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Back in time with style

When you look at certain eras it is no surprise that even today that the world of fashion, hair and make-up are constantly inspired by these past decades. This is so true too, with many brides’ choice of image for their big day. The idea of transforming into a glamorous bride with the hair and fashion of another era is really exciting because it is something that most of us do not have the opportunity to do, unlike the Hollywood actresses such as Angelina Jolie or Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker and the likes of Judi Dench – all have the regular pleasure to dress up in acting roles and on the red carpet. So when it comes to your wedding day, you can literally be as glamorous as you want.

I love the photo attached to this post – of a recent bride of mine… as soon as I saw her Downton Abbey crossed with 1930’s show style dress, I instantly knew the best hair style to top her special look on her special day – creating a very glamourous, aristocratic image. So one of my top tips for your wedding theme or style – make sure if you choose a vintage dress that you match your hair style to that same era – you don’t have to go over the top with a theme – but it is really nice to have some continuity. 

Look Magazine: Shona McGarty and Hetti Bywater



I had a fab time meeting up with Shona McGarty again, in order to create another hair masterpiece for her red carpet look for The British Soap Awards 2012.  Shona is close friends with Hetti Bywater, who plays Lucy Beale in Eastenders, and so I did her hair too on Saturday the 28th April.  Emily Rose was on the makeup, and Nina Sobers was the girls’ stylist for the event, choosing dresses from Tina Lobondi, who actually made each girl a bespoke dress.  The girls had heaps of red carpet coverage, and Look Magazine chose both of their looks in their top-five.  I created a high bun up-do for Shona, to add to her sophisticated Angelina Jolie inspired look, and for Hetti, I went for a 1920’s inspired up-do, with finger-wave detail and delicate curls.

Aunty Vix thinks you rocked the red carpet girls!