London Fashion Week, Day 02 : M·A·C's Booth & Betty Jackson AW11 Show.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


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'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! :D CLICK HERE to Take a look!


Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

You rock bold lips beautifully! Gorgeous.

Jennifer said...

You look gorgeous!
Great pics as well :) Looks like you had fun.

journeytoprint said...

You look great :)
glad you had fun x

Beela xo said...

aww you remind me SO MUCH of Nia Long!!!!
I am definitely adding you to the bloggers i'll soon be illustrating!!!! till then xo :-)

alissa b said...

Aah how exciting! My favorite shot is the very first one of you and then all the people walking by with umbrellas.

Great post!

Sia said...

You look great and the pictures of the event are well captured! x

Jennifer Leigh said...

I love your umbrella! :)

Chelsea said...

This is crazy! You look gorgeous, as usual.

that's so exciting! eeeeeee!

roshas said...

You look amazing!! Loving your makeup and your outfit xxx

hannah said...

i love your outfit! it looks like you had so much fun! xxx

Harrriiiet said...

I love your makeup!
That lip colour is lush,

Ore.R said...

You look gorgeous!
Loved MACs booth too :)

LC said...

what a fab day, your red lip is gorgeous xx

Sarah said...

Ooh lucky you! Looks like fun, and you look lovely!

Princesa Livia said...

What a beautiful post! Love it! :) xx

LynseyJKyle said...

You look gorgeous. How do you fade out the pictures like the one of u and the telephone box? I like the effect and would love to know how to do it xxx

**OnYxStA** said...

OMG! OMG! OMG!! You are soooo lucky! Here I am squealing for you this post and seeing my other YouTube faves like Sammi.
Love that topshop sheer shirt! Was so bummed that when I went to get it, my size was sold out *sigh*

Xisses, Onyxsta

Virtuousbeauty said...

Please, Please Please share what gorgeous color you are wearing on your lips. It's Ah-Mazing!!

Lolade said...

always love the layout of youre posts..
loving the colours in this..