The evening was rounded off with food courtesy of Itihaas situated in the foodhall, their main restaurant is happily situated just around the corner from my apartment so I had tasted their food before and been impressed.
As well as delicious Mumbai street food we were treated to an experience at one of the beauty hall counters and I was excited to pick Laura Mercier, a brand I have always admired from afar.
So the trends we heard about and that would be hitting Selfridges and the high streets everywhere for Spring would include: Super shiny fabrics, abstract and geometric prints, all black, all white and tangerine. Trousers are going to be big, cropped, fitted and formal as well as suits, belted and sharp. Contemporary accessories, sport luxe and colour blocking returning.
So on to the photos, accessories are my favourite so have focused on these to start with:
Jimmy Choo delights
Suede and snakeskin Celine.
Squashy tomato red Givenchys. How butter soft does that leather look.
Bright pops of colour with these sleek YSL clutches
Neon bucket bags from Alexander Wang.
I loved this rust colour on all of those Balenciagas.
Mulberrys chained up. Adding a chain strap Mulberry to my wishlist!
Alexander McQueen stretched floral print dress displayed beautifully.
Herve Leger, punked up.
Laura Mercier products.
At my consultation on the Laura Mercier counter I opted for a natural smoky eye, something I could hopefully recreate at home and be subtle enough for day wear.
The colours used fitted the brief exactly but I was most pleased with the Laura Mercier 'way' when applying my eyeliner they always go for the tightlining way. I had never heard of this! I guess i'm behind the times as this has been a revelation for me. I'll explain just incase their are any readers like me who now feel left out! Instead of applying eyeliner on top of the eyelid, it's applied under the eyelashes on the top lid. This fills in the gaps of your eyelashes making them look fuller. You can then decided wether you need eyeliner on top of the lid. For me it's brilliant, I don't have a large eyelid for eyeshadow so this means I have space for more colour.
It can be a little tricky as you need to lift up your lid slightly and pin back your eyelashes with a finger so they dont get in the way. Being a contact lense wearer i'm pretty non blinky when it comes to my eyes! You can use pencil, liquid and most other types of liner.
As I said I was so happy to learn this technique and although I didn't buy any eye products as I have a small pallette with very similar colours, I did buy a couple of products that i'll show soon.
Thanks to Selfridges for a great blogger night!
I hope you enjoyed the review, what are you hoping to purchase for Spring or are you super organised and have it tucked away at home whilst the snow is out in force?!