With no shows on the agenda for Saturday and Sunday, I was back again at London Fashion Week on Monday to have my make-up done by MAC, to meet some more bloggers in the media lounge and to visit Fashion Scout with my friend Claudia, who is a fellow blogger and whom also writes for SL. If you haven’t yet caught up on my day one antics, you can read all about it here, similarly, day three of LFW was attended by fashion writer Georgi Aldolpho, which you can read about here.
Although slightly quieter than Friday (a lot of the shows today were based externally), day four was still busy – having packed in a few shows, presentations and appointments. I arrived at Somerset House at about 10.30am, a little earlier than expected, but the beauty of LFW is that it is quite literally the best place to people watch. I could quite happily have spent all morning watching the fashion crowd go by, as everyone is dressed to impress, either in their wackiest outfits or their most glamorous (or a bit of both).
Above: LFW reception and street style photos.
After wearing a rather smart outfit on Friday, I decided to bring a little more colour to my day four outfit (although I still wanted to look like me and stay true to my style, and not dress wild and crazy for the sake of LFW), so I teamed my Lashes of London yellow studded dress with a black Pringle blazer, a Zara blouse, a pair of high heeled boots by Chockers and my trusty Mulberry. I did still feel quite tame in comparison to some of the other outfits being sported, however I didn’t want to go absolutely mad and not look like myself, simply to gain a bit of attention. There are some really well put together, unique and beautiful outfits strutting round Somerset House and there are some that are just plain weird (sorry, but that’s just how I feel). It does make you wonder, if it wasn’t LFW, would these people dress like that on a daily basis?
Above: just some of my many manic (and rather frequent) Instagram posts.
After spending half an hour in the media lounge chatting to bloggers, I headed to the front entrance to meet my friend Claudia, who is also a blogger (she blogs over at pink-manolos.blogspot.co.uk) who I initially met at the Cosmo Blog Awards back in October when we were up for the same award. It’s so lovely to have a fellow blogger as a friend, as I have become a blog bore recently (all I ever talk about it my blog, so and so’s blog etc), so having someone to talk to who is interested in blogging too – is great! As she is studying fashion styling, Claudia is not only lovely, gorgeous and such a friendly person – but is also always immaculately dressed and was ‘papped’ by LFW and street style photographers every two minutes! I don’t blame them though, look at her gorgeous outfit!
Above: the MAC make-up section of the LFW media lounge, the lovely Sarah from MAC making me over.
At 1pm, I headed over to the media lounge again for my MAC appointment, which I had been eagerly anticipating since I booked it on Friday. I am a little ashamed to admit that I’ve never had my make-up done properly (or professionally), which is probably the reason I struggle so much to find a ‘look’ that suits me, and as a result, I tend to stick to one generic ‘face’ that has been tried and tested many times. So, when Sarah asked me which part of my face I would like to focus on make-up wise, I didn’t quite know what to say.
In the end, she ended up doing my face/skin and eyes, giving me a natural smokey eye finish and dewy skin. It was a real treat to have my make-up done professionally, and to leave with some MAC goodies (which I will be blogging about them in the coming weeks, I’m sure). Sarah was really helpful in letting me know which colours suited my face, and even offered to teach me how to do the smokey eye look so that I could re-create it at home!
Above: Claudia Saadeh (pink-manolos.blogspot.co.uk & Scarlett London Fashion Writer) at LFW.
After a quick lunch, and catch up – we then headed over to Fashion Scout for the Fam Irvoll show at 4.30pm. I will be honest and say that before today, I’d never heard of Fam Irvoll but from the wacky invite, I suspected the collection would be full of bold prints and outlandish designs. Immediately, it became apparent that our suspicions were correct and the show itself (the shortest I’ve ever witnessed – at just 5 minutes long) had a very up beat, grunge-y and hip-hop style vibe, which isn’t really my thing, but it was a breath of fresh air to see the typical ‘catwalk show’ portrayed in a slightly different way.
Overall, day four of LFW was another fantastic experience for me and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute – especially having my make-up done! It’s sad to think that tomorrow (Tuesday) will be the last day of the season, but now that I am finally able to say ‘I have been to LFW’ and attended some of the major shows, I feel it is an accomplishment in itself. I have learnt what to do (and what not to do), how to apply for invites, how to sign up for a bloggers pass and what to make the most of. I really hope to return again in September (although it will be my first term of uni, so we will see). I’m off now – planning what I’m wearing tomorrow for the final day! I am reporting live for Charles Worthington and St Tropez tanning – so stay tuned to my Instagram and Twitter feeds!