Thursday, 27 October 2011

London Fashion Week SS 2012....Backstage at Margaret Howell for Grazia.it


Backstage at Margaret Howell for Grazia.it, Sunday 18 September 2011.

7:45 am call time* on a Sunday morning on the third day of LFW? No problem! Especially when the Margaret Howell breakfast includes beautiful fresh purple figs, golden pears, Poilâne bread with homemade jams, bowls of toasted muesli, fruit compote, madeleines and rich chocolate brownies. In my view, the perfect way to start a Sunday morning.

And then there was the nautical inspired collection: crisp cotton shirts (in cobalt blue, white, stripes and, my favourite, peppered with tiny polka dots) topped with jaunty sailor caps, double looped belts and little scarves tied the Girl Guide way, Breton striped tops teamed with wide legged, cropped trousers, easy flat sandals, a classic navy trench, fisherman's cagoules in bright yellow and navy, simple, loose summer dresses (perfect to throw on over bathers after a day at the beach). The make-up and hair? Fresh, natural skin with red, red lips and hair tied in messy buns. My kind of styling :)


Thanks to the team at Margaret Howell and Modus Publicity for having me along.
*The models, hair and make-up teams etc would have been there a lot earlier so I can't complain ;)

20 comments:

  1. These shots are gorgeous! The whole look of the backstage atmosphere totally looks in keeping with the Margaret Howell image. The breakfast looks so good and I love the collection. Totally simple, a little like old-fashioned mens workwear... I love the stripes, the denim, and those sandals (I need those sandals for next summer!). xx

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  2. Margeret Howell always has such a wholesome British feel and it is captured so beautifully. btw loving your loving right now esp the Chloe! x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  3. Amazing pics, the models are so pretty and cute...

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  4. @The Style Crusader- Bam! You are so on it Jen. The breakfast, the calm backstage, the hair and make-up is so in keeping with the Margaret Howell aesthetic. You should check out the last look which went down the runway- polka dot top and skirt, so pretty. Those sandals would look great in Zurich!

    @fashion and frank- ha! I SO need to update the Loving Right Now. It is um only almost two months out of date. I will come good for December ;)

    @Martina and @Esmeralda- thanks muchly!

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  5. Ahhh I wish you posted these sooner! They're fantastic and I love Margaret Howell

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  6. i am loving the red lips with the the ramones t-shirt.

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  7. amazing photos! These girls all look so beautiful, I love the fresh face with that gorgeous lip color!

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  8. Do you know the brand/color of the lipstick? It's the perfect tomato red!

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  9. Im really enjoying your new processing, makes the photos look a bit grainy vintagey, adding a distinct character -LIKE!

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  10. We love Margaret Howell and would like ti fond her clothes here in Rome...Great photos!

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  11. @Maria- not sure of the brand of make up used... Think the hair was Bumble and Bumble but not sure about the make - up.

    @Sunday- xox

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  12. Ah, this is perfection. Sigh.
    The heads, the hair, the shapes, the colors.
    As if all has fallen from a cloud. Beautiful!

    hugs (^.^) hope to hear from you *
    amyflyingakite.com

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  13. Always always love love "margaret howell"

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  14. i love it :)
    kisses

    www.notlookatme.blogspot.com

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  15. I adore your photos, they are immaculate!
    Dare I ask, what camera do you use?

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  16. how much beauty in one place....love it!

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