10 May, 2011

Erdem LFW A/W 2011

Following on from the Holly Fulton show was another one of my favourite shows of London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2011, Erdem! held at the University of Westminster.
Once again the incredible Andrew Gallimore was the key makeup artist for the show and this time he described the look as "The wife of an artist who has just left her husband. She's dark and mysterious with an ethereal glow. Sexily disheveled".
To start off Face & Body foundation and Select Cover Up concealer were used with Strobe Cream patted on top of the cheek bones to give the skin an ethereal glow. Then PRO 'Invisible' Set Powder was used in the t-zone to combat any excess shine and stop the skin from looking overly moist.
The eyes were a classic messy smokey eye with a slight blue tinge, a mix of 'Waveline' and 'Blacktrack' fluidlines were used as a base blended up to the crease and on the lower lash line.
Then the brows were shaped with 'Clear' Brow Gel.
Finally 'VIVA GLAM GAGA 2' Lipstick was lightly pressed into the lips to complete the smokey eye nude lip look.
The hair for the show was a messy fishtail plait created by the Charles Worthington team.
As soon as I got backstage I was instantly drawn to the clothes. 
The deep mysterious shades, the prints, the mix of fabrics, from velvet to silk, lace to tweed.
I loved it all! I just had to get up close and personal and experience the clothes for myself.
And whats more the shoes were also incredible, with the deep vibrant watercolor velvet pattern.
These booties were my personal favourite I could totally see myself wearing these to death.
Once I had got my backstage fix of the clothes it was time to go front of house and watch the show with everyone else.
The front row was star studded with Anna Wintour, Suzy Menkes, Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, Janice Dickinson and Samantha Cameron all in attendance.
I was lucky enough to get an amazing seat on the front row right next to the photographer's pit.

See if you can spot the queen bee.

Overall another brilliant collection from Erdem and another great backstage experience.


(All photos copyright of Richie Nickel)


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  4. Stunning collection, those boots are sublime!