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Friday, February 15, 2013

My London Fashion Week Essentials



Yesterday had a very different three word phrase.. but today it won't be roses, chocolates and champagne sending hearts all a flutter. London Fashion Week is here already, and here's everything I'll be lugging around with me for the AW13 shows.

Inside my huge new tote bag* is a host of simple must-haves as well as some not so sensible products - I usually carry everything but the kitchen sink around with me, so even though this looks like a lot it's actually a streamlined version of my normal bag. No wonder my back always hurts by the end of the day!

Let's start with the basics:



Oyster card holder (by Cath Kidston), my Whistles card holder and Mulberry coin purse so I don't have to have my big wallet with me, a portable charger as one full charge for an iPhone simply cannot put up with almost constant checking of emails, Instagramming and Tweeting, sunglasses in case of watering eyes after all the bright lights (or.. you know.. SUN), tissues, hand gel, phone, keys, diary & writing tools, water spray to keep cool and some simple flats if my feet are killing me. These silky ballerina pumps were only £2 from Primark sale, ridiculous considering they look so chic.



My makeup is definitely hardly anything compared to what I usually feel safe taking out with me. I've kept it simple with the Origins Vita Zing tinted moisturiser to perk the skin up and act as a base, along with a little foundation sample should I need it as well as concealer. For the eyes I'll be wearing fuss-free neutrals, a slick of liquid liner and have got my favourite waterproof mascara to hand as it lasts all day and layers over other products well. I've narrowed my lip colour options down to just 2; a pinky nude in the form of MAC Hue and if I fancy something a little more vibrant, I'll stick with the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in #401 for its wear time and the compliments I always receive when I wear it. Last but not least, I decided on a cream blush rather than a powder to keep my skin looking fresh and dewy, without having to bring a brush too! The clutch I'm using as a home for all the products is from Primark and was around £6 I think (I got it before Christmas).



When it comes to hair I don't really do much to it, apart from use some dry shampoo if I need to (I like Batiste Cherry at the moment), 'jujj' up the roots with the VO5 Give Me Texture Instant Oomph Powder and possibly add some tousled definition towards the ends with the Bumble & bumble Surf Spray. All three are miniature versions to save space and vital energy!

I'll also have some trusty deodorant and lip balm with me (and of course my camera!) but I think those are all pretty standard. The next few days look like they're going to be pretty hectic so at least I kind of have myself sorted!

Are you attending LFW this season? Anything I've missed out here that you'd consider a Fashion Week must?

49 comment(s):

  1. Your phone case is the cutest! I wish I could go to the LFW! Enjoy!

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  2. I love reading these kind of posts. Wish I was at LFW this season!
    tie-dye-eyes

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  3. Just recently added your blog to my Reader, I love what's-in-my-purse posts. :•)

    One question: what is your favourite eye makeup remover for waterproof makeup? I just recently moved to the UK and can't find my usual brands.

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  4. I LOVE whats in my bag posts, just something about being allowed to be nosey lol and your phone case is the cutest! xx

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  6. I love your phone case! I also love what's in my bag posts haha! I'm so curious :)

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  7. Your Iphone case is so CUTE

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  8. You are so lucky to be going to London Fashion Week, I would absolutely love to go! Have a great time and make sure you blog about it :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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  9. I love those flats, I could really do with a pair! i would love one of those miniature bumble and bumble salt sprays as well!
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  10. Great post, you've thought of everything! Taking flats is a really good idea.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm glad its not just me who carries the world around-I like to think of it as exercise, like weight lifting. x

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  12. This is a great post I aways wonder what people carry with them to fashion week!

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  13. I love your tote the colour is gorgeous, and your Moschino phone case is the cutest!

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  14. Surf Spray is amazing. Your phone case is so cute!

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  15. Interesting post! I'm always curious about what's in other people bags! x

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  16. Have a great time at LFW, I am so jealous of you! Love all the stuff in your bag! xxx
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  17. I really want to try the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray!

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  18. great post! xx

    http://leishaaxo.blogspot.com/

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  19. love these bag posts, have fun at LFW!

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  20. love this post! MAC's hue is just an essential.. those pumps from primark are such good value!

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  21. I always carry everything but the kitchen sink around with me too, have an amazing time at LFW- I'm so jealous!

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  22. I really enjoyed this post :) I always end up carrying everything with me too and then my bag weighing a ton! Wish I was attending LFW, hope you have an amazing time :) xx

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  23. Lots of lovely things in there- love these kinds of posts. I love everything from the redesigned Vo5 range including the give me volume powder! MAC Hue is one of my favs, too. Have a great time!

    The January Girl ♥

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  24. That's a lot of stuff to be carrying! But like you said, I suppose if I turfed out my everyday bag I'd be shocked at the amount of stuff I lug around!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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  25. It's nice to see a post like this! Always been interested in what bloggers take to these events as if it was me I'd have a crazy heavy bag with everything in. Hope you have a great time! xx

    www.charissarae.com

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  26. That clutch is gorgeous:) x

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  27. Great post, I love your Whistles card holder and your Moschino iPhone case!! Have a brilliant time!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  28. Great post! I really love all the blog posts based on LFW, ahhh so wish i was going!
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  29. I really want to try out the surf spray, I hear such good things!
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  30. love this post, you picked great things :) have fun! x

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  31. Lovely post, great picks! :) hope you enjoy yourself x

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  32. I'm so jealous, LFW sounds amazing! The lipstick is lovely and I love RT brushes

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  33. I love these posts! Your phone case is too cute! Wish I could go to LFW!

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  34. Enjoy LFW! x

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  35. looks super exciting, i hope you have an amazing time!!

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  36. Totoro! I did a Totoro design on my nails recently, I won't link my blog but if you want to see then do click my name and it should take you there. I love Studio Ghibli, it's nice to see you're a fan too! I couldn't carry so much stuff around with me, I'd get terrible back pains.. Purse, keys, phone, lip balm and hand cream for me! Xx

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  37. I looove your phone case!!!

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  38. Great post! I love your phone case, it's so cute! I also think bringing mini hair products is a great idea, my hair always goes flat throughout the day! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
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  39. Love your phone case so much! Great post - hope you have an amazing time at LFW :)

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  40. you phone case is sooo cute!!!xxx

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  41. I love these :D your phone case is adorable! I'd pack my Mac Fix + for a freshen up, but apart from that.. I think you're bang on :D xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  42. Love the little coin case so cute and dinkie. Hope the fashion week is amazing!! :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I absolutely love your phone case!

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  44. Have a great makeup. Contents of the bag says lot about the owner.

    xoxo,Xeana
    Please, check out my blog! Giveaway necklace!!!

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  45. your so lucky that you get to go! jealous!

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  46. What lovely pictures you have taken! I love seeing people expressing their fashion in their own ways. Not really into fashion but seeing people be passionate to what they love during LFW is great. I passed Somerset House the other day and there were some very interesting colours and clothes that people put together.

    I hope you will check out this post and comment on my friend’s post about the KTZ show during LFW while meeting Carri of Cassette Playa and ex-Danity Kane member, Dawn Richards: http://denzelwynter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/london-fashion-week-aw-13-lfw-day-1.html

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