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Take a sneak peek at Bristol Fashion Week S/S 2013
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Posted - March 2013 from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Style 101 with Mark & Andrew
If you're desperately trying to remember all of those top tips Mark Heyes & Andrew Barton divulged during fashion week don't panic. The BFW Blogger caught up with Mark & Andrew to note down those all important style dilemmas...
Mark: The choice is yours...cleavage or legs. Sorry ladies but it has to be one or the other. By showing both off at the same time, well to be honest, just looks tacky! When it comes to flashing the flesh, less is most definitely more.
Andrew: Like fashion, hair trends run in five year cycles, so make sure you either tweak or dramatically change your style every five years to avoid becoming stuck in a style rut.
Mark: If you wore it the first time around then don't wear it again. Fashion works in a twenty year cycle. Fear not though. The good news is there's a two season rule, this means if we see an item for two seasons or more, it shifts from high fashion to mainstream.
Andrew: If it's time to change your hair salon, test out your new choice with a blow dry first, that way, you get to test their hair knowledge and customer service before taking the plunge with a cut.
Mark: Don't scrimp on underwear. It's all about starting on the inside out. 70% of women wear the wrong size bra, so make sure you have a fitting first. Invest in a good bra and get hold of some magic knickers to help minimize those lumps and bumps. This will help create the perfect silhouette in your sexy dress, slinky tops or even skin skimming knitwear.
Andrew: It's time to get zen-like. Just by eating healthier and exercising more you'll get stronger, thicker and healthier hair. Whether it's a yoga session or a healthy snack you'll soon see the benefits in your hair.
Mark: Don't go oversize. It's all too easy to be drawn to oversized items if you're feeling body conscious. Beware though these can make you look bigger. Try your hand at some tailoring to help shape your silhouette and work those lady-like curves; boyfriend jackets are perfect for this.
Andrew: Over 70% of women wear the wrong hair colour, most brunettes end up going too dark or too dull, where blondes are either too blonde or not blonde enough. If you're colouring your hair at home, my top tip would be to choose one shade darker for blondes, and one shade lighter for brunettes, but whatever you do...follow the instructions to the second or you'll be forever waiting for that colour to fade out!
Mark: I know we're heading into spring but we all still love to wear black...do me a favour and try mixing it with brown or navy as we saw on the catwalks of Dior and YSL. It's still as slimming but reeks of elegance and sophistication.
Andrew: The one question I'm always asked is when women get to a certain age, should they cut their hair? In actual fact, longer hair can be more flattering on an older lady; we find that as a lady matures her features become more defined, so a longer hair style will flatter your features. By keeping your hair in top condition, well shaped, and well coloured you'll easily shave off a few years!
Want to swat up on this season's trends, check out Mark & Andrew's trend previews in our previous blog posts.
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