Backstage at Spijkers en Spijkers there is a definite 'twisted Gatsby' feel. The team of hair and make-up artists - Toni and Guy and The Body Shop, respectively - are showcasing a gargantuan selection of talent on a predominately blonde group of models.
In the depths of a neutrally coloured collection, these models fit right in. Label M's Volume Mousse has been mixed with Resurrection Dust to create loose and teased waves at the crown of the head which twist down and around into a half-ponytail/half-chignon. The complete look is finalised with a bohemian addition of a soft piece of string around the forehead.
With Pebbles Nails on talons, the team created a pointed chevron on the end of the nails which has been split diagonally in half with Ciate's golden 'Ladylike Luke'. On either side of the gold split, the chevron tips were painted in Dior's brown 'Aztec Chocolate' and a custom blended black striping pen. The rest of the nail was left bare, but covered with Seche Vite top coat.
Make-up wise, Bette Davis Eyes playing on the show's soundtrack makes a black-rimmed eye look exactly what the collection calls for. The end result is a matte, rouged, 20s inspired look edgy enough to accentuate a flawless collection by Holland's most talented designers - Riet and Truus Spijkers.
Text by Lela London
Images by Hannah Wilson