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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.

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How to: Prada’s slick, low chignon

Austere elegance is what best describes the hairstyle we spotted at the Prada fall 2014 show at Milan fashion week. Created by Redken’s Guido Palau, this 2014 hairstyle mixes a slick, wet look finish and sharp center part with a sophisticated low chignon. Reminiscent of something you might see on a ballerina, this hairstyle exudes a certain vibe of discipline and poise. At the same…

How to: Nina Ricci’s ’60s soft volume

Straight with a hint of volume best describes the hairstyle seen on the Nina Ricci fall / winter 2014 show at Paris fashion week. The man behind the hairstyle was Redken’s Guido Palau who is not new to creating gorgeous hairstyles for different designers – this 2014 hairstyle being no exception. For this one, the look he created exudes an elegant Parisian vibe with a…

How to: the bad girl Jane Birkin beauty look

In case you haven’t heard, 1960s makeup has carried over into the list of spring 2014 beauty trends. Making a subtle nod to it was James Malloy of MAC with the makeup look he created for the McGraw spring / summer 2015 show at Australian fashion week. In drawing inspiration from the 1960s, this look was a nod to a modern “bad girl” version of…

How to: Alice McCall’s grunge-glitter beauty look

Mixing two opposing elements is something that’s commonly done in fashion. These types of combinations usually result to looks that become notable for their uniqueness. For the Alice McCall spring / summer 2015 show at Australian fashion week, a touch of grunge was mixed with glittery shadow to create a one of a kind beauty look. MAC’s Victoria Baron is the woman behind this look…

How to: shimmering mermaid skin at Gail Sarronda

Mermaids never fail to tickle the imaginations of beauty creatives, and MAC’s James Malloy is one of them. For the Gail Sarronda spring / summer 2015 show at Australian fashion week (MBFWA), he created a look with skin inspired by Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With a soft glow and simple yet beautiful eyes, this make up look is truly fit for a princess of the…

How to: men’s side slicked hair

Sometimes a slick men’s hairstyle can look completely serious, clean and refined, and sometimes it can actually add an edge. It takes a certain amount of daring to go for an ultra-neat look after all – especially in a casual situation. But whether you’re willing to wear a slicked-to-the-side men’s ‘do on a regular day, or whether you save it for a special occasion, the…

How to: the dark Parisian beauty look at Aurelio Costarella

There’s something about Parisian beauty that draws us in. Whether it’s the elegance, the style of the confidence, Paris has always been a source of inspiration in fashion. For the Aurelio Costarella spring / summer 2015 show at Australian Fashion Week, we were given a bit of Paris through a beauty look that’s part gothic romance and part archetypal Parisian. The man behind this look…

How to: the pretty punk look at Duvenage

We’ve always had this certain image of punk – tough, a bit unkempt and sometime androgynous. Duvenage together with MAC cosmetics presented a different type of punk for their spring / summer 2015 beauty look at Australian fashion week (MBFWA). This type of punk is pretty with big emphasized eyes and luminous skin. Girly with an edge, this look is surely worth trying and we’ve…

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