Kate Peck: My Week, My Style
This week I hit London for the DVD release of the Kingsman film, the latest and greatest UK spy film featuring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton. What a lucky girl I am.
Myself and a group of international media were to take part in two days of spy training, an interview with the lead lad Taron Egerton, a spy suit fitting and an in-depth chat with the head of spy gadgets! Pretty cool huh :)
I can’t wait to fill out the UK incoming passenger card - ‘What are you doing in the UK?’ Training to become a spy...derr.
Today I begin my Spy reporting duties. Outside the Black Prince pub which was used in several scenes in the movie, I’m wearing a Kate Sylvester shirt with Stolen Girlfriend Club pants, T.W. Steel watch and Tony Bianco shoes.
Today I’m starting the day in my best spy attire; Inspector Peck you can call me! I feel there is nothing more British that a trench and I’ve brought along a favourite, an Alexander McQueen leather panelled number. The Brits were frothing over it.
We head into the Huntsman tailoring workshop to chat with Taron Egerton aka ‘Egsy’ and the Master of the Kingsman Spy gadgets, David Cheesman who is below.
Training starts with David Cheesman, who thoroughly informed me on the all the gadgets that were used in the film.
I’m decked out in a full leather outfit, a Kalliver shirt, necklace by Lyn and Toni and pants by White Suede. You can actually buy the entire Kingsman outfit at Mr. Porter including the suit, the jacket, the shoes, the glasses and even the brolly!
Possibly not the guns though...but I did manage to get my hands on one of them, rubber so it may of been, I think it worked rather well with these Kingsman glasses and my leather ensemble :) #SpyPeck
We then headed in to get fitted for a Huntsman suit. The Huntsman suits are world famous, lasting it’s owner so long that many get buried in them! Around since the 1800’s each suit is hand crafted and their cliental include everyone from David Bowie to Gregory Peck.
If you have a spare $10,000 minimum floating around, plus several months for them to make it, I strongly suggest you pop in and pick one up!
Spy school wrapped and I was ready to dive head first into some London Style!
Luckily, I managed to score some exhibition tickets to one of my favourite designers, Alexander McQueen and his show ‘Savage Beauty’. It was incredible, an extremely sad story about an insanely talented but very troubled human.
The show was his largest and first retrospective show in Europe and it absolutely blew me away.
I hope you enjoyed the first injection of my UK style ad
ventures! I’ll have more for you next week :)