Friday, September 20, 2013

London Fashion Week September 2013

London Fashion Week soon came around and soon disappeared! Over the past four days some of the collections which I managed to catch up on for SS14 are so overwhelming. I managed to catch a glimpse of some of the 'upcoming' models and faces of LFW for 2013, such as, Chey Carty, Rebecca Horn, Rosie Tapner (I've seen a lot more of this season) and Sanna Backstrom, to name a few. Topshop Unique SS14 I think won me over completely this season, it had some of the best models in the show and the clothes were so lovely. The beach babe, 'glamourous, tanned' look, with the crisp white shirt which, I couldn't take my eyes off. Jourdan Dunn strutting down the catwalk in a floor-length purple maxi dress, a lot of the collection focused on moody blue's, green and grey's, then switching to warm peach and crisp white. The make-up I have seen this season on MAC's instagram has completely wowed me! The use of BB and CC creams were very popular backstage, adding more attention to Spring/Summer's growing glitter trend. This season I noticed a lot the skin being fresh and dewy, eyebrows brushed back with gel, finishing with a burgundy lip. The make-up for Vivienne Westwood's Spring/Summer 2014 Red Label definitely made a statement with zombie-like make-up. 

I eventually managed to go to my first show at London Fashion Week on Monday, with one of my close friends Lyndsey. We had passes to see the KTZ SS14 show, which at first, didn't hit me how established KTZ actually is. His style in his collections aren't my sort of thing but it was definitely inspiring to witness. It was so out there, said to take his inspiration from a spiritual and cultural landscape. His collection for SS14 included headwraps, veils, geometric floral prints (which were amazing), oversized studs and statement jewellery. KTZ's use of patterning, layering and the fusion of urban contemporary caught my attention, in the right way for my first show-experience at London Fashion Week. The weather was so dull which I think put a strain on a lot of people's moods at Somerset House, but it didn't stop people go crazy with their style. I was rather star-struck at a lot of other people's style, it was like being in fashion heaven. It's the most inspiring place.

After the KTZ show had finished we took a wonder around the designer show rooms which again, was out of this world. There were a lot of jewellery, embellished handmade garments and accessories which I fell in love with.. especially when it comes down to me and jewellery. A specific necklace, made from a jewellery designer caught my eye, it was a detailed chunky piece embellished with gold and a peach colour, something which you would most likely see in a Dolce and Gabbana ad, and at £275 it definitely made me want it more. Stepping asisde.. my next focus is now on London Fashion Week in February next year!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Liebster Award

I've been nominated by the lovely Helen Hird for a Liebster award. It's such a nice feeling knowing what you blog is appreciated, read and now up for a nomination!

Questions from Helen HirdHow would you describe your blog in 3 words?
Inspirational (I hope), creative and complex.

What other blogger inspires you most?
Basing it around make-up I would probably have to say up-coming make-up artist Karla Powell.

Apart from blogging what do you like to do in your spare time?
See as many of my best friends as possible when neither of us are working! Never putting make-up down, practicing make-up on my friends and myself, organizing shoots, visiting London as much as I can, clothes shopping, and the occasional drink to relax!

What is your dream job?
Haha everyone should/will know this. To be a successful make-up artist in the fashion industry, to work behind all the fashion weeks, travel the world and to work with huge names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino and Pat McGrath to name a few.

How long have you been blogging?
Since about February this year. I waited until I attended something very exciting (London Fashion Week) for it to be my first blog post.

What are your 3 favorite brands?
Top 3 has to be Chanel, MAC and Dolce & Gabbana.

Who is your hero?
I can't say I have a 'hero' as of yet. Maybe ask me in about 10 years.

Who is your favorite designer?
Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen!

What are you proud of?

Without blowing my own horn I would probably say myself. As I'm only 19 I think I've achieved quite a lot for how young I am and I don't think many 19 year-old's can say that. I'm certainly proud of myself and my career hasn't even begun yet!

What is your favorite item of clothing that you own?

Haha this has to easily be my leather trousers. I hardly took them off even through summer (crazy I know!) they're so comfy and anything goes with them.

Which celebrities inspire you with their style?
Most probably Karl Lagerfeld, as I only wear monochrome, I base my style around elegance and simplicty. Anything I piece together may seem really simple but it's all about what works together and, with that I look up to Karl.