Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Vogue Festival 2015: Bobbi Brown & Kate Upton

For the 3rd year in a row, I had the privilege of attending Vogue Festival: London's chicest event, aside from London Fashion Week!

Admittedly, I really wanted to go to several of the talks as the line-up was absolutely insane this year but that would cost me racks on racks on racks... I decided on the Bobbi Brown and Kate Upton talk this time round and I'm so glad I went. The event was such an amazing experience and it has become one of my favourite things to look forward to each year as it never fails to impress me.

Here I am posing in front of the Vogue covers... If you haven't noticed, my hair is significantly shorter and I am in such a mood because of it, I need that longer length back ASAP. All my long-haired girls know the struggle is real when the hairdresser cuts off those undesired inches :( 

Textured Blouse: New Look
Trousers: New Look
Statement Necklace: Primark
Watch: River Island
Handbag: Carvela for Kurt Geiger 
 Oh, and then this bubbly dude from Harrods popped along and we got a snap together. Bless him!

PC: Miriam Pinto
The talk itself was amazing. As soon as Kate Upton graced the stage with her perfect, air-brushed looking legs and swishy blonde hair, you could hear gasps from the audience all round. 'She's so tall!', 'O.m.g. she's so pretty!', were pretty much the main reactions. Literally, it was like Professor Utonium from The Powerpuff Girls added sugar, spice and everything nice with this one. Stunning, stunning, stunning!

She was sweet as ever when answering her questions, often appearing a little bit shy dare I say! I definitely could relate to Bobbi Brown, who made comments about the importance of being yourself in such a tough industry and the oh-so saturated digital age which has made us oblivious to everything around us. Bobbi is definitely a family girl with a big heart. She revealed all her mistakes and talked to us in a very maternal way, offering tips and guidance to succeed.

As you can see, the contrast is REAL in this pic! Aside from the height difference, Kate is wearing a glam, typically feminine outfit, sitting in a graceful position, whilst Bobbi has her slip-ons on the couch, glasses on and hair laid back sleek and simple. Amazing.


After the talk ended, I got the chance to explore the event space which was packed with treats. Although I didn't fancy queuing up for everything, I did manage to get some makeup done by a Bobbi Brown makeup artist who showed me a couple of tricks on applying bronzer and blusher!


Me and another fellow blogger, Miriam from www.BashfulSmiles.com.
One of the coolest treats was definitely having my Vogue t-shirt customised by Margot Bowman, who designed the most chic, Vogued-out elephant I have ever seen! Luckily, I was the last one she customised for and I was amazed at how a simple white tee became a work of art in no time. It really made the day extra special :)