Butterflies in the park and English Breakfast Tea in the teapot. The scones are in the oven and the macarons are on their way. The girls are almost ready for a tea party, but then they remember, they’re backstage at Alice McCall’s spring summer 2011/12 showcase at RAFW.
The fabulous designer’s collection was inspired by a Victorian tea party in the ’60s and the beauty element precisely captured that essence.
M.A.C’s creative director for the show,Â Linda Jefferyes, embraced the by-gone decade’s feminine charm and elegance but made it more contemporary to fit in with this year’s beauty trends.
“We’ve put a line of dark black eyeliner inside the socket and then on the top of the eyes as well. Zero mascara and brushed up brows. This look is all about the eyes,” she says.
The neutral skin was achieved by applying a thin layer of foundation and concealer was used only where it was needed. Even though the beauties from 1960s were all about soft pink lips, in Alice’s show, the one-tone matte lips were on the go.
Veet also got into the RAFW act by becoming the official hair removal sponsor of Alice McCall\’s runway show. Ensuring that all models have touchably smooth legs, Veet provided Suprem\’Essence Easy Wax Strips to all models pre-show and were on hand for any last minute touch ups backstage.
“It\’s always important to have our girls looking perfectly groomed to showcase the collection. Having the girls with beautifully smooth legs courtesy of Veet is essential grooming that gives them that extra air of confidence to take to the runway today,” says Alice McCall.
Redken hair guru, Jon Pulitano, surely loves a girly hairdo – evident from all his shows this week. But for Alice McCall, he was inspired by “an innocent girl who has gone a little wild and crazy”.Â The Parisian-inspired hair look was achieved by wrapping hair strands around aÂ Cloud Nine Wand (making its debut at RAFW) and using lots of thickening spray.
Sculpted side-part at the front and a loosely-thrown back plait at the back, made this look extremely wearable and achievable.
Oh, and if you’re not blessed with beautiful, long locks then go buy yourself some Show Pony extensions, clip them on and bam! Rapunzel is ready to rock!