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I was very excited to learn that I would be able to attend the Manning Cartell show this year at MBFWA. I’ve always been a huge huge fan of the Manning sisters’ clean lines, structuring, and interesting silhouettes.

This year was absolutely no exception. Glittering mesh outlined basic designs to make them even more flattering and fabulous, incredible geometric prints, a honeycomb print with cut out panels, pearlescent overtones and and emphasis on boxy shapes all came together to create a beautiful, clean collection. The colour palette was a wonderful contrast to the almost medical cleanliness and strict sculptured nature to the pieces: the colour were all very romantic and delicate, featuring nudes and beiges, creams, peaches and greys. Another amazing element was one of the featured shoes: thick strapped booties, with an ankle strap – an underwhelming description, but they were flawless in both black and white.

Hair and make up were both absolutely perfect. The hair, by Alan White for GHD, complemented the looks wonderfully; smooth poker straight slicked back locks with a braid down the middle – gorgeous. Makeup, by Max May for MAC, featured really clean, lovely faces with a beautiful glow, a focus of thick dark eyebrows and lustrous dark eyes, with a feature lip colour of a light orange. It really looked amazing. So very impressed once again Manning Cartell! x

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