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Isabell Kristensen Goes From Dressing Princess Charlene Of Monaco To ‘The Darling Buds Of Jamaica’

Jamaica Holds First Ever ‘Haute-Couture’ Fashion Show In Its 400 Year History

Isabell Kristensen With Two Models

First she posed underwater for a shoot inspired by The Little Mermaid, then she did the costume design for film Shanghai Baby, now Danish-born, Monaco-London based Isabell Kristensen is putting Jamaica’s blossoming fashion industry on the world map.

Kristensen, famous for dressing Katy Perry, Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet and her fragrance Dreams loved by Snoop Doggy Dog’s wife Shante Broadus, presented her ‘Jamaican Boa and Orchids’ inspired fashion collection worn by ‘Natural Beauties’ hand picked from the island for the catwalk called ‘Dawn to Dusk’ at Hanover Grange at the Tryall Estate and Sandal’s private island.

Young up-and-coming Jamaican fashion designers Christopher Childs and Natalie Christine also featured during Kristensen’s show. The event raised funds for the Jamaican Arts Council.

Organiser of the fashion event Theresa Roberts, Europe’s largest collector of Jamaican Art says: “The event evoked memories of the 50s and 60s when Jamaica was the glamour destination of choice for the European jet set and Hollywood A list.

Theresa Roberts (C), With Two Young Up & Coming Designers Natalie Christine (L) & Christopher Childs (R)

“The natural splendour of the island and infectious excitement of its people combined with the highest quality events such as this surely mean that the sophisticated elite will quickly rediscover the pleasures that “The Rock” has to offer”.

Jamaica is fast becoming a powerhouse in arts & culture. In New York, Jamaican artists sell for big money, which is now taking off in Europe following a recent House of Lords exhibition organised by Theresa Roberts.

Jamaica is no longer just about Bob Marley, Jamaica’s Winter Olympic Bobsleigh team from ‘Cool Runnings’ and Usain Bolt.

Proceedings to this event went to supporting students at The Edna Manley Art College. They are all making the world take Jamaican arts and culture seriously.

Errol Douglas MBE Picks His Top Red Carpet Hair Looks From The Grammys 2014!

Alisha Keys

“This lady gets the Grammys and gets her afro hair – go silky quiff, and smooth sided sweep up, I love it.  This is all about the condition and the definition of the curl in the quiff – both have to be on point to avoid just a mass piled in an up do. Blow dry smooth with a directional blow dry, dryer nozzle pointed upwards from  root to end in an “up and back” movement. My infrared dryer will dry from the inside out so with moisture locked in, the hair stays hydrated and responds better to a curl defining styling product to finish.  Use a high shine mist to pat and smooth the sides to create the drama in the height.”

 Taylor Swift

“A soft playful pony for last year’s Heidi braid winner, and it works perfectly with her high sparkle intricately detailed Gucci gown. I love the low side parting that shows off the freshness of her young complexion. For maximum swish the positioning of the pony, equi-distant between nape and crown is key, and a gentle finger comb (not brush back comb)of the tonged sections will build in a little body without stiffness”

 Beyonce

“A soft playful pony for last year’s Heidi braid winner, and it works perfectly with her high sparkle intricately detailed Gucci gown.  I love the low side parting that shows off the freshness of her young complexion. For maximum swish the positioning of the pony, equi-distant between nape and crown is key, and a gentle finger comb (not brush back comb)of the tonged sections will build in a little body without stiffness”

 Katy Perry

“Katy’s big bold up do, complete with stunning braided hairpiece, let’s this Valentino gown literally sing.  This Grammy Girl gets it right.  Great shine built into her perfectly brushed back hair allows the braid to pop.  Up do hair pieces are a great way to totally transform your look for a big night – I love the Balmain and PAK choices out there at the moment”

Rita Ora

“My favourite look of the night – hands down.  Brunette mid-length Rita Hayworth  is “Ora’d” into  Platinum shoulder kissing glossy sexy set waves bringing young edge to vintage. Perfect for that high glitz Lanvin choice too. To avoid losing theshine, my infrared dryer delivers a speed dry whilst locking moisture from the inside out for minimal impact on condition. Tong from ear to ends, pin each up as you go along (leave pinned for as long as you can before heading out), then carefully (and VERY gently) rake out each curled section with fingers, hold with non texture changing hairspray”

Louise Roe

“Our stylish Brit L-Roe nailed this soft high shine vintage side sweep that contrasts beautifully with the hard edge of her laser cut leather dress.  A good volume blow dry from the roots that doesn’t suck the moisture out allows her ombre and soft tonged waves (start just below the ear and curl to ends) to really deliver  the glamour. To avoid losing the shine, my infrared dryer delivers a speed dry whilst locking in in moisture from the inside out for minimal impact on condition. Lift at the roots with a barrel brush and point the dryer nozzle downwards as you go”