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Backstage At LFW

BACKSTAGE AT LFW

The international fashion weeks are the perfect place to find future hair inspiration and trends, and Gatsby & Miller stylist Julie Church had a great time working with the Moroccanoil team. Here she shares what happened backstage.

This season I worked on the Temperley London and Kristian Aadenevik shows with Moroccanoil, and for me the Aadnevik show was my favourite. We got to work with a fab tribal look, which involved really pushing the products and using them creatively in different ways. We did a lot of braiding and twist work throughout the hair.

Any looks you’ll be taking back to the salon?
Most certainly. Heading towards summer now we will be working a lot more with braids in all sorts of ways! Plus, the really delicate look we went for at the Temperley show will be a must for weddings this season.

Most used product during fashion week?
Other than the always-necessary Moroccanoil Treatment we worked with the new Texture Clay; it’s a moldable clay that defines and sculpts to create natural looks with a matte finish and strong hold. It’s so versatile and works on all hair types and lengths.

Did you spot any celebs?
At the Temperley show we spotted model Yasmin le Bon, and singer Corinne Bailey Rae. We snuck in and pretended we had tickets in the standing area! Oh and we also saw the amazing fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.

What did you exist on throughout Fashion Week?
Coconut water! It’s the best thing to go for when you don’t have time to eat!

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Fashion Forward Julie Church

FASHION FORWARD!

From the 17th until the 21st of February, London will once again become the host to the world’s fashion elite, as well as some top hairstyling talent putting in the work backstage. Ahead of the event, we talk to Gatsby & Miller Stylist Julie Church, about what she’s most looking forward to this Fashion Week.

Which shows will you be working at?
Temperley London, Kristian Aadnevik and the third one hasn’t been announced yet!

How many seasons have you worked backstage at LFW?
I’ve worked backstage with the Moroccanoil UK Creative Team for six seasons, so this will be my seventh!

What’s the most fun part about being involved in LFW?
To be honest, most of the time it’s so stressful and pressured you want to cry! But it is amazing to be involved and to be working with a team of stylists that come from all over the UK. As it will be our seventh season together we really know how to enhance and support each other’s strengths, and we always have a giggle along the way. It helps to relieve the pressure sometimes!

What are the top three products that you just can’t live without during Fashion Week?
It really depends as trends change each season. One thing’s for sure, we will be prepping the models’ hair with Moroccanoil Treatment, as it protects the hair and will allow us to style it in any way. They’re also launching the new Texture range this month, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we will be using that too!

How does your time at LFW affect your work at G&M?
When I get back to the salon I will share the looks we create at LFW with the team and my clients, and then certain elements will be taken into our hairdressing. Whether it be braiding, knot work, or different styling ideas.

Look out for Julie’s follow-up blog of what she gets up to at London Fashion Week, and be sure to follow @gatsbyandmiller on Instagram and Twitter for daily photos from backstage.