Birds of a Beauty Feather Flock Together at Sophia Webster

Models in birdcages lend a swinging 60s vibe

Thanks to the frantic pace of the digital age, the average person has the attention span of a goldfish. (No, seriously. This is a fact supported by an actual study.) Seeing as the fashion sphere changes its mind even faster, we decided to provide you with a condensed report from backstage this season. As much as we’d like to pen novels in the name of lipstick and hairspray, we get it—you’re busy. Here, the beauty version of CliffsNotes (all facts, no fluff) that you can easily skim in eight seconds…because science says that’s all the time you have.

SHOW: Sophia Webster

CITY: London

THE LOOK: Birds of paradise with injected with 60s flavor 

INSPO: Hitchcock’s The Birds and the tropical colors that gained serious momentum in the early ‘60s.

KEY PLAYERS: Makeup artist Val Garland, Hairstylist Maria Kovacs, Manicurist Rebecca Jade Wilson

BEAUTY MVPs: Maybelline New York Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Pencil, TIGI Catwalk Bodifying SprayNails Inc 45 Second Top Coat with Kensington Caviar, and St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Body Lotion

TOP TIPS: Skip a basic band of black and opt for graphic lines around the eyes to add interest to your look. If you’re feeling especially experimental, try drawing oversized lashes under your eyes and filling in the negative space with brightly colored liners to emphasize the 60s feel.

WORDS FROM THE WISE: “Channelling the 60s vibe on all hair lengths and textures is easier than it looks,” said Kovacs, “It’s about getting into character and taking what you have naturally up a notch. If your hair’s straight, blow dry the bottom to flick out. If it looks better tousled, take the volume to the max and pin it up in a beehive.”

TREND TALLY: Lashings of inky kohl were also wrapped around eyes at Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, and Ashley Williams.

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