expectation my dreams might be fulfilled and I would come face to face with Ms. Stella McC. or even Kate Moss but I never admitted that to Mommy.

In fact, as we took the bus to the venue I was pondering whether Stella’s next project could well be a range of Chilliwawa outfits. I mean, after the Olympics she’s bound to need a fresh challenge. My paws are crossed in the hope she might just get to see this fabulous prose with a pinch of Chilli.

Fashion Goes Digital

What was really interesting to a small Chihuahua is how London Dog Fashionistas have finally gone digital. Yes, I know they’ve always been pretty good at the old social media stuff but this year was quite different. The Fashionistas have obviously been listening to the public’s whine and Burberry especially is now actually offering the outfits for sale as they waft down the catwalk. Note to self, why does my fur bristle when I write catwalk? Can only wonder….anyway, where were we?

It’s Like Burying The Bone And Forgetting Its Location!

It’s always been the thing that what you see in September you can only get your paws on so much later. What’s the point of that I have often asked myself? By the time the right season comes along you’ve forgotten what was on offer. It’s a bit like burying a bone then being unable to remember its location. I’ve never quite got the hang of all that nonsense really, and it does mean you then have to remove dirt from one’s claws and it takes an age, daahling.

If I Want It, I Want It Now, Thank You Very Much!

Now it’s much more exciting. You can see what you fancy on the old moggie parade and place your order straight away. Think of that! In this ‘seen-the-bag-of-doggie-treats-and-want –one-now-world’ that’s exactly how companies need to react to consumer demand. If I want it, excuse me, but I want it now. My mommy knows all about that. Burberry has also decided that ‘instant shopping’ is in and I’m with them all the way of this development.

So What Did We See At London Fashion Week That Makes A Dog Fashionista’s Tail Wag?

Well quite a few things, as it happens. But I have to say that London has never looked so exciting – so much to see and even more to sniff. The first thing that really got the old paws drumming with excitement, was also by Burberry. You’d think I was being sponsored, mind you I wouldn’t say no if they offered. For a dog fashionista, a Burberry scarf and raincoat would be just the thing on these chilly autumn days.

Burberry Are On The Money In 2016

But I must say, Burberry really seem to be on the money right now. You might find that strange for a fashionista dog but it was all the equestrian inspired riveted detailing that I liked. There was one handbag that would make an excellent collar. Mommy put her foot down about us buying it then repurposing the handle. Excuse me, I thought ‘paws for thought’, it was just an idea. Humans, honestly, they have no sense of humour sometimes.

Save Your Trousers; Use A Broom!

Mind you I think Mommy was more interested in the people that were coming in and out of the show. It really is quite a revelation and showed some interesting fashion trends. We saw floor-sweeping trousers in plush velvet. I couldn’t understand why they just didn’t use a broom but I guess that’s probably so last year. Then there was the head to toe brigade…you pick your colour and then go for it with everything. Tan fur would be my choice, if you are asking. The t-shirt as a dress thing is fine for the summer but without a little fur round the leg region wouldn’t that be a tad cool at this time of year? #justasking.

Certainly people-spotting is a wonderful hobby at Fashion Week and I received my fair share of adoration it must be said. As we trotted home through the long paths in the park I imagined myself on next year’s ‘dogwalk’ attired in Stella McC and with Kate Moss on the other end of the lead…quite a dog fashionista fantasy it must be said.

Must go, just been whistled for my tea. See you next time.