Giles spring/summer 2011.
Photographed by James Cochrane
THE use of glitter in London first emerged at Sass & Bide, where glitter was applied just underneath the lower lash line for a rock 'n' roll edge to an otherwise very pared-down look. Then, accents of glitter reappeared via the medium of nails at both House of Holland and Holly Fulton where gold varnish was dipped in glitter and then sealed with a topcoat, and even at Topshop the tips of the nails were dipped in multi-coloured glitter and layered with rhinestones by Sophy Robson for a total disco-diva effect (the Seventies are back, after all). And then to today, when the glitter bomb well and truly exploded. Firstly in the morning at Mark Fast, where theatrical make-up maestro, Alex Box, highlighted the inner corners of navy smoky eyes with a highly-concentrated pigment of loose gold glitter. And then to Giles by evening, where make-up artist, Miranda Joyce, described the look as "pure Seventies decadence - more so than we have seen at any other show", with two-tone glitter all the way up into the brows (which, incidentally, were bleached so as to not interrupt the spectacle). So, whether it's just a hint, or loaded on, glitter is definitely not just a festive flash in the pan. It should be part of your spring/summer make-up artillery too. Stock up!
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