EDI­TOR’S LET­TER

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Contents -

In­dulging in the hair ob­ses­sions that rule run­way and real life

The to­tal look al­ways be­gins from the top. When run­way trends are now as much about Guido Palau’s wet hair look at Prada as they are about Mi­uc­cia Prada’s Hitch­cock-es­que skirt suits (don’t we all re­mem­ber the hot pink dip dye of last Au­tumn that even got me The Om­bre?) you know that the dress is re­ally only half of the story. De­sign­ers know the im­pact of hair and make-up in pro­ject­ing the con­cept of the col­lec­tion; the right hairstyle has the abil­ity to el­e­vate our in­di­vid­u­al­ity, em­pow­er­ing us with that cer­tain crown­ing glory”.

We don’t re­alise how much we in­vest in and ob­sess about our hair, un­til we ac­tu­ally talk about it. In do­ing so, I’m think­ing of my own arse­nal of spe­cialised sham­poo, vo­lu­miser, reg­u­lar cut and colour ses­sions, the right hair­brush, and pro­fes­sional hair dryer … all to keep my tresses healthy and nat­u­ral-look­ing, noth­ing fancy. This month I join an ex­clu­sive judg­ing panel of se­ri­ous hair in­sid­ers to present this year’s BAZAAR Hair Awards for win­ning prod­ucts, stylists, and salons. This comes right at the start of the sea­son as we’re con­sid­er­ing the ideal hairstyle – sexy ’50s crops to match Louis Vuit­ton’s py­jama de luxe looks, Fendi’s punked-up braids or, if you dare, the coloured coils of Givenchy.

Au­tumn/ Win­ter opens in this is­sue, chap­ter by chap­ter, into elo­quent sto­ries of neo-punk, au­tumn pas­tels, mid-cen­tury styles, and crazy furs – the new lux­ury state­ment. Over­sized, multi-coloured, and patch­worked, th­ese new re­makes are young in spirit and yet su­per­so­phis­ti­cated. Fendi takes its 88-year fur her­itage into the fu­ture, in an elec­tric fairy tale which we ex­clu­sively shot in the streets of Tokyo in ‘Sexy Beast’ (page 124) wi­with home­boy Ul­tra­man adding his touch of ir­rev­er­ence. The nnew watches of 2013 are also launched her­here, trend­ing coloured faces from clas­sic nanavy to grey, amid the come­back of rose gogold. Th­ese time­pieces add a per­fect cro­crown­ing touch.

Valentino Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13 Shoes, Prada Cuff, Cé­line

Lady Aquaracer watch in steel and rose gold with di­a­monds,TAG Heuer

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