Last night I took the train to far away Manchester (well it was 5 hours hours on the train), where today, I went to the final casting for the Get The Label modelling competition which I have been guest judging! All the girls and boys that were there were lovely and it was really nice to meet people who I had helped to select. It was also really interesting to see how these things happen and exactly what a casting is. It was fun watching the models have their photos taken, even if they were a little nervous! I had a great time!
Last night, I went along to a little get together in London held by the Aussie Haircare ladies at a very posh hotel. There were sandwiches and little quiches (much more “me” food than canapes!) and gorgeous cocktails served by a bar man! I was asked to bring along a few pieces from my wardrobe, including accessories and shoes. Once there all of the girls who attended hung there items on a rail, and sat down to have a good natter!
image courtesy of Aussie
There were 3 parts to the night; hair, makeup and clothes. My first “appointment” was with the hair stylist. I had no idea what I wanted so I just said “do an up do that’s a bit more interesting than just a pony tail”. In the end I got a beehive with plaits on the side and a messy bun. It was crazy to see my hair like that but I liked it!
image courtesy of Aussie
Next up was the makeup. Seeing as my hair had gone back to the sixties, it was hard not to think of liquid eyeliner and nude lips. So that’s what we went for!
images courtesy of Aussie
Lastly, I had a style consultation, where I got some tips on what colours and shapes suit me. It was really interesting and lots of fun!
I had lots of fun and wish I could have stayed longer to have a bit more of a chat with everyone. Damn not living in London! Thanks again for the invite Aussie!
I was invited to Debenhams on Oxford Street to preview the High Summer collection designed by Henry Holland exclusively for Debenhams. After eventually being found by Dom, who was running the event, (no one in Debenhams knew ANYTHING about the event!) I was taken to a room with two rails full of clothes, cupcakes, champagne and lots of changing rooms!
A lot of the pieces were in bold prints in crazy colours, which as you know if you read my blog often, I don’t really do bold prints. But I found some gems in among the rails such as…
I was lucky enough to choose two pieces to take home with me, so I chose the white tank and the playsuit! I walked out of the changing room and everyone said it looked nice on me, so that helped my desicions. And talking of those lovely people, I got the chance to chat with lots of lovely bloggers such as Carina from carina100, Fiona from SaveOurShoes, Dina from She Loves Mixtapes (who had the most amazing bag which I stroked…oops) and these lovely ladies:
Last night, me and my friend Becky travelled to London, to ASOS’ bloggers event, Access All Areas! It involved previewing and trying on their Spring 2010 collection, strutting our stuff down the ASOS catwalk and being snapped in our chosen outfits, eating canapes and sipping on champagne and hanging out with beautiful bloggers!
I tried to take as many pictures as possible, so here’s the night through my lens!
Spring 2010 Collection!
Gorgeous heels and stunning accessories.
Stunning makeup from Illamasqua
Becky in her ASOS outfit – Nautical chic much?! & having her hair done!
And now some photos from the ASOS photographer!
Snapping the photographer!//Becky looking through the gorgeous collection.
Me and Carrie
Becky and I rocking our ASOS outfits, I LOVED that headband! <3
Doing our thing on THE ASOS catwalk!
Fashion bloggers take over the ASOS catwalk!
Just some of the amazing outfits from some gorgeous ladies & dog!
My little goody bag, which contained my voucher for ASOS and Habitat, how exciting!
TA DA! Yes! I got to keep my favourite piece from the collection, the gorgeous gold bunny ears/ bow headband! LOVE IT! I will also be doing a follow up post with my favourite items from the new season collection so stay tuned!
“A major exhibition staged at London’s Somerset House in Autumn 2009, SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution is a retrospective of nine years of online innovation, invention and creation. Based around the themes of ‘Process’, ‘Performance’ and ‘Participation’, the exhibition showcases over twenty projects from SHOWstudio’s archives alongside unique new films, artworks and live fashion shoots and events specifically devised for this groundbreaking exhibition.”
Last Tuesday, we took a visit to the SHOWstudio Fashion Revolution Exhibition in London, which featured work by Nick Knight. The idea behind the trip was for us to pick a piece to research into and then present in our reflective journals. I’m not sure which I’m going to pick yet but here are a few pictures!