Paris shows were as fabulous as ever. This beautiful city where I once lived was backdrop to some of the most talented designers and their teams of makeup, hair, pr and dressers without which the show would not have gone on!.
Shimmer, crystals, feathers light and shine were everywhere at the Rochas show in Paris.Colours of lemon, pink and pistachio lifted the spirit.
Hair had a beautiful romantic dishevelled elegance around the frame of the face as if she had tripped up in a briar patch.The features of the face were muted bar eyes which were a soulful pool of a wash of colour and mascara free…Skin was moist again with a feeling like the hair she had been making an escape …very delicate.
Model Sasha Luss led the way at Gareth Pugh with plasticized skin and prosthetic arched pieces over brows in various colours with a white edge at the arc .It lent a wonderful solitary air of ‘other worldliness’ to his show.Hair was tight to the head with rolls reminiscent of the 1940’s.There were wonderful silhouttes sculpted in leather moving from cream, blue, gray into blacks with fabulous sharp lines.
Aztec Indian Goddesses met Midsummers Nights Dream at the Manish Arora show. Dream magic meets roaring 1920’s. I LOVE this designers work. He also, like Vivienne Westwood likes to use his work to give back to the community.In 2010 he funded support for endangered elephants in Asia.
The mouthwatering palette of milkshake pink, mint green and fuschia was like a cool drink of water.White wigs were whipped to one side tornado style and cheeks were wind flushed and eyes daubed with pink and mint.
At Christian Dior liquid gold eyes and gilded brows bedazzled. Cheeks were softly sculpted and hair clean with low side parting.
At Viktor & Rolf top quiffed androgenous hair had a nod to rockabilly.
Fairytales and heroines were on a mission with bows and arrows poised for action at Vivienne Westwood. Bronzed sculpted oiled faced with splattered mud looked fabulous.
Vestal virgins at Valentino were divine. Bands of coined leather complimented the centre parted clean hair which covered ears perfectly and makeup was nude..butter would not melt!
At the Comme des Garcons show Rei Kawakubo was pushing to the outer limits.. very Pans Labyrinth.
At Givenchy makeup were yashmaks of delicious metal over painted skin with mesh over eyes and a red lip.
With Pat McGrath at the helm each model had two artists with four hours in makeup. Drowning in gleam.. not a bad way to go!
At Alexander Mc Queen grids of Mondrian and a feel of Joan of Arc with the wonderful metallic helmets and frame of black into mist along the top of the hairline gave the illusion of floating on the head. Skin was nude.
Marc Jacobs sixteen year tenure at Louis Vuitton came to an end and his creations were a wild fusion of 30’s, 80’s, Hollywood Legends and a funeral feel.Brows were strong, skin a dream and cheekbones set.
All in black set around a dramatic fountain milliner Stephan Jones created amazing headpieces with burnt peacock and pheasant which rose several feet from the head. It was one of my favourite shows…beautiful.
Chanel never disappoints with the hair and makeup visual at Paris.This season white blunt cut fringed wigs akin to Daryl Hannah’s in Bladerunner were worn against raw black liner and slashes of bright yellow pink blue and green on the eyes. This was complimented with a nude skin and lip.