MBFWA: Manning Cartell S/S 12

Day One: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia - Manning Cartell S/S 12/13
Collection: Absent Portrait.

Creativity must run through the veins of sisters Cheryl, Gabrielle and Vanessa Manning, the designers of Manning Cartell. These three fashion-forward women shared their inspiration behind their Spring/Summer 12 collection, Absent Portrait. "(Mexican painter) Frida Kahlo is the inspiration behind the Absent Portrait SS 12’ Collection as both an artist and a style icon, for her audacious love of colour and fearless layering of prints and textures."

Makeup: by MAC, fronted by Max May.
Nails: by OPI
Hair: by ghd, fronted by Alan White.

Get the Look: Hair
1. Prep the hair with ghd Total Volume Foam focusing on good distribution of the product from roots to mid lengths.
2. Blow dry the hair using ghd Air, running fingers through the hair giving lots of root lift and maintaining movement and texture.
3. Work ghd Smooth & Finish Serum into the ends of the hair.
4. Centre part the hair using the ghd Tail Comb. Then using a combination of your fingers and the ghd Oval Dressing Brush, groom hair into two ponytails, securing with a hat elastic just below and either side of the crown.
5. Braid both ponytails then pin into place creating a rectangular shape across the crown.
6. Pin in the extra colour ponytail to the base of the right braid then apply ghd Smooth & Finish Serum to the ponytail.
7. Divide pony in to two sections, one colour, one natural then rope braid the two sections together, using elastic at the ends to secure.
8. Pin the rope braid around the anchor braid creating a rectangular shape across the crown.
9. Loosen the rope braid to give it an undone texture but keeping a square shape to the edges.
10. Add more ghd Smooth & Finish Serum to lose pieces of hair around face and neck and smooth to skin and finish with ghd Final Fix Hairspray.