As mentioned I attended london Fashion week day 2 last Saturday- and I had a blast! A warning now this post will be very long and image heavy.
After having the massive wardrobe drama of my DIY studded grters suddenly no longer fitting (I had somehow lost nearly an inch on my thighs in 72 hours) but a bit of pre-planning resulted on me changing on the train. Many dirty looks later- and a run in with 12-ish middle aged football fans -who asked me if I was in costume, and if my boyfriend enyoyed me dresssing like that (who failed to see the homour in answering "not nearly as much as I like him to wear it") and leaving them to giggle like children to walk between stations- I made my way to meet Hannah and Kavita who deserve a MASSIVE thank you for putting up with me all day, especially how tired I was from Being at work all week and a gig the night before.
The whole point to the day was to see Jasper Garvida S/S 2013 show. I LOVED the experience (althogh could'nt help but feel I didn't really belong threre and my seat woyuld be better given to someone more in the fashion biz).
The collection was heavily inspitred by the 60's- I was half expecting Twiggy to strut down the catwalk! I loved the oversized Jewel shaped assessories (I WANT THEM ALL) paired with the slick back hair and dramatic eyeliner (but otherwise very minimal makeup) both of which I can't wait to recreate. My fav look by far had to be the all black and whhite leopard print dress with the big round glasses- can I please have that dress?
The shapes of the dresses gently comlimented the models shape- and to me looked very simple but elegant. The big sequins (the noise!) , black, white, and beige colour skheme and panelling. It just looks so wearable! I secretly want my mum to seriously think about one of these dresses for my sisters wedding next year as they look fab on the models and would look great on her.
Que floating around Somerset House where I was near constantly jumping out of phototgraphers ways taking photos of Hannah and Kavita (who both looked amazing!!!please check out there outfit photos aand LFW roundup), Kavita could barely take a breath without someone asking for a photo. I loved tehexperience- there was soem wamaizng street style and I was practivcally kicking mydself for forgetting my camera. Plus I got to meet the beautiful Laura in the flesh (serious shoe and hair envy).
Being packed with people we went to take refuge in the Rimmel Bloggers lounge- where everyyone was sipping on champague and snakck (I politly turned down having to drive home and not hungry in excitment), and allowed me to have a bit of a wonder about. I met some amazing bloggers such as Fritha, Sue, Harriet, Georgina and Hannah ;and had my eyes opend to the world of blogging. All I can say is everyone I met are 1000 times more friendly then on their blogs (and considering how nice they all are that is a lot of kindness floating about the lonuge).
I had my makeup and nails freshened up but a Lovely MUA (whos name I have comepletly forgot) who was kind enough to not only give me a massive goody bag full of products (and when i say full I mean there is a lot inluding the new Kate Moss lipsticks, foundation and BB cream) and explain them all to me so I can use them to their fullest extent. Plus a general chat about all things makeup and London.
Fake tan I am not sure I will ever use, the lighter coloured BB cream is AMAZING!! very light but thick and a very close match to my skin (unlike others I have tried which are a disgusting orange tone), and the darker BB cream the kind MUA suggested using as a concealer- and works brilliantly, and my matched foundation which is a super close match for what I need and lasted comfortably all day (but I still prefer my MAC)
Beautiful lip tints- the pink is a lot darker than it looks and lasted all day!( I tested them on the back of my hand and woke up woth two clear lines on Sunday)
Kate Moss' new collection. If you buy one lipstick this year it has to be one of these! theyre someth to apply, soft and an amazing colour set. I have been wearing the Nude colour pretty much all week and i cannot praise it enough. Nudes never looked right on me- they were always too ornage or too pink but this is the perfect shade. I am converted. I can't wait to wear the others out.
I have never tried gel eyeliner before- and I am so happy that the kind MUA took her time to explain these to me. The brushes are soft, the colours are great and they last ALL day with no problems. The dark blue has become my 'work' eyes and I look forwad to using the purple.
These are very soft, but the colour mix isn't completely me. i like the black (of course) and the purple is nice but I'm not entirely sure if i will be using the rest- I think these will mostly end up in my sisters makeup bag.
I have not yet to use the wake up foundation sample so I can't really comment on it but what I can say is I hate this mascara. It has a funny brush with a bit at the end to reach into the corners. What a useless invention! All it has resulted in is making the usable portion of the brush a tiny cm long, and even then it was rubbish.
Finally a beautiful selection of nail varnishes- I love the 'Dorothy' glitter red, and the pale metallic I had the honour of having painted on my nails. Excellent.
After a VERY long break we went back to Somerset House so Hannah and Kavita could take some street style and outfit posts. Que hilarious moment when Hannah got down on her knees to take Kavitas picture to be surrounded my other photographers stealing her shot. (Also a very nice man asked for a picture of my legs to take a photo for a hosiery feature- woo go me!). Hannah also kindly took some snaps of me -I felt like a star.. although she was clearly the only one taking my photo- do people not realise how attractive I am??
Dress: Vintage Style Me
Shoes: Not sure
Bag: River Island
The day was topped of with getting into the Kodak lounge for Issa London with Hannah, Kavita, Laura and two deligthful men we met- one of which is an amazing designer Isais Ponce (who had on the most amazing shirt and you should all look at his work). In contrast to the first show this was all colour, and beautiful flowing maxi dresses and a very oriental feel. Also in contrast was makeup and hair- bright lips and smooth 'knotted' updos. Beautiful. All the models looked liked Goddesses.
Images from The Fashion Spot
Then it was time to head home- in which I mean I headed to South London for a gig, then back too Harlow and the Square where I had a horrible experience with someone trying to get into my car.
My first LFW experience was amazing and I can't wait for the next and too meet all the wonderful bloggers I spent time with to meet again.