Tuesday, September 17, 2013

JAIME LEE MAJOR: Backstage diary at PFF 2013 for her new collection 'Light Magic' by Thom Kerr

Tallulah Morton opens the Jaime Lee show
On Thursday evening the 12th September, Western Australian designer Jaime Lee Major premiered her new collection Light Magic at the Perth Fashion Festival to rave reviews. The collection features 22 insanely embellished hand beaded looks combining Swarovski crystal detailing, french lace, original digital prints and silk tulle. Held inside the city museum, top model Tallulah Morton (who features in our next issue) opened the show on a catwalk made of perspex mirror garnished with a floral garden set built by Rebecca Grace from Natural Art Flowers. The opening dress featured 200 metres of silk cut flowers and some of the dresses have nearly 700 hours work of individual beading. The inspiration behind the collection was based on the way in which light plays within the stained glass windows of the medieval cathedrals of Europe. The following is a brief backstage diary of the girls transforming for the show - with regular Black collaborator M.A.C. directing beauty headed by the calm and collected Carol Mackie and hair constructed by Brad Ngata for the L'Oreal Creative team. Look out for the next issue of Black which will feature an exclusive interview with Jaime Lee!

The floral set constructed before the show by Rebecca Grace of Natural Art Flowers

Models pose backstage
Brad Ngata from L'oreal paints the gold glitter
The makeup transformation post hair
Jaime Lee adjusts model before show
Viviens model Tiggy poses backstage
The crowd going social media crazy at the show
Tallulah Morton showcases the final makeup look with nails backstage
Another hair look from L'oreal constructed with gold leafing

Jaime Lee poses with her favourite beauty product - glitter
Post show celebration backstage - fresh from the runway