Ter­ri­tory rig

IT’LL BE ALL WHITE ON THE NIGHT It cer­tainly was at the lat­est cat­walk show, and the de­signs can eas­ily be in­cor­po­rated into your ev­ery­day wear

Sunday Territorian - - FASHION & BEAUTY -

As tra­di­tional as it is trendy, white is the hue of the mo­ment. No longer a stan­dard ba­sic, it’s the tone of choice on the colour pal­ette and is popping up ev­ery­where.

For wed­dings it is now pop­u­lar for the brides­maids to wear white (as well as the bride) and it is just as pop­u­lar a pick for red car­pet events, rac­ing fash­ion and af­ter five wear.

At this week’s Mercedes Benz Fash­ion Week in Sydney it was a white out on the cat­walk as the snow shade com­bined with ev­ery colour of the rain­bow in new season looks by Aus­tralian designers.

Sweep­ing, soft, ro­man­tic and fem­i­nine pieces were on show along­side the fash­ion ar­chi­tec­ture for which the likes of Toni Mat­icevski have be­come known.

KITX, the new la­bel of Kit Wil­low (for­merly of Wil­low) un­leashed Gre­cian god­dess gowns with gold belt­ing and mixed sheer pan­elling with flared shirt sleeves and low neck­lines.

Adding white (or more of it) to your look is easy — more is more and can be achieved by mix­ing tex­tures, every­thing from crepe to lace and leather and lay­ers with the bright­est of whites to clot­ted creams.

White works just as well with dark, rich colours as it does with princess pas­tels.

It’s also fully transea­sonal — your sum­mer white can be matched with white knit wear, white denim or jack­ets.

And wear­ing your whites (um­pire or oth­er­wise) isn’t re­stricted only to for­mal oc­ca­sions — shake off your favourite whitecol­lared shirt and res­cue your most com­fort­able white t-shirts from the back of the wardrobe; it’s their time to shine.

For the of­fice, white two-piece suits, tai­lored trousers, shorts and skirts are an easy up­date, and many of your present wardrobe pieces will work with your new look too.

Other key looks from fash­ion week thus far in­clude lace and dainty em­bel­lish­ments, cut outs, deep moody colours in­clud­ing bur­gundy and green, and heavy jew­ellery and ac­ces­sories. Aje, known for its se­quin work, sent its mod­els down the run­way in Blund­stones.

Ihad the plea­sure of work­ing with Yir­rkala model Mag­no­lia (Maminy­d­jama) May­muru on her firstever photo shoot. Mag­no­lia has taken not only the NT by storm but the whole of Aus­tralia, and will rep­re­sent the NT at the Miss World Aus­tralia fi­nal in July.

This beau­ti­ful young girl is so de­serv­ing. She has a dream face to ap­ply makeup to. For our first look we wanted to play with colour and cre­ate an im­age that is on trend, as seen at Lon­don Fash­ion Week.

The fea­ture was to be Mag­no­lia’s eyes, so I ket every­thing else min­i­mal.

I used Mac Pro Long­wear Paint Pot in Clear­wa­ter ($35). This is a highly pig­mented, long-wear­ing eye­shadow that goes on creamy and dries to an in­tense, vi­brant fin­ish. It pro­vides seam­less, build­able cov­er­age with­out look­ing heavy or cakey.

I ap­plied it as a liner across Mag­no­lia’s lash line to add drama, and con­tin­ued with a winged liner to give the il­lu­sion of length.

Mag­no­lia has a face for fash­ion and I wanted to show how di­verse she is. Her brows were kept ba­si­cally nat­u­ral, as they are a great shape any­way, but be­fore the shot I did a HD brow treat­ment to cre­ate more of an arch.

Mag­no­lia’s skin is flaw­less. I used Mac Face and Body Foun­da­tion in shade N9 ($49).

It is a warm tone to com­ple­ment her rich skin tone. This foun­da­tion looks just like skin — it of­fers sheer cov­er­age and can be used on your face or body. I love the fin­ish and it’s wa­ter­proof.

To cre­ate shape I used Sleek Makeup Face Form ($24.95), avail­able at Palmer­ston Tar­get.

Lips were kept nat­u­ral us­ing N9 Face and Body mixed with Mac Clear Lip­mix ($25) to give a beau­ti­ful tone.

White cre­ations from Aus­tralian fash­ion la­bel Man­ning Cartell

Cut outs fea­tured in Toni Mat­icevski’s col­lec­tion

Pan­elling on a Toni Mat­icevski dress

Man­ning Cartell em­braced the lace

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