Best in show
Home to huge fashion houses such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton, it’s no surprise that Paris’ fashion week emulated sleek, polished, French fashion in their SS16 shows this month.
This essence was incorporated into the hair of the models. The slicked back hair from the Céline show is a look that’s easy to recreate for everyday wear. Just brush your hair back from your face (styling gel optional) and secure at the nape of your neck either with a hair tie or grips, depending on the length of your hair, and there you have an effortless, easily maintainable hairstyle.
“The slicked back hair from the Céline show is a look that’s easy to recreate for everyday wear”
Possibly the most talked about show, Chanel, saw the models walk along a runway designed to look like an airport. As it is a spring/summer collection, it is no surprise that florals, silver accessories and pastel shades were prominent. Each model that walked, including it-girl of the moment Kendall Jenner, wore blue on their eyes. Understandably, not everyone wants to walk around with a blue stripe on their face from day to day, however this look could be adapted to every day make up. If the blue eyeshadow is a bit too ‘out there’ for you, a deep blue eyeliner incorporates the trend perfectly.
Worst in show
My fashion week beauty disaster choice is the styling in Haider Ackermann’s winter collection; where the model’s looks were designed with locks of hair kept in place with sewn in thread leaving loose strands hanging like the whomping willow. This look has a rough and edgy surgical Raggedy Ann concept making the models hairdos look like messy birds nests. This is quite an eerie accessory that replicates the intricately stitched zigzag designs on the clothing line which look like old patchwork. Perfect, just in time for Halloween. Try that look for your scary costume of the year!