RAFW ’09 beauty report: day one

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RAFW ’09 beauty report: day one

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Honestly I don’t even know where to begin. It’s Monday at 2.15pm as I’m starting to type this and already I’ve seen a bevy of beauty looks that I’ll be attempting all week. And there’s still more to come.

First up, let’s talk about the gorgeous Camilla and Marc. I say gorgeous, as they both are in real life. Yes, they popped backstage to check how things were going and Camilla is just insanely beautiful. Stunning. Probably the reason MAC Make-up Director Noni Smith pegged her as the inspiration for the show. For Bardot meets Hepburn eyes walk this way ….

Next we hopped along to Bec & Bridge where it was all about the hair for me. Alex Grahl, Hair Director for Redken 5th Avenue NYC described it as an “angelic halo of movement around the face” so you can imagine I was sold, hook, line and sinker. It was all about Marcel waves. The trick? Use a flat iron to create vertical curls in one direction and then curling the next wave in the opposite direction.

Ooh also at Bec & Bridge were the most gorgeous, Moroccan-inspired, rich, sandy eyes. Liz Kelsh, MAC Make-up Director for the B&B show revealed that all we need to recreate the look at home is MAC Eye Shadows in Mystery (muted plumish brown), Carbon (intense black) and Charcoal Brown (muted taupe brown) along with MAC Cream Colour Base in Fawntastic. Moroccan glamazon / sexy rock chick here you come.

And don’t even get me started on the egg-shaped roll on view at Ginger & Smart (pictured left). I fell head over heels for it, let me know if you do too. And – yes there’s even more, would you believe – Wayne Cooper had so many celebs on the front row vying for the limelight that it was lucky his eye-catchingly bright ’80s eyes grabbed it right back.

Toodles for now, I’m off to Zimmermann, Manning Cartell and Ant!podium today,

Closing thoughts: nude is in, nail wise, so stock up on O.P.I. Samoan Sand (the colour used at Camilla and Marc and Bec & Bridge); centre parts are out, off-centre parts are in, bid adieu to bold brows – it’s all about lightened or natural ones and the ’80s are officially back. Wayne Cooper has spoken.

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