It's no secret that I love fashion week. But as much as I adore the perfectly polished models walking down the runways in high heels, it’s the much more chaotic backstage that really rocks my boat. There's no place like backstage during a fashion week. Wigs, lipgloss, styling irons, lashes, models and clothes in one big hodgepodge. This is where new, exciting beauty trends are formed, where makeup artists create a whole look with just lipstick, and hair gurus style hair beautifully in minutes. It is where Karl Lagerfeld changes an entire fashion show by just looking at his assistants, where Stine Goya makes all the models look like clones of herself, and where Viktor & Rolf get the models drunk to ensure that they smile and have a party on the catwalk. It is definitely also where you get the very best gossip. During fashion week I spend most of my time backstage.
This season at Copenhagen Fashion Week, you'll find me at the high heels of Wella’s hair guru Marta Spizewska, who is responsible for the key hair looks of this fashion week. Besides her beautiful and creative take on hair, Marta is known for her arsenal of fashion week essentials from Twix bars and hair extensions to balloons and lots of Wella Professional Velvet Amplifier, her absolutely favourite hair product. (The balloons are for static electricity in hair looks, in case you were wondering.) Do you want to know what the Velvet Amplifier can do for your hair and whether hair extensions are in or out? Do you want to know the secrets behind the Malene Birger hair look or how you can copy the hair of the Day Birger et Mikkelsen show? I'll be keeping you updated on copenhagenfashionfestival.com with lots of backstage advice throughout fashion week, and Marta has promised to reveal all her very best hair tips, tricks and trends for the season.
Charlotte Torpegaard is the leading Danish beauty expert, well-known for her many years at Good Morning Denmark, for her beauty bestseller ’Skønhed kommer indefra, men lidt læbestift skader jo ikke’ and for her popular beauty blog Ilovebeauty.dk. During this fashion week, you will find Charlotte blogging about hair and beauty here on copenhagenfashionfestival.com.