Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Look Show #3: Main Event


As I said in my submission entry post that if I won the competition to sit front row at The Look Show then I'd blog about it in a way that makes the readers feel as if they were there with me. So the first thing I packed was the camera, and several camera lenses.

I was worried that I'd look stupid with carrying such a big heavy camera around but I wanted to take the good one with me so I could get some clear photographs. It was worth it as I managed to get some good snaps, and I have been excited to show you these images since last week!

So what's fashionable this season? At the main event, many of our favourite high street retailers showcased key pieces from their A/W collection, highlighting what the key trends are for this season.

Instead of putting them in to category of each brand, I have sorted them in to trends and each section will feature a few looks from each retailer (sorry that this post is image heavy, I didn't want to split this one in to two parts as I am already blogging about the event in 4 sections, didn't want to drag this out any longer either as I really want to show you everything in one go!).

(All photos in this post are shot by me at The Look Show A/W 11 for the use of this blog temporary-secretary.blogspot.com and for Look Magazine. The camera used here is a Nikon D90 with a Tamron 18-270 lens) 
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Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Look Show #2: Backstage Reception

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VIP Area

Following up from my previous post, these photos were taken before the actual show where we went to the backstage area for pre-show party with drinks and some nibbles.

I'm going to keep this short in writing and let the photos speak for itself, this bit of the day was brief and I think we were all eagerly anticipating the show!

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We mingled with fellow bloggers and when I walked in, I immediately recognised a few people but it took me ages to pluck up the courage to go up and speak to them.

I did eventually speak to some lovely people and I am pleased that I did. I shouldn't have been so nervous and next time in a situation like this, I will just go for it and say hello. I was really excited to see Jen, Lily (LLMLRS), Lily (LilyPebbles), KateGem and Sara. I'm an avid reader of all of their blogs and I love their blogs even more now I have met them in person! 

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The Front Row

After the drinks and food, we all shuffled out of the VIP area to get our seats and wait for the show to start where we were only a couple seats away from Kelis.

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Each guest got a LOOK goody bag filled with lots of cool things! I am really grateful I got to sit front row so I made sure I took the opportunity to get some good snaps of the beautiful models in their gorgeous clothes.

The best bit is that after seeing the catwalk, you can go and shop for the very same outfit that the models are styled in. It's easy to forget that we don't usually get to see high street clothes in this format.

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Sure, there's visual merchandising which is important to draw people in to the shop in the first place but once we're in the store, the majority of clothes are usually on hangers hung up on the rails.

We don't ever see these high street garments on live on a model on a runway, so I think that the team at LOOK Magazine (www.look.co.uk) has done a great job in coming up with the concept of putting the affordable brands we see every day on an attractive catwalk in all their fashion glory for everyone to see.

Seeing the clothes this way certainly made me want to buy EVERYTHING! Even from Marks & Spencer and I'm not someone who typically fit the M&S customer profile. I'll reveal more in my next post, as this is what I will be blogging about next. I just hope that everyone is going to be pleased with the photos! I can't wait to show you!

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Look Show #1: Pop-Up Lounge

The Look Show #1: Pop-Up Lounge


I will be blogging about The LOOK Show in four parts because I have taken almost 1,500 photos this weekend so I need to narrow things down and show you it all in four short instalments.

Being one of the final five blog winners for LOOK Magazine's blogging competition (how bloody exciting!), I got to go to the event which was organised by Look Magazine and I feel like I must show you everythinggggg. I am absolutely dying to show you the catwalk collection, it was going to be the first post, but I will refrain and show you everything in order.

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Friday, 16 September 2011

GlossyBox: September Edition

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September's Glossybox
I am excited to show you these photos that I took of September's Glossybox, as I really like photographing products.  A lot of bloggers will already know what Glossybox is and I have enjoyed reading everyones post about it. The more I read about it, the more it has tempted me to subscribe! There are also a lot of girls who aren't aware of Glossybox, or what it is exactly. When you subscribe to Glossybox for £12.95 per month, you will receive a parcel each month which contains five beauty samples to try from niche brands, and if you like them then you can go ahead and purchase the full size when you've finished the samples. It's also nice to receive a little treat through the post. It's like a little present to yourself. 

I'm happy with what I got in this month's box which contained HD Brows Kit, Loreal Professionnel Mythic Oil, Nuxe Oil, Plum (eau de parfum) by Mary Greenwell and StrVectin eye cream. My favourite item was immediately the HD Brows Kit which also doubles up as eyeshadow, I had to try this out straight away. I really like it and have been wanting a new brow kit for ages but was never sure which one to buy and I've pondered about it so much that I just didn't bother buying one in the end. So I am pleased I got this product in the box. The boxes may vary, some will have got different samples to others. If you have a question on anything to do with Glossybox, their services or their products, you can get in contact with them and they are so helpful. I experienced really good customer service and I really appreciate that. I recently unsubscribe to another one of these beauty sample box company, unfortunately due to poor customer service I received when I had a question about a product I received in their box. It really makes such a big difference when you feel like a valued customer!
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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Red Maxi Skirt

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I was in two minds about a coloured maxi. I liked the look of this red maxi skirt and this is how I have styled it today. I like the top (Miss Selfridge) and the maxi skirt (River Island) but I probably won't be wearing them together again because it's got the whole Maid Marion vibe going on here!! I love River Island maxi skirts, and I also have it in black as seen in this post. I especially like this burgandy/cranberry one which is a key colour this A/W. Will be wearing this maxi dress with tights and these Miss Selfridge boots this winter, instead of those wedges.

Tomorrow morning, I'll be travelling to London. We're having ourselves a little road trip! We decided to drive down, it will take approximately five hours to get there. We're going to do a few touristy and business things on Friday, the Look Show on Saturday and then go to the market on Sunday. I will schedule a post for Friday but I've never done this before and I've heard it's a bit glitchy. As I will be packing for out trip at some point tonight, tomorrow's post will probably be a huge "What's in my bag/wheelie case" sort of post!

I think one of the requirements on Saturday (The Look Show) is to tweet throughout the day for #LookShowWSC and keep people posted, which I will definitely do. Usually, I try not to tweet too much so not to annoy people and clog up their timeline with my updates. Anyway, please feel free to follow me if you want updates on the show this Saturday.
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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Typewriter Ring

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Floral Collar



Another top with another fancy collar. The pink top is from TopShop and it also comes in coral. The nail colour is Orange Soda by 17 (Boots). I'm wearing my Keep Calm necklaces which is slightly different to the ones on the website. The necklaces got more press coverage on the NOW Mag website which was exciting!

Right now, I refuse to acknowledge that it is now September. But my body couldn't wait because it appears to be thinking "it's September now, time for a cold!". I have got a sore throat and I feel a cold is definitely coming on!

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