I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life recently which means I haven’t really been up to much with regards to my makeup career (the film was on hold for a while and should be starting up again soon), but I did have the chance to go to a MAC evening (complete with wine and canapes!) a couple of weeks ago. It was a night to show professionals all about whats happening with Autumn/Winter trends this year and how to re-create them and teach them to others.
It was a really good evening. Very casual with a friendly atmosphere and a few new products to “show and tell” and lots of behind the scenes stories. We were also given an A/W photo book with images of what the MAC artists have been doing on the catwalks (for the likes of Alexander Wang, Chloe and Moschino to name a few). The photos are all unprocessed so we can see exactly what was done in its raw form and have simple style explanations.
The books themselves are usually only available to the press, so I’m feeling a little smug right now (although its obviously just left overs from shows at the beginning of the year, but I dont care ;-)) The looks that are hot right now are called Mod-ernist (see A/W 2011 David Koma, Donna Karan and Jaeger London), Disco-Tech (see A/W 2011 Vivienne Westwood Red Label, The Blonds and Jean-Pierre Braganza (love love love!)), Tough-Love (see Betty Jackson, Richard Nicoll and Prapal Gurung) and Amber-Gris (see A/W 2011 Norman Ambrose (love!), Kenzo and Mary Katrantzou).