On Tuesday, I went to Claridge's for one of my favourite fashion events, the Mulberry show. As soon as I arrived there was a prominent theme - colour! The colour palette was beautiful pastels and sorbets right from the clothes to the rainbow cake they gave us upon arrival. Creative director Emma Hill said that the show was a 'blend of Mulberry's English country heritage with a sorbet summer palette.' The colourful collection featured beautiful reinterpreted classic tailoring and Seventies-inspired detailing. I loved the setting as well, the runway was decorated with colour flowers, gnomes everywhere, Mulberry trees lining the catwalk and there were geckos in the branches - which were seen printed on the seasonal clothing too and there was grass on the floor as you walked in!
As usual there was an array of beautiful and stylish faces on the front row. These girls are my particular favourites...
And of course another front row regular - Olivia Palermo! She was holding the Mini Flower Alexa bag
Jessica Ennis was there too, there was a strong Olympian presence across many of the shows. She was carrying the Bayswater in Sycamore
Kate Moss and Alexa Chung sitting on the front row
Here are some of my favourite looks, as you can see there was such a gorgeous pastel colour palette, but then also sophisticated black featured as well. I love how Mulberry bring dogs out on the runway too. I just thought the whole Mulberry image was so summery, wholesome, pretty and truly British as well.
The hair and make-up was so so so gorgeous. As seen with a lot of shows, the skin was natural looking and flawless with a small amount of peachy blush and contour and a pretty pink colour on the lips. Highlighting was important too and the skin looked sun kissed and dewy. However the eyes were defined by a thick flick of black liner which I thought was a really feminine touch, the flick was soft and not ending on a sharp point which added to the whole theme of a soft and delicate collection. I love the idea of the Mulberry girl not being perfect and this was seen in the beautiful hair styles which had a messy edge. The hair was a loose beachy braided chignon that had an undone feel and the girls wore their hair on a low side parting, I just absolutely loved and will be recreating it!
Hope you enjoyed reading guys, I just love all the looks and the pictures above from the make-up to the bags to the decor to the clothes and everything in between! Thank you Mulberry for another amazing show.
I was lucky enough to go to the Burberry show on Monday as well as
Mulberry. The show always takes place in a huge space in Kensington
Gardens in west London. I went backstage too to see all the latest hair and make-up trends! Makeup artist Wendy Rowe went for quite a different Burberry look this year by making the make-up all about a red lip. They used a new lipstick called Siren Red launching later this year and heavily applied it to the middle of the lips with less at the outer corner. The lip was inspired by the strong, feminine attitude of this years Burberry girl. The skin was radiant and defined by contoured cheekbones and the eyes were left bare apart from a small amount of brown shadow swept through the socket. Most of the girls' brows were amazing and full but the were filled in slightly to accentuate them!
The show itself was totally star studded, I saw so many people! Harry Styles, Andy Murray, Anna Wintour, Dita Von Teese just to name a few! The collection was really bright and vibrant with lots of texture and diversity and as usual at Burberry, the soundtrack was amazing. I vlogged my afternoon at Burberry so please check out the video, I will pop a link below. I also did a quick Q&A with one of my all time favourite models, the lovely Cara Delevigne!
So the new Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick collection is soon to arrive in stores on October 3rd. Here's a sneak peek at the lovely five matte lipsticks that form the Autumn Winter collection!
Colour numbers from left to right: 110, 107, 113, 111, 101
I love the variety of colours here and I love how despite this being her third collection, they really resemble Kate Moss' signature style with their elegant, sexy, sophisticated and rock chick tones. I love the vibrant orange-red of colour 110 and then the deep plum colour of 107 is probably my favourite, I just think it's just the perfect sophisticated colour to warm up and define any look making it instantly glamourous. The middle colour is a perfect nude, a good dupe for Creme de Nude by MAC, I always think having a more peachy toned, rather than cooler toned, nude colour is a great staple and goes particularly well with a dark smokey eye which Kate often sports! Shade 111 is a signature ruby red, I like its deep tone making it more dramatic and chic, again another colour I would associate with Kate Moss. Finally, colour 101 has to be my least favourite as it is a colour that I just wouldn't wear on a day to day basis, however, I know some of you guys would go for a bubblegum pink colour it's just a shade that I don't think suits me. All in all though, I love the collection!
Asides from the shade variety, I also think the quality is amazing. In particular, for matte lipsticks they feel incredibly comfortable and hydrating despite giving off an obvious matte finish. In terms of longevity, their staying power is really great! I went out for dinner last week wearing the plum 107 colour and ate spaghetti and it was still there at the end of the meal! For the price paid the quality is undoubtable!
Here are my favourite five beauty products of the week!
First up are these two conditioners. You may already know that I have loved the 'smooth lock' conditioner (it used to be called 'smooth down') for a long time, but I have recently been using the 'extreme' conditioner as well. They just leave my hair feeling so soft and healthy and don't make my hair greasy quickly like other conditioners can. I find only a little product is ample for ultimate conditioning and shine! The smooth down conditioner is great for specifically dry hair which mine can be after using lots of heat on it and the extreme conditioner is for distressed hair. Both work amazingly for me, they are really worth checking out if any one is looking for a high end conditioner.
I love this peachy pink blush called Sophie which is new from Illamasqua. It's the perfect shade for adding warmth and colour to the face and is it also has a slight amount of shimmer in it which gives the cheeks a subtle glow. I think Illmasqua's blushers in general are fantastic right from the packaging to the quality and colour range so this is a much loved addition to the range!
You may have already seen me talk about my love for Maybelline Colour Tattoo in the shade Eternal Gold in my August favourites video but I thought I would give it a shout out here too so I could show you a swatch! It's definitely called Color Tattoo for a reason because it has incredible staying power! For a gel cream formula it doesn't crease at all which is amazing. This is a perfect product for a quick and easy make-up look that you can rely on to last. I have simply been wearing it all over the lid with lots of mascara for a pretty, shimmery finish and it just looks gorgeous on its own!
This lipstick by By Terry in colour 400 is simply divine! The packaging is gorgeous with 'Terrybly' embossed beautifully on to the lipstick and the colour is just one of those shades that makes me instantly happy when I open it! it has the most lovely smooth texture which means it is completely comfortable on the lips and the longevity of the lipstick is fantastic too - for a glossy finish it doesn't budge! This has got to be favourite high end lipsticks that is at the height of sophistication! With Summer gradually leaving England this lipstick keeps me in a Summer mood!
Last up is a new palette from Urban Decay called 'Smoked'. I absoutely love the colour variety in here as it has plenty of beautiful shimmery shades but also useful matte neutrals and an ever-handy matte black and brown! The packaging is great too with a handy zip design which makes it travel well. My only fault with this is that UD shadows have a reputation to shed a lot so you have to be careful when applying them so it doesn't get down your face! However, the colours are wonderfully pigmented and blend beautifully and the diversity and range of different looks you can make with this palette is endless! It also comes with a fantastic 24/7 kohl liner in black which I think is one of the best liners out there as the colour pay off is great and the formula is soft so that it is easy to apply and glides on perfectly!
Check out the swatches below...
Left to right: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor & Blackout.
Left to right: Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded & Asphalt.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post! What products are you loving at the moment? I love to hear!