After bouncing around from show to show, I've been sorting through my notes to find one particular colour that dominated the Autumn/Winter 2012 catwalks of London Fashion Week. Burnt orange, terra cotta, sienna or whichever shade of rust you like to refer to it as, is a gorgeous, rich earthy tone that resembles the seasonal changing colours of the trees. I've gathered photos from seven of my favourite shows that featured burnt orange, so that you can see for yourself how to matriculate this colour into your day to day Winter wardrobe!
I am just about finished with my coverage from London Fashion Week, but if you hang on a wee bit longer, I still have a few of fashion and beauty trends that you won't want to miss out on. For now, however, I am very excited to share some of the ultracool never before seen new products that I spied backstage at four of the fashion shows. Check them out here!
Now that London Fashion Week has been over for just about a full week now, I can finally take a deep breath and reflect on all of the amazing things I experienced. Not only were the shows terrific, but getting access backstage to see what goes on behind the scenes is always exciting. There's also oodles of fun things that you spy in the front row, on your way into the shows and in and about Somerset House. Since I was there pounding the pavement, I thought I'd share a few more fun tidbits of insight from the forefront of London's biggest fashion event!
- There were amazing black fur seat covers at the Mulberry show that took place in a ballroom at Claridges Hotel.
- On the way out of Topshop Unique, Alexa Chung was being followed by the paps. Whilst she was smiling for the cameras, she was secretly hiding a fag behind her back.
- I chatted with Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea backstage at the House of Holland show, as she was an acting intern for the beauty department at Glamour Magazine.
- I spied Terry Barber, the Creative Director for MAC Cosmetics taking pictures with his fans in the bloggers lounge inside of Somerset House.
- Backstage at the Erdem show, I bent down to fix my boot and when I stood up, Anna Wintour was standing right in front of me — we almost bumped right into each other!
- I sat next to the beauty and fashion buyer for Harvey Nichols at the Antonio Berardi show, where we gossiped about how the Manolo Blahnik shoes were much too narrow-heeled and slippery for the models to walk in on the marble floors.
- At the Burberry show, it was really heartwarming to watch Poppy Delevigne sit in the front row smiling proudly and taking pictures of her little sister Cara walking down the catwalk.
- Also at Burberry, I couldn't help but be enamored with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's matching rose nail varnish and lip colour.
You've already seen the amazing street style snaps from London, and of course the amazingly fun, bright and trendy unique nail shades from London Fashion Week, but what you haven't seen quite yet is the really unorthodox looks from around the tents. Take a peek at these six, courageous and confident women (and one man) who really take adventurous beauty to a new level!
Whilst going to see fashion shows is so much fun, it's also quite interesting to check out everyone else in attendance. From the incredible street style of Londoners to their quirky and adventurous beauty looks, I've spotted everything from lace eyelashes, to purple, green and grey hair and even eight different shades of metallic nails. See them for yourself here!
As serious tote-bag donating patrons of London Fashion Week, it's no wonder that Mulberry's popularity reigns supreme on the street. Ladies clad in vintage, designer and High Street, all seem to share a common love for the beautiful leather crafted brand. Check out these 11 amazing Mulberry bags seen around the BFC tent on the hottest press, guests and even a reality TV star at Autumn/Winter 2012 London Fashion Week here!
Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff always create off the wall designs that never cease to amaze at Fashion Week. This season, not only were the clothes incredibly detailed in a funkadelic 70s style that reflected in the production of the catwalk, but the clothing was full of gold and silver tinsel trousers, fur stoles, brocade blazers, chiffon dresses and, let's not forget the metallic heels! Also, the beauty look was off the charts — the dance music charts, that is! With a full on disco inspiration that involved coloured wigs, glitter and bright colours, here's a peek at what went into creating this outrageous hair look backstage.
Every city has their look. New York is known for being chic, elegant and conservative, Paris is glamorous and tailored, Milan is sexy with it's continuous body-con style of dressing and London is by far the most outrageous where really, anything goes. From the BFC Tent to Covent Garden, Chelsea, Southeast, Southwest and the Docklands, take a peek at some of the most unique looks on the guests who attended this season of London Fashion Week!
On Monday afternoon at the Buberry Show I spoke with Made in Chelsea star and Topshop heiress Chloe Green. She was really easy to approach and her beauty style du jour was cute and flirty with shellac neon pink varnish on her nails and her french plaits intertwined into a bun in her hair. She looked fresh and age appropriate attending the soiree with her Dad. She even posed for this cute photo for me. Read all about what she had to say here:
On her favourite pieces from the Burberry show: I quite liked the jackets, especially the tweed ones in grey and black.
On the beauty products she can't live without: Right now, I'm obsessed with this lip colour. (She pulls a gloss out of her bag that turns out to be Clarins Instant in Light Natural Lip Perfector).
On her nail colour: Right now I'm wearing a fuschia pink shade. It's one of those shellac colours that won't chip for a while. Nails are a fun thing to play around with.
On Autumn/Winter 2012 London Fashion Week: Even though I love fashion, I've only been to two shows this season; Burberry and Topshop. But, I will be at the BRITS tomorrow, although I haven't decided what to wear yet! (As it turns out, Chloe wore a bright, popular dress from Mary Katrantzou).
Yesterday was a very exciting day. Not only did the sun finally come out (despite the bitter cold), but it was Burberry Fashion Show day. I consider this the end all be all of celebrity spotting, gorgeous British tailoring and envy-worthy accessories shows to watch.
Not only was I backstage getting you all of the amazing details on the beauty looks, but I also attended the show and got to get the full picture of the front of the house and see the jaw dropping bow-enhanced, rich collection full of tweeds, velvets, peplums, teals, olives, greys, burgundys and chocolate brown pieces. The studded gloves and clutch in black and gold was the highlight for me along with a deep aubergine coat modeled by Cara Delevigne. Well, the coat, along with watching big sister Poppy smiling proudly and taking pictures of her little sister walking down the catwalk!
Read more about the clothing and accessories on FabSugarUS here, but don't forget to check out my massive slideshow of the behind the scenes magic first!