Hot trend: Sporty Spice's fishbone plait

23 March 2010

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If you spotted our special dedication to Melanie Chisholm yesterday, you'll have noticed she is looking HAWT! Not only has Sporty Spice traded in her trademark tom-boy style for fellow Spicer VB's ultra feminine dress designs but she's fast-forwarded a season and got herself an A/W 10 must-have hair style!  Check out her sophisticated low-side parting pulled back into a low fishbone plait which we first saw at the Marios Schwab A/W 10 show last month, created by king of the fishbone plait Adam Reed (yes, he created Diane Kruger's infamous look at Cannes too).

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'The inspiration was the VB dress,' said Adam. 'She just looked so strong with the hair, make-up and dress and David Barton created these amazing new dual tone Minx nails on her too.  They looked black or silver depending on the light.'

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His top tip for getting the look? Use straighteners, like Babyliss Pro Advanced Stylers to smooth hair - use it on a cool 100 degrees setting which will ensure hair stays flat and clean to the head. At Marios Schwab, Adam used Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream at the tip of the tails for neat, polished ends. We can't wait to get home to give it a try...

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- Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Associate Beauty Editor


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