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Based in London, Mariesa has a background as a hair colourist and makeup artist, giving her a unique perspective into the world of fashion. A self confessed makeup obsessive, she's on a mission to investigate the best in hair, makeup and fashion in order to make the world a more beautiful place. You can follow more of her findings on makeupmarple.blogspot.com.

Beauty how to: a futuristic flash of aqua

David Koma's spring 2012 collection was based on the idea of a futuristic tribe. With fresh luminous skin and a flash of bright colour on the lower eye, it's a look that can take you from winter to spring with ease. Mel Arter and the MAC Pro Team created the fabulous look at David Koma. Backstage, she talked us through exactly what you need to achieve it. Find out how to create your own flash of futuristic makeup after the break.

How to: futuristic hair at David Koma

David Koma’s spring 2012 collection was based on 
the idea of a futuristic tribe. It consisted of a monochromatic pallette with flashes of colour such as hot pink and turquoise. It also combined textures such as matte vs shiny created with the use of reflective perspex; while the prints seen throughout the collection were bold and geometric. To compliment this, the hair followed the futuristic…

Hair how to: Felicity Brown’s disheveled Victoriana

Felicity Brown’s beautiful collection for spring 2012 took inspiration from Victorian lady adventurers in Africa, such as Kathryn Hepburn in ‘African Queen’. Her focus was on combining the influences from both cultures, bringing together the similarities in traditional African neck adornments with elaborate Victorian tailoring. This made for a stunning and vibrant collection whilst still incorporating Felicity’s signature style. Her presentation was held in the…

How to: Aminaka Wilmont’s elfin hair

Inspired by fairytales and Scandinavian folklore, Aminaka Wilmont's spring 2012 collection graced the runway with an Elfin beauty. Nothing was more fitting for the look than the hairstyle: a contrast of the smooth, poker straight texture in the front with a corrugated, frizzy wave through the back. For a fantasy look you can easily recreate for yourself, read the full how-to guide after the break.

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