22 May, 2011

BAFTA Style Suite @ The Pelham Hotel

Earlier this month I was invited along to the BAFTA style suite at the Pelham Hotel in South Kensington, by M.A.C cosmetics to celebrate the fact that they are the official beauty sponsor of this years British Academy TV Awards.

I was invited along to interview and get my makeup done by one of MAC's senior artists along with other journalists and writers from newspapers and magazines across the country.
As you can imagine it was an incredible experience and I had the pleasure of having my makeup done by the wonderful Debbie Finnegan.
She was amazing an gave me lots of tips on how to get the perfect red carpet look.
Here is the video of my BAFTA makeover and interview with Debbie.
The whole suite is set up for the BAFTA nominees to come and get red carpet ready before the awards on the 22nd. So along with the brilliant M.A.C makeup team there are all sorts of other sponsors there to provide clothes, jewellery and hair styling to the stars.
I was able to snoop around a few of the other rooms at the gorgeous Pelham Hotel and experience a snippet of the celebrity style treatment for myself.
The clothes and styling sponsor this year is WISH WANT WEAR a new website dedicated to renting out the latest designer frocks for special events and occasions.
They had a brilliant selection from designers like Matthew Williamson, Roberto Cavalli, Herve Leger, Acne, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Twenty8twelve, Winter Kate, Alice + Olivia,

Temperley, Tibi, Valentino, Missoni and Diane von Furstenburg.
I was also informed that even if you stain, rip or damage the clothing you won't be charged any extra fees as its all covered in the mandatory insurance. which definitely takes away any unnecessary worrying and lets you fully enjoy your night.

Although the website isn't open to use for the public yet, it will be launching later this year.
The jewellery was provided by CARAT*.

Which is a new luxury costume jewellery brand launching in Harrods this month.
All the pieces are made with top quality manmade diamonds and are hand crafted in the same way as the finest jewellers.
And finally the hair sponsor was Mark Hill.
This is the goodie bag that the nominees will be given after getting made up at the suite.
And this is the red carpet look Debbie created on me, isn't it stunning! just missing a red carpet now.

Richie
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(All photos copyright of Richie Nickel)

10 comments:

  1. this must have ben such a great experience :)

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  2. Wow! Love the look...just perfect.

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  3. where are youu???

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  4. HI RICHIE ! YOU LOOK AWSOME ,THANKS FORTHIS IPOD , THIS POST IT IN MY Y TUBE AND YOUR WEB-SITE .IT IS PERFECT. TLC ,JENN10

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  5. Love your stile! I really enjoy your videos and tutorials! Keep up the GREAT work!

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  6. Really enjoys ur videOs.. God Bless Ya..

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