Beautiful was the only word we could find to describe the models as they underwent their hair and make-up preparations backstage before the Michael Van Der Ham show. Skin had been primed to perfection before a delicate eyeliner flick was applied to the eyes, and the whole look was finished with a flutter of gold leaf on the eyelids. Not only was the make-up ravishing, but the hair was silky perfection – sheets of Veronica Lake waves cascaded down the girls’ shoulders creating a dazzling retro Hollywood effect. We know this is a hair style we'll be trying for ourselves at home! You?


As we chatted to the ever-charming Michael backstage before his show, he told us he had worked tirelessly to get the embellishment spot on for this collection. He seemed nervous but as we spied his AW12 creations hanging on the rails, we knew there was no need for him to be. Check back soon for the full show report and you'll see why!