Wednesday, 25 February 2015

London Fashion Week - My Experience

This Season AW15, I worked at London Fashion Week which was a very inspirational experience.  I started off by taking models to castings which was really interesting because you got to see what happens behind the scenes. 

This included lots of traveling around London and working long hours. I went backstage to the Fashion Scout (Portugal Fashion) Show And The Amanda Wakeley Presentation which was the most exciting moments of the week. Most people are very stereotypical when talking about models and the fashion industry, many of you might think models do not eat however this is not true. Whilst working at London Fashion Week I've had burgers with models and seen the type of backstage food they provide for staff and the models. The type of food they provide is healthy and unhealthy such as fruit,salad,brownies,crisps,popcorn and cupcakes. This has probably surprised a few people. I got to see how the models get ready for the shows and presentation. Backstage is chaos but very exciting and interesting, it was nice to see what goes on backstage for once. Each and every model looked stunning with the natural makeup and elegant clothing. 
The castings and fittings were very interesting, I came across nice people throughout working at London Fashion Week and I felt very comfortable and at home. During castings models are made to either walk in flats or high heels in front of the designer and her/his team. They should present their 'book' or 'card' to the designer and should be as confident as possible.  I learnt what model scouts look for when scouting for models, I can now tell what type of women and men have the potential to be models.  Amanda Wakeley has amazing designs, I was honestly the heart eyed emoji when I saw her collection. 

See you next season Lfw x 
Tonka getting ready for the Amanda Wakeley Presentation.

Kelsey looking stunning at the Amanda Wakeley Presentation

Tonka looks stunning at the Amanda Wakeley Presentation

Model prepares to practise her walk before the Portugal Fashion Show (Fashion Scout)

My battery went during the show, Tonka looking amazing whilst walking the Portugal Fashion Show . Photo Credits: Unknown.

Friday, 6 February 2015

5 Makeup Products You Won't Regret Buying


1.  Mac Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist
2.  Mac Oil Control Lotion 
3.   Bourjois Healthy mix serum (gel foundation)
4.L'OREAL Paris New Nude Magique (Blur Cream)
5. Balmi Lip Balm

As Usual Mac products are absolutely amazing, Mac Charged Water Skin Hydrating mist does exactly what it says on the box. It hydrates your skin,resets makeup and smells absolutely gorgeous . It comes in a 100ml bottle and it lasts every long,It is priced at £17. 
Another great product by Mac is the Mac oil control lotion, this product is a lifesaver for people with oily skin (like me). You can use this day or night which is great for different occasions. The great thing about this product is it controls the amount of oil on your skin and minimises it. It comes in a 50ml bottle and it is priced at £23. You can also buy a travel size bottle which is great for travelling to places that have hot and cold weather, It is a 30ml bottle and it is priced at £10. What a bargain for such a great product. 

Bourjois healthy mix serum is possibly the best foundation (gel) I've ever used, It's very smooth when applied and smells gorgeous throughout the day! It has a 16 hour radiance-boosting even and a revived complexion.This is priced at £10.99.
I 100% recommend this product because it's absolutely amazing! The only downside is it's only a 30ml bottle however you can buy a similar product, Bourjois Foundation (Radiance Revel) which is £9.99

L'OREAL paris are known for great makeup products and the New nude magique (Blur cream) proves this.  It absolutely works wonders, it blurs pores and refines skin texture.  I rely on this product a lot because it makes my skin look amazing most of the time. It has micro-blur technology concentrated with light reflectors which causes a blurring effect for a flawless nude complexion. This is priced at £9.99 and it is absolutely worth buying. I've heard you can get similar versions but I have yet to try them. 

Balmi lip balm is perfect for the cold weather, everyone gets bad chapped lips during cold and windy weather however this can be prevented or smoothed by using Balmi lip balm. I got this product for £2.00 due to a deal however it is usually priced at £4.99. Balmi lip balm comes in different flavours and different colour packaging, the one i'm using at the moment is 'Coconut'. I recommend you treating yourself to a Balmi lip balm, It's honestly worth it.

(All prices listed above)
Have a great day,
Sophie x

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Casual Valentines Day- What to wear! SS15

Hey Guys... Yes! It's that time of year again, Valentines Day is upon us. Are you still deciding what to wear? but you don't want to look too dressed up? Well you're in luck because i've put together a few outfits that you wouldn't think look nice together but do.  

Casual outfits are amazing, it makes you look more sophisticated and trendy. My Valentines Day outfits include a bomber jacket.. Yes a bomber jacket! It's in season right now for SS15 and it goes with absolutely everything!! A bomber jacket gives you a more casual look. 

Purple Bomber Jacket H&M - £49

Top From Topshop - £18
Topshop Jeans - £48 
TopShop Shoes £38

 Skirt American Apparel - £49
(jacket, shoes and top prices above)

Dress American Apparel - £60
(jacket, shoes and top prices above)

 The reason I chose these colours and outfits are because it's not your stereotypical valentines day outfit. It something different that would make you stand out but in a good way. Each outfit would look amazing for valentines day. You must go and buy yourself a bomber jacket, It's in season at the moment and looks great with any outfit. 

Have a great valentines day whatever you're doing! Comment below on your favourite outfits or what you liked. 

Sophie x