By Joely Walker
On a very rainy Saturday in London I was up bright and early to make my first call time for Sister by Sibling. And I'm glad I braved my 7am alarm, as a power backstage team created a really unique look for S/S.
Over on make-up, Miranda Joyce for Mac created a super graphic black eye and a flawless base. 'My inspiration always comes from music', Miranda told me. And this season's genre was all about gothic meets Rock'n'Roll, with a thick black eye that is kept straight and not feline flicked 'to avoid that 50's pretty feel'. Got it - punky, attitude theme. Or so I thought..Then I wriggled my way (there's a lot of wriggling backstage) to talk through the nail look with Butter London's Katie Hughes. 'Think of a 50's housewife, Wisteria Lane way back when'. And the look - a black and nude mani that Katie is coining as 'floating nail art, the biggest trend for next season'.
What is it? It's a bare/clear polished nail with nail art over the top. In this case a black cuticle-tip combo, using Butter London Union Jack Black. Despite the 50's reference, I think it looks modern and quite futuristic.So we've got punk era and 50's housewife.
Next I nudged my way over to hair (there's a lot of nudging backstage too). 'Think 40's/50's Wonder Woman, American sports girl meets Madonna', Bumble's Syd Hayes explained. I should be confused, but I don't care one bit - I love the mishmash of references and I adore the final look. It's a little bonkers (granted I won't be wearing my hair like this an time soon) but its also fun, statement and something totally different for spring/summer, more the thing you'd usually find in couture or A/W.
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