Last Wednesday me, Katie and our good friend Olivia (from tellusfashion.com) were lucky enough to attend a very plush affair hosted by Batiste Dry Shampoo. To celebrate the launch of ‘Lace’, the latest edition to the ever-growing dry shampoo range, we were treated to a variety of girly treatments; think grown-up slumber party style, with mandatory champagne!
Already being a dry shampoo fanatic (I carry an emergency can of Batiste’s ‘a hint of colour’ at all times darling) this was an event I wasn’t going to pass up on. With the venue being decked out with manicure stations, a photo shoot area, a make-up room AND a mini hair salon, it was every girl’s dream. Oh and did I mention the insane cakes on offer topped off with edible mini Batiste cans?! Katie made a bee line to get her hair ‘did’ (and no, she didn’t choose this look for herself!) while myself and Olivia received incredible manicures. And don’t you just love Olivia’s nail polish colour? An unusual mix between grey and purple…grurple perhaps?
We were even lucky enough to receive amazing goodie bags, obviously with a courtesy can of ‘Lace’! Being dubbed as the ‘grown-up’ of the range, ‘Lace’ takes inspiration from vintage embroidery and romantic elegance (two massive recurrent trends at the moment, for which we are still thanking Kate Middleton’s wedding dress a year on!). Oh and yes before you ask, it smells DIVINE. Lace, and the rest of the Batiste collection, is available from Superdrug and Boots stores nationwide for £2.99. With a price tag that appealing, no wonder they have been going strong for the last 30 years. So whether you need a refresh in-between washes, or do what I do and use it volume too, why not give ‘Lace’ a test run?
Following on from Katie’s earlier post, here are some images from the TellusFashion launch show and party, who have set up their site to support and promote, as well as sell emerging and talented designers work. Designers that featured in the show included Dominique Kral, Fjaba, Kelly Bull, James Kearns, VERGI, Stephanie Grace Foy, Zerrin Akinci, FABRYAN, Thom Neal and NARCISS, yet many more can be found on the site itself, along with inspiring blogs, style tips, articles and an online magazine! Those folks at TellusFashion sure don’t do things by halves!
And lucky for us, and for our dear readers, the amazing and extremely talented Dani Riot was on hand to photograph the night away last monday, so you can see some of the talent that was on display:
With Designs standing out from Fabryan and Dominique Kral especially, we can’t wait to see more talent from TellusFashion and fully support this incredible platform for designers.
On Monday, Helen and I went to the launch party of TellusFashion, a new online store which brings you clothing and accessories from emerging high end designers.
We first heard about TellusFashion when we met Olivia, the site’s Editor, at our first tweetup (by the way, you really should come to our next one, in January). Olivia had promised a grand venue, a load of amazing designers and a fashion show that featured dancers alongside the models, so we were expecting big things of the launch – and we weren’t disappointed. Later this week Helen will be giving you a rundown of her favourite designers from the show, but for now I wanted to share three short videos I took that capture the clothing-meet-choreography catwalk.
Menswear designer THOM NEAL showed dense outerwear in rich colours paired with navy tartan slim trousers and loose white shirts that allowed the dancers to leap and twirl amongst the models.
DOMINIQUE KRAL, who the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award at London Graduate Fashion Week 2011, sent out heavy knits and digital prints. Her looks were equal parts cosy and psychedelic.
VERGI specialise in LBDs with a difference. A slew of these were brought to life by dancers on the catwalk, but the nude ‘Showpiece’ dress with black corsetry detailing still managed to steal the limelight.