I received an urgent SOS phone call the other day from super model Erin O’Connor who runs the Model Sanctuary for worn out models to retreat tooduring London Fashion Week. Make-up, late nights, poor diets and long hours were showing on models faces and Erin needed some ‘skinh elp’. We devised a Skinesis detox facial and raced to the emergency, setting up a pop up Skinesis therapy room in the Covent Garden town house.
The Model Sanctuary is a relaxing retreat in Covent Garden away from the stress of the catwalk for models to relax and have some pampering in between their hectic fashion week schedules. The constant application of make-up, long days and late nights can have such a damaging effect on models skin when they want to be looking their best. Our facials helped to give the models a deep cleanse and intense hydrating treatment to help boost the skin and fend off problem skin during one of the most stressful times of the fashion calendar.
It’s such an honour to have been part of this project, the stress that models can feel during intense shows can be overwhelming and the model sanctuary isn’t just about pampering but tackles some of the serious issues and pressures models face in the fashion industry every day.
All in all a very glamorous and productive week for us here and we’re already looking forward to next year!
Last night Team Skinesis hit the town for Vogue Fashion Night Out, we partnered up with our new friends at Butler and Wilson to supply some Skinesis goodies for their press packs. It was a big QVC night with plenty of familiar faces for me and a great opportunity to catch up with everyone! In true Butler and Wilson style they had a full array of ‘bling’ including some absolutely gorgeous vintage dresses.
From South Molton Street we sped off to Bond Street to drop in on Chanel, the queue for Sophy Robson manicures was practically out the door! So whilst we sadly didn’t get one on the day we did get a sneaky look at their fantastic new collection inspired by different shades of denim- Les Jeans de Chanel. I have since tried them and the colours are amazing!
A lively night of fashion and champagne, Bond Street was alive with energy, the perfect way to kick off fashion week!
We all like to help charity but when it’s combined with fabulous shopping there’s another great reason to be there! Last night we went to the launch of Mary Portas’ newest Living and Giving store in Parson’s Green for Save the Children. It’s an absolutely gorgeous shop which had some great items; from vintage Louboutin’s, Tom Ford sunglasses, unique ball and cocktail dresses, to pictures and books. To celebrate the launch we gave away a facial to one lucky winner in a raffle with all proceeds going to charity.
The stock changes all the time and judging from the success of the other stores there will always be something exciting to discover in there. So go and have a browse and pick something up- after all it’s for a good cause! I couldn’t resist a Barnes and Noble London image for my office.