Friday, October 13, 2017

London Fashion Week A/W 2017 with Burberry: A Photo Diary


The Old Sessions House where the Burberry A/W17 runway show took place. 
Late last month, I had the distinct honor and pleasure of attending a Burberry Beauty blogger press trip to London for Fashion Week. I've been a longtime enthusiast of the brand (simply type "Burberry" into the BP search bar to see a host of product reviews) so this comprehensive experience was a veritable dream come true! Classic and timeless yet relevant and modern, Burberry possesses an exceptionally special pedigree and I was deeply grateful to learn even more about the brand while exploring London with an incredible group of individuals. 

Although you may have caught glimpses of my time in the UK prior to the start of the Burberry activities (HERE and HERE), this photo diary features snapshots dedicated to my time with the kind and generous Burberry Beauty team as well as as my afternoon spent with the venerable and ever so talented Wendy Rowe. She did my makeup using key products from the A/W17 collection and we were able to film a fun makeup moment as well! 

Kindly scroll on for images galore, the full video with Wendy Rowe and a close up of Burberry Beauty with swatches galore as well as the Bottom Line...

While in London, we stayed at The Ned, a stunning hotel in the financial district. This converted bank building had a host of fascinating features, including this seemingly interminable spiral staircase. 
The front of the Old Sessions House, where the Burberry A/W17 show took place during London Fashion Week. A former court house with a long and illustrious past, the building's interior was in total disrepair before Burberry worked for months to transform it for the LFW fashion presentation. 
Soaking in the Old Sessions House. Photo by Dan Medhurst
Winding stairs and mood lighting. Photo by Dan Medhurst
Outfits from the show...so chic, no?
This seafoam green number is my idea of a dream coat. 
The beauty bloggers on the press trip: @dalalid, @tarmarz, our tour guide Dimitrio, @Tamirajarrel and @thataylaa
The Garden Room at the Old Sessions House. 
Classic. 
Favorite room in the Old Sessions House. Photo by Dan Medhurst
Coat by Burberry, Dress and Tee from Ragdoll LA.
After the Old Sessions House, we visited the Burberry Flagship Store on Oxford Street.
View from the upper level of the Burberry flagship location.
Gift for others...gift for self!
Experiencing bespoke Burberry fragrance creations.
After our store tour, we had a resplendent lunch at a private room Thomas' Cafe.
Out and about with Burberry.
The next day, we were treated to a spa experience like no other..manicure, pedicure and 90 minute massage, this girl has never felt so pampered. This, incidentally,  is my relaxed face. 
A *personalized Burberry makeup bag side-by-side with my favorite Burberry nail lacquer...*#106 Dark Trench (also available at Nordstrom). 
Later in the afternoon, I had a one-on-one session with Burberry Beauty's Artistic Consultant Wendy Rowe, who was fresh from having created the signature looks for the Burberry runway show. I first met Wendy in London (with Burberry!) earlier this year and was taken by her disarming wit and massive talent. 
Part of Wendy's makeup set up...I asked her a million questions about everything, indeed!
Bare faced and having fun.
Aligned with the minimalist aesthetic of the Burberry runway show, Wendy created a "no makeup  makeup" look that focused on fresh skin and subtle contour. Photo credit: Jamie Stoker 
The final look. Photo credit: Jamie Stoker 
Perfected skin that looks like skin, complements of the Burberry Cashmere Foundation (all shades swatched and reviewed HERE). Photo credit: Jamie Stoker 
Following our makeup session. Photo credit: Jamie Stoker 
My respect for Wendy's talent is immense. Photo credit: Jamie Stoker 
Where we end up (insert lots of laughing). Photo credit: Jamie Stoker 
Key Burberry Beauty products used in the final look.
Preceding our short makeup moment filming (below). Thanks to 

Our final night in London concluded with an intimate dinner in the penthouse level of the Henrietta Hotel. 
On either side of me, the Burberry Beauty team responsible for planning the week (Marianne Hahn, Emily Jones and Mimi Beastall) every detail was considered and the experience could not have been more exceptional. These women are truly beautiful inside and out. Photo Credit: My husband
A Burberry Beauty closeup. 
// The Products //
Face and eyes. 
Swatches from L-R: Fresh Glow Nude Radiance, Kohl in Stone, Face Contour in Medium, Eye Contour in Smoky Green and Complete Eye Palette in Slate Blue.

Lips. 
*Burberry Kisses in Poppy Red
Swatches from bottom to top: Lip Velvet in Bright Plum,  Lip contours in #4 and #3, Kisses in Poppy Red and Kisses in Peach Delight.
*Runway Nails Iconic Trio

Last look...here's to returning to London (and picking up an authentic, vintage Burberry trench) someday!
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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this photo diary of my time in London with Burberry Beauty; as a committed beauty writer, this experience was enthralling and enriching and I am over the moon to be able to share it with you, dear readers!

What are some of your favorite Burberry Beauty products? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including more videos and a host of new product procurements...in the meanwhile, follow me on Instagram for the latest ; ) I am also in the midst of catching up on relying to your latest batch of comments...thank your for your patience. 

xx and have a beautiful weekend,

--The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission. 

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post. Thank you for sharing your experience and the pictures, everything looks so perfect. You look amazing, being a Burberry fan, I love their makeup and my favorites would be the Lipstick Military Red, perfect kind of red for me. Love their blushes, their staying power on me is amazing. I am definitely going to check the Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base, lipstick in bright plum and eye contour in smokey green :)

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