Friday, 22 February 2013

Rihanna for River Island after party: What I wore

Hey peeps!

HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope you've all had a great week.

Recently I was lucky enough to be offered an invite to the official River for River Island launch afterparty at London Fashion Week. It was hands down one of the best parties I've ever been to! Celebs aplenty and obviously the free bar helped...

Obviously the first thing that came to my mind when I got the invite was what I was going to wear. I was staying over at my friends at the time - Hi Flo! - so I was travelling light as it was. It was simply a case of adding a few items to my look to make it party ready.


I wore a simple black tank top and black skinny jeans - I'd worn them both to work that day - and added a few pieces to glam it up.

Neon jacket - Clothing at Tesco (new season)

If you follow me on Instagram, you might recognise this jacket from a recent pic. I saw it in LOOK magazine - my fashion bible! - initially and snapped it up pretty much straight after. I'm glad I did because it's now almost completely sold out online. It's a little on the small side but I have a weird body shape and the bigger size would have been too long in the arms. I'm a bit obsessed with neon at the moment and I love how it brightens up an otherwise all-black look.

Gold statement necklace - New Look (new season)
Sorry about the awful pic quality - it's the only one I have that shows the necklace. I'm obsessed with statement necklaces at the mo and this gold spiked one from New Look in Bristol was just perfect for the occasion.

Wedged trainers - Dorothy Perkins (sale)
I bought these in the DP's sale a couple of months ago and I'm just in love with them. I'd seen them on the Isabel Marant catwalk and loads of celebs - Mille Mackintosh, Hilary Duff etc - have been spotted in similar pairs. I'm SO glad I bought these because they are honestly so comfortable. I could wear them all day at work and then all night at a party! I'm one of those girls that brings a spare pair of flats in my bag and change out of my heels in less than an hour so this means I can keep my shoes on ALL night! Win.
I also added a simple black leather River Island clutch - which I now have in three colours, eek! - to not detract from the bright neon of the jacket.


FACE: MAC Fix+ to prime, Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Concealer in Ivory under eyes, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW15 on blemishes, Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory (applied with ELF Stippling Brush), NARS Blush and Bronzing Trio (Laguna, Orgasm, Albatross to highlight).

EYES: MAC Painterly Paint Pot, MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot, L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim in Black on top lid, Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Liner in Nude on lower waterline, Avon SuperShock Mascara.

EYEBROWS: MAC Eyeshadow in Espresso applied with MAC 129 Brush.

LIPS: Borrowed off a friend! Not the lips... the lipgloss. Ha! So sorry I don't know what it is.

I literally had about 10 mins to do my make-up and I only had my daily make-up bag with me - nothing special - so it was a case of having to make do! I used a darker shade on my brows (MAC Espresso rather than my daytime shade, Charcoal Brown) and opted for a glossy lip that I can't for the name of me remember what it was.

It all held up quite well though and the pic above was taken a good 3-4 hours into the evening!

Here's a couple of pics from the party to give you a feel about what it was like inside.

My friend and I both took turns posing in front of the Rihanna for River Island board! Usually celebs pose in front of these for the picture agencies but nobody seemed to that night so we thought we'd jump in front and strike a pose, haha.

MTV News presenter Laura Whitmore (@thewhitmore on Twitter) was an absolute sweetheart and commented on our matching outfits! Haha.

Let me know what you think of the Rihanna for River Island collection in the comments below or over on Twitter now!




NB. My friend and I attended the party of behalf of Yahoo! Lifestyle. You can follow them on Twitter @YLifestyleUK.


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