Last weekend I dashed back to London and on Sunday I was invited down to London Fashion Week on behalf of Toni&Guy. I attended the Vauxhall fashion scout which is dedicated to emerging talent and I was backstage for the Ekaterina show. Being backstage at fashion week is crazy, there is such a buzz, everyones super stressed out but the energy is so amazing.
I got to speak to Emma Hodgkins the head hair stylist for Eaketrina and Toni&Guy who told me about the inspiration behind hair. It was inspired by the 1960s and in particular the style icon Brigitte Bardot on holiday in St Tropez. The look was a modern day take on her look, it was a very effortless, relaxed look with loose curls and a lot of volume. A lot of the models wore headbands and hair accessories which complimented the hair, it was definitely Summer chic!
I also got to speak to Lan Ngyuen head of make up artistry for The Body Shop, who told me that they had put a modern twist on Brigitte Bardot's look. The focus was on bright, bold eyeliner that complimented the models clothes. The skin was left fresh and dewy, with a natural flush on the cheeks and a subtle nude lip. The nails were also amazing for this show, they tied in perfectly to the Ekaterina SS13 Collection.
The Ekaterina SS13 was such a fun, colourful collection that had me longing for a lifetime of sunshine. The colours wear bright, the prints were bold and middle eastern inspired. Pastels and neons seemed to dominate this collection and I'm glad they are are around for SS13, I really enjoyed the colour palette this season so glad elements of this are present in SS13 collections. How amazing are the shoes?
Ekaterina was the only show I went to this season, partly due to the fact that I wasn't even meant to be in London for LFW. It was a very last minute trip but I am so glad I got to pop down, even for a little while. I went to the Glam suite and got to meet up with some fab bloggers so all in all was a pretty good Sunday.
Lots of Love