28 Jan 2009

P is for Peaches

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob, former DJ and columnist, and now writer for Nylon magazine, has attracted a lot of media attention in the last few months, whether it's been for allegations of drug taking or her quickie Vegas wedding (and if you believe the papers, quickie Vegas split). But now that she's moved state side, it seems that she's attracting attention for more positive motives, espeicially her latest fashion move, releasing her own capsule collection for iconic London brand, PPQ of Mayfair.

Founded by Percy Parker and Amy Molyneaux, and famous for luxurious and modern, but fuss-free designs and it's music links, (PPQ also runs a record label), PPQ is the perfect fit for Peaches' public image. After modelling for the PPQ catwalk in 2008, it seemed right that the label was the first to launch a clothing collection on her behalf. Designing a range of dresses, bags and separates, Peaches said she drew inspiration from the Japanese street styles of Harajuku, especially the Gothic Lolita look; ring any bells with Gwen Stefani and her LAMB label anyone? Having seen the collection I think that while it plays it safer than it needs to, it's still incredibly stylish, and has a very 'Peaches' feel about it, my favourite pieces from the collection are the 'scripture party dress' (above) and this patent leather vanity bag.

Despite being the former girlfriend of love-of-my-life-to-be Faris Rotter, I've always had a soft spot for Peaches, the quintessential London girl about town, who knows how to cut a look and hangs out with the London rich and fabulous, but since watching her one off reality tv show, 'Peaches: Disappear Here', I've not been so sure. Did anyone see it? Well since the it's main stage Sunday, prime time slot only attracted 8,000 viewers, the odds are that you haven't, so let me summarise it for you: it was shocking. Meant to show the process of Peaches creating her own magazine (Disappear Here), taking it from brainwave to print, the programme showed not much more than Peaches looking great in amazing outfits, and being a "wee bit" of a bitch. Contrary to her usual 'butter wouldn't melt' expression, Peaches came across as a self obsessed, arrogant bully, ridiculing her colleagues and at one point reducing one writer to tears with her sharp tongue. The portrait of Peaches was so unflattering that I was convinced she'd been stitched up by a cruel production team, except it turns out that the whole thing was produced by no less than her father's production company, which begs the question - is this what she's always like, because if that's how she behaves in front of the cameras, I wouldn't want to cross her when the cameraman is on his break ... But even if her on screen persona isn't a sweet as her blond curls might suggest, her collection is still really cute, and definitely worth a gander online at Oli.


Today I'm giving the 'Your Blog Is Fabulous' award to Helena at Talkin About my Generation. Helena always sources great photos from all sorts of places, including various global editions of Vogue, which are always interesting and something a little out of the ordinary.

23 comments:

Dooder City said...

I don't understand the appeal of Peaches. She's really boring looking and her sister, Pixie, is a lot cuter. She lives in my area with her now husband (I guess they are together) and they just seem super spoiled and boring.

Winnie said...

I'm not a fan of Peaches either....she's a little overrated in my opinion!

Trish said...

The dresses are fab!! :)

cherish_jd said...

honestly I don't know her but I love the first dress!

janettaylor said...

I love bag! French style very much! :)

xoxo: Janet

Demi said...

thank you honey :)
i'm not a fan of her, but i'm quite excited about that collection, she does wear some gorgeous clothes sometimes!

xx

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thanks, darlin'
always so sweet
=]

xxxxx

Fashion Moment said...

Absolutely Fabulous bag, darling!



FM

Juliet said...

I'm not quite warming up for her -mostly cause I've known her just these few months. I didn't really know she existed before.

juliet xxx

Raquel said...

I liked her colection, especialy the vanity bag!
xx

Kay said...

Normally I am slightly skeptical about anything Peaches does but I do think she's created some pretty good pieces here, I really like the bag and she's created a slightly more original black lace dress... nice!

Ivyoaks said...

Interesting dresses..I really liked this post.

Thank you for visiting. Yeah, Hollyoaks is my guilty pleasure..and since I can't watch it anymore since I live across the pond and BBCA is too cheap to buy more installments of it. I do catch bits on You Tube and some other video archieve, now & again. So I've invented my own..I'm afraid..now with a gay proud (almost) Josh Ashworth and quite a few characters of my own and those who were probably rather insignificant on Hollyoaks like "Freddie". Of course, Newt is one of my favorites, too. & yes, I still have Father Kieron around.

Thanks again.

Best on your blogging

The Stylish Wanderer said...

hmmm her name "Peaches" kind of bugs me, though she is a pretty girl. wonder what people will think of the line

The Stylish Wanderer said...

hmmm her name "Peaches" kind of bugs me, though she is a pretty girl. wonder what people will think of the line

The Clothes Horse said...

I too have a soft spot for Peaches, though to be honest she only came into my radar recently so all her past drama is rather unknown to me. :) She reminds me of a doll and I like her taste in clothes.

ChiliLady said...

i don't like her, she's just another rockstar-daughter - but i like her clothes here. although it really bugs me that talented people without good connections arent able to put their designs out and "Peaches" can - hope she realizes how lucky she si :P

Couture Carrie said...

Love these frocks!

xoxox,
CC

yiqin; said...

The outfits are quite fab! Love the skirt <4

drinkupthefashion said...

i don't really know anything about peaches or pixie geldof. but by just LOOKING at them i'd pick pixie. peaches always looks like she's on the brink of killing someone and is trying to restrain herself. but her collection does look really nice!

Savvy Mode SG said...

never heard of her before but sound interesting.

Tina said...

love the photo shots! she's alright i suppose, dont really like or dislike

Miss Urbanita said...

Love last dress! Kisses ;)

Merily said...

love her!