LFW: Backstage and catwalk at Ashley Isham AW13

February 15th saw the start of London fashion week, and this year, I was lucky enough to go backstage and watch a few shows at Fashion scout, a platform which showcases some of the best up and coming designers from around the world. Ashley Isham first shot to fame in 2003, and this year his Autumn/Winter collection was inspired by the 1976 movie Logan's run, as well as the provocative images of photographer Helmut Newton:

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  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.

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Ashley Isham AW13, backstage with The Body shop 

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Ashley Isham AW13, backstage nails

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 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)!

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 LFW Ashley Isham AW 13 daywear

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 LFW Ashley Isham AW13 evening wear

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 LFW Ashley Isham AW13 outerwear and jackets

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?


  1. Great pictures, wish I was there!

    - Keyta

  2. Great pics - its manic backstage isnt it?! Good fun though x

    1. Thanks Grace. It was crazy backstage, but I absolutely loved it! Good to see you too x


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