Taking it back in time

2018-04ReflectionsAprilJeremy Scott made sure that his Moschino models truly received the Jackie O works for his A/W 18 show, which resulted in a heavily '60s-inspired offering, with pillbox hats, Mary Janes, wrist-length gloves and hair inspired by the First Lady's iconic voluminous bouffant. This was my favourite fashion week look by far. I would recommend that only the under 30s try this look at home, as it can very easily take on an air-hostess vibe. The hair would have been set in rollers and then carefully brushed out, sculpting it into a curvy, sky-high bouffant and then finished with copious amounts of hair spray. My only question to Mr Scott was why send some of the models down in matching body paint; it made them look like Teletubbies.

Get ready to bring out your inner 1980s power boss persona, because that is exactly what Alexander Wang delivered for his show. Now, let’s talk about those banana clips. Has Wang make them cool again? I say “Yes!” Metallic, embossed, silver banana clips held up the models’ hair in a modern take on the chignon. To get the look spray Redken Forceful 23 hairspray all over your crown for a strong hold and begin pulling pieces back into a ponytail. Next, secure with an elastic and twist the ponytail into a low chignon. Add a banana clip over the chignon. Apply a second layer of hairspray to seal the style.

At Marc Jacobs, colourist Josh Wood created a multitude of jewel tone hair colours on the models. Among the looks there was a bowl cut with a reverse ombré of ultraviolet to black, a shocking pink-dyed undercut, a mod bob with a stripe of deep blue and a pixie cut with lime green and teal bangs. The hues were meant to look as if they were lit in a nightclub. This inspiration behind the colour palette was described as a little nightclub and vaguely ’80s and ’90s, I am so seeing New Romantic and Human League here. To go with the colour, Guido Palau cut rounded ’60s mod or bowl haircuts on the girls, The cuts are based on '60s classic Sassoon cuts and he used Redken’s Satinwear to smooth it out.

Going for gold

At this year's Oscars one major trend seemed to show up over and over again: waves.  From retro to voluminous and romantic to borderline disco, there didn't seem to be one decade missing

The Get Out star, Allison Williams styled her brunette lob with Old Hollywood waves, this was the winning look of the night. With her hair in sleek '40s waves with a deep side parting and her make-up kept fresh and minimal she was a perfect example of the golden age of Hollywood re-imagined for 2018.

Meanwhile, Jenny Cho manipulated Jennifer Lawrence's hair into voluminous S-waves - a style that was inspired by a throwback image of Kim Basinger. I would have preferred a side parting for this look as it would have been softer, For the colour Jennifer went for a cool blonde balayage on the mid lengths and ends.

Lupita’s look was inspired by images of Amasunzu hairstyles, which are traditional to Rwandan culture. The hair was clean and sculpted to accent her dress and show off the neckline. She actually looked like an Oscars award at the 90th Academy Awards. I mean that gold Versace dress is seriously EVERYTHING.


 I just wasn’t feeling Katie Holmes’s finger-wave pixie 'do’ at the Grammys. Not only does her hair look solid, it actually ages her. It also looks like she has forgotten to put her bun on or that the hairstylist bought her a hairpiece and left it in the cab. Shame, Katie - you were so close with this look.

Salma Hayek topped the list of worst-dressed stars at the Oscars but it was her hair which offended me more. It was vile and robbed every bit of colour from her face. I don’t care what anyone says, I hate grey hair on women, especially when their hair is dark. It just looked like she had given up.


I am not sure if anyone out there knows this, but the lovely Lottie has been on a six-month sabbatical. During this time, she went on a quest to find herself and has reached the natural conclusion, that the grass isn’t always greener and home is where the heart is - or rather it’s where Tina and I are.

Obviously, she has been missed terribly and, in the words of Diana Ross and The Supremes, my world is empty without you. We ARE hoping that during her epiphany she decided to get treatment for her mobile phone addiction and I have a surgeon on standby, who is willing to surgically remove her phone from her hand if need be.

I welcome my Lottie back with open arms but, hear me girl. if you do that again I will knock your head off.

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