Bah! Humbug! The Anti-Christmas Party With The Broken Hearts DJs

The Broken Hearts, a seriously cool DJ duo – described by Timeout magazine as “Turntable goddesses… guaranteed to pull out a plethora of delights from both the DJ crate and the dressing-up box” – hosted the Back to Ours: Bah! Humbug! Anti-christmas party at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden on Friday 11th December.

They are big fans of Illamasqua and asked us to come along and create some party looks on their guests, so Adam, Mika and Helen set up a make-up table complete with stencils and went colour crazy!

Alex Box [Creative Director] and Kate Massarella [Brand Director] also popped down for a lime daiquiri [or three] but I couldn’t find any pictures of them… I think they were too busy propping up the bar!

Black heart motifs were painted on to everyone from the bar men, to the Broken Hearts themselves and almost all of the guests – who ranged from burlesque artists to club kids to media moguls – using Eye Liner Cake in ‘Mislead’ mixed with Sealing Gel for ultimate staying power.

On hand to take lots of snaps was the lovely Christopher James, founder of weknowwhastyoudidlastnight

The beautiful set was designed by Petra Stoors, the acclaimed set designer who has a client list that includes Alexander McQueen.

The black and white theme of the evening was only broken by the bright Intense Lipglosses – ‘Besotted’ and ‘Indulge’ were the most requested according to the artists.

It all got a messy at the end, a sure sign of a great night…

Thanks to The Broken Hearts girls, Christopher James, Ali at The Hospital Club, Petra Storrs and everyone else for a fantastic night!

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert