Ok, so it’s smack in the middle of London Fashion Week and although this makeup artist is uber busy running around prepping the rest of her shows, I had to give you all a few little inside snippets from yesterdays Qasimi show- it was so glamour fabulous that I was still buzzing when I woke up this morning!
First lets take the model line up- you couldn’t swing a handbag backstage without swiping a super model-YasminYasmin LeBon, Jasmine Guinness, Jaquetta Wheeler, Erin O’Conner, Lily Cole, Liberty Ross, Jade Parfit… every model was of super- spectacular status- made this pint sized 5’2 makeup artist feel mini. And they were truly some of the most lovely women I’ve had the pleasure to work with- super nice.
My makeup team were briefed on the look- red carpet glamour with a vamp- Hollywood feel- strong eyes or lips- a palette of neutrals- greys, chocolates for the eyes but a few splashes of gold or a drop of silver to lift the look- and of course to match the thousands of pounds of diamonds they were dripped in! Or the ladies had vibrant red lips matched with a flick of liquid black liner, all had some sort of added false lash and a touch of shimmer applied to the tops of their chizzled cheekbones for a highlight. I can’t wait for the photos to hit Vogue.co.uk!
The collection was pure black- a very popular choice it seems for a lot of this seasons designers. And to add that extra bit of special treatment there was a food trolley back stage filled with everything from mini chocolate dessert cups, veggies pots with Hummus, tropical fruit to white chocolate covered strawberries. Qasimi is a high end luxury label and they delivered. It was such a pleasure to be the head of this show and my makeup team was pretty fab too!
Qasimi are two designers – Khalid bin Sultan AlQasimi and Elliott J. Frieze.
[Image Source The Sun]