Hair & Makeup: Christian Dior Spring 2011

As promised, the backstage hair and makeup shots from the ready-to-wear show. In a few shots you can see they used facelift tape to lift the models’ brows, just like they did in the couture show. And nice shots showing how they curled the models’ hair, and the false betty bangs. The colour match on most of the bangs is fantastic, only one or two of the blondes are a little mismatched, but I love the look. High pigment, bright block colours seem to be the go for eyeshadows this season. Lovely to see the black eyeliner kitten flicks over the top. Some nice colour inspiration here, perhaps I will branch out a little more. Galliano’s shows always inspire me to be more theatrical.

Top Picks: Christian Dior Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Am I sick of Galliano for Christian Dior yet? Never!! So this ready-to-wear collection is nothing on the couture I posted a few days ago, but ain’t it sweet? Keeping nautical in for spring I see – hello sailor! – and more catseye sunglasses. Oh, and the Bettie bangs (false on the models), brilliant! I’ll post up the hair and makeup shots as well, so you can get a closer look.

I’m more a fan of the styling of the show, than of the individual pieces, but my favourite in the collection is probably the pink ribbon dress. I would love to dance in that… not that there’s much to it. It reminds me a little of Cyd Charisse’s green flapper dress in Singin’ in the Rain. Laura Glaess has a lovely recreation of that. Enjoy!