5 Minutes with @lauragilmour_
LBD: So firstly, is Influencing/Blogging your full-time job?
LAURA: No blogging is just a hobby of mine. I work full time in PR & Collaborations for a fashion brand.x
LBD: We see you as a huge influencer on Instagram, but what is the most exciting thing you have been involved with?
LAURA: It's so funny I don't actually consider myself an influencer as I've only recently started to take my Instagram seriously But the most exciting thing I've been involved with was the Sarah Ashcroft X In The Style launch party. I travelled down to London for the occasion and met up with some of the other bloggers, which was lots of fun. The event itself was amazing with an impressive gifting suite, yummy cocktails and live catwalks showcasing Sarah's gorgeous designs.
LBD: At LBD we love Sarah’s style, who doesn’t!! But who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to style?
LAURA: Honestly I take most of my inspiration from Instagram, which can sometimes be a good and a bad thing. The main people I look to for inspo are Carli Bybel, she literally looks amazing in everything and of course Sarah Ashcroft - I love her street style!
LBD: We have been loving everyone’s summer wardrobe insta pics, What would you say are your 5 key wardrobe must haves for summer 2017?
LAURA: Oh I will have to think about this one! I'd have to say my acid wash oversized denim jacket - it's perfect for this time of year as it's lightweight and can easily be tied round the waist, if it gets too hot! Obviously sliders! I literally own about 10000 pairs now. They are just super easy to throw on and come in so many different styles. I have understated Nike ones when I'm feeling casual and then I've got fluffy sparkly pairs for when I want to be extra AF. I also live for Bardot tops in the summer time - there's just something about shoulder cleavage that I think looks super classy, especially if you highlight your décolletage! This style of top is perfect for hotter days. Of course having a statement pair of sunnies is essential for summer and all year round if I'm honest! I'm obsessed with my mirrored aviators from Quay Australia - they just add extra sass to any outfit.
LBD: So with the hot weather, what is your one beauty tip to slaying all day every day?
LAURA: Slaying everyday makeup is a daily struggle but I'm learning tips and tricks to help keep my makeup flawless all day long. Having amazing makeup all starts with your skin, so I've been keeping to a particular skincare routine recently to help clear up any breakouts and ensure my skin stays super soft ready for makeup. Prepping your skin before application is super important too if you want your makeup to last all day, so definitely invest in a good primer! At the moment I'm using the Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear primer base, which glided on leaving the skin matte and super smooth ready for makeup. It also has SPF20, which is essential for the summer.
LBD: At House of LBD we are obsessed with skincare. When it comes to beauty what would be the one item you could not survive a summer holiday without?
LAURA: I could not go on holiday without my MAC Fix + spray - it's perfect for evening out your complexion and freshening up your makeup after a long day of pool parties! If you aren't wearing makeup during the day then it also acts as a lovely cool down spray while you're sunning it up.
Written by Lauren Collins @laurengcollins firstname.lastname@example.org