This season I’m having a digital fashion week, quite literally. Having spent the last week humping boxes up stairs and now en route OUT of the capitol to spend time with my older sister before the big off (she’s headed to South Africa to live), I find myself relying totally on the internet and social media for news of the upcoming Spring/Summer beauty trends and you know what? It’s a piece of cake. No awkward transitional outfits to plan. No loitering around Somerset House between the only shows I have tickets for at 9am and 9pm respectively and none of the humiliation that goes hand in hand with NOT being photographed by the fashion bloggers. Fashion week in sweat pants? I can see this catching on. Okay, so you do miss out on the theatre, the pomp and ceremony of it all (plus the free Hersheson’s blowdry) but with brands like Mulberry posting videos of their *STARSTUDDED* fashion week party online, you could almost, ALMOST be there….
So what are the looks we’ll be hankering after come springtime? MAC’s daily ‘face chart’ bulletins from New York tell of plum smokey eyes at Peter Som and obligatory matt coral lips at Jason Wu. So far in London I’ve fallen for the bouffy low ponies created by Paul Hanlon for Fekkai at the Jonathan Saunders Miami Girls Interrupted show, perhaps it was the Betty from MadMen slowly unravelling vibe, as well as the bouncy 70s-inspired blow outs at Matthew Williamson. Shame my hair is shorter than my boyfriend’s… True to form the folks at Topshop Unique pulled out all the stops and sent their girls down the catwalk with gold leaf adhered to their hair using honey. Don’t remember that from Changing Rooms… Check out Grazia’s interview with golden boy Paul Hanlon (is there any hair he didn’t get involved with?) here, about 6 minutes in.
Pictures courtesy of MAC & Fekkai