Backstage Beauty Blog: LFW SS16 Day Two

Rope inspired ponytails and bumper car nails


If it were day five of London Fashion week, I might have been tempted by Julien MacDonald's offer of vodka infused coconut water. Alas, it's only day two and I still have enough fuel in my engine to not resort to a drink to get me through the day. Here's what went down on the busiest day of LFW...

The shows:


Julien MacDonald

HIGHLIGHT: The alternative wedding dress. It was laser cut and she rocked it with a "black, black, black" smokey eye created by Val Garland and shimmering white nails craeted by presisng pigment into the wet L'Oreal Paris Megeve nail polish.



Holly Fulton

HIGHLIGHT: FIRST LOOK! I played with James Read's new Tantour palette. Applied like a standard contour palette, you then leave it to develop over 4 hours for a look that lasts a whole week. Out March 2016.

J.W Anderson

HIGHLIGHT:  The rope braid created by Anthony Turner (will be trying) and chatting to Binx Walton about her model essentials. All she needs to get her through the day are some rolling papers, tobacco, chewing gum and sunglasses. No fuss. 



House of Holland

HIGHLIGHT: Ismaya Ffrench's "desert trip on acid" sunburnt look. "It's inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. She's dishevelled." 

Gareth Pugh

HIGHLIGHT: I had a sensory overload at this show, but nothing could beat the level of detail in Marianne Newmans' "bumper car meets slot machine" nails. 

Versus Versace

HIGHLIGHT: Meeting my fantasy spirit twin, Erin Wasson. Yes, she is as cool in real person as she is on instagram. 

What I wore:

Double denim, Louboutin flats and my nan's red box vintage handbag. 


I unleashed my inner rebel with a fake half shaved head, smokey eye and pink lipstick. After the Gareth Pugh show, I upped my game. 

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Charcoal, £17.50

Dior Diorshow Mascara, £25

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Happy New Year, £8.99

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