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Sunday, 26 October 2014

LFW | Jamie Wei Huang SS15

One of my personal highlights from day one of LFW SS15 was the Jamie Wei Huang show. The collection, titled ‘Metaphysics’ is based on “a basic idea of the human existence within urban society.” The collection combines laidback luxe sportswear with elements from a variety of different professional roles such as the London banker, hence the strong presence of high quality tailoring.

Key points:
Remarkable quality tailoring and simplistic refined outlines
Casual elements alongside high-end sartorial designs
An unusual composition of materials and accessories
Contrasting casual silhouettes alongside clean cuts

Hair and Makeup
Hair – Casual, undone, simple
Makeup – natural, flawless, minimal, androgynous

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"SS15 is a form of expressing the character in the language that is built by the element of a real individual." - Jamie Wei Huang


I have to say that the combination of masculine tailoring and feminine silhouettes really works for me, whilst the amalgamation of different materials and the myriad of interesting details such as the standout leather accents bestow some added quirk. Whilst watching the show at LFW I was actually completely engrossed by every aspect - from the hair and makeup (I loved the dewy skin and intense contouring on the cheekbones), to the standout leather strap detailing and oversized shaggy knits, to the footwear and accessories...the entire catwalk show was a visual feast. The garments that most stood out to me were the silk pyjama-like pieces - I distinctly remember the way that the silk gleamed as the models walked down the runway - it was truly beautiful. Oh and who could forget the playful splash of white paint in the models' hair? The hair was designed by Toni & Guy's International Artistic Director Maria Galati, who said that the stripe of white paint was to conjure the illusion that the girls had been painting in their pyjamas and had got paint in their hair whilst doing so.

Overall: Boasting a rich mix of casual silhouettes and contrasting clean cuts, Jamie Wei Huang's Metaphysics collection truly is created to be worn for everyone and anyone.

Visit the Jamie Wei Huang website at www.jamieweihuang.com

What are your thoughts on the collection?

Aimee xx

Image credits: jamieweihuang.com

Saturday, 4 October 2014

#BloggersFestival

 
A few weeks ago I attended #BloggersFestival, a large scale bloggers meet up, yes I know another bloggers event! Quite the social butterfly lately aren't I?! The event was hosted by Scarlett who blogs over at scarlettlondon.com and was held at the Paramount Bar, located on the 31st floor at Centre Point – you know, that really really tall building on Tottenham Court Road. There were over 140 writers, journalists and bloggers in attendance so group by group we bundled into the lifts and made our way up to the 31st floor; being at such a high altitude our ears actually popped – cue several simultaneous squeals of “ooh my ears just popped!” which created a nice bit of friendly pre-event lift banter.

Once we arrived at the event space Scarlett was standing at the entrance greeting and welcoming everyone which I thought was rather nice:

 
We were also treated to a welcome drink, a choice of either strawberry or raspberry champagne. Being so high up (we were on the 31st floor innit) the views across the city were amazing.

There were lots of fab brands in attendance so with our champagne glasses in tow we went to have a look at the various product showcases. As you can see from the pictures below, we were able to view the Autumn/Winter lines from brands such as Quiz, Urban Outfitters, Ecco and Very:

Quiz





Urban Outfitters


Minimum A/W collection

 
Wedges by Want Her Dress

 
Ecco Shoes

 
Very

 

Very were my favourite brand of the day. They’re such a friendly brand and it was really awesome getting a little sneak preview of their fabulous A/W range which launches next month. Their party dresses are especially amazing and I can see the collection being a really big hit.

I could have stood there for ages looking through the rail of seasonal partywear. I loved the way that the Very team had paired the garments with a matching statement necklace – if you’ve ever bought the perfect party outfit but have later realised that you don’t have any jewellery to match, then you’ll really appreciate this.

I was actually so mesmerised by the rail of gorgeous partywear that I didn’t even notice that I was standing right next to a couple of other bloggers that I knew. It was only much later that the penny dropped and I realised, “hey I know these people!” (Sorry guys I wasn’t ignoring you, I was just in another world as usual!).

Nail wraps from IZ Beauty Of London


 
I also had the pleasure of coming across a brand that I had not heard of before called IZ Beauty Of London, who were on hand to treat us all to nail wraps. The nail wraps are really quick and easy to apply - perfect for people like me who want to do something nice to their nails but never have the time or patience (I mean come on...waiting for nail polish to dry/worrying about smudging it before it dries - I don't have that sort of time!!) to do so. The lady at the stand was actually telling me how she applies hers on the train and I was stood there thinking, "yup, these are gonna be so perfect for me!" That's exactly what I love about events like this, you get to discover cool new brands! 

Bee Good

 
The Bee Good brand was born in 2008 by husband and wife duo Simon and Caroline who are beekeepers, and were both present at the event. I thought that it was really nice how they had personally come along to tell people all about their brand and products. You could tell that they were really passionate about what they do and it was really interesting learning how the products are made:

 
Just like most of the brands present at the event, Bee Good were running a Twitter raffle where a simple tweet could win you some fab goodies:

 
Lee Stafford

 
Celebrity make-up artist Gary Cockerill

Gary Cockerill was there with cosmetics brand Oriflame treating bloggers to makeovers. Myself and the group of bloggers that I was with were admiring how flawless-looking he is:


So that's a quick overview of my time at #BloggersFestival - an all-round great day mingling with bloggers and brands. Thanks to Scarlett for arranging such a great event!!

Did you attend #BloggersFestival too?

Aimee xx