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Backstage Access during London Fashion Week.

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Hi guys! So I’m back home in L.A after two weeks of being away; amazing but so tiring! I got home from rainy London a day ago and miss it terribly! It was my first time visiting the city but also attending a few shows and backstage for London Fashion Week. I was there with the amazing TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe team who worked on a couple of the most exciting shows during LFW.

On Sunday, September 15, the team and I headed to our first backstage of the day: Vivienne Westwood Red Label. It was one of the most exciting and out of the box hair & makeup looks I’ve seen all season! It was refreshing to see a look that’s so different; the hair and makeup was taken to another level. It almost felt as though it was a theatrical show for entertainment rather than a runway show- which I thought was cool. I was ecstatic to be backstage at a big show like Vivienne Westwood and capture priceless moments with hair + makeup. The inspiration behind this seasons hair was animalistic…voluminous waves that was wild & free to help complement the collection.

Mark Hampton, the Global Ambassador for TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe, was the lead stylist for the hair. He used the Glamour Volume Plumping Whip on the roots and lengths of the hair to create imposing volume and add texture! Although, the hair was much inspired by the wild life, the style was very much Glamour.

Take a look at some of my favorite backstage photos I shot for the Vivienne Westwood Red Label followed by backstage photos of Matthew Williamson:viviennebackstage5viviennebackstage6 viviennebackstage1 viviennebackstage2 viviennebackstage3 viviennebackstage7 viviennebackstage4
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The final look of the VW Red Label show: so fierce!! As Mark Hampton said: ” For Vivienne Westwood Red Label this season, the look was wild and animal-like. We wanted hair with tons of volume, pinned up abstractly to create the look of a ferocious forest creature”

For my second backstage access; we headed to Matthew Williamson. Another show I was highly anticipating! The hair for this show was 70’s inspired jet-setter hair, super glamour! It was simple, elegant and glossy which I loved because I can totally see myself wearing this hair style in my everyday life!

Mark Hampton created a very soft, but voluminous look, with a gently teased crown and side parted hair that was glossy! So pretty! It definitely had a natural, effortless look which I can definitely appreciate because it’s an everyday look everyone can achieve.

Two main products that were used to achieve this look was the Glamour Volume Plumping Whip used on the roots then blow dried with a barrel brush. Mark then took sections of the hair and curled the ends of the hair with the Glamour Curling Iron . Then he followed up with a side parting to the center of the crown and teased the hair at the top of the crown for volume. He then finished off the look with the Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray to hold the style.

Take a peek at the backstage photos I shot for Matthew Williamson; the models were so pretty!

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Ta-da! The final look for the Matthew Williamson show! So glamorously pretty!! The hair definitely complemented the 70’s vibe Matthew Williamson tried to bring back!

Here are some photos I shot from the actual runway I got to attend; every piece was impeccably styled; from head to toe!

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Got a quick shot of the always chic Olivia Palermo! She had the coolest hair style which I think I might recreate..sorry you can’t really see the back, but it was a pony tail with two layers! She paired the pony tail with a super sleek all black outfit that looked elegant yet casual/classic for a hair meet wardrobe look!

Huge thank you to the TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe team for letting me be a part of this amazing experience with them!

This post is sponsored by TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe, a product by Unilever