The Style Edit X Debbie Le
On Friday night The Style Edit Magazine hosted their first collaborative AW18 highstreet fashion show with the sensational Debbie Le aka @thefashionablepan. What an evening! Serious AW18 inspiration evening both on and off the catwalk; giving everybody those autumnal feels. Being my first blogger event I can’t wait to get stuck into telling you all about it.
Set in the River House Belfast on Culture Night; one of the most bustling nights of the year for the city, the atmosphere was on point. They honestly couldn’t have picked a better time. We were taken up to the top floor where we experienced panormic views all around us walking into the main event room. Live music was playing; the catwalk was set up and ready to go; everywhere there was serious blogger pic envy (yeah a swing!!). Personally I went straight for the pink gin table; where Copeland Gin (who sponsored the event) were luring everyone with their rhubarb infused yumminess. It’s refreshing to see a Northern Irish brand do so well and honestly the product speaks for itself as I was on my third before the show even started.
The Fashion Show
Once everyone had there gram pictures taken and the alcohol and excitement had taken effect of some of us (RIP many glasses), the show was ready to start. Well didn’t Debbie Le pull this one off! She was dressed head to toe in an on trend burnt orange cord suit (from Zara of course) and what she produced on the catwalk was just as enviable. You saw the best of the high street including M&S, Wallis, Topshop and Zara to name a few. From animal print to chunky knits no autumnal trend was missed; I especially loved the leopard print suit; I mean such a statement piece!! The hair and beauty team really pulled it out of the bag. For hair you had Andrew Mulvenna; a Belfast based hairdresser and for makeup; a representive from Charlotte Tilbury who created their flawless looking faces. It was clear that the hair and beauty team were inspired by this seasons catwalk trends. Andrew Mulvenna and his team showcased hairstyles from the classic top knot (including this seasons regular .. headbands and hair clips) to the effortless (but not really) style. The makeup was a creation of the no makeup makeup trend.. which from personal experience know Charlotte Tilbury products are a godsend for! Below I’ve detailed the products that were used on the models (@ctilburybelfast)…
Magic Cream | Hollywood Flawless Filter | Light Wonder Foundation | NEW! Magic Away Concealer | Hollywood Beauty Light Wand | NEW! Genius Magic Powder | Filmstar Bronze and Glow
Legendary Brows | Hollywood Beauty Light Wand | The Vintage Vamp ‘pop’ Shade | Full Fat Lashes Mascara
Lip Cheat Pillow Talk | ‘Pillowtalk’ Lipstick
Debbie Le aka @thefashionablepan
Once our eyes were graced with the live fashion high street inspiration and we’d heard from the beauty team; it was time now to get our juicy Q&A rolling with the woman of the hour Debbie Le! The one way I can describe her is a complete breath of fresh air; a mum of two with a history as a London based buyer who found her calling through the well known platform of Instagram. Nearly 30,000 followers later and shes living her best life through a creative outlet where she can express herself and in her words has regained her identity. She expressed that her Instagram journey has been hard work to get to where she is today but she claims her success is down to being true to herself and staying loyal to the self brand she has created. When working with brands this is what she keeps in the forefront of her mind and advises any bloggers to do the same as your followers will be quick to criticise when you start to do collaborations that don’t align with your image (..like any business really). It’s easy to get carried away with the free stuff and the big $ deals but it’s important to remember it takes a long time to build a brand and very quick to tarnish a reputation. Debbie talked about why Instagram was the platform she used and not necessarily a website/blog.. She made clear that she is not great with words but good at expressing herself visually through images and letting her personality shine through her captions. She made sure to tell everyone that if you want to do something and you’re pasionate about it then do it; don’t sit on the fence because ‘Lifes too short’..’ Words I don’t think I’ll ever forget and the perfect way to end such an amazing evening!
Thank you The Style Edit Uk and Debbie Le for having me!