Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015: Day 1

I headed backstage at Vancouver Fashion Week on the first day of runway shows with London Drugs Cosmetics, to meet up with COVERGIRL Make-up Pro Amélie Ducharme. I've definitely become more of a beauty buff over the last year, so I was eager to find out what I can look forward to for beauty trends in spring & summer 2015. According to Ducharme, fresh and healthy skin will be a big trend, and she showed me COVERGIRL's TruBlend foundations, which much to my delight she informed me match 98% of skintones! Now, considering how hard I find it to match my poor pale skin to most foundations, that is pretty fantastic news for me.

Dressing for the shows was a blast; I've been pining after tulle skirts for many years now, and since discovering Space 46 Boutique, I've become utterly obsessed with them. After hours (I'm serious, hours) of deciding on a colour, I choose their Wendy Tulle Skirt in black (and assured myself I would get the Wendy in blush later...). I envisioned a pair of hot pink heels to go with my outfit, but no such thing was available on short notice, so I grabbed myself a pair of nude Arturo Chiangs from the thrift store and spray painted them fluorescent pink! It doesn't last forever, but for a night or two, it'll do the trick!

I was very impressed by the level of sophistication we saw in the designs of VFW Day 1. Akira Kuwabara's 3-D designs, while not exactly practical, were stunning pieces of artwork. There was something truly mesmerizing about texture of tiny plastic triangles- and it looked even more amazing up close and personal backstage! On the opposite side of the spectrum, the designs of Dawson & Devereaux were polished and refined; however they also possessed a tad of edginess, whether it was a plunging neckline with chain detailing, or an asymmetrical hemline. I would wear their designs in a heartbeat! It would definitely make the perfect attire for afternoon tea. You can see pictures of some of my favourite collections of Day 1, including Akira Kuwabara and Dawson & Devereaux's collections below:

Shirt-H&M, Necklace-Nobis&Grey, Skirt-Space 46 Boutique, Heels-Arturo Chiang(thrifted)

Hanging out in the London Drugs VIP lounge, playing with all the COVERGIRL LipPerfection shades you can imagine!

Pantene Pro-V Stylist Justin German and COVERGIRL Make-up Pro Amélie Ducharme

Interviewing Lisa and Mary Zilba, who debuted their collection of Lotus Activa yogawear

 With Lisa and Mary Zilba of Lotus Activa

Lots of COVERGIRL goodies backstage!

COVERGIRL Make-up pro Amélie Ducharme touches up my make-up and lets us in on the hottest make-up trends for Spring/Summer 2015

Akira Kuwabara

Dawson & Devereaux

Evan Clayton

Priscille Canivet

Santa Clara

Thabo Makhetha

Happy Styling! xo


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