LFW issue: Behind the scenes

Stylist's second fashion issue, celebrating all things London Fashion Week, is a very special issue. Not only is it glossy, but it comes with four different covers from our amazing 'me and my muse' fashion shoot. When we weren't rubbing shoulders with some of the most influential designers of the moment - and the muses who inspired them, we were carefully positioning smoke machines in an M3 underpass for our second shoot, featuring minimalist fashion, a key a/w trend. Cover girls Erin O'Connor and Nicola Roberts weren't the only glamour pusses we encountered this week. Five beautiful cats joined the Stylist team for a shoot with a difference - cats dripping in jewels and gems. Yes, really!

  • Erin's final touches

    Stylist snapped model muse Erin O'Connor at our cover shoot. She was Tweeting throughout the shoot and later had to rush off to meet photographer Rankin.

  • Henry & Nicola

    Henry, who posed with muse Nicola Roberts for our cover shoot, told Stylist that he'd been to his sister's wedding the weekend before and recited the words to Girls Aloud's song Untouchable as his speech. Nobody noticed until he told them afterwards.

  • Setting the mood

    Hair stylist Simon looks at the inspiration board ahead of the cover shoot.

  • Matthew & Valentine

    Matthew Williamson teamed up with muse Valentine Fillol Cordier for Stylist's cover shoot. Telling us about his forthcoming collection, the designer revealed: "It's kind of quintessential, I've gone back to what I do best and tried to express the perfect summer wardrobe for a girl."

  • Prepping Valentine

    Backstage at the cover shoot, make-up artist Kolbrun starts working on Valentine's face.

  • Smoky style

    Under the glamorous location of the m3, smoke machines waft smoke towards the model.

  • Shooting fashion

    Photographer Jason in full swing.

  • Top knot twins

    Fashion assistant Morag gets the look on our fashion shoot.

  • Feline Jewels

    Acting fashion director Alexandra and photographer Tim Flach go through the jewellery for Feline Fashion.

  • Model cat

    Gypsy the cat gets ready for her close up as part of our unique fashion shoot.