Them Ganni Girls
The models were almost steaming as they stood ready in a colour-coded row – just before the start of the show. Their makeup had just been applied and their cheeks and lips were glowing. There was makeup everywhere, but still it was nowhere to be seen.
“The Ganni girl’s makeup is ‘there but not there’ – and she is full of energy. We used highlighter in all the usual places such as on cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose. But it is important to point out that this highlighter contains ultrafine mother of pearl. Becca makes the best highlighters that sit almost invisibly on the skin. Afterwards, we warmed up the cheeks with a light cream bronzer. On top of a well-moisturised skin and a fine layer of foundation, this just results in the most beautiful glow,” explains key makeup artist Trine Skjøth.
As opposed to the makeup, every model had a different hairstyle. The only common thread was that all the models had their hair brushed thoroughly when they arrived – on some of the models for up to ten minutes.
“No hair product is able to recreate the shine that is achieved when hair is brushed through repeatedly. The scalp contains sebum which naturally moistens and cares for the hair and gives it shine. When you brush hair with a soft boar bristle brush for 5-10 minutes, the grease is distributed from the scalp to the ends of the hair,” explains Cim Mahony.
That is the trick behind the soft and airy hair that many of the Ganni girls had flowing down their backs.
Words & photography Liv Winther for Wash Your Face