Laid Back Luxe
It’s by day three (technically day four, but I missed Sunday) that the London Fashion Week days all start to blur into one. You nearly ended up with a mash up of two different outfits, and snaps from Monday and Tuesday, but a more alert eye (I re-read this post this morning!) sorted that right out. Day three was my busiest day, with not one but two hair appointments to kick off the day – a bouncy blow dry at the L’Oreal Pro studio followed by a Masterclass with Tony & Guy (check them out in tonight’s Vlog) and then straight to the apartment to meet my good pals at Comb for my daily snaps.
I fuelled up with lunch at The Apartment, some delicious chicken noodles provided by Take Eat Easy and afternoon tea with Caravelle (delicious pastries provided by Aubaine) before I dragged myself away from the impending obesity for my first show of the day. I hopped in an Uber with Jen toward the Strand where we found ourselves in an abandoned building, in search of the backstage area for the Joseph show. We were both guests of Revlon who were giving the models incredibly glossy and strong nails, and we also watched as the models had their skin prepped and makeup applied by Estee Lauder. Steam was rising from the hair corner, as the locks were blow dried, straightened and crimped to give a voluminous bouffant pony tail, fixed with Loreal Pro setting spray.
(Thanks to Kris Atomic from The Apartment for these snaps!)
Into another Uber and it was Peter Pilotto next, a futuristic display of mirrors and silver metallics; long line coats with an almost Nordic feel, mixed with embroidery, graphic prints and tons and tons of luxe fabric. I didn’t even have time to visit Aspinal (boo!) before Vin + Omi, my final show of the day. Up in Regent’s park, I was ushered past the queue and into the front row (the benefits of being a guest of the makeup sponsor – Collection!) to get a close up look at the makeup created backstage by Pixiwoo. The models wore a rainbow of colourful dresses, bandeau tops and coats while their makeup was fresh and glowing, completed with a colourful pop on either the lips or the eyes, using Collection’s newest colour range.
By day three I was ready for practicality. Originally I planned to wear heeled sandals but the looming rain clouds and fact that I knew I’d have lots of show dashing to contend with meant I opted for my rather more practical but equally as fabulous) boots by Pretty Little Thing. These babies have been a best-buy, a steal compared to their premium-highstreet counterparts at just £45 and the gorgeous mocha faux suede adds a luxe touch to the simplest of OOTDs.
Speaking of a simple #ootd, how’s this one?! A silk V neck t-shirt is another luxe touch which makes this jeans-and-t-shirt combo just about acceptable attire for #LFW. My tee is by Topshop but many seasons ago, however a similar one can be found here. My pale pink jeans have been another piece that I reach for on days when I want both comfort and a pretty feminine look, and you guys already know how I feel about this coat from River Island (I will tweet when it’s back in stock!).
The final piece of fabulous practicality of this look is my Radley Soho backpack. I feel like this bag was built with Fashion Week in mind. A sleek leather design with a simple Radley London logo embossed onto the soft leather, it’s roomy and so easy and comfortable to sling over your shoulders keeping your hands free for vlogging/snapchatting/snapping/snacking and everything else in between.
Once again my gorgeous rose gold accessories are by Carat London, and today I added a delicate rose gold necklace into the mix, my final accessory from this beautiful collection.
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