Me and two best friends had a day out to Stylist Live, which was a new event for 2015 set up by Stylist Magazine. The event was held at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
The event was a mix of fashion, travel, beauty and food which is the essence of the Stylist Magazine. We were welcomed by friendly faces who gave us a free tote bag, an event guide and also a card to give us a free glass of bubbly!
We started by getting our bearings and having a little wander around checking out the stands and ended up at the Benefit stall. We spoke to such a lovely lady who was very knowledgable and super friendly. She showed us how to have perfect eyebrows and also what benetint looks like as a natural lippy. She then took us to another stand to have a sample of gin!
We sampled some gin and then sampled a number of different types of vermouth. The man on the vermouth stand was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the brand and we sampled different types in different ways - some straight and some with tonic water. And then stumbled across a photo booth, which no one else seemed to have noticed and we jumped straight into it taking some hilarious pictures. We decided to use the booth three times so we could all have a copy - by this time a long queue had formed, oops!
By this point we were ready for the talk by Madeline Shaw, so made out way to Learning Lab1 only to find out it was full already and there were only enough seats for 70 people.
So instead we headed to Pukka to sample a variety of teas and get some samples. After this we then want to watch the catwalk.
We were lucky enough to get front row seas - FROW! They had organised the fashion show around 5 key themes the stylists had picked up from various fashion weeks around the globe. We were provided with the details of all the clothes worn and got all geeky with our pens highlighting the pieces we liked! However some of our favourites were super expensive and nothing we would ever afford at the moment!
After the catwalk we were feeling peckish so headed to feast street where we sampled a little too much Green and Blacks chocolate and watched them make delicious truffles. There was not very many food places or places to get lunch, apart from Mac n Smack that had the longest queue ever. We decided to leave and pop out for some grub, so we headed to M and S. We created the most delicious baguettes ever and sat in the cafe cutting up bread, cheese and ham with plastic forks!!
We then headed back to the show, with the aim to attend a talk, however again the talk was full and people had been queuing for an hour to get a seat with their first come first serve system. Next time bigger rooms for the talks please as we didn't get to attend a single talk session! :)
We ended our day at the Tangle Teezer stand where we met the founder of the company and he showed us how to use his new hairbrush to make your hair super soft but volumous!
Before leaving we took some fun photos that made it look like you were on the front cover of Stylist Magazine!