I’m Not Making It Up

  
So, I’ve just finished reading an article in Stylist Magazine called ‘The Commuter Beauty Army’ It states it is ok to apply your make up on public transport which I completely whole heartily disagree with. 

Applying your make-up is an enjoyable experience. I match my make up with how I am feeling and what I am wearing. Applying it on the tube/train/bus quickly and fiddly seems ludicrous as you have to balance your tools on your lap, apply with one hand whilst holding a mirror in the other. Don’t forget the staring eyes and the snarling, which I am guilty of. The particular part I found interesting in the article was it made it into a feminine issue, this is very far fetched. I’m a female, working mum of one, I have limited time to groom myself, sometimes washing and styling my hair becomes a 2 day process because I have to do it bit by bit. To say you haven’t got time is a lie, everyone has an alarm! to purposely wait to put your make up on the way to work is a loopy notion of efficiency, it’s inefficiency. 

I have a very prudish opinion about applying make-up on the tube, just don’t do it, you look like someone who isn’t in control, you have to at least pretend to be in control. 

The End.

Faustine Steinmetz A/W 16

 
For me London Fashion Week doesn’t officially kick off until I’ve seen my friend Faustine’s presentation. She never fails to amaze me with her collection, this time held at Tate Britain. Handmade and handwoven in her studio in North London, the Parisian born designer had models in boxes with only a peep hole for a view. That didn’t stop me poking my iPhone in and taking shots. The fabrics reminded me of carpet, a good carpet, a fashionista carpet. The collection also had three dimensional pieces which looked like they could damage anyone that came too close, they also doubled up as tops. Faustine has pushed things forward and the hard work was apparent.