Another event I will not be able to go to, but it sounds so fantastic I don't want anyone else to miss out. Illamasqua will be teaming up with The National Portrait Gallery to set up as a film studio for one night only, providing makeovers worthy of your debut.
That's right: at the door you pick up your 'NPG contract', then enter the 'NPG Film Studio' and you're escorted into one of seven 'star-making departments' for a vintage glamour makeup transformation. It's inspired by the National Portrait Gallery's current exhibition Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits.
"Pose in a black & white photography studio and visit The Broken Hearts Cocktail Lounge for drinks, swing music and cabaret.
You can also go to the movies and watch Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, hear talks on gender, clothes and beauty, take part in vintage styling and drawing classes and participate in a Vintage Twitter Bureau @NPGGlamour with vintage typewriters.
A drawing class will show the art of making Gloria Swanson's Marcel Waves, setting Lauren Bacall's rollers or greasing James Dean's slick back with specially styled models (as well as providing expert advice on how to draw and learn a good hairdo!) In a gallery based debate Is Gender an Illusion? clinical psychologists Dr Polly Carmichael and Dr Victoria Holt will explore notions of identity and unpick the confusion of chromosomes."
It's on FRIDAY 7th October [6-9pm]
**All events are free but tickets are required for some activities and 20% of Illamasqua’s Vintage Glamour course will be available on the day.
Illamasqua have just been nominated for 'Best Brand Blog' in Cosmopolitan's 2011 Blog Awards! I absolutely love their blog, check it out here to read about the NPG event. I always enjoy their posts as you often forget it is a Brand blog at all. It's one of my favourites and I will definitely vote for them. You can too, at this link: