Last Friday myself and a few other bloggers were invited down to the start of London Fashion Weekend. For those who don't know London Fashion Weekend is a shopping event that takes place the weekend after fashion week and I must say it really is a fun day out. There are lots of independent designers as well established brands all showcasing their latest pieces, available to purchase at discounted prices. It's a great opportunity to walk around checking out the stalls, finding amazing unique clothes and accessories. There is also the chance to watch fashion shows as well as getting involved with other things going on. This year LFWE was held at Somerset House, which are gorgeous grounds for such a fabulous event.
We were invited down on behalf of Elizabeth Arden the official beauty sponsors of London Fashion Weekend and it was an amazing day out, the weather was lovely and the sun was shining. We started off with a yummy breakfast with some of the Elizabeth Arden team. It was a great opportunity to familiarise ourselves with Elizabeth Arden as a brand over coffee and croissants.
After breakfast we headed over to meet Joseph Hernandez the head make up artist for Elizabeth Arden who demonstrated a 1940s inspired look straight from the catwalk. This look consisted of flawless, dewy skin. Bold, defined brows. Plenty of Mascara. And that signature red lip. The iconic 8 hour cream featured as part of this look and Joseph used the 8 hour cream to accentuate Leigh's cheek bones giving the skin a real luminous, radiant look. Joseph also used this over the lipstick to gloss it up. The 8 hour cream is probably one of the most recognisable products when it comes to the Elizabeth Arden make up line and it really is a must have, multi purpose product. If you have never tried this product you need it in your life. It can be purchased HERE.
such a universal shade and suits most complexions. What I love about the rouge lipstick is that it is such a true red that is classy and classic.
[Image from Beauty and the Dirt]
After spending some time with the Elizabeth Arden team we then had a chance to have a look around. Myself, Suzi, Sabrina and Louise got straight to it! It was fun to walk around and have a browse. I also got terribly embaraassed by Joseph from EA when he forced us to take a picture with the oh so cute Juicy Couture boy - it definetley gave us something to laugh about throughout the day.
Later in the afternoon we got to attend the fashion show presented by Grace Woodward, we were able to spy some of the fashion trends for the forthcoming AW11. You can see the make up and the use of Elizabeth Ardens 8 hour cream on the cheek bones of the models it really gives the skin an amazing glow. I must also say the 'Rouge' lipstick by EA is FIERCE!
It was a great day out and I suggest if you've never been to LFWE you should go next season, it's open to public and you can easily buy tickets online.
We were sent away with a goody bag and one of things inside was this gorgeous Juicy Couture ring (for those of you that don't know Juicy C fragrances are part of the Elizabeth Arden corporation). I must say I love fragrance rings, I sort of feel like they are a secret weapon. Look good, smell great and just so handy for that quick fix. This ring is just so pretty, if you read my blog regularly you will know my love for black and gold and a bit of bling! The fragrance is 'Couture Couture' and it smells divine. Some of the notes are plum, honeysuckle and jasmine they work so well together. Sweet, sexy and womanly just how I like it and what prettier way to wear this perfume!
Have any of you been to LFWE? Did you guys go this year? If so what did you buy? Do any of you swear by Elozabeth ardens 8 hour cream? My best friend literally does not leave the house without a tube! I will be reviewing some of the other products in the 8 hour family in the near future, so watch out for that! Have any of you smelt any of the Juicy perfumes?
Lots of love