2014 November

WINDLE AND MOODIE MEETS LIBERTY LONDON WITH SPEED STYLING

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AT WINDLE & MOODIE WE HAVE AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR YOU ALL…

We all love the Christmas season, the glitz, glamour, the party invites and after work drinks! But with so much to do this time of year, how do we find time to get ready?! Oh how we wish we had a fairy Godmother…

Well, this Christmas (as an extra special present from W&M to all of you) let us make you a speedy Cinderella at our exclusive speed styling events at Liberty London.

On 5th and 12th December our fantastic stylist Jesus and beauty expert and make up artist, Kylie McMichael will be at the Liberty London store ready and waiting to speed style you to party perfection! To book simply email beautyevents@liberty.co.uk, or read on for more info and a style menu…

These twenty minute speed styling sessions are usually £20, but at this extra special Christmas event, they’re priced at only £10 with a Windle & Moodie product purchase, and if that deal wasn’t sweet enough, when buying three or more hair products from our tantalising new range, you’ll bag a free Windle and Moodie Invisible Day and Night Cream.

So you can sit back, relax and be thoroughly pampered whilst simultaneously shopping for some handy stocking-fillers… what could be better?!
Here’s a useful menu of some of this season’s best beauty looks that Jesus and Kylie can recreate for you:

TOUSLED CHIC
Tousled beach babe meets rock chic, giving hair density with definition.

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to create the tousled hair look we use:

Foundation Spray
Thickening Cream
Light Satin Hairspray
WAM size 25 Revolving Iron

BRAIDING
With hundreds of braiding options to choose from, let our ambidextrous stylists help select one to suit you for a feminine and chic look.
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to create a braided updo we use:

Foundation Spray
Cream Sheen
Sculpture Hairspray

GLAM PONY
Sleek yet ultra stylish, the ultimate high voltage pony.
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to create a chic and glamorous ponytail we use:

Foundation Spray
Fortifying Spray
WAM Digital Straightening Irons

SHORT MAKEOVER
If you have short hair or have just cut your hair, challenge our stylists to come up with a new look for your short style.
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to create short choppy hair we use:

Foundation Spray
Fortifying Spray
Volcanic Ash Wax
WAM Compact Pro Mini Straightening Iron

SOFT UP DO
A classic hair up with a restructured, soft shape.
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to create the modern beehive style we use:

Foundation Spray
Thickening Cream
Matte Texture Spray
Sculpture Hairspray

Jesus and Kylie are speed styling at Liberty this Friday the 28th, and also December 5th and 11th from 4 until 8pm.

To book one these exclusive appointments, contact beautyevents@liberty.co.uk, they’re filling up fast so don’t delay!

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MY NEW TUTORIAL VIDEO: THE OFFICIAL KENDALL JENNER’S CORNROWS FOR TEEN VOGUE.

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This week saw the launch of the first of my new tutorial videos for my salon’s website and youtube page, and what better way to start with than model of the moment Kendall Jenner.

AKA half sister to the Kardashians, but Kendall has made her own name for herself in her own right, as a model, and some of you may have seen that I had the opportunity to work with Kendall earlier this year for the cover of the September Issue of Teen Vogue.

One of my favourite hair looks I created on Kendall was the cornrow braids and  here it is in its full glory. Me talking you through how too get the look with all my product suggestions  and a step by step guide.

Have fun braiding!!

 

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS – KATHY PHILLIPS, THIS WORKS NEW ‘SLEEP RANGE.’

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As you all I know I’m a huge fan of This Works products, created by the wonderful Kathy Phillips. In October 2014, Kathy launched the expanded sleep range, which I have to say I’ve fallen in love with.

Suffering regularly from jet lag, as I am whilst I’m writing this ,  forced me to look for sleeping remedies and formulas.  Kathy gave me her Deep Sleep Pillow Spray a couple of years ago, which helped no end in my quest for a decent nights sleep when on a different time zone. Well not only have This Works improved the formula for the Sleep Pillow Spray, with an alternative version called Sleep Plus, they’ve also added Deep Sleep Body therapy,( a spray on body treatment), and finally, the Deep Sleep Bath Oil ( which is heavenly when you get the time to bathe)

And so This Works has reached the Moodie HQ’s coveted “Our Favourite Things” status… check out the mini video below featuring all the sleep products.

Good night and god bless!!!

 

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY- ALI G WITH POSH ‘N’ BECKS- THE BECKHAMS

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So todays Comedy Monday sketch, I’d forgotten had happened until I stumbled across it recently on a BBC Comic Relief video I own.

Ali G was the creation of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, a supposedly street wise London geyser. Posh and Becks, AKA Victoria and David Beckham were well on their way to meteoric  couple stardom status. And what better reason than for charity purposes would there have been to put this couple under the Ali G interrogation technique. This was recorded all the way back in 2001.

I have to say it still makes me giggle when I see it……….

 

 

Q&A: THIS MONTH IT’S HAIR GURU, DIDIER MALIGE!

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Where do I begin to explain about the hair guru Didier Malige??

First off I want to mentioned how honoured I am that he wanted to do a Q&A for me.  He is literally one of my hair heroes, together with only about 2 or 3 other hair stylists, so I want to thank him for that!

His career began in the mid 60s when, as a teenager, he joined Carita Paris’s  salon as an apprentice. He went on to work at the salon of former Carita stylist, Jean Louis David, who made him part of a little group of young hairdressers for  any magazine work. As he was offered to work with photographers  Helmut Newton, (who he credits for his first big break on a French Vogue sitting),  Bob Richardson and Guy Bourdin, his career took off in the editorial world and in the 70s, America was calling so he left France to  launch his career in New York where he first worked with Brice Weber.

Over the decades Didier has gone to work with some of the biggest fashion photographers and designers in the world.

He has been living with his partner, Grace Coddington, the Creative Director of US Vogue and their now infamous collection of cats, (made famous by the book ‘The Catwalk Cats’ in which Didier had taken photographs of his home life and their cats whilst Grace wrote and illustrated how she perceived the cats’ personalities to be)  for over 25 years,

So without further ado, I give you the one, the only Didier Malige.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?

A hairdresser,  that was the only thing I did in my life but I am still growing up

HOW DID YOU BEGIN HAIRDRESSING?

I was very lucky my mother knew one of caritas sister who at the time was the best salon in paris

IS THERE ANYBODY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE IF YOU WEREN’T YOU?

Yes definitely, when I  look at the achievements of other people that is an amazing thing, I  like the idea of being a rock star

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

New York City

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Just a few of Didier’s Vogue covers!

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR CITY WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The amount of noise

LIST YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS.

Elnett Hairspray

Kerastase shampoo for myself

I don’t use many products

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WHAT ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW (  MUSIC, FASHION , ART,   FOOD )?

Reading and my Instagram

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Some more of Didier’s editorial work.

HOW MANY CATS DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE AND WHAT GAVE YOU THE IDEA  FOR YOUR BOOK “THE CATWALK CATS”?

2 cats, Bart and Pumpkin

The idea for the book was Grace!

I like to take pictures of my cats but  not digital photos but film

WHAT MUSIC WERE YOU INTO GROWING UP AND ARE YOU STILL INTO IT NOW?

Definitely rock and roll and that became classic rock and i still listen to it,  and i like opera

IF YOU WERE PUT ON A DESERT ISLAND AND COULD CHOOSE ONLY 10 SONGS TO HAVE ON AN IPOD WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

The 1st Led Zeppelin album

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE BESIDES WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

In England

WHO OR WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Grace and people in general.

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Some more examples of Didier’s amazing editorial work. 

IN A FILM OF YOUR LIFE, WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY YOU?

I never thought someone would like to play me that is a difficult question, although I do like Gerard Depardieu

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS THAT YOU WOULD WEAR?

Saint Laurent

YOU’RE PACKING TO GO ON A TRIP FOR 2 WEEKS AND CAN TAKE 5 FILMS ON ITUNES OR DVD’S WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD THEY BE, AND IF YOU WANT, SAY WHY YOU LOVE THEM? ( IT CAN BE SOMETHING YOU HAVEN’T SEE YET)

5 films that i have never seen is what i would take

YOU’VE WORKED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHY  LEGENDS, GUY BOURDIN, HELMUT NEWTON AND BOB RICHARDSON. HOW DOES SHOOTING NOW, COMPARE TO SHOOTING WITH THOSE GREATS, WHO SADLY ARE NO LONGER WITH US?

For a start with you never got breakfast on a shoot it was only a croissant and coffee and the size of a shoot now is huge. For lunch it was a sandwich baguetter, jambon and beurre cornichon

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Didier’s most recent Vogue cover, shot by Patrick Demarchelier starring Cara Delevingne. 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESSERT?

My mother used to make an incredible apple pie with a very thin crust in puff pastry

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE WORD.

“jolly”

WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE?

One of my cats

WHO WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL FOUR GUESTS TO A DINNER PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE ( THEY CAN BE DEAD OR ALIVE)

Lea Seydoux

J P Goude

Daria

Susan Farrell

DO YOU HAVE A GUILTY PLEASURE, IF SO WHAT IS IT?

Food

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Didier’s work on the most recent Chanel no.5 advertising shot by Patrick Demarchelier, starring Gisele Bundchen.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO NEXT?

Back to New York – Im in London whilst I’m answering your questions.

NAME ANY TYPE OF PRODUCT IE: FOOD, TOYS, CLOTHES, OR COSMETICS ETC THAT YOU ONCE LOVED BUT IS NOW EITHER DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND?

I’ve learnt how not to attach myself to products

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Some of the campaigns featuring Didier’s work.

A huge thank you to Didier for taking the time to answer my questions and a special thank you to Allegra Amati for putting me in touch with him.

 

T’HAIR STORY – THE ONE AND ONLY “ANNIE LENNOX”

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Everyone knows the classic 80’s Hit “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics. I was on a shoot the other day and somebody put it on and the whole crew started singing. Now that’s what you call an Iconic song!!! The Eurythmics were one of the biggest bands to come out the 80’s New Romantic/New Wave scene.  The Eurythmics were Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox.

Annie Lennox and Dave were originally known for leading bands such as The Tourists in the late 70’s which evolved into the Eurythmics, but then Annie went on to develop a hugely successful solo career for the past 15 years. She has always had one of the strongest images as a female lead vocal singer which no one could ever forget. Strong bone structure, sharp short boyish haircuts and the bright orange and bleach blonde colours,  she was an image leader in her prime, with many people copying her style and haircuts.

Even now aged 60, she still rocks a cool boyish haircut and dyes it blonde. Annie was also known as the Queen of guises in her Eurythmics days and I’ve attempted to find as many of those looks as possible for you.

She has won accolades such as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and has sold over 80 million records worldwide.

Annie has just released a new album, ‘Nostalgia’ covering american songbook classics such as ‘Summertime’, ‘Georgia on my Mind’ and ‘I Cover the Waterfront’ and screaming Jay Hawkins  ‘I Put A Spell On You’ which we’ve featured the new video for here.

Here’s a look at her fabulous looks over the years and some timeless classic Annie tunes to enjoy.

 

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ANNIE LENNOX – I PUT A SPELL ON YOU

ANNIE AND BOWIE – UNDER PRESSURE

 

THE TOURISTS – I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU

 

EURYTHMICS – SWEET DREAMS

 

ANNIE LENNOX LITTLE BIRD

 

 

STYLING PRODUCTS FOR SHORT HAIRCUTS FROM WINDLE AND MOODIE

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Are you a short haircut kind of person? Do you like a gamine crop or a 50’s style quiff?

At my salon we love short hair as well as long  and as part of the new, extensive Windle and Moodie Product Range we have included many products that work for shorter haircuts.

There’s a Volcanic Ash Wax, and a Matte Paste,  plus there’s a Texture Cream, the Invisible Day And Night Cream, and our Thickening Cream.  I’m now using all of them on my editorial shoots and backstage at the shows.

TO PURCHASE ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS CLICK HERE.  Meanwhile, if you want to check them out before buying,  have a read of my reviews below :

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Volcanic Ash Wax  : Contains Volcanic Ash and 3 waxes for s strong gritty matte textured urban finish. This wax gives texture and hold on short haircuts without being too shiny

 

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Matte Paste: This is a unique blend of waxes that give a matte and malleable hold to short cropped looks. It adds texture and definition to all hair types.

 

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Texture Cream: A gritty cream that adds texture to all hair types and lengths. Gives body and hold for a lived in look. Also contains Jeju Oil from the South Pacific that helps to calm and nourish the scalp.

 

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Thickening Cream: Don;t be fooled by the name. This is actually a multi-use blow dry and finishing cream that will give volume and thicken all hair types- Great on short hair that is fine and limp and needs a lift.

 

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Invisible Day And Night Cream:  This is a very behind the scenes moisturiser for hair that revitalises faded locks. It protects hair against any form of abrasion. I use this in my hair, which is naturally curly. I don’t really like product in my hair but this just helps define my short curls without feeling heavy. It also contains UV protector.

By The Way, The last pic is of me working with Invisible Day and Night Cream in my hair.

To purchase any of the products,  click HERE

Happy Styling !!!