Backstage Beauty Blog: LFW ss16 Day One

Rain, rain, go away

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First thing’s first, the weather today was out of control. When I walked into the backstage area of J.J S Lee, I left sunshine behind. When I walked out, puddles of rain greeted me. Luckily I had a MAC black taxi on hand to keep me dry.

 The food:

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This is always my favourite part (I’m a foodie and catering makes me wildly happy). Felder+Felder had some of the most impressive catering I’ve seen to date.  Wraps upon wraps from, fresh grapes, strawberries and sparkling water. Fancy.

Our office has also been inundated with LFW survival packs made primarily of Pop Chips, Vita-Coco Café Latte and Glaceau Smart Water.

The shows:

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J.JS Lee

HIGHLIGHT: Realizing that I’m not the only person who needs a whole army of makeup products to create a ‘no make-up, make-up’ look.

Felder + Felder

HIGHLIGHT: The amazing faux afro that was created for one of the girls. She had just a soft curl when she walked in, but walked out with the most amazing hair shape I’ve ever seen. I’m going to try it.

DAKS

HIGHLIGHT: Watching Maria Comparetto paint false lashes on the bottom lash line of models. Could this be an easier false lash alterntive?

Jean-Pierre Braganza

HIGHLIGHT: Terry Barber giving models a brow look inspired by “Brooke Shields, GIA and Janice Dickinson.” I’ve booked in at Benefit Brow Bar to give it a go.

PPQ

HIGHLIGHT: Seeing the ‘Puppy eye’ in full effect. Our Beauty Director Sophie predicted this as a trend two weeks ago, and now it’s on the catwalk. Beauty news here first.

What I wore:

Four years ago I had my first backstage experience in heels. I went home with killer blisters, I vowed never again. For this reason, my go-to LFW style is laid back, usually featuring trainers and jeans. In this case it’s a Wildfox shirt, Pretty Little Things dungarees and my new Reebok TerrainSeries

Beauty: 

I decided to challenge myself to #30days30beautylooks for September. Today (day 18), I decided to do a fashion week wave using a Babyliss Pro Deep Waver. 

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