Thursday, 31 October 2013

Sorry sorry sorry

Hi everyone, so sorry there hasnt been a vlog post or any kind of post in a while. Uni work is crazy and i now have two jobs; one at monsoon and one at Trend magazine. All a bit hectic!
And then when i tried to make a vlog, my phone conked out of me...mega annoying.  Well im going to try my best to get a blog/vlog out soon.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Anya Hindmarch...out of this world

The entire show was based around the theme 'out of this world'. So many things sprung to mind but i just imagined the usual runway routine, where models reveal the clothes and their own amazing beauty, and then left the stage and I expected to, perhaps, yawn a few times...I was completely wrong!

This wasn't just a runway show; it was an entire production handled very skillfully by the amazing INCA production company. Tiny lights sparkled off the walls like stars at night and large spheres were suspended from the ceilings with digital images of bags and planets projected onto was so fun and I felt like a child at Disneyland.

Then bags came from the ceilings revealing more of Anya's beautiful work but it was the finale which took my breath away. The last two models walked out and suddenly flew into the sky and caught metallic crisp packet looking bags which were suspended in mid air (obviously not fly for real but attached to rope as humans cannot really fly!!!) Made me wish my mother would have pushed me to do some sort of acrobatic sport as a child so that I could have been the envy of everyone watching.

As for the bags, there were colours of blue, orange, and white mixed with snake skin and bags shaped as spheres with swirly patterns on them so they imitated small planets. Though the metallic crisp packet bag was my favourite; Anya Hindmarch had even collaborated with Walkers crisps to create her own personal crisp packets!

This show has definitely made a big impression in my mind. Best show I've seen eveeeeerrrr!!!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Temperley S/S14

Had been earlier to the test and hadn't seen any of the collection so my anticipation had been growing and growing and I was about to expolde! The show was held at the Savoy so to me, who knew that the Savoy was one of the best hotels in London, I had been jumping and clapping to myself when I realised I had the opportunity to work backstage there- oh the lifestyles of the rich and famous! I knew that this show would be truly glamorous.

I walked into the large room designated for backstage which had enough room to cartwheel in several times, and I had to contain my excitement. It was exciting enough that I was at the Savoy, but there were also touch screen remotes embedded in the walls; no idea what they were for but could have played around with them if it not for my boss glaring at me in disapproval. I mean why were they not covered and protected if I couldn't touch them? Something tells me I would have been allowed to have just little play, hehe.

Now, this is a collection which left me 'oohing' and 'ahhhhing'. The models were so pretty and sweet in the dresses which were covered in light floral and simple animal print in colours of  pink, lilac and white. I thought 'what an odd combination of prints to mix' but they looked so beautiful that I think I'm going to attempt to copy and see if I can pull it off along the high street. Wonder if I'll get some strange looks.

As for the hair, it was up and twisted and turned and flipped...way too complicated for me to explain. I'm no professional hairdresser. And nails were again nude...I swear designers love the nude shades of nails. And make up defined the eye sockets and had hints of lilac with lots of mascara which only emphasized the models beauty with fresh glowing skin. Definitely think I will try and sneak in a quick make over at the end of the next show...yeh right, if I'm lucky.

Oh Alice Temperley, just be my best friend and make clothes for me!?!?!?! Pleeeaaaassseeee!

Spring meet Holly fulton; Holly fulton meet spring!

Trundled up to Somerset House for the Holly Fulton show with all the stuff needed for LSrunway team. I was so excited as I hadn't heard much about Holly Fulton and only got a glimpse of the look at the show test.

Wasn't too shocked to see the colourful summer colours however the patterns were amazing, from flowers to geometrics; definitely something I am going to try and mimic in my own wardrobe to make my outfits stands out a little more...#stolenlook.

The ready-to-wear line certainly would easily be worn within the average street style (clothes that we can wear everyday) as long as no one attempted the actual looks created straight from the runway...lets face it, most runway styling is a little over-the-top and is designed to dazzle or even shock and not to be imitated exactly. However, Holly Fulton's line can be easily worn. Whether you're young or older, there's definitely some part of this collection which could be taken and adapted to wear.

My favourite item would have to be the brown leather jacket with cut out pattern- I have to have it! For sure I will stomp my feet until I get it! Going to have to persuade Daddy that it'll be worth the money and I promise to wear it with everything... wink wink nudge nudge hehe...well at least until something new catches my eye.

So I will be looking out for more Holly Fulton next season.. EXCIIIITTTEEEDDD!!!!