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butter London Fall/Winter 2009 Fashionista’s Favourites Sneak Peek

By on July 11, 2009
in butter LONDON, Fall 2009 with 10 Comments
OK so you remember that ah-mazing green from butter London that I spotted backstage at the Vena Cava show during New York Fashion Week? At the time, it seemed like forever until we’d get the chance to wear it. Well, the launch date is getting closer and closer and I have a preview of British Racing Green and the rest of the Fall 2009 butter London collection.

Nonie Creme, butter London Creative Director:
Designers were firmly focused on retail-friendly clothes this season. The collections were monochromatic, with shape, drape, and structure being the main story and lace used across the board for lingerie style details.

Nails will be a huge part of your F/W wardrobe this year. Interesting nail colours with specific “personalities” will give you an opportunity to reinvent the many black, grey, and neutral outfits on offer.

I designed a broad spectrum of colours for the Fall/Winter 2009 Fashionista’s Favourites.



British Racing Green – The international motor racing colour of Great Britain. This green used to be the standard paint colour on all Formula One racecars in the days before sponsorship.

Dark, “hunter green” that was the backstage darling when used at the F/W 2009 shows.

Minger – British street slang for an ugly person. “Did you see that face? What a minger!”

An edgy burnt orange like the one featured on the Philip Lim and Prada catwalks. This shade “ups” the fashion factor of any outfit.

Scoundrel – An unprincipled, dishonorable person, villain, or scamp. Your ex-boyfriend, your builder, and your boss rolled into one.

A medium tone purplish-mauve that can appear darker or lighter depending on what clothing you are wearing.
Pearly Queen – A Pearly Queen is a woman dressed in a traditional Cockney costume covered in mother-of-pearl buttons.

A winter white with an added pearl sheen for softness and depth, making it beautifully wearable.

Rosie Lee – Cockney Rhyming slang for a cup of tea. “Put the kettle on Love, I fancy a Rosie Lee.”

A parade of pale pink glitter that will lift your spirits AND your outfit.

I won’t have actual samples to show you for a bit but according to Nonie, we should expect new packaging with this collection. Hmm, I wonder what it will look like. The bottle of Thames I have from over two years ago was square with a thin rounded cap, then came the flat wide bottles & caps.

Any predictions on how the shape will change? Which colors tickle your fancy? Share!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hm. I like Racing Green, but I already have the Barry M colour of that name, and I suspect they're going to be far too similar for me to need both.

  2. Snowdrop85 says:

    Ha ha! Minger, I can't believe they called a polish that! I love colour though. I must get some Butter polishes they are really nice colours, I really want Artful Dodger for the winter. I hope they release these in a pack then I'll probably get them all!!

  3. Catanya says:

    Love the green colour!

  4. Jessica says:

    I'm looking forward to seeing Pearly Queen and Scoundrel, although I doubt I will be buying them, as they're a little expensive for my budget.

  5. HeidiG says:

    I am in love with all of these, esp the Br Racing Green and Scoundrel. I may have order the whole pack. Thanks for posting! When is the launch date? (I don't remember seeing that in the post.)

  6. hontapocasgreen says:

    That green one & the glitter one are real eye catchers. I wish they were more accessible. Maybe it's better for my wallet that they aren't.

  7. Mom of a Diva and a Daredevil says:

    I can see the hunter green taking over as the "new" black in the fall….and I love it!

  8. All Lacquered Up says:

    Anon – I'll have to try that Barry M color. I've looked at it a couple times on their site and need to take the plunge.

    Snowdrop85 – if the Spring collection is an indication, they will probably be released as a group at a reduced price vs. buying each one individually.

    Catanya – Me too!! It's beautious.

    Jessica – Well that's what you have me for. I can test them first and if you really love it, make the splurge.

    HeidiG – I don't have an official launch date but as soon as I know, you will too.

    Hontapocasgreen – I'm hoping the pink is like Henley Regatta. I love that polish!

    Mom of a Diva an a Daredevil – From your lips… Let's make fall the season of green!

  9. Orli says:

    I like the green!

  10. Ms Moore says:

    I'm liking the green and Minger, too.

    Have you heard anything about the base coat that they're advertising as a matte-creating top coat? (As in, put the base on the top and get a matte look.) I got an e-mail about it, but I can't find anything on MUA.

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