london fashion week vlog
For the first of many London Fashion Week posts and reviews, I wanted to throw together a mix of backstage and front of house footage from J JS Lee, Bora Aksu, Sibling, Holly Fulton, and more.

As LG‘s official London Fashion Week blogger, I was very kindly given backstage access along with time to hang out with the LG SteamTeam as they preened the designers’ immaculate collections to perfection (the perks of working with the Official Garment Care Supplier!).

Stay tuned for more sneak peaks (photos and insights and fashgasms, oh my!) as well as a preview of  the Ashley Williams for LG partnership.

Enjoy the video (below!)

Fashion Week AW13 Instagram
Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. 40s, baby. Hair by Giles Robinson for John Frieda. Makeup by LauraDexter for Rimmel London.
2. Prabal Gurung presents from the BFF.
3. Bora Aksu. Boom.
4. Latest ‘Food for Thought‘ on (read it here!)
5. Workout for your ears.
6. So Instagrammable.
7. LFW: Writing show reports on the go. Tired face kicking in!
8. Dressed like an extra from the Jungle Book tonight.
9. Well. Boom. There I am in Company Magazine.
10. Nicola being a babe at crazy-o-clock a.m.
11. Opium London.
12. I’ve caught it. Moschino Cheap & Chic fever.

Vines from the week (click to watch!):
Buttercup cupcake for ya.
Ghost train.
Getting dressed…alot.
Izabel London dress. Prints attract.
Private cinema for Valentine’s Day at the W Hotel.
The finale of KTZ.
Nothing makes me happier than new stationery.
Outfit details.
Have the private bar at One Aldwych to myself for a little work break.
Hanging out at The Aptmt with John Frieda.

bora aksu ss13
For every woman born a princess (and destined to become a Queen, according to the show notes), Bora Aksu have created an opulent Spring/Summer 2013 collection named ‘Modern Queen’. Inspired by Marie Queen of Romania (her nickname was the title to the collection), the garments were destined to feel regal if not a bit sinister. As the story goes, Marie found her self unhappy in her marriage and retreated to her botanical gardens as an escape. Combining the Queen’s love of Art Deco with her gardens, almost every piece in Bora Aksu’s collection features an identical floral print in three different magnifications.

There is not a single piece in this collection that I would not wear. Crowns included. With a palette of romantic blues, royal purples, mustards, golds, and dove grey, flashes of sheer silk organzas and lace really had a chance to shine. This is the kind of collection that everyone from Gwen Stefani to Kate Middleton could fall in love with: a little bit of Alice in Wonderland with incredibly chic structure and technical execution.

Soundtrack love: “Youth” by Daughter.

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lfw instagram
Instagram – top to bottom, left to right:
1. Caffeinating up at AbiMarvel’s ‘The Apartment’.
2. Business cards (HEY! I JUST MET YOU!) came in the nick of time.
3. Model moments backstage at Nicole Farhi.
4. Cheeseface.
5. Avocado and crayfish: belly, now.
6. Henry Holland Fashion Week outfit preview.
7. I have to thank Jade Sukiya for keeping home for us in the press lounge!
8. Apparently I snapped Tori Amos without realising backstage at Bernard Chandran.
9. In absolute lust with Bora Aksu.

golden baroque aw12
When you’re invited to spend your Sunday at Westfield London recreating the fashion trends of Autumn/Winter 2012 for beauty lovers, you just can’t say no.

When choosing which look to interpret alongside the beauty team at NARS, ‘Golden Baroque‘ seemed like a natural choice. Dolce & Gabbana, Bora Aksu, and Balmain really set the tone for ‘Golden Baroque’ to become an official Autumn/Winter trend and it is a look I adore both sartorially and cosmetically. Think decadent…rich…Rococo…and – if you’re a bit scared – switch out the lips for NARS’ Baroque pencil on its own.

What was used?

Multi Action Hydrating Toner
Aqua Gel Moisturiser Oil-Free
Total Replenishing Eye Cream
Optimal Brightening Concentrate
Tinted Moisturiser (my new favourite)
Concealer in Chantilly (under the eyes)
Laguna Bronzer

Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base
Alhambra eyeshadow duo
Isolde eyeshadow duo
Stylo in Carpates
Volumizing Mascara

Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Baroque Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (lightly over the top)

To enquire about a free make-over at NARS at House of Fraser, call 020 8765 3290 and ask for Kasia!

golden baroque aw12
golden baroque aw12
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