The Fashion Weeks have come and gone, and now it is time we focused on something just as important; the hair and beauty looks that recently dominated the runways during the month. Changing up your hair and makeup is the quickest and often most cost effective way to refresh your look, but with so much inspiration coming off the catwalk, it can be hard to know what to actually try and what to leave to the professionals. Does a glossy copper lip actually translate to real life? Is learning to braid really a valuable investment of time? If these are the sorts of questions you find yourself pondering (or even if they aren’t) you are in for a treat.
This is Canberra has partnered with one of the talented hair stylists who took part in New York Fashion Week, Sheree Yap of Kundalini Salon in Barton, as well as incredible local makeup artist Lilah Gow of DeLilah Productions Makeup Artistry to bring you our take on the key hair and beauty trends from the runways of New York. We’ve styled them with clothes from The Label and set them against striking woodwork by Canberra based Belgian artist Dirk Lejeune. And the result? We think these five looks should be next on your list to experiment with. Sit back and prepare to be inspired.
The Makeup: Bold brows continue to reign supreme and nowhere were they as bold as they were at Oscar de la Renta. For a look that works for both and night, pair yours with a timeless red lip and subtle contouring.
The Hair: Sleek lady like hair featured on a number of runways including Victoria Beckham and Marchesa. A super sleek low pony is the perfect foil to a timeless trench coat.
The Makeup: Diane Von Furstenburg revealed one of the most vibrant makeup looks of the week, matching a jewel toned smoky eye with a peach lip. For a more wearable version choose only one colour to wash over the lid.
The Hair: Just like at Diane Von Furstenburg, bouncy waves make an excellent partner to a coloured eye for a summer night out. Think more undone glamour than 80s perm.
The Makeup: The winged liner seen on the runway of Jeremy Scott had a 60s feel with the trademark clumpy lashes of the era made bigger and bolder on the lower lash line using liquid liner. For a more modern and wearable approach try a cat eye on your upper lid and lots of mascara on your lower lashes.
The Hair: An ideal contrast to graphic liner is an elegant but slightly undone up-do such as those seen on the Tory Burch and Michael Kors runways. This messy upbraid is easy to master and forgiving of mistakes.
The Makeup: The bronze goddess seen strutting the runways of Tommy Hilfiger and Rodarte translates perfectly to our Australian summer. Think warm skin with beautiful bronze lids, lips and cheeks.
The Hair: What goes better with a bronze face than the beautiful beachy waves seen at Tommy Hilfiger and Carolina Herrera? Nothing, that’s what.
The Makeup: Bold, colourful liner featured on a number of runways including Monique L’huillier and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Try a coloured cat eye or for something a little different, try a streak of colour on the outer corner of the top lash line and a streak on the inner corner of the lower lash line. Choose your favourite colour and get experimenting.
The Hair: These adorable topknots were seen at Isa Arfen and Sandy Liang. Dragging your hair up into a topknot has just the right mix of polish and ease. A strip of vintage fabric is the perfect quirky addition for day.
If you like what you see here, keep an eye out for This is Canberra as Sheree and Lila share their tips and tricks for nailing these looks at home.
Creative Direction, Styling, words: Emma Batchelor
Hair: Sheree Yap
Makeup: Lilah Gow
Photography: Lauren McKay
Models: Lexi Keelan and Miriam Walsh
Assistants: Georgia Holgate and Rebecca Huynh
Location: The Australian National Botanic Gardens
Find Out More
For more information about the timber artworks by Dirk Lejeune featured click here
For more information on DeLilah Productions Makeup Artistry click here
To read more about Sheree Yap click here
To read more about Emma O’Rourke of the Label click here