My favourite beauty moments from the shows so far…

27 September 2010

You may not have bought your winter boots yet, but in planet fashion it’s spring / summer. And there’s nothing like a fashion fest of floaty frocks and brightly-coloured faces to take our minds off the rain. Check out my show-list with the most-est. FYI, the following beauty looks have all been approved for wear right now!
 
Power pink eyeshadow at Narciso Rodriguez

Pink on lids: It’s polished, pretty, and on-trend now. Besides I’m bored of navy and too shy for purple. Make-up artist Liz Pugh told me the trick to making pink look cool - not girly - is to go with no blush and pale skin….plus partnering pink make-up with super-slick hair, courtesy of hair guru Eugene Souleiman, helps some.
 
Kim Sears FROW hair

What is that girl eating? I mean, who has hair that long and lustrous? Someone please check for extensions. But seriously, top points for Ms Sears spotted on the front row at Burberry working the new nude hair colour in this week’s Grazia. And the killer heels are pretty hot too. Bring on Wimbledon! 
 
Grown up Glitter at Giles Deacon

And you thought glitter was for tweens. Just cast your eyes on the glittering eyelids at Giles Deacon and prepare to fall in love. Apparently glitter’s hot in hair too. ‘Grunged up hair with a touch of spray glitter is stunning. A rough and ready look with a touch of glitz – it’s all about the mix of edge with polish right now,’ Sam McKnight tells me.
 
Aggy’s return to the catwalk

Just as I thought all the character models had gone by the wayside (aside from Kristen McMenamy), Aggy pops up on the catwalk for Giles Deacon, sporting a newly chopped mohican. You go girl!
 
The lazy loop

Is this the laziest bun in the whole world? At DKNY and Jaeger, the ponytail-slash-bun ruled. I love this, not least because it’s my can’t-be-bothered hairstyle. Eugene Souleiman, the hair stylist behind the DKNY show says, ‘It’s simple but at the same time considered. It marks a new type of soft and feminine minimalism. It’s light and intimate, not austere.’
 
Gucci Gucci Coup

The inspiration was late 70’s photographs of Guy Bourdin and David Bailey. The look is sheer perfection. Glass-like hair slicked to the side and accessorised with chilli red lipstick. Thank god the glamour’s back for summer!
 
Welcome the (clip-in) fringe!

I’m feeling a fringe movement coming on. Preen did it, Charles Anastase did it, even Kim Kardashian has been seen out and about sporting a clip-in fringe.  Plus it’s great for hiding wrinkles - just think how much we’ll save on Botox and wrinkle creams.  The best bit? You don’t have to go near a pair of scissors. Get yours from Hersheson’s Blow-dry bar. www.hershesons.com
 
The Joan Jett Shag

Check out Marios Schwab’s take on Joan Jett’s famous Shag haircut. With model of the moment Freja Beha working a soft and flattering version, and The Runaways (the film about Joan Jett’s life) out in cinemas, it looks like this could be the new ‘Rachel’.  
 
Glitter nail tips at Topshop Unique

Sophie Robson is the nail guru that spawns the hottest new nail trends each season. My money’s on this one: Uber pretty glitter tips at Topshop Unique will update your look instantly.
 
Jason Wu Woo’s with woven plaits

Odile Gilbert, the hair stylist who brought back crimping and put grey on the fashion map, has come up with a new take on the plaited bun. Backstage we spotted her at work. 'Jason’s collection was inspired in part by the 1970’s, so we wanted the hair for this season to reflect the hair of that era. Though the look is ultra-sophisticated, it’s also young and playful, with clean, slick hair in front and a mélange of braids and twists gathered into a gorgeous flower in back. The addition of Jason’s material completes the look, like chiffon highlights,' says Odile. FYI: we spotted Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother and Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray in her kit.

- Annabel Jones


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