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The Body Shop at London Fashion Week

Feb
2013
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Yesterday was the final day of #LFW for autumn/winter ’13 and just as things were wrapping up for another season, I managed to go behind the scenes for Fashion Scout’s FAD and Tahir Sultan shows at the beautiful Freemason’s Hall in Covent Garden, and for the fourth year running  The Body Shop were proud to sponsor Fashion Scout.

I was very curious to see how the Body Shop would work in partnership with these designers. Yes, the fashionable clothes is what the scores of people queuing outside were looking forward to seeing but for me, the make-up plays a crucial part too. After all, I *am* a beauty blogger.

The Body Shop’s head make-up artist (the phenomenal) Lan Nguyen-Grealis was in charge of leading her team to create a futuristic look on the models for FAD (I wish there had been enough time to see this show), while Lan’s key make-up artist Jo Sugar took a completely opposite approach for Tahir Sultan’s collection.

Going with the brief of travelling the continent of India in the 1940s, and Tahir’s personal love of strong glamorous feminine women, Jo opted for strong eyes using the Body Shop’s Kohl Liner to represent the Indian theme, and dark red lips to illustrate the presence of the 1940s. The finished look was simple yet captivating.

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Ever wondered what goes on backstage at fashion shows? It’s like organised chaos and yet it always comes together amazingly. The atmosphere for the final shows of London Fashion Week felt calmer than the previous days so it was nice to catch the tail-end.

It was also fantastic to bump into Hello Polly who was working her socks off with helping the models get ready.

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Polly – would you just look at that concentration!

Later I took up a front row pew to watch Tahir Sultan’s show. I have to say his collection is full of elegant, tailored pieces which are totally wearable and easy to fall in love with.

So while I dream of a having a skinny waist, here are a few pictures of the show. Until next season…

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Designer Tahir Sultan

Designer Tahir Sultan

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