So on Friday me and my best friend Megan had the best day ever at Stylist Live. It’s basically a 4 day event put on by Stylist magazine (that you get on the tube) at the Business Design Centre in Islington. You can eat, shop, drink and enjoy everything they put on for you. But luckily for us we didn’t have to buy tickets as What Olivia Did (a blogger I follow) entered their Stylista Fashion Competition and so she was giving away 2 VIP tickets which I managed to win (and I never win anything!)
Anyway we got up to all sorts and for us the best part about it – was that it was all free! There was amazing food from the Social Pantry, Lola’s cupcakes, Green & Black’s ice cream. You could get your nails painted, your hair done by Aveda and your make-up done by NARS. You could watch high street catwalks showing you this seasons trends, watch talks by chefs such as Nigella and Ottolenghi and even do a spot of shopping! All in all it was a fab day and we got a rather tiddly on the free champagne!
So let me give you a sneak peak into Stylist Live…
We started the day with a high street catwalk sponsored by Swarovski and put together by the Stylist Team who dissected the catwalk for the trends they thought would most influence our wardrobe this season…They had 5 themes
First – Sweet & Sour
Tones of baby blue and lemon and acid yellow and pink!
Second – Supercharged Tweed (my favourite)
Taking the country out of tweed
Third – Period Drama
Lashings of lace, rich velvet – think Tom Ford
Fourth – Decor Dressing
Embroidered pieces (like at Erdem) and William Morris prints
Fifth – last but not least…80s Glam
The era that bought us the shoulder pad is back..it’s the return of the logo and metallic colours. Think Miu Miu, Balmain and Versace!
After the show we decided to go and have a mosey around to see what was on offer, there were so many cute independent businesses selling their wares…I was blown away by how gorgeous everything was. Here are my favourite stalls!
It’s okay to admit your a stationary addict…
Nui Ami – Stunning silk luxury pyjamas that make me want to get ready for bed right now..
Ros Shiers – look at those cute doggy cards!
Crosstown Doughnuts – always a favourite of mine!
Nata Pura – amazing custard tarts!
After finishing up on the shopping front we decided it was high time to pamper ourselves. We were going out for drinks afterwards so we thought why not let someone else do all the hard work beautifying us for a change!
Last but not least we got an amazing goodie bag each – Megan and I couldn’t believe our eyes when we found out what was inside…
That’s it folks thanks for staying tuned, all in all a fab fab day. I am so glad we went and am so thankful to Liv Purvis for giving us the tickets! 🙂