17/09/2014

WHAT I WORE TODAY: polka dot jeans


top* - Very, jeans - H&M, shoes - Primark,
necklace* - Very, bag - H&M, rings - H&M,
nails - The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours in Rosy Cheeks

I wore this outfit on the second day of London Fashion Week. I was debating wearing heels, but the sensible and my most comfortable Primark flats won in the end - I did some running around and still wanted to get some street style snaps on the way. Also, I wore my brand new H&M jeans and I think I've fallen in love with them even more! This is the first pair of H&M jeans which fits me perfectly and isn't too long! I have been on a hunt for polka dot jeans for years and I am so happy I finally have them in my wardrobe! I teamed them up with the new Very top which has a very cute collar and a lovely pastel blue shade. I also decided on a statement necklace and a vivid blue clutch bag - basically all shades of blue.

House of Fraser Beauty Confidenti​al Offer


Just to let you know that House of Fraser is currently running a Beauty Confidenti​al Offer, which means that you can get £10 off selected products, when you purchase something from beauty. So if you want to get any Urban Decay Naked palette, new YSL Fusion Ink Foundation or Clarins Double Serum (among many others) for less, be quick since this offer ends on 23rd September. I am actually thinking of getting Nars Matte Multiple which has been on my wishlist for a very long time, and aforementioned YSL foundation - what would be on your wishlist?

16/09/2014

WHAT I WORE TODAY: monochorome + neon


dress - ASOS, shoes - Topshop,
necklace - New Look, bag - H&M

This is the outfit I wore on the first day of London Fashion Week (see my report on the backstage action at Ones To Watch fashion show here). I decided to wear my monochrome dress from ASOS - it is really beautiful and has a lovely texture and creates an optical illusion. I didn't want it to be boring, so I added some neon accents like statement necklace from New Look and a clutch bag from H&M. Lastly, in the spur of the moment I added my Topshop Alvin boots and I must admit this is the bit I regret most - the day turned out to be hot and sunny and my feet were simply boiling in them! Still, I managed to snap some street style fashion photos around Somerset House.

Photos by Hayley

13/09/2014

London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Merit Award fashion show

London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Merit Award fashion show, The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours range, London Fashion Week, fashion shows,  Gorgeous Grey, models, backstage,
London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Merit Award fashion show, The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours range, London Fashion Week, fashion shows,  Gorgeous Grey, models, backstage,

Today I went to get another dose of backstage action at Merit Award fashion show. The label Gyo Yuni Kimchoe is made up of a designer couple and follow the philosophy of 'Respect of life and nature' which stems from the couple's care about environmental problems, social issues and animal cruelty. The make up was quite different to what I've seen so far - very bold and colourful - it went perfectly with the collection which can be described as military gear meets garden - I know, not something ordinary, but the models were carrying AK-47 with flowers on them, so I guess nothing surprises me.

Face was prepped with Moisture Foundation SPF 15 to even out the skin. There were three eye looks: Green (Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Fig Leaf), Copper (Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Golden Cinnamon) and Grey (Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Steel My Heart) and all of them had Big And Curvy Mascara applies with Mint Lip Gloss all over the lid. Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Chocolate Linger was also used to contour the cheeks. On the lips make up artists used a hint of aforementioned Moisture Foundation SPF 15, followed by Colour Crush Lipstick in Nude Allure and topped with Love Gloss For Lips. The nail polish shade is from the brand new The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours range, launching very soon, and is called Gorgeous Grey.

London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Merit Award fashion show, The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours range, London Fashion Week, fashion shows,  Gorgeous Grey, models, backstage,
London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Merit Award fashion show, The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours range, London Fashion Week, fashion shows,  Gorgeous Grey, models, backstage,

12/09/2014

London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Ones To Watch fashion show

London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Ones To Watch fashion show
London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Ones To Watch fashion show
London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Ones To Watch fashion show

Here comes this time of the year - London Fashion Week! This season, just like the couple of past ones I was lucky to be invited backstage with The Body Shop who is official sponsor of the fashion shows at Fashion Scout. Today I went to see first-hand havoc behind Ones To Watch fashion show. Four designers: Min Wu, Cassandra Verity Green, Youjia Jin and Keiko Nishiyama presented their work on the catwalk debut for SS15. All the collections were very different from sea depths to futuristic and simple, but the thing that connected them all was make up. 

London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Ones To Watch fashion show London Fashion Week SS15: backstage at Ones To Watch fashion show

Inspiration behind was a modern female with wet texture on the skin. Using earthy colours make up artists created youthful looks with a moder edge. The skin was prepped using Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion and follower by All-In-One BB Cream mixed with a Radiant Highlighter to achieve a perfect dewy skin. To add some contouring Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder was used and a gentle swipe of Brush On Radiance all over the face. Brow & Lash Gel was used on both brows and lashes. On the eyelids was Shimmer Waves in Coral and Mint Lip Gloss, while Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Sugar Gaze was in the inner corners. I really liked the fact that Lip Gloss was also used on the eyelids since it created a perfect glowy and radiant face. Colour Crush Lipstick in Nude Allure and once again Mint Lip Gloss was on the lips - as you can see everything looked very natural and simple, almost as if the models were going barefaced on the catwalk.