Fashion Week Exclusive! House of Holland SS13 LFW Show

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Hey guys!Ciara O'Doherty at House of Holland LFW show

Phew! I just got back from an amazing week at London Fashion Week, covering the House of Holland SS13 catwalk show for Pretty Polly to bring you all the Gossip! It was such an amazing experience, and although I cant show you the finished video just yet, here are some of the behind-the-scenes snaps in the meantime to fill you in on all the fun!

First things first, here’s what I wore for the show...

I wanted something comfortable and functional as I knew I would be running around, but I also wanted to be happy with my outfit, so I chose a recently purchased metallic maxi skirt with a double slit at the front teamed with a black crop top and my leather leopard print jacket. Of course I had my black Pretty Polly opaque tights on to stop the slits in the maxi skirts from showing off a bit too much leg!

So, armed with my blogger pass, I'm ready to go into the madness! The show was held in a secret location, which was an underground car park - it was the coolest location ever! There even was an army of Henry's standing guard outside the show entrance.

Amongst all the chaos, I cant help but marvel at how many photographers and press there are - and that wasn’t even all of them, crazy stuff!

As soon as the show started I immediately fell in love with this seasons collection, it was so fresh and colourful, in typical House of Holland style! This season’s designs were entitled “Buzz Kill”, and the collection took inspirations from both the glamour and grunge of the 90′s. It boasted some fun and quirky little pieces, including this t-shirt below which I loved, as well as some beautiful tie dye silks and metallic prints!

Front row at House of Holland LFW show; Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, Poppy Develigne, Leigh Lezark and Nicola Roberts

The front-row pack (or FROW, as its commonly called) was particularly impressive this year, with  Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, Poppy Develigne, Leigh Lezark and Nicola Roberts among guests.

The wonderful Laura Whitmore was also back stage broadcasting live for eBay.

Front row at House of Holland LFW show SS13; Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, Poppy Develigne, Leigh Lezark and Nicola Roberts

I had a quick chat with Henry's lovely Mum, Stephanie, again. She is such a sweet lady, I swear she gets prouder of him ever year!  She also looks absolutely fabulous all decked out in his collections, might I add!

It was amazing to be in the midst of all the madness and interviews, I sort of wish I had a proper microphone for my camera, as in situations like this one, you really need one for sound purposes.

I also caught up with the wonderful Pixie Geldof again, who was super excited for Henry’s new collection, she even managed to get a sneak peak before the show, the lucky thing! She couldn’t have been sweeter, it's always a pleasure chatting to her.

After seeing what his Spring/Summer '13 collection will be, I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to see what he has in store for his Pretty Polly tights collaboration, by the looks of things, its going to be the best one yet!

Stay tuned to the Pretty Polly Blog for the video from the show, coming soon.

To check out my adventures from last season’s show watch the behind-the scenes video here!





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Pretty Polly Insider: Backstage video @ House of Holland AW12 London Fashion Week show

Backstage at the House of Holland London Fashion Week AW12 Show

Backstage at the House of Holland London Fashion Week AW12 Show
Hi Guys!

The House of Holland AW12 show at London Fashion Week was such an amazing experience, I'm still reeling from it now! Getting to go back stage & see all the action happen for myself was so much fun, not to mention so interesting to see how busy & fast-paced it all is! There is so much hard work put in by everyone, I can tell you that!

Henry's show was fantastic - the theme featuring throughout was a bold houndstooth pattern, zig zag stripes & an amazing black & red goat fur coat!

From all the different sights & sounds that I was surrounded by, I though it would be great to do a little "behind the scenes" video for you all, to help give you an inside look what goes on!

You'll see I met Henry Holland himself - he tells me about the collection, the show & his new tights trends for AW12. Pixie Geldof tells me her favourite pieces from the show & I even met Mrs Holland - Henry's proud Mum!

I hope you like it, I really enjoyed filming it & I'd really love to hear your thoughts & opinions!
Lots of Love,


Pretty Polly at London Fashion Week: Day 1

Hi Guys!

I’m Ciara, you might remember me as the very lucky girl who won the Legs 11 competition that Pretty Polly held over the summer. Life has been quite the adventure since then, & I’m so proud to call myself the Pretty Polly Ambassador, they're such fun & friendly people to work with!

So lets get down to business…Firstly, I have some very exciting news – this week I’ll be covering  the House of Holland fashion show for Pretty Polly! I can barely explain how excited I am. I've never been to fashion week before, so to get the chance to see & cover one of the hottest shows of Fashion Week is going to blow my mind!

I’m sure you all remember how amazing the last House of Holland Spring Summer show, "Pastel Punks" was, with those wonderful Ice cream shades & those gorgeous patterns! Here is a clip to refresh your memory!

SS12 PASTEL PUNKS from House of Holland on Vimeo.Pretty Polly London Fashion Week
What will House of Holland have in store for us this time? Who knows, but do doubt it’s going to be a spectacular show!

I'll be traveling to London with my trusty camera & laptop – I’ll do my best to document my adventures! As well as blogging, I'll be taking some short videos while I’m out & about, to give you a behind-the-scenes look at all the madness of Fashion Week!House of Holland London Fashion Week

Where will I go? What interesting characters will I meet?What adventures will I encounter?!
Will I manage to steal Henry away for a quick chat?
& most importantly, WHAT WILL I WEAR!?

You'll just have to tune in to the Pretty Polly blog to find out! That’s all for now folks, wish me luck & I'll speak to you all soon! Love