Backstage LFW S/S13: Corrie Nielsen
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By Phoebe Frangoul September 14, 2012
Yin Lee, head make-up artist of AOFM creates a look inspired by Kew Gardens.
Backstage with Toni & Guy
The Toni & Guy team hard at work.
Texture is added through crimping.
Toni & Guy’s International Artistic Director, Indira creates a clean and shiny look to compliment the floral headpieces.
One of the most exciting shows to happen on the first day at London Fashion Week was Corrie Nielsen’s and before the main event we went backstage to find out how the hair and make-up was developed to accompany the exquisite, couture creations of the designer. READ THE FULL SHOW REPORT HERE The hair: Glam caught up with Toni & Guy’s International Artistic Director, Indira, to find out how she created the hair for the show: “Working with Corrie Nielsen, her inspiration this year is really nature, botanic flowers and plants. So using Emma’s headpieces, which are amazing and also flower-inspired, we are actually using the hair as a continuation of her theme – again working with the flower theme and quite distressed in the wind. It literally works with a kind of side parting – whatever suits the model – and then what we’re doing is we’re having it really clean and shiny, really attached to the head, so it follows the head shape and then the underneath area is really crimped texture and kind-of distressed so they look really quirky and cute but at the same time we have this strong element – of this kind-of open flower in the wind.” “We’re going to do two looks –some will be down and some will be slightly in a roll. Again the roll it’s very important that it doesn’t look historical, but it looks like a petal that hasn’t been opened yet, some of them will be a bit more open, some will be still closed – again taking that botanic flower effect.” “We’re working with Label M Volume Mousse to give that dry texture and also to keep all the hair in place, we then work the side parting, blow dry that really flat to the head and then use some pins and grips – silver clips at the moment – to place it into the flat shape at the nape and then we start to use mini crimpers at the ends to distress the texture and get the volume. Again we use hairspray and the crimper for that. And when that’s done we use hairnets and a lot of Label M Hold and Gloss – a product that gives a lot of hold and shine and will look very wet looking on the top and then going into that drier texture on the bottom.” “And the rolls after they’re done some will be rolled with the fingers – divided into two pieces at the nape of the neck and distressed with the fingers so that some areas are falling down and some not.” The make-up: Yin Lee, head make-up artist of AOFM created a look that was inspired by Kew Gardens, like Corrie’s collection, with sheer transparent mirroring leaves and dip dyes echoing the delicate catwalk fabrics. The pink veil across the eyes is meant to resemble a leaf covering face, which subtly grades down to a transparent layer.Read More ↓