Paris Fashion Week {Hair & Make Up}

I follow fashion weeks religiously and am holding thumbs tight that I will be going to the Paris show later this year. It’s a dream.  Other than all the incredible shows and the make up and the hair – it just seems like there is such a buzz in the air. The street style pics are my favourite too. Honestly, those poeple look like they have been planning their outfits for weeks. Best I revemp this wardrobe before I head over!!!

My favourite looks for Paris Fashion week ’12 were definitely a combination of two different trends. The first being romantic, soft and floral and the second being dramatic, bold and striking (see M.A.C’s event I went to were I spoke of these trends).

I felt that the Chloe and Chanel shows got the romantic, soft look spot-on. This is a look I often tend to go for myself so really appealed to me. It’s all about hydrated, plump and radiant skin with soft pinks and peaches.  I achieve this by treating my skin before a night out with a thorough exfoliation while showering and when I am picking out my outfit I slap on a hydrating and soothing mask – this way you are guaranteed that radiant complexion. I follow with a light application of tinted moisturiser, a slick of mascara and my By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm which hydrates and creates that soft pink touch.

If we talking a more formal occasion, I absolutely loved the Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier show. Both looks were stroking yet classic. I have always been a fan of bold lips, it often makes an outfit and adds a bit of elegance. Both looks kept the eyes semi neutral which I like, bold lips and strong eyes is always too much for me!  For this look I would concentrate on curling my lashes and layering my mascara for a simple yet striking eye, and use a slightly matte lip colour of choice – the bolder, the better 🙂 

These are other shows that I also think were great, have left off the few I didn’t like. Lanvin and Loewe were also beautiful.

Maybe one day I can actually be using my own images in these posts 🙂 

What are your thoughts?


Image source hereand here

16 replies
  1. Lize Kay
    Lize Kay says:

    Good choices! I like that these are actually wearable in real life, not just runway looks.

    Thanks for the update, Tori!

  2. steph
    steph says:

    such stunning colours el 🙂 so pretty and feminine.. thank you for sharing. hoping the good spirits get you to fashion week.. you deserve it xx

  3. LivLoo
    LivLoo says:

    LOVE Chanel & Jean-Paul Gaultier S/S 2012 – thanks for this. Never have time to look myself so can always count on you to give me the highlights! Keep it up! <3 your blog so much!

  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Loving the natural look, would be great to maybe do a post on where we can find the make up to recreate those looks… any ideas?

  5. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    I love your blog and your great beauty tips. It's personal and professional at the same time. Thanks so much x

  6. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    Hi There – that is a great idea. Am happy to do a post like that with my products I use at home… Coming soon 🙂

  7. Alex
    Alex says:

    I love the soft clean Chanel look! But the Jean Paul Gaultier is great for mixing things up or for a more formal look. Love the post, a really great read!

  8. fabrizia
    fabrizia says:

    Chanel gets my vote – simple, romantic and subtly sophisticated. Love it! Do me a favour: when you're packing for Paris, will you leave a spot for me in your luggage? 😉
    Can't wait to see YOUR Paris photos next!


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