FW AW10: MAC & Bumble and Bumble @ Meadham Kichhoff

MAC & Bumble and Bumble @ Meadham Kichhoff
"This one came as a total stream of consciousness," said Meadham. "It's eclectic dressing-up-box pretty things, Christmas cracker crowns, painted biker jackets. We just wanted drama. For it to be a visual assault." "We were going for more of a swampy, gypsy, early Courtney Love feeling to go with the clothes," Pecis told backstage. "It was about pushing the edges of tough."

Get the Look - Makeup
"I wanted to layer the makeup to reflect what was going on with the clothes and tailoring, so on eyes, I used four different shades," White explained. "I wanted to go beyond the constraints of makeup, go less blended, so it was a graphic, artistic impression of a makeup eye." The four shades she used on eyes are Tete-A-Tint, which gave eyes a real sallow look, Nehru, Feels Nice (a new colour) and Corduroy. She also applied sequins on the inner corners of the eyes to make them pop. On cheeks, she used a red pan stick for a deep red glow (to give the look of a passionate flush), finishing off with a dab of gloss to make the girls looks like active woman. Finally, Ruby Woo was applied on lips.

White applied black nail varnish to fingernails and then scraped it off, adding pink glitter so hands were messy and looked like they belonged to an artist.

Get the Look - Hair
To get the look, he first used Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme to weigh hair down and put a hairnet on top to "marinate the hair together," so the effect would be smashed and compressed. He then set the back of the hair using irregularly shaped cardboard cutouts to create more of a hard angle with the bits of hair in back, which he then pressed together with an iron. "We did a slight backcomb with the back of the hair as well," Pecis said. The crucial finishing touch? Lots of Extra Strength Holding Spray to keep it all in place. To really look the part, accessorise with a tiara or paper crown.

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