Posted on July 23, 2012

After a truly magical weekend at Port Eliot festival in Cornwall last summer, we knew we’d find a way to go back! While we may have spent most of our time in the Wardrobe Department where designer Louise Gray was doing face and body art using our make-up, we were truly blown away by the picture perfect setting and the never-ending array of fun to be had. From poetry readings and cookery classes to doing the twist in the Boogie tent, we soon understood why legendary Fashion Journalist Sarah Mower had agreed to be the festival’s first Fashion Curator.

Lucky for us, Louise had as much fun as we did and with her first Topshop make-up collaboration in the works, we were soon plotting our return. Time flies when you’re having fun and before we knew it, up had gone our tipi, complete with silver foil streamers, and full to the brim with Louise’s rainbow-hued make-up that you’ll soon be able to get your hands on.

Last year, all the girls – both big and small – wanted Louise to be their best friend and this year was no different! From the minute our tent opened to the minute it closed, there was a queue, fizzing with excitement. After all, it’s not everyday you get to have your make-up done by one of London Fashion Week’s hottest talents.

Inspired by her fun and frivolous catwalk collections, as well as the make-up she’s often spotted wearing front row, Louise’s had everyone at Port Eliot smiling from ear to ear. As she told us while we were hanging out in the sunshine: “My idea was to design for the Topshop girl a range that was young and fun, similar to both the fashion and make-up I wear already. My mainline collections have always been about pushing optimism, colour and fun, I want her to experiment with the product, be daring and enjoy it.”

If you love all things playful and poptastic, you’ll love the wonderful world of Louise Gray and we can’t wait to share it with you come August 23rd when her make-up collection lands in store and on Topshop.com. Follow #LOVELOUISEGRAY on Twitter to join in the neon, glittery fun.

To see what else we got up to at the weekend, make sure you check back tomorrow! From a Lanvin chess set at a fashion dolls’ tea party curated to couture newspaper gowns, there’s a reason Port Eliot has become the style sets festival of choice.



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