VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES AT TONI MATICEVSKI S/S 14

At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia last week, Toni Maticevski proved he is deservedly one of Australia’s top designers with his beautiful and finely executed S/S 14 collection.

During the design phase, Maticevski found inspiration in orchids and explored the notions of botanical metamorphisis. "I had a lot more colour in the original collection but during the design process, I decided to ditch it, pare it right back to black and white...

PUNCHY PASTELS AT EMMA MULHOLLAND S/S 14

If you are familiar with John Hughes' famous eighties The Breakfast Club and Brat Pack or Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, then you’ll be well acquainted with the inspiration behind Emma Mulholland’s playful S/S 14collection.

"The make-up look for Emma Mulholland takes reference from ‘90s TV shows such as Friends and Beverly Hills 90210,”...

VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES AT CHRISTOPHER ESBER S/S14

Like a flight path atop a naval ship, models walked down the gridded runway at Christopher Esber S/S 14, setting the scene for his collection of nautical-inspired silhouettes, boyish tailored separates and sailor-like blazers.

The inspiration for this season’s collection pays homage to working women of the sea circa 1940. "Christopher and I wanted the models to look undone and almost wind-blown," says Alan White, ghd Hair Director. "It's soft, healthy...

COME AND MEET ME AT MBFWA WEEKEND EDITION

While Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia might be over, The Weekend Edition is just getting started.

And, you can come and meet me and Maybelline New York's Makeup Director, Nigel Stanislaus:

WHEN: Sunday 13 April

TIME: 11:30AM and 1PM

WHERE: Carriageworks, Sydney

Tickets are available here.

We will be discussing some of fashion week's biggest beauty trends and revealing the makeup tips and tricks you need to know.

You can also pick up one...

HEAVY METALS AT GROUP SWIM S/S 14

Even though winter is coming (insert Game of Thrones character voice here), Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has revealed the beauty trends we're sure to be wearing this spring/summer.

And at the Group Swim runway show, a bronzed goddess look prevailed.

As a celebration of beautiful women, Maybelline NY Makeup Director Nigel Stanislaus wanted every model to look at themselves and feel completely confident strutting the runway in swimwear.

“The...

VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES AT ELLERY S/S 14

Set at Sydney's iconic Bondi Icebergs earlier today, Ellery S/S 14 drew a crowd of Australia's fashion elite, international media and yes even Hollywood actor, Gerard Butler.

A defiant collection of evening wear pieces inspired by the science of light and the relationship between form and shadow, Ellery's collection entitled OPAQUE was a succinct collection of structural yet modern red carpet ready looks; boxy corsetry, signature bell-sleeves and the occasional sharp smoking suit....

THIS WHITE SHIRT CAN SAVE LIVES

On average, three Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer EVERY SINGLE DAY.
And, an estimated 1488 women are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015. Horrifying, isn't it?

What is even more horrifying is that currently, there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer and there is no cure.

This year, I have the privilege of helping to promote Witchery's White Shirt Campaign in direct support of the

TROPICANA SHADES AT WE ARE HANDSOME S/S 14

Set at Paddington’s Reservoir Gardens, fashion editors, beauty media and buyers welcomed the fresh open air and Amazonian-like surrounds at the We Are Handsome S/S 14 show.

Featuring vibrant pops of colour, surfboards and We Are Handsome’s iconic printed swimwear, Maybelline NY Makeup Director Nigel Stanislaus revealed his inspiration for the makeup look was the beauty icons of yesteryear: Elizabeth...

COMPLEXION PERFECTION AT MICHAEL LO SORDO S/S 14

Since debuting at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Michael Lo Sordo has arguably been known  not to mention praised  for his digital prints.

This year, however, he deviated away from his signature in favour of transseasonal separates, suiting and trenches in sorbet shades; proving he's one of Australia's top designers.

To complement the new direction for Michael Lo Sordo, Maybelline NY Makeup Director Nigel Stanislaus created a clean, luminous look subtly sculpted for...

WIND SWEPT HAIR AT BEC & BRIDGE S/S 14

Imagine a naturally beautiful nomad; etheral yet effortless. Her hair moves as she walks abroad, immersing herself with different cultures. A young but seasoned traveller.

She is the inspiration behind Bec & Bridge's S/S 14 collection 'Due North'.

"This season, we take our Bec & Bridge girl on a journey where she embraces bohemia she realises that there is no final destination and with that her epiphany begins," says Bec...

INTO THE WILD AT DESERT DESIGNS S/S 14

Desert Designs originated in the unlikely setting of the Fremantle Prison art class in the early ‘80s.

In 1985, Jimmy Pike, one of the prisoners who had taken up painting, impressed his art teachers Stephen Culley and David Wroth so much so that the...

FOUNDATION-FREE SKIN AT STRATEAS CARLUCCI S/S 14

At Strateas Carlucci, the minimal makeup trend was unmistakable.

“This season, ‘foundation’ seems to be quite a vulgar word,” says Nigel Stanislaus, Maybelline NY Makeup Director. “It’s an extension of trends that we are seeing come out of New York in February this year. A lot of fashion designers are asking for no foundation.”

Strateas Carlucci’s collection was inspired by shape and structure in keeping synonymous with the brand’s style. “It’s modern yet...

90S REVIVAL AT KAHLO S/S 14

At Kahlo S/S 14 yesterday, the ‘90s revival we've been seeing of late continued.

Inspired by the power models of the '90s; the use of metallic, holographic, and pastel shades paid homage to the chic indifference of Italian disco and the French underground dance scene.

“The inspiration is all about early nineties grunge,” says Nigel Stanislaus, Maybelline NY Makeup Director. “The models are quite raw.”

To create the look, Stanislaus ditched foundation and simply used...

UNDERSTATED BEAUTY AT ALEX PERRY S/S 14

Earlier this morning at Alex Perry S/S 14, rumours of a Victoria's Secret supermodel walking the runway were being giddily whispered backstage.

Surely enough, Perry employed the likes of Brazilian-born beauty Alessandra Ambrosio to open and close the collection, which was orientated towards a more youthful direction.

To complement Alex Perry's palette of black, white and navy which was punctuated by bold splashes of citrine, tangerine, jungle red and musk stick pink, ghd Hair...

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