The morning of day one at LFW and the atmosphere is already bustling. Backstage at Dans La Vie, hands and hairpieces flew about the room in Freemason’s Hall as the hair and make up teams began to sculpt to the look for the 11.30 show.

Under the reigns of Toni and Guy’s International Artistic Director, Bill Watson, the hair team produced a strong, sleek look. Hair was tightly plaited down the centre of the head, starting from the forefront and slinking its way right down the backs of the models. Mirroring the vibrant hair seen in Dans La Vie’s A/W 12-13 collection, flashes of colour were present as dyed hairpieces in sapphire green, crimson and light blonde were woven into plaits.

The elongated braids harmonised with extended, elegant eyes. Statement black eyes sat on a simple base. The Body Shop’s make up team worked graphic black eye make up from the inner corners of the eyes and finished at the outer edge with a heavy flick. Airbrushing was used to create a geometric checkerboard effect across the faces of the models, nodding cohesively towards the checks incorporated within the Spring/Summer 13 collection. Nails remained understated and painted in nude to match the bare-look lips. Stay posted on the VFS blog to check out the entire look on the catwalk.

Jennie Watson (@Jennie_Watson1)
Images by Charlotte Headdey

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