If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know about my less than sympathetic views towards Fashion Week. But it dawned on me recently that it’s one of those rare situations were everyone involved in the industry are forced to be in the same square mile, all partaking in similar activity but playing their own unique roles. There’s something distinctive about such a homogenous event, it’s almost as if people forget who’s a blogger, photographer or a buyer and the constructed hierarchies; because for this month, everyone becomes influential. No one will deny a photo and the chance of a feature, neither will they refuse to share online the outfit they’ve been dressed in by designers. After all, it was Fashion Week that first gave many bloggers credibility years ago, and continues to do so today.
As for my own experience, Day 1 would be considered a success – even though I managed to miss my 9am show, have an Uber drive off without me and I left half of my second look at home. Dressed by The Shop at Bluebird, I wore this Forte Forte pyjama look to the 16 Arlington presentation. Code8 beauty, the official makeup partners of LFW were also behind the scenes, responsible for the gorgeous looks on the models. Think creamy, pastel eye shadows created with lipstick pigments from their bespoke service and clear, glowing skin using BB cream. The kohl-lined flapper girl eyebrows really stood out compared to the usual trend to have brushed, fluffy and defined. This was all finished off with loose glamorous waves or spiky, edgy hair for the androgynous looks.
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Later in the evening it was the Sophia Kah presentation at Mark’s Club, where I wore my favourite accessory (yay for hairbands coming back into style) and a full look by Temperley London, again dressed by The Shop at Bluebird.
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Forte Forte pyjamas via The Shop at Bluebird | Camilla jacket | Max Mara sunglasses | Chanel bag | Gucci loafers | Gucci hair clip
Temperley London jacket and dress via The Shop at Bluebird