Sunday, 19 September 2010

Beautiful People at Illamasqua launch and LFW.

I hope you've been enjoying my LFW coverage for Amelia's magazine- even if fashion isn't your thing, the artwork that illustrators have been creating from our photos are so beautiful; its definitely worth having a look.
On the eve of LFW, I went to the launch of British make-up range, Illamasqua's flagship store on Beak street. I was decidedly under-made up; here are just a couple of the fantastic faces I saw, others included Johnny Blue Eyes, Viktoria Modesta and even Boy George and Vivienne Westwood who both arrived after I'd left; you can see their pics on the Illamasqua blog. Gabby Young is sponsored by the brand who've been really supportive in helping us create Gabby's fantastic stage looks; unfortunately Gabby couldn't be there as she's still in the States.

The store looked amazing, Illamasqua prides itself on being 'make-up for your later-ego' and on celebrating sub-cultures. The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sophie Lancaster was also at the event, urging everyone to watch the 'Dark Angel' film Illamasqua has had commissioned about Sophie's death. You probably remember reading about it in the press; Sophie and her boyfriend were beaten and left for dead basically because they looked different.Sophie later died from her injuries. The money raised from sales of the Sophie eyeliner and the film is to be used on educational courses for young people, designed to teach tolerance through interactive youth workshops.Please watch the film here; the music is by Portishead.

Over the last few days I've bumped into a number of people I 'know'- in the email/facebook/twitter sense of the word- finally putting faces to names. Here I am at Somerset House with Philip Levine, Founder of Lazy Gramaphone,the Musicalifragilistic club night and also designer Ada Zanditon's other half. Here I'm wearing a vintage Escada dress lent to me very generously by Juno Says Hello.

Here's Joel of The Dash Empire and Marian Kihogo in the press room after the Jena Theo show; looking catwalk worthy themselves.

Here's Prince Cassius after the Maria Grachvogel show, you can't see really see quite how wonderful his hair is in this picture.
One of the best things about LFW has been the chance to bump into lots of my colleagues who I usually only interact with via email; it was lovely to see Bitchbuzz founder and editor Cate Sevilla, Cleide Carina from the Sketchbook magazine team, Alex of Alex Loves reporting for Belgian Elle, and the whole team behind new site Young British Designers, including the stunning model from their video I featured a few posts ago. Many of the designers they stock on their site are present at LFW, including Jena. Theo, Felicity Brown and David Longshaw; all of whom are new favourites of mine.

Felicity Brown
David Longshaw


Jo said...

Wow the Illamasqua launch looks amazing! As do you in your vintage number :)
See you soon x

Maria said...

OOH - I was at the Illamasqua launch.. fun night :) xx

Maria x

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