Monday, 12 November 2018

Stylist Live 2018

Stylist is literally my favourite magazine and I can't live without it. That is not an understatement. 

When I was at university (big up Southbank!) I first stumbled upon Stylist magazine in the Student Union bar... every week a new instalment of fashion, beauty, London & everything else in between. When I finished uni, I missed my weekly fix and opted for a £1 a week to have the magazine delivered to my door and now I'm lucky enough to have a father who works right near Victoria station, and every Wednesday picks me up my copy. It may have to be one of my objects if I were on Desert Island Discs ... that's how much I love Stylist. Stylist Live is the extension to the magazine ... a weekend promising a festival of inspiration.
First on the to do list when you enter is hitting up the Gordon's bar - with every ticket is a free Gordon's Pink Gin. 
Photography opportunities were a plenty this year especially with Instax having a huge stand equipped with multi coloured balloons! 
Something I enjoyed last year was browsing all of the stands with brands and independent businesses. This year, it felt like the amount of stands had increased immensely! The Mean Mail stand was by far one of my favourites. I could've bought one of each plant pot quite easily! 
Another favourite of mine ... Bailey Nelson. This photo ended up on their Instagram feed which made me muchos happy as I love their glasses v.much (own two pairs and counting!) 
I loved the Rosie Wonders stand too being temporary tattoos galore. Kikki K had a huge stand as they did the year before full of stationery and planners. Girl vs Cancer had stand with their famous tit tees & sweats too ... I won't lie, I did get a bit Insta famous shy saying hello to Lauren as I've followed her for years and absolutely love her content! 
There was a huge variety of beauty brands this year including Pixi BeautyBabyliss & Rodial.  I stocked up on Humidity Shield hairspray at the Living Proof stand. Birchbox had a fabulous, multi-coloured ball pit themed stand with an interactive slot machine where you could win goodies ranging from that month's Birchbox, to choosing two beauty items... I won two beauty items and opted for an OPI nail polish & mini hair treatment. 
The one place I never seem to spend enough time at are the stages! I've seen some of the catwalks before. I think next year, I'll go for VIP tickets as then you can come and go in reserved seating areas. 
Dude's doughnuts ... the best jam doughnut I've ever tasted. 
I loved Stylist Live again this year... roll on next year & another year of good reads! 

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