Last week I was invited to attend the Witchery “Spirit of Now” SS15 runway show and it was a pleasant reminder that summer is on the way! I was taken backstage to preview the new make-up collection by Witchery and also talked through the hair looks by the Aveda hair team.
Make Up was directed by one of my favourite artists, Kellie Stratton, whose covers you might just recognise!
Inspired by Lauren Hutton, Kellie Stratton designed a beautiful bronze ’70s-inspired look that I think anyone could wear this spring/summer because it was so light and fresh. Hooray for I’m a bit lazy and or low maintenance simple chic SS15 make-up!
Effortless chic make-up designed by Kellie Stratton for Witchery SS15 runway show. Image courtesy of La Tessa Photography.
Here’s a look at the make-up collection used backstage.
L to R: Gel Nail Polish in “Taupe”, Lip Gloss Wand in “Shell”, Lipsticks in “Dusty Pink” and “Nougat”, Eyebrow Pencil in “Blonde” and “Brunette”, Fibrelash Mascara in black, Cheek Palettes in “Crimson” and “Sorbet”, Eye Shimmer Pots in “Quartz” and “Sahara”, Bronzer in “Sahara”, Eye Palette in “Hazel” and kabuki brush.
Standouts for me were:
Witchery Bronzer in “Sahara” – Non-orange, not too shimmery, great pigment and easy to blend.
The Eyeshadow Palettes
This is what the full range looks like and you can click here to shop the look or find out more about the make-up.
The Witchery Make Up range
Directing hair was renowned session stylist Alan White for Aveda. Alan and his team created two different looks, both giving a nod to late 70s/early 80s.
The first look was “nonchalant poolside hair” and I love the contrasts of textures in this style .
Undone but without flyaways, shine without the weight, loose waves but polished.
Photos courtesy of La Tessa Photography and Aveda.
The second look was “a slightly 80s architectural top knot” that worked well when styled with the new Witchery Balance activewear.
Then I got to take my seat and watch the show come together.
It was great to see some familiar faces on the runway (and had to resist the urge to wave!).
Walking for Vivien’s was the lovely Woan Ni.
With whom I worked on this editorial.
And also walking for Vivien’s was Ben…
Who provided us with plenty of entertainment for this editorial.
Back to the runway…
Some of my highlights
Stylist at Elevate Styling and fashion assistant at Woman’s Day, Orla Molloy had this to say:
Orla’s standout pieces were the white slouchy tuxedo and espadrille style flat sandals and says that the colour palette of crisp white, nudes and a touch of indigo will blend seamlessly into our current wardrobes. Couldn’t agree more Orla, always a welcome face at Sonia Allen Make Up.
I left this show feeling really inspired for Spring/Summer 2015 and I love the direction that both Alan and Kellie took the hair and make-up styling. And I may have already revamped some of my wardrobe at Witchery… multiple times.
Which product are you now wanting to try out? What was your favourite runway look? Leave me your comments below.
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