Thursday, 23 February 2012

London Fashion Week

I had my first taste of London Fashion Week this week when I headed off there on Monday. It's a strange surreal world where it seems the more freakishly you dress, the more fashionable you are deemed. Who knew I would feel the odd one out as I wasn't decked out in bizarre combinations of colours and clothes which resembled my uni's bad taste fancy dress nights a little too closely! Although peculiar, it was still enjoyable to see all sorts of weird and wonderful outfits I'd never otherwise see.

The highlight of the day was popping in to the luxurious 5 star hotel One Aldwych where Handpicked Media had filled a suite with all sorts of gorgeous goodies. The ladies from Ted's Beauty Spot were on hand offering manicures, threading and eyelash extensions, and the PR team for Ted Baker gave a sneak peek of their new range of clothing, including the beautiful white embellished dress above.  

I opted for a Shellac manicure in a peachy nude colour and I can see why so many people are a fan. Ultra glossy and long wearing, shellac is the ultimate manicure. I would have loved to have tried eyelash extensions but it would have meant removing all my eye makeup and as I hadn't brought any with me, it was a no go. Instead I tried threading - another beauty ritual I'd been keen to try for some time. I'm a huge fan of the result and if I can find somewhere affordable and local, this shall become my one regular beauty treatment. It achieves a level of precision you just can't obtain with tweezers, giving an ultra smooth, polished finish to the brows. 

I went away with a very generous goody bag, which included the very same Ted Baker laptop case I'd been eyeing up in House of Fraser just the previous week! Overall it was a fantastic (albeit exhausting) day which gave me an insight into the fabulous world of fashion.

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures, it sounds like you had fun :)

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    xx

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  2. did you mean to include a link to a pair of fake boobs? hahah
    looks like you had a great time! xx

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    1. Silly Skimlinks! I can't see it, which words are linked? xx

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    2. the words 'fancy dress nights'
      it made me laugh, especially cos I'd forgotten about skimlinks! haha x

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  3. wow love these lashes!!

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  4. Amazing goody bag! So jealous you got to try out Paper Lashes.

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  5. Awww glad you had fun! Looks like you had a right good time.
    xx

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  6. I'm soo jealous!
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  7. those nails are pweeeetty

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  8. Ohh my! I don't know how to begin! Love all that shoes and love EVEN more that lashes! Omg!! I want them too :) xoxo *

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  9. Thank you for posting these pics, its a great snapshot of the London fashion week. I love shellac, its the only way I can keep a bit of colour on my nails!
    and I dont need to even mention the pic of the shoes..........wowzer!
    xx

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  10. Having your eyebrows threaded is the best! It hurts a tiny bit more than waxing, but leaves so a great result. Fashion week sounds amazing!

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    1. It was one of those enjoyable pains I found! Amazing result, I definitely want to keep doing it!

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  11. beautiful photos!
    love your blog

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  12. This is my dream to go to fashion week! The pictures look great though!

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  13. Wow! You just went to a wonderland where every fashion lovers would want to go. You got some wonderful pics right there and I'm a bit jealous of that very luscious eyelashes. Fashion week is such a bomb! really amazing!

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