Browsing Archive: February, 2014

RED CARPET REPORT: The BRIT Awards 2014

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

The BRITS isn't a formal occasion, it's a party. As I said for the Grammy's red carpet, musicians are ostentatious creatures, and like to make an impression, as such, the BRIT Awards red carpet was full of a fair few yeas and nays. However, as it's Fashion Week and I'm swamped with runway stuff to do, and had the BAFTAs the other day and the Oscars next week, I'm just going to keep this one short and go with the best five.

#5: Fearne Cotton



Let's be honest, this isn't very inventive, but I'm gi...

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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 4

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Runway 

Burberry Prorsum


Christopher Bailey, newly-appointed CEO at Burberry, presented a very loosened-up brand aesthetic inspired by the Bloomsbury group, an early 20th Century collective of writers, artists and philosophers. The collection had a fairly nomadic feeling in spite of it's very British influence, with combinations of lace slip dresses and thick woolen wraps and shawls, (including the finale worn by Cara Delevigne, personalised with her own monogram). The bags and shoes were also bespoke...

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STYLIST Trend On Trial: Rainbow Hair

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : Trends 

TREND ON TRIAL


I'm already up to my neck in Fashion Week and awards season, and I already buy every fashion magazine every month, so blogging and reading takes up a lot of my spare time, (not forgetting I also manage a salon full time). And yet, every week without fail, I find myself dashing around Birmingham mid-commute looking for a Stylist distributor, wondering if Evie, Sam and Anita (their beauty department) have explored the world of hair this week. One of the regular beauty features of ...
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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 3

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : Runway 

Temperley London



Alice Temperley showed a feminine but somewhat tough collection, integrating florals and a pretty and light colour palette with structured pieces and heavier textiles, including some micro-quilted gowns, (which is actually rather practical for winter). The good dose of black and net-effect mesh also gave things a slightly gothic twist. The quirky powerful-yet-feminine attitude inspired Moroccanoil's Malcolm Edwards to create a hairstyle based on rich, bohemian girls. He put te...

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RED CARPET REPORT: The BAFTAs 2014

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

It's red carpet time again! This week we're on our own turf, with the BAFTAs and Brits within days of each other! Here's the 10 best looks from last night.


Michelle Rodriguez

A lovely beachy wave, but does it really go with that Emilio de la Morena dress? Not really... her hair says 'laid back' but that leatherette bodice is anything but. Of the two, I prefer the dress, so a little more polished on the hair would have been better!




Gillian Anderson

The low-slung loose pony is all over London Fashi...

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TONI&GUY® Hair Meet Wardrobe™ Forms Partnership With Marchesa

Posted by Simon Pinder on Sunday, February 16, 2014, In : News 



TONI&GUY® Hair Meet Wardrobe™, the backstage fashion-specialised venture of the hairdressing giant, has announced a partnership with Marchesa as it celebrates 10 years of glamorous evening wear and gowns.





Working together for the first time at New York Fashion Week for AW14, a team headed up by Hair Meet Wardrobe™ Global Ambassador Mark Hampton created two looks for the show - a diffused bun and a slick scalp-braid with poker straight lengths.

Keren Craig, co-founder of Marchesa spoke of t...

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LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 1

Posted by Simon Pinder on Sunday, February 16, 2014, In : Runway 

Bora Aksu



Day one of London Fashion Week turned out all kinds of hairstyles, and my first comes from Bora Aksu. Aksu's show was influenced by the simpler, quieter side of Turkish life in a somewhat summery collection for an autumn/winter season. The colour palette - white, powdery blues and yellows, navy and hot pink - was a reflection of sandy beaches, fishing boats and sun-faded facades, on a mixture of crocheted hand-woven fabrics interspersed with light, sheer touches. A slight stern-ness ...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Marc Jacobs Special

Posted by Simon Pinder on Saturday, February 15, 2014, In : Runway 

I was originally going to cover the entirety of the last day of NYFW, but the hair wasn't that exciting, and the excitement for the Marc Jacobs show kind of eclisped everything else that happened, (a feeling I'm sure wasn't exclusive to me).

It has now been 6 months since Jacobs showed his collection for this line on the bombed-out beach. 6 months since his final collection for his diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs. And, of course, 6 months since his final bow at Louis Vuitton after sixteen ...
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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 7

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : Runway 

Nanette Lepore



If there was ever a line of workwear disigned for the more bohemian of tasted, this is it. Lepore presented wool, fur and floaty lace, accented here and there with bright plaid prints and beading, all in an array of greys, burgundys, pinks and purples. Separates and more tailored pieces were integrated with flaty dresses and lighter fabrics by adding shape with strong belts. The two hair looks, created by James Pecis for Alterna, were a reflection of this class-meets-relaxed app...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 6

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : Runway 

Marc by Marc Jacobs


This is an important season for Marc Jacobs. He presented his last show at Louis Vuitton last season, and this MBMJ (as it will henceforth be known) was the first to be designed by British duo Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, overseen by Jacobs himself from the FROW. This leaves him only his main 'Marc Jacobs' line as sole creative director, and all of his energy, talent and love will be put into it (watch this space). This was a fascinating and bold collection, alternatin...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 5

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Runway 

Carolina Herrera


In a somewhat daring - and rather wide-reaching - collection for Hererra, the pivotal point seemed to be a play on geometrics. Her fine elegance was in there, too, but tweaked to a bolder note. The influences seemed to hearken at the European/Asian border, with a seemingly Ancient Egyptian colour/print inspiration and the odd Turkish-fez-type hats. (When I say "odd" I mean it both in the senses of 'sporadic' and 'unusual'). Mostly, though, the collection played with forms and ...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 4

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Runway 

Thakoon




Thakoon's collection was influenced by the South American region of Patagonia, which makes sense for an autumn/winter collection, as it allowed the designer to freely play with layering - and not without some interesting results, including a lot of outerwear and a good array of turtleneck cape-cum-sweaters. The colour palette was bright and appealing, alternating royal blue and fuchsia with fiery oranges and yellows and the odd bit of racing green. The hair was an unusual choice of dua...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: DAY 3

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : Runway 

Alexander Wang



I can barely contain my excitement. Don't get me wrong, despite wanting to hold a grudge against Mr Wang for stepping into the too-warm shoes of Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, I loved his laser-cut eponymous motifs last season, but with all the achromatics he's been throwing about for the last year, this collection in itself was magnificently refreshing. Bold colours, a futuristic feel and statement piece after statement piece - a collection that will most likely make a magaz...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14: Day 2

Posted by Simon Pinder on Saturday, February 8, 2014, In : Runway 

Jason Wu




The mood at Jason Wu was serious. Strict, fitted tailoring, high collars and a steely, demure palette; all features that could have had a very androgynous effect were it not for the exquisite femininity it was presented with. Delicate fabrics like sheer lace and reflective satin were offset against the occasional pop of tough leather. The hair, too, carried this approach - structured quiffs at the front flowing seamlessly into carefree, head-hugging, pin-up texture at the back. The ef...

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14 - Day 1

Posted by Simon Pinder on Saturday, February 8, 2014, In : Runway 

I promised I'd be back into blogging full-swing for Fashion Weeks, and owing to the fact that I haven't knocked out a real PDF Trend Report for about three seasons, I'm going to do one blog per day on this, showing the best looks from the best shows. I'm a couple of days behind at the moment and will play catch-up at some point, but for now, here's NYFW's debut shows from Thursday. Enjoy!


Nicholas K




Nicholas K's collection this year was direct, deliberate and made a statement. There was a disti...

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Hair In The Campaigns: Alexander McQueen SS14

Posted by Simon Pinder on Saturday, February 1, 2014, In : Trends 

Remember last year when Kate Moss exploded back into modelling? She walked in the AW13 Louis Vuitton show, did campaigns for Kérastase and St Tropez and then, as I blogged previously, modeled the incredible AW13 Versace campaign with brunette hair. Well, apparently Sarah Burton saw that campaign and though that Versace's "Vunk" wasn't quite punk enough for Kate. Brunette? That's not controversial. You know what's controversial?



Yellow.





Seen here modelling the better half of McQueen's SS14 coll...

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