Picture me, on one quiet weeknight sitting at my desk going through the last few questions on my Algebra paper, when up pops an e-mail alert. I ponder who it could possibly be from and so I open it. Out from my very lips comes a squeal at the content of the e-mail.
I was kindly invited by M·A·C to join them at their London Fashion Week Booth for a Trend Overview and a make-up masterclass with non other than the amazing Terry Barber, Director of Make-Up Artistry at M·A·C, I read further and found that Betty Jackson’s AW11 Show was to follow shortly after. I quickly booked my ticket to London without having as little as a glance at my bank balance, and I began planning my outfit. Much to my delight there were available funds, and I had a bit of an idea what I would don on the glorious day…
We were greeted at the entrance by the lovely Anais, who handed us our badges and led us in to the booth. It was lit beyond belief, and to the side were appetisers laid out nicely for us to delve into. A video was shown, it highlighted trends that had been seen in previous runway shows and trends that are going to be hot in the upcoming season. Terry spoke about them, I learnt that Runway make-up is an art-like exageratted expression of everyday makeup…it’s bolder and brighter, but can still be translated into everyday wear. He then worked his magic and created a 70’s inspired make-up look, with a futuristic edge.
Afterwards we mingled and took a few pictures, and then made our way to the room where Betty Jackson’s AW11 Collection was to be shown. It was a collection of predominantly bright reds (my kinda thing!), a touch of Camel, White and Black. Cashmere knits, sheerling and fleeced detailed peices prevailed. I loved the collection. We spotted a few familiar faces, Jourdan Dunn, who casually walked by where we stood, and Jameela Jamil (who was kind enough to snap a pic with us after!)
It was a surreal experience, and I remember drifting into little daydreams, imagining that this was what I did for a living…
How incredible would that be?
I spent the day with these lovelies…
Second Picture Courtesy of Sammi. 🙂
**PS** I was Featured on the #LFW Street Style gallery on the Cosmopolitan Website!! So chuffed! 😀 CLICK HERE to Take a look!