Jonathan Soons Headmasters Art Director for L'Oreal Professionel blogs exclusively for handbag.com from backstage at Vivienne WestwoodThis is going to be the biggest show I've ever worked on. As this is the legendary Vivienne Westwood show, the hair and make-up, has no boundaries.
Malcolm Edwards super-session stylist and his amazing team, combined with stellar make-up artist Alex Box and her super cool make-up have put together a show that will be remembered forever!Set in Smithfield Market it makes a very different kind of runway for a different kind of show. The hair is massive and needs lots of prep time, hence why the call time was at 12 and the show time was six hours later at 6pm.And, what was the hair like? Amazing wigs and super-long extensions that were dry-painted with golds and silvers - awesome! The hair had a real art-and-craft feel to it, we even wrapped some of the models' hair with cellophane with denim shapes stuck on, too.The aftershow was immense! A huge guest list of celebrities and VIPs, including Paloma Faith, Pete Burns - true die-hard followers of Vivienne Westwood's work.Once the show was over, around 7pm, we packed our cases and kit bags really quickly and head back to Malcolm's studio to get the kit ready for the next day - it never stops!By 11pm I am on my way home to Barnes, for a drink, a kip and to get my kit bag ready (including all my favourite L'Oreal Techi Art products - a total essential!) for a very busy day with James Pecis, session stylist of the year. Can't wait!
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