Fashion | 8th October 2012

The Look Show!

What an amazing day!!!  The venue for this year’s Look Show was the awe inspiring Royal Court’s of Justice on the Strand.  If you’ve never seen this magnificent building before, think Harry Potter meets Downton Abbey!  Running high on adrenaline I met up with the other five winners (such amazing girls!)and we were taken in twos to be interviewed by Zara Martin, of whom I have total hair envy!  I am dreading seeing this footage anywhere because the instant I get on camera I turn into a complete idiot, good times.  We then ventured into the ‘great hall’ where the show was being set up and rehersals were about to start.  As if from no where, Alesha Dixon just materialised onto the scene and started belting out a tune…friggin awesome if you ask me.  It felt like we were having our own little Alesha Dixon concert, obviously the profesh call it rehearsals but I’d like to think it was just for us.  Soaking up the scene with SLR snapping in one hand and tweeting from my iphone in the other, it felt like the most surreal experience.  The Champagne Bar opened and we made our way up to indulge in teeny tiny food on spoons (I wish they had plates of Big Macs!) and champagne.  There was so much going on up there, celebs were just mingling with us common folk, Smashbox were doing make-up followed by photo booths where girls were clearly quing to create the ultimate ‘Profile Picture’, and you could have a fashion illustration done by this incredible lady (I will try and source her name!) with a Samsung Galaxy Note.  She was a bloody whizz on that thing and could do an incredible illustration in about five minutes!  I have yet to have mine emailed to me but I will post it up as soon as I get it.  The show was about to start so we took our seats on the ‘FROW’, yeh that’s right, the FROW!  The music started and out came a metallic Kelly Brook, boosoming her way down the catwalk, in face she almost took my eye out with those boobs (Gorgeous lady!).  Brand after brand showcased their key AW12 looks (of which I have decided to do a separate post about), followed by a performance by Alesha Dixon.  The scene went quiet and all of a sudden the winners’ pictures were displayed on the huge screen at the head of the catwalk.  I’m not going to lie, I was ‘totes emosh’ to see my name and picture up there.  One by one we were introduced and our models came out wearing our styled outfits.  These outfits will feature in next weeks Look mag too so be sure to grab a copy.  Once our looks had clearly stolen the show 😉 the online brands took to the runway, and I have to say I was so pleased to see BooHoo up there as it’s a personal favourite of mine.  Kelly Brook took to the runway again with the rest of the models in tow for the final walk whilst canisters of giant red glitter showered us all.  
I can’t thank the whole team at Look Magazine enough for the opportunity and the experience, it was beyond words for me!  Don’t worry this won’t turn into an Oscar speech but I do also want to thank the other winners for just being the coolest chicks I’ve ever met!  Everyone out there should visit their blogs (listed below) as they all have their own unique style and some great looks.

Being interviewed by Zara Martin

My chosen outfit for the day (details below)

My statement Zara necklace

ASOS Clutch

Kurt Geiger Shoes

With the other Style Search Winners: Sandra Tang, Sultana Malik, Remi Capone, Andreea Panciuc, Caroline Burke (from left to right)

Me and Caroline pretending to share a joke for the cameras, cringe!

Model rehearsals

The Celebrity ‘FROW’

The LOOK Show goodie bags all lined up

Alesha Dixon rehearsing before the show

Backstage, models having their make-up done

Backstage, the board with the running order of models

The polaroid of my model in the outfit I styled
Having my fashion illustration done

On the ‘Frow’

Introducing us winners to the audience

My name in lights on the big screen

My model entering the runway…sorry about the crap quality of the picture!


Smiles all round for all of us
The contents of my LOOK Show goodie bag 🙂

What I was wearing…
Coat – Marks & Spencer.     Tee – ASOS.     Trousers – ASOS.     Shoes – Kurt Geiger.
Clutch Bag – ASOS.     Necklace – Zara.     Bracelet – eBay.
Winners Blogs
Remi’s Blog      http://www.handsofstyle.com/
Sandra’s Blog      http://chicest.wordpress.com/
Andreea’s Blog     http://www.dreamingofchanel.com/
Caroline’s Blog     http://www.burkatron.com/
Sultana doesn’t have a blog yet, but watch this space

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