My ORLY day at London Fashion Week SS17

By admin | Comments: 0 | October 17, 2016

It’s that time of the year again…one of my favourite times…London Fashion Week. ORLY sponsored 5 shows this year and I was lucky enough to be able to attend our 5th and final show of the week with the fabulous designer Emilio de la Morena.

I arrived at Brewer Street Car Park and made my way to the backstage area. I was greeted by rails of beautiful outfits in the most bold and vibrant colours as well as monochromes, the collection was full of a delicious mixture of textures. Inspired by the Spanish festival, Las Fallas – the collection was a celebration of energy combining colour and textures of lace, chiffon and silk…stunning.
After dragging myself away from the show-stopping outfits I made my way to the back area full of illuminated mirrors, models, hair and make-up and most importantly for me, nails. I met our lead technician Ami Streets who had created the textured feminine look for the models to complement their bold textured outfits.

The look was simple and elegant, combining half of the nail in the feminine shell pink polish ORLY lift the veil finished with a super shiny ORLY Polishield topcoat. The other half of the nail had a coat of matte top coat to add a contrasting texture to the final look to mirror the theme of the collection.
The atmosphere back stage was surprisingly calm – nails hair and make-up stylists were working together to create the finished looks as quickly as possible and everyone was ready with time to spare….there was even time for a quick rehearsal.

It’ show time!!! I was really fortunate to be able to watch the catwalk and made rushed to the show area to ensure I could get a good view. The crisp white space was the perfect setting for this bold collection. It was packed full of onlookers poised for the grand unveiling of Emilio de la Morena’s stunning collection. Models showcased the bright, bold, textures on the runway. The model’s dual textured shell pink nails were the perfect complement to the collection.

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