I recently entered a bit of a competition over on the Immediate PR blog in order to win backstage passes to Craig Lawrence's LFW show. How exciting is that eh?!
I made it through to the first stage of the comp and for part 2, we had to predict a style that will be trend during A/W 2012.
I took my inspiration from Craig's body of work, along with masses of brainstorming to come up with my completed style board. I decided not to style this one out on myself as I wanted to show lots of variations of the style and what better way to do it than with a style mood board.
When I think of knitwear, which Craig Lawrence is famed for, I think of softly delicate strands intertwined with each other to produce beautifully soft items.
This instantly made me think of curled, soft hair pinned up in a textured bun updo . An elegant, dishevelled ballerina but retaining it's form and shape. Hair coming back from the face with body, bounce and curl rather than slicked back sleek. Perfect for naturally curly ladies or straight haired girls using appliances.
I'm going to name this trend the Urban Ballerina. Traditional yet edgy and effortless.
Picture wearing a super soft, snuggly delicate knitted jumper or dress with this hair and I think it would be an easy look to recreate if you're both naturally curly or need to tong.
The key to this look, in my opinion, is super conditioned hair and loose, effortless curls and to achieve this i'd use my number 1 favourite conditioner, which is actually the Rescue Treatment, to make hair super resilient and glossy.
I have naturally curly hair so i'd define my curls by using Twist Curl Cream to prep and groom the hair before drying and styling. For those ladies with enviable straight hair, a heat protectant is a must before tonging, or you could use Curlformers to set hair overnight without heat or stress.
A perfect messy bun comes from lots of volume and to save the hair from back coming damage, I'd use Thicken Elixir in the ends to plump hair up. Root lift around the crown would boost the volume even more so a good dusting of Powder Punch would really give your hair some OOMPH!
Now when the dark mornings arrive this Autumn, you know you can pull of a perfect, quick and easy up do to stay on trend AND save extra time under that lovely duvet!
Hope you all like my submission. I know I have had a lot of fun researching both Craigs work and some beautiful hair styles... as well as playing around with my own hair too!
I can't wait to hear what you think of my style board.