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Given that I often have have access to the entire run of a show, I thought it would be interesting to show you how it all works from arrival backstage for hair & make up right through to departure after the show.

This is my photo diary of Topshop Unique’s Spring Summer 2013 show yesterday.

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The temporary tent village, hidden away in Bedford Square Gardens in Bloomsbury:

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This is what you see as you enter the backstage area:

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Multi-tasking backstage, with Anatole Rainey doing nails, whilst being interviewed by a beauty journalist:

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Lead Topshop makeup artist & brand ambassador Hannah Murray in action:

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Make up bench with Topshop makeup:

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The show running order:

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Style guides to show how each look should be worn to help the dressers:

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Dresser guide for Jourdan Dunn on her rail:

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Dressers waiting for the girls:

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Prop kit:

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Early arrivals waiting to get into the show about an hour beforehand:

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Racks with complete show looks:

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Lunch for everyone backstage:

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Anna della Russo being photographed by the hordes:

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The waiting area inside Bedford Square Gardens:

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The Topshop PR in action:

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Topshop cafe, we love you:

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The empty show venue, with plastic on the runway to keep it pristine pre-show:

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Seats with press gifts of two nail varnishes waiting to be filled:

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The show gets underway:

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The show finale:

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Exiting the show into the gaping maw of the paparazzi:

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The drivers, waiting for their editors, looking on as the circus departs the show:

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8 comments

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Looks amazing 🙂

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Absolutely brilliant! Love this. I now feel like I was there, best insight into #LFW so far 🙂

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Backstage is such an amazing and unique experience and one I would most deff love to be part of again! Can be quite stressful tho but so much fun too.xx

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Really interesting to see behind the scenes.

I stumbled upon the Burberry show today as I walked from the V&A to the Serpentine. I was a bit disappointed that the latter was closed due to a private function which I guess was LFW related.

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Really loved this – thank you for sharing it! A really great insight into the furious paddling under the surface

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I’ve just moved to Bedford Square but am away at the moment so it’s really bizarre/interesting to know it was used! Wish I was in London now! Thanks for this post it was really interesting to read about the full process of a fashion show x

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Loved this insight into backstage. Thanks for sharing! x

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