BACKSTAGE| Little Shilpa SS15
Little Shilpa is diminutive by both name and nature, but her headpieces stand tall. The Indian designer’s pleated styles reference the disco era, replicated in the hair and make-up looks by The Body Shop and Toni&Guy.
For the face, Lan Nguyen-Grealis reinterpreted Little Shilpa’s colourful collection into a disco, psychedelic look with a hint of tribal and sport. Adding stripes across cheeks in The Body Shop’s Spring Summer shades of purples, blues and yellows, Lan imitated the pleats running throughout Little Shilpa’s SS15 show. Disco-esque rounded dolly eyes had layered lashes, with lots of mascara on the top and bottom. Eyes were kept as the main feature on an otherwise pared back base, something Lan predicts as a trend for SS15. "The last two days, everything has been very high gloss, it’s a no make-up look with a statement, but very street and wearable. It’s not untouchable. It’s not that difficult’.
In terms of products, Lan used the Colour Crush eyeshadow in Sunshine Love to stripe cheeks, while the Smoky 2 en 1 Black Eyeliner and Glowing Amethyst Eye Definer gave the doll-eyed look – the mouldable quality of the products great for smudging and mixing colours, as well as being really long lasting. Fashion Scout gives Lan an opportunity to be more creative than in other cities due to the unpredictable nature of designers who show in London adding an extra element of fun to her job.
By Isabella Silvers, Contributor, (@izzymks).
Photos by Elizabeth Hodson.