Vogue Festival

I spent last weekend in South Kensington, mingling with an uber cool and dressed to the nines fashion crowd at Vogue’s annual, Vogue Festival.

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I first attended the Vogue Festival last year when it was hosted at the South Bank and came away feeling incredibly inspired by the stories of world famous designers and more than anything, by simply just people watching! It’s a two-day event consisting of talks from designers, stylists and fashion personalities which you can purchase tickets for, along with beauty and hair make-over booths, mini styling talks, a Vogue shop, your own cover shoot and basically anything and everything related to the world of fashion and beauty!

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This year, the Vogue Festival was held in South Kensington at the Royal College of Art with the talks taking place at the Royal Geographical Society.

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Sponsored by Harrods, you couldn’t have missed this snazzy Harrods Cafe or these adorable #mygreenman sweet treats which is a part of a wider Harrods campaign.

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The infamous Vogue wall, featuring covers from over the years!

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Bobbi Brown hosted the hair and beauty makeovers this year (Burberry hosted it last year) and the queue to be made over was just insane!

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eat_wear_wander_voguestylingThese mini-break out areas provided styling tips, tips on how to make it into the industry and chats with professionals.

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The main reason I attended however, was to hear the awe-inspiring Christian Louboutin speak to Alexandra Schulman about the history of his brand!

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I found him to be so light-hearted and entertaining as he explained to a very eager audience exactly where and how he found his love for shoes.

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Born and brought up in Paris, his first job was at the cabaret assisting the engineers backstage. But his true love was sketching shoes and his first big break was designing shoes for the girls of the cabaret! And the infamous red soles came from a bottle of red nail polish which he decided to experiment with as he found an all black sole to look not as impactful from the back.

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After the talk ended I headed back to the Royal College of Art to explore the rest of the festival!

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Wearing: Jumper – Zara, Skirt – ASOS, Boots – New Look, Jacket – ASOS, Bag – Michael Kors, Watch – Michael Kors

Vogue Festival is always such a fun weekend full of fashion and beauty and it’s a great place to speak to professionals about the ins and outs of the industry. I highly recommend you all to attend if you get the chance next year!

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