The Second London Fashion Week Instalment

Another day at London Fashion Week and I'm backstage again, but this time at Markus Lupfer and 1205 with Bumble & Bumble. After the shows, Suzie suggested I take some outfit photos so I obliged and decided to share them with you all. I'm not one to care about what I wear, I have certain outfits I wear quite a lot but I change them up a little. I wear a lot of black, as that's what  I wear for work too. Here I'm wearing Zara leather jeans, Next shirt, Zara coat, H&M necklace and a Zara bag! Nothing too fancy, but it's comfy.

The first show of the day was Markus Lupfer, which was a presentation, rather than a catwalk show. The set where the girls were standing was a retro style cafe, as the snacks they handed out around to guests were chips from a fish & chip shop (amazing), as well as gin & tonics for a drink. The hair was done by Bumble & Bumble and the make up by Liz Earle, which was very exciting as it's two brands I love. The hair was kept very simple with a middle parting, a very sleek look tucked behind the ears. The stylists worked with each individuals hair, using both the Prep & Tonic on the hair before blowdrying with Thickening Spray. The face kept very simple, dewy skin with a variation of eyeliner between the girls. They prepped the skin using the Liz Earle Superskin range, giving each of the girls a mini face massage using a face oil. Rathe than allowing the face oil to sink in, the Sheer Skin Tint was applied straight on top to create a very dewy skin. Depending on the girls eye shape, a different winged liner look was applied using a black kohl.

The next instalment contains the most exciting show I've attended this weekend…

Luce x

The First London Fashion Week Instalment

I'm sat writing this post in bed after a very long tiring day at London Fashion Week and it's only the first day. This time around it was my first time backstage at shows, which was very exciting for me as I got to see the make up looks being created.

My day started with an appointment at MAC where one of the girls made me up for the rest of the day. I had my foundation sorted from the morning so I didn't get that touched up except for a bit extra concealer and powder. But the eyes were the main part and something a little out of my comfort zone. She started with the Constructivist Paint Pot and applied that all over the lid, before applying a little of Twinks Shadow. Both two very smokey but beautiful shades, after that my eyes were lined with Coffee Liner, on both my upper lashes and water line. The lids were finished off with Melon Pigment, to add the 'wet' look to the eyes, before applying lots of Studio Fix Mascara. The lips are a mixture of Boldly Bare Liner and Viva Glam II Lipstick, as we decided to keep the lips quite nude.
After the make up, I went along to Fashion Scout, where to spent the rest of my day backstage and watching shows. Over at Fashion Scout in Freemasons Hall, all of the make up is done by The Body Shop and the hair is by Label M/Toni & Guy. I went along with The Body Shop to have a little peek of the make up looks. The first show was Ones To Watch, where there were four designers altogether, but the models all had the same look. As you can see from the photographs, the artists created an amazing ombre dark red lip, using a mixture of shades. The eyes were kept quite simple, with a flush of silver/blue eyeshadow, which comes from the futuristic theme behind the look. The skin was kept very dewy, using a mixture of the BB cream and concealer, with a lot of highlighter which I liked a lot. 
Ong-Oaj Pairam was up next and we didn't have too long to snap some pictures, but the make up was incredibly dewy and soft. All of girls had the most perfect winged liner, dewy highlighted skin and red glossy lip. 
The day was finished with Pam Hogg, the craziest show I've ever been to. This is the show we weren't able to get backstage at, as no one can actually. We did attempt it though, but it was followed by a lot of shouting and us walking away a little scared. As always, it started late but it turned out to be a tribute to Pussy Riot (if you don't know who this is, google it). It was absolutely incredible and showed the personality of the woman, just as crazy. 

Luce x

The Notes: Street Style @ LFW

On my first day at London Fashion Week, I took the opportunity to take photographs of people who I thought dressed very well. It was amazing meeting Andy from Style Scrapbook and getting to ask her some questions, which in the end I learnt that she cannot live without MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation and Clarins moisturiser! I also bumped into Zoe from London Lipgloss and Emma from milkteef to take their photograph, I ended up seeing them a few other times and they have an impeccable dress sense. 

Luce x

The Notes: Tahir Sultan @ LFW

"Lost in the Sands of Time - Autumn/Winter 13 delves into the excitement that travelling has to offer. The collection draws inspiration from the Thaar desert in India with a side of 1940s glamour. A lot of the cuts are very masculine yet empower women so that they bring their strong but sensual side. Greys and brows add power to the more feminine blues. The prints are timeless and the embroidery inspired from both Syria and India. The collection is a celebration of chic. And the knits add a modern layer of relaxed sophistication. The clothes implore women to go out play and discover the explorer within."

Last Tuesday night I saw Tahir Sultan at the Fashion Scouts Hall, after already attended a show there earlier that day, I was impressed with the hall. I arrived with Gemma, handed Snog fro-yo as we were walking in and was surprised with front row seats. From the beginning to the end, you're able to see the matching suits and masculinity what has been added into the clothes. As you can see from other shows too, matching suits is definitely in for A/W. The make up was a strong smokey eye with a red lip, adding a feminine side to all of the look. 

Back in the north relaxing at the moment but come early this week, I'll be back into the swing of things!

Luce x