Take a front row seat as the leggy birds decend into town, trucks loaded with the clothing we’ll be lusting for next season reverse into Somerset House and hairstylists and makeup artists alike dash around to backcomb that last strand of hair and apply that final flick of liner for today marks the start of London Fashion Week. Now I can’t sit here and pretend that I’ll be in the thick of it all, in fact I’ll be taking a peek backstage at one of the shows tomorrow then dashing off before anyone realises I’m a style impostor with my scuffed up shoes and ill-fitting jeans, but I do like a good excuse for some planning. So here’s what I’ll be hauling up to London for my whistle stop tour of LFW…
An edited version of my makeup bag favourites will be coming along for the ride. Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser Créme Compact in Bisque, Hourglass Illume Cream to Powder Duo in Bronze Light and my Real Techniques Buffing Brush make light work of touching up my skin on the go. I’ve been carrying the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohls in Taupe* and Nude* with me everyday for smoking up a simple eye with the former or adding a little touch of radiance to the waterline with the latter, so in the bag they go. Continuing on with the dramatic/neutral theme I’m throwing in the new lipstick from Illamasqua in Magnetism* which seems to be a nice nod to the berry lip trend, but the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine is also making an appearance incase some nude lip loving is needed. I take my rollerball perfumes everywhere with me, so of course my mini bottle of Lady Million is coming with and to spice up my locks I’m bringing along the Oscar Blandi Volumising Dry Shampoo Spray.
My bag of choice no doubt has to be my Zara tote – it’s the biggest, and I love a big bag I do, plus it looks the fanciest. Along with my small, but perfectly formed makeup bag, goes my iPad (I’m praying for the day I get an iPhone so I don’t have to lug this around simply for its Instagramming capabilities), my moleskine and a pen cause there’s a lot of talking and scribbling that goes on backstage. To complete the kit, of course I have to throw in my camera – a Canon EOS 600D and I think I’ll screw on my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens which creates photos with a gorgeous depth of field and makes me look like I know what I’m doing a lot more than I actually do.
So that’s it, with all this packed up I think I’m ready to go and get in the way backstage tomorrow. I’ll report back with my findings. Let the fierce walks commence!