To get my 2nd day at London Fashion Week off to a suitably glam start, I headed over to the TONI&GUY Blow Out Bar at Somerset House to try the new Bardot Beehive Fashion Fix.
Raz very kindly worked her magic and I got to see first hand just how powerful the *brand new* label.m Texturising Volume Spray really is. Look out for it in salons soon - there’s a lot of power in that little can!
Whilst I was in the salon, the real work was under way over at Fashion Scout where Richard Mannah was creating stunning mane-like dos for the Yifang Wan show.
label.m Wax Stick helped to create the distressed mohawk look which gave such a striking silhouette on the catwalk.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Scout, something slightly awesome was going on under Efi Davies’ watch. Something slightly awesome and VERY pink!
Efi was heading up the team at this year’s Merit Award show. Xiao Li won the Merit Award this year and had created a kickass collection of baby blue and white - so what better way to top it off than with baby pink hair?!
Without a doubt, label.m’s Powder Pink Spray was one of the biggest releases last year and whilst I’ve seen plenty of show-goers enjoying temporary dip dyed locks created with the miracle spray, I didn’t expect to see an entire catwalk of models going pink!
38 cans of the stuff were used to create the faded pink look. Impressive, non?!
And as you can see, the result on the catwalk was stunning…
You can find all the best street style looks on WIWT.com throughout LFW if you head to the label.m page :)
As for what I wore yesterday, OBVIOUSLY my Bardot Beehive was the centre of attention but I also wore a PVC Topshop skirt, Peter Pilotto x Target top and spiked Nelly flats. (The spikes are to stop people treading on my toes when rushing to get into the shows!)
Whilst I was grabbing lunch I’d heard rumours of label.m Extra Strong Gelbeing put to use backstage at Belle Sauvage so I quickly dashed over there to see what Silje Vincent and the team were up to.
And it’s fair to say I wasn’t disappointed! I loved this look so so SO much.
It looked fiercer than fierce on the catwalk. As the models walked down the runway we saw a smooth and straight blow dry and then as they turned to walk the other way a slick gelled back side was revealed…
The Belle Sauvage army certainly stood to attention!
From there it was time to head backstage at Hema Kaul…
I was really excited to see this show as I sat as the model for the Hair Test with Efi Davies earlier in the week. Having never done anything like that before, I was intrigued to see how much the finished catwalk look would resemble what I’d been treated to at the concept stage…
I’ll be writing more about the ‘Hair Test to Show’ process on the blog soon, but as you can see below the glam vintage look is exactly what the models ended up with…
EVERYONE was talking about the hair during the Hema Kaul show, it complemented the gowns gorgeously and it couldn’t have made for a better vintage red carpet look.
The last show of the day was Ashley Isham. Bill Watson headed the team and Ashley is a big fan of Bill’s work….and it’s easy to see why!
To celebrate the Chinese year of the horse, the collection had taken part of its inspiration from equestrian themes. Bill worked with this idea to create a 3D structured braid, which had a nod to dressage but was definitely more of a catwalk creation.
It was designed to look great from every angle on the catwalk and it certainly did…
As the models walked away for one last time I was left once again wondering how so many talented people can end up in one session team.
From pink, to braids, to mohawks to finger waves….every show was completely different and every single one delightful!