Monday, 26 November 2012

i fall to pieces ♥


Last Wednesday night at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, the fabulous Yesmin O'Brien and her team from seanhanna were busy backstage preparing the army of models for the long anticipated Donna Karan runway show. The guests arrived at half 6 on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols, and they were catered with champagne and canapés while the show was being prepared back stage. To start with the make-up, Tom Ford was a huge factor with regards to the products being used, the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad was the main product used to create a "nude neutral" look. Everything was incredibly subtle (it make me feel slightly cakey sitting in a room with models getting their make-up done by professional make-up artists...) and it matched perfectly with the hair. The hairstyles were perfectly sleek pony tails that defined the term "sleek chic", hair extension pieces were inserted to create a fuller pony tails. The L'Oreal techni art range were used to create the base and protection for the hairstyles, while the make-up artists kept perfecting the nude make-up. 

The main products to look out for are L'Oreal Techni Spray and the Fix Design spray. Protection spray and nossled hairdryers were the main tools used to create the pony tailed look, the seanhanna team were able to transform the models perfectly and effortlessley, even amongust all the stress and panic backstage! Hairspray was rubbed between their palms and also sprayed directly on the brush to create incredibly straight and shiny hair, the look was incredibly structured. The flat irons were constantly at the ready to help complete the look. With the final touch ups being made, tissue was neatly pinned over the pony tail and front of the hair to keep everything in place. I think the inspiration for the catwalk show was definitely late 90's, it was incredibly structured and glossy, the pony tails were created to work with Yesmin and her hair team to adapt to Donna Karan's liking and the actual style of the show. It was amazing to see everything finally being put together, when the final show started the VIP guests waited to see the gorgeous designs from Donna. Donna actually took to the stage and explained each look and gave insight to her inspirations. What do you think of Donna's designs? Have you got any tips or tricks to create a perfect ponytail like the seanhanna team?


  1. Great photos! What foundation did they use on the models? It looks like the Giorgio Armani luminous silk but I may be wrong... it's just I've been obsessed with trying that foundation and if that's what they've used on the models I might be officially sold!


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