21/02/2012 11:10 GMT | Updated 21/04/2012 06:12 BST

Moschino Cheap & Chic LFW Debut - 'Make up Your Life!'

On Saturday I was lucky enough to attend Moschino Cheap & Chic's first ever show at LFW and put on a show they did. Housed at a beautiful building on Portland Place, on arrival a glass on champagne was placed in my hand and I made my way into a room that had been decorated with an array of beautiful blooms, neon lips and several movie star make-up mirror areas where models were getting preened for the show. Seated in director's chairs that bared the collection's fun-pun slogan 'Make up your Life' on the back or 'Smile, Talk, Kiss, Drink, Laugh, Eat' this was a lovely touch giving the attendees a feeling of being backstage. The cornicing and chandeliers on the ground floor were sensational too...



...As we made our way into the black and white chequerboard tiled hallway a rainbow neon installation echoed the 'Smile, Laugh, Talk, Drink, Shout, Eat, Kiss' of the chairs - very cool. And up the sweeping staircase to the first floor and the intimate catwalk complete with macaroon shade seating and more exquisite chandeliers and don't get me started about the baby blue walls with white baroque detailing. I want to live in a house like this {one can but dream}. The show soundtrack was provided by a live acoustic performance from Lianne La Havas of 'Forget'. Dressed in pieces from the collection we were about to see - what a lovely surprise! Alexa Chung was FROW wearing a beaut pair of J.W. Anderson paisley print pants, as well as a host of super stylists, editors and bloggers...


...and onto the show, a playful winter pastel palette reigned with a particular leaning towards nude shades, makeup references as print protagonist, patchwork panel lace, a textural fabric mix of rainbow furs, crochet, maxi sequin pailettes and fun liquorice allsort-esque make up prints. Glitter pouts / smiles and bouffant beehives completed the modern fifties feeling models beauty look. For me this is a brand that is so suited to showing in London, with it's kooky, quirky cool - let's hope they are here to stay...



...for more behind the scenes photos, a finale video and more fashion week finds and trends go to