Gracie Opulanza - London Collections Men Fish

My two favourite things about Gracie: She will allow you to try almost anything…. I have great creative freedom. Her ability to keep me on my toes. Yesterday, I had worked on an experimental hairpiece that I thought I ‘might’ use. Gracie informs me that her first interview of the day will be with celebrity hair and make up artist Kevin Fortune... my hands begin to fumble!! I’m up against one of the most talented celebrity hairstylists out there.

There is a distinctive calmer, more relaxed air about this morning, Gracie’s outfit is laid on the bed. Chunky jewellery, flowery stockings, a lime tie and…

WHO IS GRACIE?

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The Peacock Lashes – at her request!

Gracie Opulanza - London Collections Men Fish

Hair Big, Bold and Girl Power

I sweep Gracie’s hair into an immaculate high, smooth beehive and spray with Redken ‘Pureforce 20’ to fix. I secured the long hair piece which I had braided into a beautiful rope knot around the front of the beehive and join together in a braid down the back to her nape. Today, there was a green and gold fish to attach to the front of Gracie’s hairstyle. I had sewn the fish to a hairpiece which helped immensely when fixing it into place. When we tweeted this, the followers went crazy.

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Gracie’s Make Up Was Simple Today

Chiselled brows, defined eyes, peachy cheeks and punchy M.A.C ‘Morange’ lips to boot….topped off with the peacock lashes which it seemed, had stolen the show and replaced her signature glasses….for this show at least.

I thoroughly enjoyed styling Gracie Opulanza and working as part of her amazing team. Upon my return home, I came across this quote: “Glamour is an attitude – it’s the expression of a certain kind of confidence” – Ralph Lauren may have quoted it but Gracie Opulanza walks it!

My Favourite products used on Gracie

  • Dermalogica – Ultra Calming Cleanser
  • Dermalogica – Active Moist
  • Dermalogica – Ultra Calming Mist
  • MALIN+GOETZ – Vitamin e moisturizer
  • M.A.C Prep+Prime Moisture Infusion
  • M.A.C Oil Control Lotion
  • M.A.C Prep+Prime Lip
  • M.A.C Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
  • Soap & Glory – Thick & Fast Mascara – Film Noir
  • Soap&Glory – Smoulder Kohl – Waterproof eyeliner
  • L’oreal – Lumi Magique – 1
  • Too Faced – Natural Eye

Gracie Opulanza is on a mission to encourage men to look their best everyday. That’s all for now?