french twist


How to: Margiela’s grungy up do

Mix the concept of a messy up-do with the grunge trend and you’ll end up with something rather different. As far as spring 2014 hairstyles go, this one seen on the Margiela runway is part up, part down, and wholly grungy. Redken’s Guido Palau was responsible for putting together this rather unconventional look that works for that very reason: it’s unconventionality. For the complete how…

A fashioniser’s guide to Marrakech

We’ve already shared some of the beauty of the area and its surrounds in our photo diary from Morocco, but when a fashioniser finds themselves in Marrakech (alternatively known as Marrakesh – both spellings are correct), what should they do and where should they go? Away from the most common of tour guides, away from the polish of those guides focussed only on fabricated luxury…

How to: Diesel Black Gold’s sporty french braid

Hairstyles come and go, but braids are rarely far off the radar. Variations on the braid made their way into the list of 2013 hairstyles, with the spring 2014 shows carrying on the trend. The longevity of the braid can be attributed to the fact that it’s very accessible to women all over the world. Its flexibility gives us room to be creative and it…

Carolina Herrera Spring / Summer 2014

Those anticipating elegance and femininity from Carolina Herrera – New York’s reigning queen of both – got even more than they bargained for at her spring / summer 2014 show. One could just imagine the walking directive contained words like unhurried, graceful, Grace Kelly even. Elegant French twisted in hair and razor shoulder blades held back with high society precision, every girl belonged in the…

French rolls: 5 luxe updos to try this weekend

The classic, cinematic nature of fall 2013’s hair trends means luxe yet unfussy up-dos like the French roll are key ones to learn. This particular style can be created in minimal steps, swept up into an effortless day-to-night style, or given more of a vintage feel with backcombing and slightly more complexity. To cover off on both takes and in between, here are 5 hair…

Models after Prada: street style gallery

When we spoke to Redken’s Guido Palau backstage at Prada’s spring show, he described Prada’s faux bang hairstyle as a way to make the classic french twist “more boyish”. The wispy strands dusting the forehead made for a slightly unconventional look to go with Prada’s collection; but we did wonder at how it would translate to an everyday look on the street. To best answer…

Babydolls and French femininity: Jessica Choay

There are just not enough things in the world able to evoke romance and to whisper femininity quite like the entire concept of shooting for a lingerie campaign, envisioned by an emerging French designer, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Accordingly, Milan, the gorgeous Jovana Filipovic and Jessica Choay‘s utterly subtle collection of babydolls bring along a whole new meaning for…
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign
Jessica Choay Babydolls S/S '13 campaign

How to: wet look French twist

It’s no secret that wet look hair has made a huge come back in the runways and as such features prominently amoungst the list of 2013 hairstyles. The appeal can be attributed to it’s relaxed, laid back feel while at the same time, maintaining some edginess. It’s one of those looks that you can easily incorporate into your everyday outfit without looking over the top.…