OK, so I am officially a fashion slave. I woke up early this morning and dragged my boyfriend down to Long Acre in Covent Garden for 10.30am so I could get my dirty little mitts on the new YSL Manifesto A/W 08-09, with FREE canvas tote. The dressed-in-black YSL girls didn't arrive until after 11, but there was hardly anyone around. I had read about this on Vogue, StyleBubble and it had been in The London Paper only yesterday - where were all the London fashionista's? Or am I just a little desperado?!
The Manifesto itself was a bit of a disappointment...I wasn't sure what to expect. It's a twenty page booklet featuring Naomi Campbell (looking incredible) in some really nice pieces...however I don't believe it reflects the collection terribly well. I was so impressed with their A/W 08-09 show, and for some reason this has left me thinking it is somewhat...bland?! They are trying to appeal to a mass market I guess, one which would not have necessarily viewed the catwalk shows. Despite this, the idea of spreading the word about the brand, and giving us mere plebs a taste of the YSL world is and idea I whole-heartedly embrace.