May 4th, 2012

Gowns To Go Dreaming In.

Carl Kapp makes lovely, dreamy clothes. The End.

Last nights show was Kapp’s biggest to date and he showed a collection worthy of the large space. It was full of fantastic billowing gowns, cigarette pants in pastels and structured shifts.

I took my ten year old daughter to her first fashion show and couldn’t have hoped for a better introduction. This show was how it should be done: slick, pretty and original.

The Hair.

Hair by Alan White for ghd.

The powerful hair was influenced by Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starlet Rooney Mara and her signature inky black bob. The look played on the idea of strength portrayed in the collision themed collection. We all want to look like Rooney – totally cool.

The Make-up.

Make-up by Rebecca Prior from Napoleon Perdis.

Helmut Newton was the inspiration behind the softly sculptured face. A mixture of strong masculinity and flirty femininity was played up through the face. The cheeks were contoured with blush and bronzer, which was applied under the cheek bone for extra definition.

Hero Products: Long Black MascaraAuto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer – all from Napoleon Perdis.

The Nails.

Nails by Sherie Pollard for CND.

Designer Carl Kapp specifically requested the models don a traditional French manicure with a twist. The look featured a black tip with a contrasting nude base.


  • Kate O

    How adorable is your daughter in her trench coat! To go to a fashion show at 10 years old would have been the most awesome thing ever, what a lucky little girl to have a mama like you Paula!

  • Charlotte

    Your daughter is absolutely beautiful, so happy!

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree. Carl Kapp is THE BEST. Ever.

  • Stefanie

    The dresses are gorgeous, what a lucky girl your daughter is and looks like she has inherited your style, nice trench ! It’s a lovely photo of you both.

  • Kylie

    This is gorgeous…..hmmmm…..maybe he will be dressing Rooney Mara before long??????


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