Backstage Beauty Blog: PFW ss16 Day One

Paris in the Spring/Summer time


Well it's been a long Parisian day, starting with the first show - Haider Ackermann - directly overlooking the Eiffel Tower, a pretty apt start for my first backstage show at Paris Fashion Week. 

The Shows

Elie Saab


THE HIGHLIGHT: All the big names were in one room, but I especially loved hearing hairstylist Orlando Pita and make up artist Tom Pecheux reference a totally new girl for Elie Saab, since he's moving away from his couture/evening gown roots into amazing day wear for the first time. Can't wait to see what everyone thinks of it.

Haider Ackermann


THE HIGHLIGHT: Woah! Wha? Eh. I like it, but I'm not sure why. Or how. The mound of crazyily coloured pieces dumped on the floor by hairstylist Kamo's team had been lugged all the way from Tokyo just for this.

Thierry Mugler


THE HIGHLIGHT: The nails! That Marianne Newman can do a covetable mani and a half. This one was inspired by the military navy, and therefore is in navy, which she (and I) especialy liked for it's surprising inclusion in the spring summer colour palette. 

Acne Studios

THE HIGHLIGHT: Easily the line up of new wave skinhead models. My favourite Ruth Bell led the charge (I got her to tell me why she shaved it and whay it feels like - video here - but I loved how gorgeous and striking they were in their 'big old red lip' as described by make up artist Dick Page.

What I Wore

Some ASOS stripy trousers that made the people around me feel happy (they told me so), and the Bella Freud knit you chose for me this morning. Many thanks!

My Downtime

A very rare hour off was spent chatting all things ELLE and beauty with you readers on my Facebook page, and what a pleasure it was too. Until next time...x

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