Like every good fashion journalist, I spent last night preparing for London Fashion Week by ordering multiple cocktails at The Metropolitan’s infamous Met Bar.
Over London Fashion Week, Kate Moss’ old haunt will be offering five limited edition cocktails inspired and co-created with some of the hautest designers of the moment.
Varying between £12-14.50, these cocktails are a ride and a half. From concept to consumption, each drink is a work of art.
The Cinnamon Spice & All Things Nice (inspired by Matthew Williamson) kicked things off with orange rum, caramelised citrus fruits, cinnamon and passion fruit, mirroring the designer’s frequent Caribbean and Indian influences.
The Velvet Underground, inspired by Tom Ford and his signature colour palette, is a blend of Tanqueray with blueberries, raspberries, sugar and lime juice. The taste antithesis of Burberry-inspired ‘The Bailey’; creamy hazelnut liquor with butterscotch and vodka.
Personal favourites were, of course, champagne based; The Rebel Without A Cause – a delicious concoction of Hendrick’s, Chambord, Rose champagne, lemonade, rosebud ice cubes and Vivienne Westwood femininity – and The Quintessential Rock Star – Paul Smith‘s signature stripes replicated in a flute of Blue Curaçao, passion fruit syrup and champagne.
If you’re lucky enough to have a show invitation on hand, you will even receive a 20% discount. Time you get your drink on, fashionistas.
95% of the time, when someone asks me how they can be taught to apply eyeshadow, I direct them to a quad. That’s why when I was invited to try out the latest from Rimmel London, I knew I was going to share it with you guys!
Their new Glam’Eyes eyeshadow quads come in a few different colour combinations, but I used “Bold Behaviour” here, which contained a champagne-coloured nude, a teal, and a red-toned and blackened purple. Intimidating for anyone new to make-up, I’m sure, until you see the foolproof instructions that Rimmel provides for colour placement on the back of the quad!
Though the hues are rich, I did a quick sweep of the colours using my fingers only and loved the toned-down results. Champagne over the entire eye area, a very light swipe of teal close to the middle of the lashline, the red-toned purple on the outer corners to add dimension, and the blackened purple in and above my crease, blended out with a clean finger. A soft yet glamorous eye in less than 5 minutes!
I topped it off with Kate Moss’ new lipstick, Lasting Finish in #008, to balance the look out but keep the focus on my eyes.
What do you think?
Louis Vuitton is the show that people will be talking about for years to come. Following an onslaught of rumours that Marc Jacobs would be jumping ship and heading to Christian Dior, the show seemed to act as a rebuttal in itself.
Pre-show, the runway area hid a circular structure by covering it in white curtain. When the show began, early (!!), the fashion crowd gasped in unison as the curtain dropped and revealed a full-size white carousel, where every model perched atop a horse.
One by one, each model hopped off the slow-turning carousel and walked the round runway in the sweetest of sixties-inspired styles; capped sleeves, full skirts, silk chambray, and an Easter Egg pastel palette. The embellishments were beautifully understated, with wishbones, feathers, daisies, and minute jingle bells with pearls inside.
In what is now a Marc Jacobs Trend, Kate Moss closed the show – sans cigarette and dominatrix garb of last season – wearing a white, sequined, feathered broderie anglaise dress.
When you put this much effort into a label, it is unlikely that you plan to leave it. Either that, or Jacobs is making one hell of a statement to prove his worth to new business partners. View Post