If you like many others that have been following #LFW tags religiously, you should have noticed the tweets and announcements by beauty experts Benefit and trend setting Toni&Guy that they were official sponsors for the amazing Matthew Williamson’s AW14 show, which took place at One Great George Street. Matthew Williamson has been wowing London audiences for over 15 years and this year’s show did not fail to impress. Watch the hightlights on Matthew Williamson’s website.
Headed up by renowned makeup artist Lisa Eldridge and Benefit Head Makeup & Trend Artist, Lisa Potter-Dixon, the makeup look was inspired by an empowered 70s woman, citing Angelica Huston and Studio 54 as the main inspiration behind the beauty look.
- Prep the skin with total moisture, follow by applying girl meets pearl all over the skin. Next pick your perfect shade of hello flawless oxygen wow and apply lightly and evenly all over your complexion.
- For the eyes use longwear powder shadow in gilty pleasure all over the eye lid and up to the brow bone and blend, next use longwear powder shadow in kiss me, I’m tipsy in and above the socket of the eye blending outwards following the shape of your eye to acheive a winged effect.
- Apply BADgal waterproof liner in black into the waterline of the eye, on the top lash line and under the bottom lashes. Use a touch of kiss me, I’m tipsy to blend the eyeliner in.
- Apply a little more gilty pleasure into the centre of the eye lid to highlight.
- Add lashings of they’re real! mascara to top and bottom lashes.
- Brush through your brows with speed brow, brushing the hair on the inner corners slightly upwards.
- Conceal under the eyes, and on any problem areas with fake up concealer.
- Mix bella bamba and hervana and blend on the apples of the cheeks, sweeping up through the temples and finishing on the forehead.
- For the lips apply BADgal waterproof liner in brown all over the lips, follow with benetint and finish with ultra plush gloss in bella bamba for an unusual plum hue.
- To finish the look apply the POREfessional: agent zero shine to any shiny areas, avoiding the cheekbones.
Mark Hampton, Global Hair Ambassador for Toni&Guy shows you in this video tutorial how you can #trialthetrend straight from the catwalk. Products used in the video are Toni&Guy Heat Protection Mist and Classic Shine Gloss Serum.
And that is it folks. Enjoy recreating the Matthew Williamson AW14 Look.
Milton Keynes Theatre opens Auditions for 14 to 19 year olds
Young people aged 14 to 19 are invited to audition to be part of the MKT Academy Young Company, offering them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in staging a professional production, from the audition to the final curtain.
Participants will work with director Kitty Benford between January and April 2022 to create their own version of the play Like There’s No Tomorrow for NT Connections. The play was originally devised by the Belgrade Young Company with Justine Themen, Claire Procter and Liz Mytton. The Young Company will perform their new production at Milton Keynes Theatre and the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, with the potential to perform at the Connections showcase at the National Theatre in London.
Alexandra Snell, Senior Creative Learning Manager said: “We are really excited to have been selected to take part in NT Connections 2022 and can’t wait to work with a brand-new group of local young people. This topical play feels extremely relevant to our current generation and I am sure the company will make something truly innovative.”
Like There’s No Tomorrow will be a fast paced and vibrant show that focuses on young people and how they feel about climate change and the inaction of the adults around them. This production by MKT Academy Young Company will highlight the unique relationship that Milton Keynes has with the topics of climate change and capitalism, as well as exploring the links our citizens have to other parts of the world that are impacted by climate change. The show will be high energy, feature ensemble storytelling, movement and music and hopes to gather all the resources required in an eco-friendly manner.
Auditions are taking place on Saturday 8th January between 11am and 2pm. To book your place in the audition workshop, email email@example.com
As well as performers, Milton Keynes Theatre would like to hear from young people with an interest in directing and stage managing.
Milton Keynes Theatre is also looking for local sponsors to support this exciting project, which would offer young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to take part. If you would like to help, please contact the theatre’s Sales and Development Manager, Linda Davies on: firstname.lastname@example.org
What the jingle bells is going on at The Galleria?
The true identity of a very festive intruder, spotted on CCTV arriving at The Galleria, has now been confirmed as none other than Santa’s most esteemed helper… the scout Elf! As per Christmas tradition, the scout Elf has been tasked with keeping an eye on guests…he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice! And this year, it seems that Elf has decided to take residence at The Galleria for the month of December – watching guests, appearing here and there around the centre and of course already getting up to his world-renowned mischief!
To celebrate the Elf’s arrival, The Galleria has launched an official Elf Hunt and is encouraging Elf hunters to take s-Elfies and share them on social media with the hashtag #GalleriaElf.
Chief Officer of Christmas at The Galleria, commented: “When we arrived at the outlet on 1st December, we were stunned to find one of Santa’s infamous scout elves had moved in overnight. We’re incredibly excited at his arrival and have launched The Galleria Elf Hunt, inviting guests to seek out his hiding spots. So far the elf has stayed true to his reputation of causing a bit of havoc so we’ll make sure we keep an eye on him during his stay.”
As well as the Elf Hunt, guests to The Galleria can enjoy seasonal entertainment from local community groups on selected dates along with supporting East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity and Lister Hospital’s Children’s Ward by donating a Christmas gift at The Giving Tree.
For more information about the Elf Hunt and Christmas events at The Galleria, visit https://thegalleria.co.uk/articles/elf-hunt
Milton Keynes activewear brand Gymcub Apparel opens Christmas pop-up
GymCub Apparel, the Milton Keynes born activewear and leisure brand is set to open a pop-up store at Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes following a successful launch online earlier this year. Opening at 10am on Wednesday 1st December, the brand – which has a growing fanbase in the local area – will welcome guests throughout the festive period and into the New Year, for a limited time only.
Marking the opening of its first ever physical store, the brand – known for its bold and daring designs – will sell its best-selling items including its co-ord signature tracksuits and hoodies, as well as its much-loved t-shirts, vests, leggings, and cropped tops. It will also launch a brand-new limited-edition line which will be exclusively available in store only.
Located opposite Victoria’s Secret, the stylish activewear brand which has been spotted on a host of reality TV stars including Love Island’s Connor Durman, Emma Woodhams and TOWIE’s Roman Hackett will finally be available to purchase in store for the first time ever and will celebrate by sharing an exclusive 50% discount to first time customers on Friday 3rd December.
Richard Cayless, Owner of GymCub Apparel commented “GymCub Apparel was born here in Milton Keynes, so it only felt right to open our first ever pop-up in the city. We’ve had a successful launch period, growing our community online and this marks the next step in building that fanbase further. Our ethos is all about looking great and feeling great and that will be reflected in our instore experience”
He continued “We know Christmas is always a busy period, with lots of people on the lookout for the perfect gift and we cannot wait to bring our bold and daring designs to Milton Keynes. We cannot wait to welcome everyone when doors open at 10am on Wednesday.”