We're not finished with Paris Fashion Week just yet, and honestly, the excitement from yesterday's lineup (Valentino! Chanel!) still has me flying high. But rewind couple of days and take a peek with me backstage at the chic and rusty highlights we saw in the models' hair at the Haider Ackermann show. Inspired by the look of controlled chaos with a focus on texture and colour, the style was a simple bun, but the hue spoke volumes. Find out how Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director for Wella created this look.
Instead of wearing their hair in safe, chic chignons or down and sleek like you would presume in Paris, stars from around the world like Katy Perry, Rosario Dawson, Natalia Vodianova, Peng Lin and Amber Le Bon all decided to dare to be different. Take a peek at their hairstyles from the front row at Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier, and let me know whose look you like best.
After bouncing around from show to show, I've been sorting through my notes to find one particular colour that dominated the Autumn/Winter 2012 catwalks of London Fashion Week. Burnt orange, terra cotta, sienna or whichever shade of rust you like to refer to it as, is a gorgeous, rich earthy tone that resembles the seasonal changing colours of the trees. I've gathered photos from seven of my favourite shows that featured burnt orange, so that you can see for yourself how to matriculate this colour into your day to day Winter wardrobe!
I am just about finished with my coverage from London Fashion Week, but if you hang on a wee bit longer, I still have a few of fashion and beauty trends that you won't want to miss out on. For now, however, I am very excited to share some of the ultracool never before seen new products that I spied backstage at four of the fashion shows. Check them out here!
Milan Fashion Week has come to a close, and already Paris Fashion Week has begun. I'm so excited for more fashion and beauty looks that will set the trends for next season, but I've just barely caught my breath from London! You can see all of the gorgeous hair and makeup looks from Milan here, but I've decided to break down one very special roughed up ponytail that I just adore from the Antonio Marras show for you as a special treat. Check out all of the backstage photographs and details on how Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman created this look here!
Now that London Fashion Week has been over for just about a full week now, I can finally take a deep breath and reflect on all of the amazing things I experienced. Not only were the shows terrific, but getting access backstage to see what goes on behind the scenes is always exciting. There's also oodles of fun things that you spy in the front row, on your way into the shows and in and about Somerset House. Since I was there pounding the pavement, I thought I'd share a few more fun tidbits of insight from the forefront of London's biggest fashion event!
- There were amazing black fur seat covers at the Mulberry show that took place in a ballroom at Claridges Hotel.
- On the way out of Topshop Unique, Alexa Chung was being followed by the paps. Whilst she was smiling for the cameras, she was secretly hiding a fag behind her back.
- I chatted with Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea backstage at the House of Holland show, as she was an acting intern for the beauty department at Glamour Magazine.
- I spied Terry Barber, the Creative Director for MAC Cosmetics taking pictures with his fans in the bloggers lounge inside of Somerset House.
- Backstage at the Erdem show, I bent down to fix my boot and when I stood up, Anna Wintour was standing right in front of me — we almost bumped right into each other!
- I sat next to the beauty and fashion buyer for Harvey Nichols at the Antonio Berardi show, where we gossiped about how the Manolo Blahnik shoes were much too narrow-heeled and slippery for the models to walk in on the marble floors.
- At the Burberry show, it was really heartwarming to watch Poppy Delevigne sit in the front row smiling proudly and taking pictures of her little sister Cara walking down the catwalk.
- Also at Burberry, I couldn't help but be enamored with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's matching rose nail varnish and lip colour.
You've already seen the amazing street style snaps from London, and of course the amazingly fun, bright and trendy unique nail shades from London Fashion Week, but what you haven't seen quite yet is the really unorthodox looks from around the tents. Take a peek at these six, courageous and confident women (and one man) who really take adventurous beauty to a new level!
Whilst going to see fashion shows is so much fun, it's also quite interesting to check out everyone else in attendance. From the incredible street style of Londoners to their quirky and adventurous beauty looks, I've spotted everything from lace eyelashes, to purple, green and grey hair and even eight different shades of metallic nails. See them for yourself here!
As serious tote-bag donating patrons of London Fashion Week, it's no wonder that Mulberry's popularity reigns supreme on the street. Ladies clad in vintage, designer and High Street, all seem to share a common love for the beautiful leather crafted brand. Check out these 11 amazing Mulberry bags seen around the BFC tent on the hottest press, guests and even a reality TV star at Autumn/Winter 2012 London Fashion Week here!
Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff always create off the wall designs that never cease to amaze at Fashion Week. This season, not only were the clothes incredibly detailed in a funkadelic 70s style that reflected in the production of the catwalk, but the clothing was full of gold and silver tinsel trousers, fur stoles, brocade blazers, chiffon dresses and, let's not forget the metallic heels! Also, the beauty look was off the charts — the dance music charts, that is! With a full on disco inspiration that involved coloured wigs, glitter and bright colours, here's a peek at what went into creating this outrageous hair look backstage.