Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Lessons from London; Trends Hot Models, Cool Snacks, Skinny Brows and Show Ponies -- Karen Dacre and Emma McCarthy Tell Us What's Really Firing Up the F'row

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Lessons from London; Trends Hot Models, Cool Snacks, Skinny Brows and Show Ponies -- Karen Dacre and Emma McCarthy Tell Us What's Really Firing Up the F'row

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Byline: Karen Dacre and Emma McCarthy

1. Everyone LOVES Lineisy Following a LFW in which debating who loves Linesiy Montero more has become sport among fashion editors, it seems only fair that we celebrate the queen of our collective hearts.

The model, aged just 19, hails from the Domincan Republic and is undoubtedly the hottest thing on the catwalk right now, having walked pretty much everywhere. Of course, along with Miuccia Prada -- who fell for her charms last season -- we've been super fans for a good while longer than you have. #justsaying 2. Fashion folk can't resist a freebie Despite some pretty hardcore attempts at attention-grabbing, Bip Ling stood no chance of stealing the limelight from the Louis Vuitton sticker shop on Sunday night.

Offering those attending the brand's Series 3 exhibition a chance to get their hands on a sticky-backed monogrammed keepsake for the square route of nothing, the counter was the fashion week equivalent of Asda's Whoops aisle. Alexa Chung was among those first in the queue.

3. Ponies are the new pooches When former Mulberry creative director Emma Hill unveiled her latest project Hill and Friends on Sunday everyone expected fur to fly -- after all, the dog-loving designer has form when it comes to sending canines down the catwalk.

This time, though, it seems Hill has a new young pony club -- literally, in Hobo and Tramp. The pint-sized dynamic duo -- think Ant and Dec but with more legs -- frolicked their way through Claridge's alongside Hill's clever new accessory line.

4. Nice girls finish first Anyone who says fashion's a bitchy business best sit down for dinner with Hillier Bartley. The design duo, which consists of British design royality Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, put smiles on the faces of weary fashion folk on Satuday night with a dinner to launch their debut collection -- which served as the perfect tonic at the end of a 13-hour day. And the best thing: the clothes are as nice as the women who make them.

5. Kicks are still classic The stark white Air Max 90s in Paula Gerbase's latest 1205 offering serves as the perfect antidote to the sea of Stan Smiths that surrounded the fashion week catwalks this week. …

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