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COVER HEADLINE: Rodarte Roses In Bloom

On the cover: Rodarte model Londone Myers meets the eye.

Senior Associate Editor – Lifestyle & Social Content: Novia McDonald-Whyte

Contributor: Kadeem Rodgers

Photographers: Nadine Ijewere, Yannis Vlamos, Luis Monteiro, Sonny Vandevelde, Luca Tombolini, Marcus Tondo

Art Director: Rorie Atkinson


Let's Hair It Out

London Fashion Week (LFW) happened!

Under the Dryer (UTD) makes a case for diversity in hair and make-up for black or ethnic models.

Ever since being black became fashionable, there's been a steady improvement in the hairstyles created for women of colour – particularly in high-fashion editorials and on the runways. We're excited about the movement, and looking ahead for better hair days. But black hair is not restricted to just afros and cornrows, so, it was quite refreshing to see several other styles at LFW. Plus, Allure has listed Bajan pop princess Rihanna as their #allurebestofbeauty, and we're loving the visuals, the styling, and certainly, the unbothered glam. Under the Dryer (UTD) settles in for more.


Riri's Best Beauty


Thanks to the launch of her Fenty Beauty make-up line, fashion designer and R&B superstar Rihanna was recently named Allure's Best of Beauty. The beauty mag made the announcement in a special issue and feature on the singer-turned-beauty aficionado.

(Credits: Photography @nadineijewere; Make-up @priscillaono; Hair @yusefhairnyc; Manicure @redhotnails; Stylist @illjahjah; and Story @brennankilbane)

Rih 1

RiRi's on-call make-up artist Priscilla Ono created the looks using something blue from the Fenty make-up line.

Rih 2

Rihanna represents Fenty Beauty on the cover of Allure, where she was acknowledged as the Best of Beauty.

Rih 3

There's glitter along the eyelids and lips that match the glitter on the tongue. Daring!



The Ashish models included Rock native Wayne Booth. Check out the green pixie and coordinating green eye make-up.





[Doru Olowu]

The Doru Olowu presentation was done beautifully with head-to-toe perfection. The beauty looks featured vampy red lips and smoky eyes with hints of blue.

[Doru Olowu]


[Doru Olowu]


[Doru Olowu]



Sheer netting and tulle-covered wide-brimmed hats were the fashion approach at Erdem. Sensual, naturally matte make-up was the recommended 'beat', which features natural lip colours and dramatic brows.



The ladies of Erdem, including top model Karly Loyce





[Fashion East]

The au naturel look followed through to Fashion East for an edgy take on the working girl look. Hair was slightly unkempt and pulled to the side or free-flowing and low-maintenance. The make-up was just as edgy with a hodgepodge of colours that created a smokey eye effect.

[Fashion East]


Models on the runway for Fashion East

[Fashion East]


[Fashion East]




Alyssa Traore for Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, which featured slicked-down wisps of hair, neat brows, and soft glowing skin.



Niko Riam brought a pop of colour with neon pink lips and matching lids for Chalayan. Her hair was a neat poofy Afro.

[Peter Pilotto]

The Pilotto palette included shimmery gold eye shadows, nude nail polish, bare matte lips, and supple dewy skin to highlight the soft elegant fabrics and prints used in the collection.

[Peter Pilotto]


Naki Depass for Peter Pilotto sporting a clean hair and make-up look comprising gilded eye shadows and slicked-back hair.

[Peter Pilotto]


We're loving these gigantic gold hoops and shimmery eyelids with the cornrows.

[Peter Pilotto]


The fierce blonde 'fro and matching eyeshadow.


The natural and effortless look was all over the Roksanda runways. The cute little ceramic bottle earrings added a touch of mod and colour. Slicked-back and light curly hair kept the chic in check, though the make-up was as minimal as the garments.



Models on the runway for Roksanda



[Roland Mouret]

Rouland Mouret's beauty look included everything from curly 'fros to loose, wavy tresses and even swept-to-the-side boy cuts to make a statement.

[Roland Mouret]


Chic beauty looks for Roland Mouret Spring 2019 ready-to-wear.

[Roland Mouret]


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