Today I went backstage with Toni and Guy and Label M at the Eugene Lin SS14 show. Richard Mannah led the Toni and Guy team and the concept for the hair was a sleek combination of wet and dry; to mirror the juxtaposing textures of the collection. Inspiration for the overall look was drawn from the fabled Valkyries of Norse mythology, the legend claims if you capture a Valykrie warrior whilst she is bathing in the river she will grant you a wish,so the models hair was slicked back away from the face into a half- ponytail using Label M Volume Mousse, coated with copious amounts of Label M Gel and sprayed sufficiently with Label M holding gloss through the top sections to create a glossy, shiny, wet look to create the illusion of emerging from the river. The makeup by The Body Shop was a natural finish, dewy base, contoured cheekbones, muted lips with heavy white shimmer in the inner corner of the eyes combined with a flash of pink and a sweep of mascara. My aim was to capture exactly what goes on backstage, so I really hope you get a feel of what goes into creating a Catwalk show - the extreme attention to detail, the last-minute finishing touches - five stylists attending to one model!! - just the sheer amount of effort required from everyone involved.
Catwalk photos: Fashion156