Top & Jacket – Ette, Skirt – East London Thrift Store, Bag – Beacon’s Closet (New York), Shoes – Vivienne Westwood
Last Photo Make-Up by The Body Shop
Yesterday was another crazy busy day working as an intern at FashionScout. I barely slept due to London’s insane wind and woke up at 5am… It’s funny how you just don’t actually care about sleep because you’re so wired to get back to what you’re doing. The night before was seriously intense. The shows didn’t finish until 8:30 and I still had a whole list of collection reviews along with VIP and FROW interviews. I ended up writing my last collection review yesterday morning on my IPhone on the tube. People must have thought I was a girl possessed because I was making all kinds of weird hand movements searching my brain for stronger words and synonyms. It actually turned out to be my strongest piece yet. Let me tell you, interning at fashion week seriously puts your journalism skills to the test.
Saturday morning moved kind of slow and then by the afternoon everything was bam bam bam and chaos. In the morning I went backstage at Yifang Wang and interviewed the hair and make-up team. I absolutely love seeing what goes on backstage and it’s given me a new appreciation for products by The Body Shop. The highlighters and foundation look just amazing! I just had to go and get my make up done by The Body Shop girls in the media lounge. They’re so talented and let me try out all of the bronzey highlighters which I loved!
In the afternoon I had my first negative journalism experience which was seriously upsetting but kind of hilarious at the same time. You’re definitely thrown in at the deep end at events like this and just have to keep your skin thick. I’m really not the most confident person but as long as you can convince yourself to be assertive nobody can get the opportunity to chew you up. It’s a bit insane going from newspaper journalism to interviewing VIPs and fashion designers. Thankfully most people are more than happy to talk to you but obviously there’s going to be that one person who lives up to Devil Wears Prada stereotype. The highlight of the evening for me was definitely Hema Kaul who stole my heart with her beautiful, 1950s inspired dresses… People were genuinely gasping in the audience from how breathtaking they were. In the evening I met my boyfriend and we went for dinner in Covent Garden which was a lovely end to the night. Roll on day 3!