Woohoo! I finally had my first London Fashion Week experience on Monday, albeit extremely late and brief. I’ve lived in London for three years, but have never attempted to do anything for Fashion Week, mainly because it confuses and baffles me and I was pretty sure it would stress me out. Also, since I work full time, it’s a bit of a sacrifice to give up holiday days to go and be busy and stressed somewhere else. So, because of my new found spontaneous attitude to life, when I was offered to go backstage with Toni & Guy and The Body Shop, I thought I best get involved.
I chose to go backstage at Pam Hogg as she’s a designer that I genuinely love and admire, so it made a lot of sense. If you’re going to give up time to go to London Fashion Week, you’ve got to prioritise. First off, let’s talk about the make up…
I got to meet Lan Nguyen-Grealis! Brief, but amazing. I love watching make up artists work…
The theme for SS14 Pam Hogg was fresh, young, girly and inspired by porcelain dolls. Each model had a adapted version of the look and was made up using entirely The Body Shop make up. Here’s what Lan had to say about the look…
“I love this look because it’s extremely versatile and suits all skin tones. By using white on the inner eyes, it really makes the colours pop.This is a new way of working with Pam this season; the pastel colours work really well and enhances the collection. The look is beautiful and ethereal and each look is individual to each outfit”.
Lan Nguyen-Grealis, Fashion Scout Head Make-up Artist for The Body Shop
The look that we watched happen used pastel blue on the lids with a heavy pastel yellow under the eyes, with flawless skin and a natural looking lip, very wearable, fresh and pretty. I absolutely love this look, pleased to see pastel make up is going to be around again and nice to see a fashion show look that is wearable, even though I love the theatrical ones too.
SKIN: Primer – Matt It £12
FACE: Extra Virgin Minerals™ Loose Powder Foundation (£15 RRP) & All-In-One Face Base (£14 RRP)
- EYE Look 1: Colour Crush™ Eyeshadow in Sunny Yellow (launching June 2014) on the top lid & Chat-Up Lime across the bottom lash line (£7 RRP each)
- EYE Look 2: Colour Crush™ Eyeshadow in Berry Cute on the top lid and & Boyfriend Jeans across the bottom lash line (£7 RRP each)
- EYE Look 3: Colour Crush™ Eyeshadow in Boyfriend Jeans on the top lid & Sunny Yellow (launching June 2014) across the bottom lash line (£7 RRP each)
EYES: Define & Lengthen Mascara in Brown (£10 RRP) and Eye Definer in Taupe (£16 RRP) to create dots on the corners of the eyes to give the impression of longer lashes (£8 RRP)
LIPS: Blanked out with foundation, Colour Crush Lipstick in 215 Innocent Pink (£10 RRP) patted on with fingers
BROWS: Groomed and defined with the Brow & Liner Kit in 02 (£10.00 RRP)
Hair for the Pam Hogg show was provided by Toni & Guy, the show was all about hats and elaborate fascinators, so for the hair there was a soft vintage vibe, with rolls. Hair was prepped with lots of mousse and pinned up to compliment the hats.
There was lots of back combing going on too, here’s a few of the official photographs courtesy of Toni & Guy so that you can see the finished results…
I was offered tickets to the show last minute, I turned them down, which I know is insane, but I just had too much stuff to do. Also, I’m kind of glad that I did because the show started about 70 minutes late, which to be fair, matches Pam Hogg’s rock’n’roll style. I loved the clothes in the show too, so much fun, I always describe Pam Hogg as a cooler version of Vivienne Westwood, what do you think?
Here’s some official show pics to show you how it all came together…
Have you ever been to Fashion Week? Let me know if you have any questions about the experience.
What do you think of the Pam Hogg look for SS14?
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