London fashion scout, backstage at Ashley Isham with The body shop
The entire event was sponsored by The Body Shop, and as show's were back to back on Saturday, the atmosphere backstage was just buzzing! Headed by Lan Nguyen-Grealis, dozens of makeup artists rushed around getting the models show ready, Toni and Guy were on hand to coiffe the hair into perfection, and nail artists worked their magic whilst everyone else ran around smoothing out last minute details.
Ashley Isham AW13, backstage with The Body shop
The body shop make up, backstage at Ashley Isham AW13
Make up wise, the look was all about dewy flawless skin, subtly smoked eyes and a glossy red lip. If you'd like to recreate this look at home, then key products are the Moisture liquid foundation, Vitamin E face mist, new colour crush eyeshadows and my absolute favourites, Rosey red lip pencil and Crush lipstick in Hot date (I loved the striking red lips, so need to hunt down that lipstick asap)!
Sometimes with fashion week, the clothes are a bit too out there and couture, but what I loved about Ashely Isham was that everything was just so stylish and easily translated to casual everyday glamour. Daytime dresses were body skimming and feminine, ball gowns were beautifully embellished and flowing, and jackets experimented with razor sharp tailoring and asymmetrical lines. All in all, a great show, and I can't wait to incorporate some of the looks into my everyday make up and wardrobe.
Are you a fan of the red lip? What was your favourite piece from the Ashley Isham AW13 collection?