A Backstage Post for Fashion Scout

Hey Guys,

 

Below is an article I co-wrote with two other lovely ladies from the media team at Fashion Scout today, Paris and Lizzie.

 

You can read the original post by clicking here, which I highly recommend because of all the pretty pictures!

 


FASHION SCOUT IS PROUD TO PRESENT SABINNA AT DAY 2, A KNITWEAR AND READY-TO-WEAR LABEL BY SABINNA RACHIMOVA, GRADUATE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS IN LONDON. INSPIRED BY THE MEMORIES OF HER GRANDMOTHER’S HANDCRAFTED GIFTS, SABINNA FOCUSES ON THE LUXURY OF HAND-CROCHET.


Backstage at Sabinna, the vibe among models, hair, and makeup was hot, both literally and figuratively. Within a sauna of confined body heat and hair appliances, Label.m for Toni&Guy worked alongside The Body Shop to create a natural-looking face, framed by simple yet voluminous curls, and just a touch of glitter on the eyes.

Even though all of our ones to watch designers were unique in their designs the one common denominator throughout was the power brow. Body Shop created this strong look with their bold felt liner, and black smokey eye gel liner. And of course their faces braved the white lights of the catwalk with the barely there foundation in fresh nude and a final spritz of Vitamin E mist, a step that the Body Shop say every woman should finish her look with.

Backstage at James Kelly was crafted Mayhem, androgynous models were transformed into painterly portraits with a palette of blacks, dark reds and stormy greys defining sharp facial features. Models hair was kept windswept, a chaotic dusty ensemble representing Francis Bacon’s muses, torn right out of a 1930’s hotel.

Judy Wu’s backstage setup, on the other hand, was noticeably bubbly. Loud chatter and bright camera flashes filled the room as stylists worked on a ‘sexy, feminine look’ using The Body Shop’s Fresh Nude Foundation and a rosy pink blush in shade 02. Models were given daring smokey eyes with the help of Matte Kajal Eyeliner. Crimped hair brought back visions of the nineties but given a new flair with gravity-defying lateral volume using Label m. Extreme Hold Hairspray.

The finishing touches that took place backstage at Ashley Isham were key to its success, with headpieces tall enough to touch the ceiling they had to both look effortlessly placed but secure enough to stand tall. If the models heads weren’t topped with feathers or elaborate headdresses their hair was neatly tucked in a hair wrap ponytail and finished with a blunt cut.

With an eclectic mix of looks, all complimenting each individual designers collection, The Body Shop and Label m. for Toni & Guy are working tirelessly to create these beautiful creations.

Writer: Britany Powell, Elizabeth Renfrey and Paris Richardson

— Fashion Scout News, Britany Powell, Elizabeth Renfrey, Paris Richardson