Beauty, Fashion, Food, and Female Empowerment: Stylist Live 2018
If you are commuting in London, you have most likely come across Stylist magazine.
The magazine has been entertaining the masses during rush hour since 2009.; containing high-end content including beauty, fashion, lifestyle- as well as discussing the broad range of issues women face in professional and personal life. After successfully expanding to the French market in 2013, the publication launched a live event for the magazine: the Stylist Live festival. Since the first festival Stylist Live has successfully doubled its visitor numbers with 20,000 attending in 2017.
This year’s festival is taking on place 9th – 11th November in the Olympia London Exhibition Centre. Day tickets cost £15; three-day-ticket cost £30. With both options, a complimentary drink included, as well as the access to all open stage sessions and talks, along with access to the Stylist Catwalk events.
But what exactly does the Stylist Live Festival offer? Of course, you will discover lots of new products in the fashion and beauty industry. You can watch the Stylist Catwalk fashion show and feel like Anna Wintour in the front-row or explore more than 250 pop-ups providing free beauty treatments, skincare consultations and hair styling. International brands such as Aussie, BareMinerals or Instax will be there, as well as numerous independent brands; offering everything from natural skincare to award-winning jewellery. When you work up an appetite from all the shopping and pampering grab a doughnut from Dude’s Doughnuts or some French pastries from On Café.
Another highlight, or rather highlights, are the amazing talks and workshops happening at the festival. The workshops are part of the ‘Stylist Self Care Session’ series and concern mental well-being; offering insights into self-care for parents and distress caused by hormonal imbalance.
The talks also centre around female empowerment. Several talks are about self-acceptance, dealing with skin positivity (with #freethepimples inventor Louisa Northcote and model Beth Brice,) or discussing body positivity and body hair politics with activist Harnaam Kaur and filmmaker Helen Plumb. The talks look further into female empowerment in the professional work world, with talks as like: ‘How to Negotiate a Pay Rise,’ and ‘Confidence, Resilience, and Networking with the AllBright Academy’ aiming to strengthen female presence in the workplace. Alongside this, political topics like Brexit, sexual assault in the Trump era or cultural representation in media, beauty and fashion will be discussed.
So, if you are now as excited about the Stylist Live Festival as we are, check the event out here, for further information, all talks and workshops and tickets.