Thanks to our beautiful Makeup grad and instructor, Leah Elliston, we’ve been given a little peek into the FW/11 London Fashion Week!
That’s Leah standing in Piccadilly Circus where she took these great shots of the 2011 Burberry Prorsum Live Stream on the big screen. Loooove the coats and silhouettes! Leah’s fierce sense of style and expansive knowledge of the latest makeup techniques, trends and products (which she shares as co-editor of blog Smudge Style) earned her a press pass for Fashion Week. She joined the rest of the world’s fashion force of designers, editors, buyers, socialites and industry pros in London’s spectacular and historic Somerset House, which is where she perused and took the following shots of the fresh, fall collections of over 150 brands in a close-enough-to-touch sort of way.
You can see the handcrafted gun-metal accessories from Fannie Schiavoni, the artfully constructed multi-coloured layered gowns from Felicity Brown, a silver and gold striped dress by Craig Lawrence and a fun sequinned vision from Holly Fulton. There’s also an eye-catching scarf installation, a pearly white number by David Koma and a super cool display of Chunwei Liao’s popular PAPERSELF cut-paper eyelashes! Leah even wrote a quick blog post from the exclusive desks of the Somerset House’s press office. Take a look!
Having grown up in the UK, Leah knew that no trip to London is complete without a visit to the Kensington Wine Rooms, the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Modern! And, well, of course… shopping!!
I can only imagine what it would be like to go shopping in the heart of London, one of the world’s truly great fashion cities. Where to start? Westfield London, Europe’s largest shopping centre? How about at the world’s largest fashion store, the Topshop flagship on Oxford Street – which just happens to be a neighbour to Selfridges, home of the world’s largest shoe hall?
Yeah, impressive stuff. I’m beyond jealous. Although my credit card is grateful it was Leah in London.. not me.