Reminiscing… London Fashion Week SS17

tj-model-4-nefFashion Week was AMAZING.

That is the only way to describe it.

The people, the noise, the hustle and bustle, the fashion, the lights, the vibrancy, the fun- need I go on.

On the first day, I attended the Teatum Jones show, which was held at the iconic British Fashion Council’s Catwalk Space. Clean and slick, it was the perfect venue for the co-designers’ block and patterned range that I would love to get my hands on.

The designs were sincerely stunning- chic and sophisticated, and extremely wearable for both, the minimalist and maximalist dresser. Designers, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones,

Teatum Jones Catwalk Show SS17

showcased their design segments in the presence of reality stars, models and other modern influencers. I even met past interviewee, Chloe Lloyd, who was a ray of sunshine on the rainy day- and looking a vision in one of Teatum Jones’ dresses. Other segments included lace, netting and prints across women and menswear.

A spectacle I shall never forget.



Throughout the day, I embraced the hustle and bustle of the seasonal occasion. On my travels, I met many delightful people who epitomized sheer elegance. One of the lovely ladies I came across was chic fashion blogger, Karine Jones- the voice behind Aesthetic Candy (@aestheticandy). Jones’ blog aims to give the reader pleasure, whilst inspiring them to unearth their individual style- it’s a must-read!

Later on, I met the delightful, Claudia Garcia- the creator of fashion and travel blog, The Trendy Hub (@thetrendyhub), which discusses everything from street style favourites to her travel-to destinations! Alongside Garcia, I met Amelia Strange and Arrantxa Garrado, and asked them the following Fashion Week questions.

Arrantxa Garrado

Who is your favourite designer this Fashion Week?

Amelia Strange: Difficult question… but I saw Eudon Choi about two hours ago and it was so good- really elegant, I could definitely wear everything that was on the catwalk, that’s for sure!

Claudia Garcia: I really like J. JS Lee, and I really like Paula Costelloe. And, actually, the one we just saw- Eudon Choi- it was really good, really chic, very minimalistic.


Tanya Burr

Say you are running out the door, what are the Fashion Week essentials that you throw in your bag?

Amelia: Definitely my liquid eyeliner, it’s been my partner in crime for like seven years! Usually bronzer, my tan is going away now so that’s going back in my bag.

Arrantxa Garrado: Depending on the weather, of course!… A little bit of makeup because it is a long day. I always bring a small mirror, my chewing gum and my lipstick.


Claudia: iPhone charger, concealer and eyeliner… and my phone, obviously!


Who is your favourite designer that is not showing in Fashion Week or what is your favourite Fashion House?

Amelia: I don’t want to go for all the obvious ones but they’re all really great, too… I always look at the Chanel ones, I love elegance and I think Chanel is just elegance all around… I think that would be the catwalk that I would die for.

Claudia: I’d go for Jo Moto. Just like dark colours, very minimalistic, plain- I like it.


Day 2:

After the sheer madness of the day one, I had high hopes for what was to come- I’m pleased to say that the second day of Fashion Week was equally as astounding.

Whilst on my travels, once again, I met numerous delightful figures, one of which being the stunning, Skai Pakalynte, who goes by the blogger name of Scent of Blanc (@scentofblanc), in the queue for a show which, unfortunately, reached full capacity before letting us in. Pakalynte’s blog revolves around the niche combination of fashion and fitness, and I would highly recommend giving her site a read. Be sure to keep an eye out on Models on Trend for something very exciting coming soon with Skai!

Here’s what London Fashion Week Day 2 attendants said in response to my questions.



Who is your favourite designer in London Fashion Week?

Sarah Penny: So far, I think I really like Eudon Choi… He’s got a really good commercial head on him, and he kind of knows what styles and he really knows his audience. Even for him, I felt like he was kind of stretching himself with the detailing and the features; it was really, really interesting for him.

Carlee Wallace: Tough.. Well, my favourite designer’s Phoebe Philo but she’s not showing… I saw the Teatum Jones show and it just blew my mind- it was really great, so up and coming.

Lisa Nguyen: It has to be Elie Saab, that’s my favourite.

Mariah Idrissi: Today is my first day! Last year I did Pam Hogg, and that was really good I loved the style, and Katie Zee, as well; this is the first show I’m doing today.


Right to left: Mariah Idrissi and her manager



Say you are running out the door, what are the Fashion Week essentials that you throw in your bag?

Sarah: I would put in my handbag-  number one piority is my phone,*and* a red lipstick normally- because by Monday *of Fashion Week* fatigue starts to kick in- and a bottle of water.

Carlee: My phone and my headphones.

Sasha Barrett: Probably red lippy, gum- because you’re meeting so many people, you want to have fresh breath- and just a weak perfume.

Emi Papanikola: Phone, chewing that I didn’t.. Sasha: My gum, ha ha! … Emi: Water, keys.

Lisa: My lip gloss, and my favourite perfume which is a Marc Jacobs one.

Mariah: Lipstick, especially if I’m wearing a bright colour! My phone, of course, keys.


Who is your favourite designer that is not showing in Fashion Week or what is your favourite Fashion House?

Sarah: That’s really difficult… Georgia Hardinge, who is not showing this season because she is re-aligning her brand. She used to show at Fashion Week but she’s decided to take time out and re-brand- and it’s very folded, structured pleating, and I think she’s doing something that’s completely different from everyone else.

Emi: Claire Barrow!

Left to right: Sasha Barrett and Emi Papanikola

Lisa: Some of the emerging ones… I’m a designer myself. There’s a few others- too many to list!

Mariah: I’ve got so many. I love COS, that’s my favourite high street, and more high fashion I like Burberry, definitely.


What is your favourite part about Fashion Week?

Sarah: I think seeing the progression of designers, because you can follow someone from when they’ve just graduated, and when they’re showing as initiatives such as Fashion Scout, and when they move on to NEWGEN and Fashion East. Just really seeing the evolution of careers.

Carlee: I just love the shows, to be honest, it kind of combines that bit of theatre and fashion together and I just think it’s amazing.

Sasha: I think connecting with new people, and re-connecting with old connections that you haven’t seen in a while.

Emi: When the music drops and the first model comes out.

Lisa: I think it’s the excitement, like seeing different creativities that designers come up with, and the excitement of people rushing in to see the shows, and the press and the people- just the whole vibe.

Mariah: I think the events in the evening; I do love the shows but events you get to network a bit more.


NYFW SS17: Through Louisa Warwick’s Eyes

Ah New York, New York. The concrete jungle where dreams are made of, and it’s true- there’s nothing you can’t do.

But unfortunately, attending New York Fashion Week wasn’t possible for me this time round. So, instead, I engaged the next best thing and enlisted an eagle eye for behind the scenes and on the runway access- my good friend, previous interviewee and renowned fashion model, Louisa Warwick.

Niki Stavia SS17 | Getty Images

Over the course of the occasion, Louisa stole the show on the catwalks of Minan Wong and Niki Stavia- whom she stated “had some of the most beautiful designs I’d ever worn”.

During our discussion, the lovely Louisa declared her favoured hairstyle of NYFW to be a “fishtail bun and loose curls”, which she wore for one of her five shows- Samantha Leibowitz.

Samantha Leibowitz SS17 | Paul Newland
In regards to other New York Fashion Week events, the blonde beauty declared she “loved the Marc Jacobs show”, and agrees that Alice + Olivia’s designs were “beautiful”!

Warwick shortly revealed her Fashion Week essentials, her list consisting of every girl’s go-to’s: lip balm, a phone charger, your wallet and phone!

Yang by Yang Lu SS17 | Getty Images

And now it seems like New York Fashion Week was a world away. Overseeing Fashion Month via the front row, backstage or social media projects a different outlook on the occasion, so I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the event through major model, Louisa Warwick’s eyes.

I’d also like to thank Louisa for collaborating with Models on Trend on this article!

Louisa’s social media:

Instagram: @louisawarwick

Twitter: @LouisaWarwick


Cover star and campaign it-girl, Chloe Lloyd is one of the most recognised faces across the globe, pinned down for her envied edgy style and subtle sophistication. The Cheshire-born chick has built a career in the modeling industry, with numerous vibrant achievements under her belt and the best is yet to come!

Institute Magazine

Lloyd has a tale to tell in regards to how she entered the industry. Having been scouted as a teenager, the blond Brit repeatedly refused offers from agencies until age 19, when she marked her grand entrance with Storm Models. 5 years later, and now with Select Models as her Mother Agent, Chloe continues to be in constant demand across the globe,  demonstrating that hard work and motivation are the keys to success.

I’d love to land another big beauty campaign and TV ad as beauty work is probably my favourite.

Now being classed as one of the most iconic British supermodels, some of Lloyd’s stand out works consist of campaigns with Maybelline New York and Thomas Sabo, two Elle covers and so on. When asked to comment on her double bill of cover features, Lloyd was as humble as ever, claiming “I never dreamt I’d cover one let alone two”. Other recent business ventures consist of campaigns for high street brands like Quiz Clothing and Dorothy Perkins, alongside being the face of Spectrum Collections and Wed2B.

Maybelline New York
Thomas Sabo ‘Eau de Karma’

In regards to her career aspirations, Chloe names “another big beauty campaign” as one of her goals due to her passion for makeup, but “a British Vogue cover wouldn’t be too bad” either!

In addition to her rocketing career, Lloyd has established a blog ( which she showcases her fashion favourites and beauty go-to’s. She reveals to having created websites from a young age, but decided to return to her childhood hobby as her style has recently evolved and matured. Her outfit posts in particular attract an abundance of online eyes, and during our discussion, Chloe pinpoints “slip dresses with bulky winter boots” as her go-to summer combination- which she has recently exhibited on her site!

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Continuing on the thread of fashion, Chloe also mentions how she adores to shop in “random vintage shops” and unearth distinctive treasures you can’t find elsewhere! But even models need a little inspiration sometimes, and when asked about her style icons, Chloe states “I’ve loved Mary Kate and Ashley since I was a kid”, and shortly mentions Kate Moss as she “nails the rock and roll look”.

Quiz Clothing

As a lover of fashion, a devotion to beauty and skincare must entail! Chloe reveals to having a consistent skincare routine all year round, but declares how she’s recently enhanced her haircare routine by taking “hair supplements and sleep in hair masks”; she also swears by Easilocks extensions.

Jenny Hands
Jenny Hands

But, setting aside the career talk, celebrations are in order as Miss Lloyd is soon to be Mrs Cuthbert! Chloes fiance, Josh Cuthbert, member of boyband Union J, proposed during a romantic getaway in Venice in November last year. ‘Chlosh’ met at an event in late 2014, shortly moved in together and have been devoted to one another since. Chloe describes their ready-to-wed relationship as feeling “more united”, but jokes that their engagement sometimes “makes me feel old!” The couple, soon after arriving back in London Town, held a large bash to mark the occasion, the bride-to-be describing the gathering as a “really fun” night.

Chloe’s Instagram | @chloelloyd

However, life as a model isn’t always so perfect as it may appear to be, and the blond blogger is rightfully vocal when it comes to the difficulties she and other models face within the industry. Chloe expresses her “frustration” surrounding the rise of social media, stating it’s unfair that “even more pressure has now been put on models” to build their online following in order to receive work. “If you don’t get a job, forget it ever existed and have total tunnel vision!” is Chloe’s advice to aspiring models. She also recommends to grow a thick skin and avoid taking rejection personally.

At the same time, social media is also an incredible way to control your own image

But, Lloyd ensures to discuss the positives that stem from online activity. Chloe discusses how platforms such as Instagram enable models to showcase “your own personal pick of images” to clients and project your personality. Chloes Instagram (@chloelloyd) is a personal favourite of mine, as she not only promotes her current campaigns, but also provides an insight into her personal life- whether it be her most recent vacation, or a day out with Josh!

Chloe also combats the stereotypes surrounding the profession, and explains how the majority of models opt support one another, and avoid rivaled competition within their line of work. “We all respect and compliment each other” is Lloyd’s response, “Girls supporting girls is cool”.

Joseph Sinclair

And there you have it- the lovely Miss Lloyd in a nutshell. Beauty with brains and bursting with talents; I look forward to seeing what else Chloe has in store, because I know it’ll be great.

I’d also like to thank Chloe for taking the time to answer my questions!

Chloe’s social media:

Instagram: @chloelloyd

Twitter: @xChloeLloyd


Georgia Sumner, 25, is jet-setting her way towards stardom in the modelling and acting industry. Originating from the English county of West Sussex, Sumner has kickstarted her career and there’s no stopping her.

James Bartolozzi

Sumner was first discovered at the age of eleven at a Christina Aguilera concert, but shortly decided to put career decisions on hold due to her youth, saying “at that age you don’t really have a huge amount of self-awareness”. Choosing to enter the modelling industry 5 years later, Miss Sumner’s claim to fame began after she featured in an 8 page spread for ‘Urban Life Magazine’, and described it as a “really fun shoot”.

James Bartolozzi

Since then, Sumner has proved to be more than deserving of her success, having collaborated with international brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Next Company and Rush Hair to name a few. The cover star has also featured in numerous publications such as Porter and Look Magazine.

One of her most recent works was with bridal giant, Victoria Harper Couture, stating it was a delight to “spend my days dressed like a princess” whilst working with such a “fun group of people”.

Victoria Harper Couture | Behind the scenes


Victoria Harper Couture

But, modelling hasn’t always been the love of her life, as the brunette bombshell is currently pursuing her lifetime goal of being on the big screen, stating “I have always wanted to act, it’s still what I want to do”. And so, to achieve her dream, Sumner has recently graduated from the prestigious T. Schreiber Studio for Film and Theatre in New York, describing it as “the best year of my life”. To date, Miss Sumner has featured in some of our favourite movies and TV shows such as the BBC series, ‘Material Girl’, and global box office hit, ‘Swinging with the Fenkels’, alongside co-star, Mandy Moore. However that’s not to say Georgia doesn’t share her love for both modelling and acting, as the glamorous girl-next-door personifies the belief that you needn’t limit yourself to only one career when you’re bursting with creative talents!

However, Sumner follows the ideology of work hard, play hard, and on the rare occasion of a day off, she loves “watching movies”, putting in extra hours at the gym and hanging with friends- one of whom is previous interviewee, Louisa Warwick!

JetSmarter event | via Louisa’s twitter @LouisaWarwick

Sumner is also a big lover of fashion, and is globally envied for her less-is-more style. Some of her staple items consist of “high-waisted jeans, body suits, black booties and a classic handbag”. Furthermore, you’ll be pleased to know that her taste doesn’t break the bank, stating she’s a big lover of highstreet names”Topshop and Urban Outfitters”, but likes to combine such items with pieces from high end labels like “Alice & Olivia and YSL” for good proportion.

Pago Chico

Alongside this, the brunette bombshell enjoys switching up her skincare routine, saying “I experiment with products all the time”. But, to ensure she maintains her pristine, glowing complexion, Georgia is devoted to “Creme de la Mere or Kiehls'” moisturisers and eye creams. In addition to this, if she requires a little rejuvenation, the brunette beauty says the Peter Thomas Roth under-eye patches are her go-to.

Pago Chico

Sumner is also known for her desirable physique, stating her daily workout is based around weight training as it keeps her “toned and lean”, and agrees that seeing results motivates her “to keep going”. Because of this, Sumner is a prime example that if you strive to achieve something, whether it’s work or personal-related, there needn’t be any reason to prevent your success.

Jason Forbes

To conclude, Miss Georgia Sumner has flawlessly demonstrated that self belief and and big dreams are the methods for success!

I’d also like to thank Georgia for taking the time to answer my questions!

Speak soon, Lx

Georgia’s Social Media:

Instagram: @itsgeorgiasumner


17-year-old Aussie, Alli Simpson, is the one to watch out for within the modelling and music industry, and is swiftly becoming to be one of the most influential teens in the public eye, though it’s safe to say that she does not take her role lightly. Currently living in Los Angeles, California, Alli’s enthusiasm and message of staying true to yourself enables her to be an inspiration for women and men across the world.

Alli’s Instagram | @allisimpson

Originating from the Gold Coast of Australia, Alli has transitioned from being a competitive swimmer to teaming up with some of our favourite household names. Having only started modelling five years ago at the youthful age of 12, precisely a year after she’d moved to LA, Alli is the perfect example that kindness, sincerity, and self belief is all you need to succeed in this world.

The blonde beauty’s first campaign was with teen-targeted shoe company ‘Love Pastry’, and it’s fair to say that she’s come a long way since then. Alli has recently featured in campaigns with international accessories giant ‘Claire’s’, and American clothing brand ‘Mudd’, which she worked alongside with Noah Cyrus, Sammy Wilk, Stella Hudgens, and Vine duo, Jack & Jack. When asked what it was like to collaborate with such brands, Simpson describes it as “a dream come true” as she’s “made some incredible friends out of it”, and later discusses how thankful she is for the oppurtunities she has rightfully received whilst living in LA.

Mudd Clothing

To add to her growing list of accomplishments, Alli already has four singles under her belt, after releasing her first hit song ‘Why I’m Single’ in June 2013. The Aussie states that her elder brother, singer, Cody Simpson, was the one who inspired her “to make music in the first place”.

‘Why I’m Single’ artwork

When asked about her future plans, Simpson states that she prefers to take “one day at a time”, though promises that more music is on the way. Her most recent single, ‘Roll ’em Up’ featuring Jack & Jack, is her first ever musical collaboration, and states that the boys were “super fun” to work with, whilst agreeing she would love to work with them in the future.

‘Roll ’em Up’ artwork

Furthermore, Alli has become the host of her own self-titled radio show on American station ‘Radio Disney’, primarily discussing topics such as fashion, music, and boys. When asked about how she’d earned her role, Alli discusses how she’d worked with the company doing interviews with stars such as One Direction and Justin Bieber at various times throughout the past few years. Ever since airing, ‘The Alli Simpson Show’ has featured celebrity guests such as Gigi Hadid, Fifth Harmony, and Nick Jonas, with the blonde bombshell agreeing it’s “pretty damn cool” to have her own show.

Radio Disney | via Alli’s Instagram @allisimpson













As well as accessorizing, Alli is also a big lover of fashion. Often sharing outfit inspiration across her social media, the Aussie has accumulated over 3.1 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined, but is also known and loved for spreading her down-to-earth, motivational status’ discussing the positivity involved with new experiences and life as a whole.

Reverting back to the topic of fashion, Simpson states that “all kinds of boots” are her favourite fall fashion item, and particularly loves to incorporate “tans, navy blues and military greens” within her outfits in order to follow autumnal trends. Although it’s frequently seen that she always ensures add her own unique touch of sophistication and class that money simply cannot buy. Alli later states that a “tight sleek ponytail” or a “messy bun” are her go-to’s this season.

Alli’s Instagram | @allsimpson

When asked about her style icons, Simpson chooses “Selena Gomez, Candice Swanepoel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley” and also her Mum, though just like many other girls of her age, with myself included, she uses “fashion blogs and tumblr” for ongoing inspiration.

During our conversation, Alli also discusses her passion for travelling, and mentions how she “fell in love with Europe” after visiting, but particularly took appeal to cities such as Paris and Barcelona. The Aussie also states that her “dream trip” would be to holiday destination Santorini, Greece with all of her closest friends.

To conclude, Alli Simpson is a prime example that a good attitude, ambition, and a smile is all you need to achieve what you can only dream to do, therefore making her what I, and many others, aspire to replicate in ourselves.

I’d also like to say thank you to Alli for taking the time to answer my questions!

Speak soon. Lx

Alli’s Social Media:

Twitter: @allisimpson

Instagram: @allisimpson

Facebook: Alli Simpson