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RAFW 2011

MBFWA backstage fashion week

Next week is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia and Hair Romance will be backstage all week bringing you the tips and tricks for the next hair trends. I love fashion week. It’s crazy, exhausting and not at all glamorous but I still love it. It’s early starts and late nights and editing photos into the [...]

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RAFW Hairspiration

by Hair Romance on May 15, 2011 · 2 comments

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Here are some more hair highlights from RAFW 2011. Hope you have enjoyed my reports from backstage. Click here to catch up on my previous RAFW posts. Miss Unkon – Images courtesy Elizabeth Giacco / beautydirectory Bowie – Images courtesy Elizabeth Giacco / beautydirectory Magdalena Velevska – Image courtesy Elizabeth Giacco / beautydirectory Magdalena Velevska [...]

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Stolen Girlfriends Club are a New Zealand label and they love exploring contrasts and juxtapositions in each collection.  Their ‘The Big Comedown’ collection is about falling in and out of love. Can you guess which is which? They have a close relationship with Greg Murrell, owner of Ryder salon in Auckland, and he came over [...]

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RAFW Backstage – Alice McCall

by Hair Romance on May 15, 2011 · 0 comments

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Alice McCall said she was inspired by Parisian high tea and there is a sense of modern elegance in this collection. It felt like the models had escaped from a party down a garden path. They emerged through a wall of flowers and headed straight into the bright glare at the end of the runway. [...]

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RAFW Backstage – Camilla & Marc

by Hair Romance on May 15, 2011 · 2 comments

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This was some backstage! The dress circle at the State Theatre, plus a warren of tiny stage dressing rooms. I swear I almost got lost and found myself in the middle of the stage. It was fantastic. Jon Pulitano, Hair Director for CloudNine and co-owner of Headcase Hair in Paddington, said the look was futuristic [...]

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Shane Henning, Hairdresser of the Year 2010, was the hair director for the Marnie Skillings show at RAFW. I chatted with him about the inspiration for the show. He said “Marnie wanted a contrast of textures in the hair. We slicked the hair down at the back and tucked it into a pleat. It has [...]

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Nookie Beach at RAFW

by Hair Romance on May 11, 2011 · 0 comments

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“Forget about your beauty pageants – this is wearable hair” says Marc Armstrong for KMS about the look he created for Nookie Beach at RAFW. The inspiration for the show was to get the hair as raw as possible, “making it look in tune with the earth” says Marc. There was a tribal, nomadic feel [...]

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Backstage at RAFW

by Hair Romance on May 4, 2011 · 2 comments

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In a word – hectic. I am loving being backstage at RAFW though it is completely exhausting. I am trying to edit photos and transcribe my interviews but I am geting sleepy so you may have to wait until tomorrow. For those of you who think fashion and modelling is terribly glamorous, think again. Fashion [...]

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I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes: the “Topsy Tail” that looks stylish! Ivan Chircop from Christopher Hanna Platinum was the Hair Director at the Rachel Gilbert show. He wanted to create a bohemian look that would provide an edge to the glamorous Rachel Gilbert collection. Ivan says [...]

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Twin Peaks was the inspiration for Therese Rawsthorne’s collection. Hair director Jon Pulitano of Headcase Hair in Paddington followed the same 90s influences in creating the hair for the show. Do you remember the undercut? Well Jon cleverly created the look, without the regret and painful grow-out stage. With the magical Cloud Nine Wand he [...]

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