Right Now: Hair by Sam McKnight Exhibition, Somerset House

Kate Moss by Sam McKnight

Happy New Year! Whilst I’m not a big believer in new year’s resolutions (I feel like if you can’t resolve to change on June the 11th, or October the 16th, why would January 1st be any different?), I do love the bright and shiny possibilities of a new year. Especially because in many ways 2016 was a tough year. Not for me personally but for the planet as a whole, so I think pretty much everyone was happy to say sayonara to 2016.

So now that it’s January, I decided to go and seek some fashion inspiration in the art galleries and museums which London has so many of.  My favourite exhibition at the moment is hairdresser Sam McKnight’s gorgeous new exhibition, Hair, which I hadn’t had time to get to before Christmas when it opened. It’s at Somerset House until March 12th 2017.

Sam is a seriously amazing hairdresser – I would say one of my top 3 hairdressers of all time. His career spans 40 years and he’s done everyone from the Princess of Wales to Madonna and Lady Gaga. He was instrumental to the rise of the supermodels in the 90’s, working with them literally every day for years, and responsible for more Vogue covers than any other hairdresser, 190 (!) to date. Yes, he’s THAT good.

So to see a retrospective of his work was just a treat – all the way back from when he was doing Honey magazine and working at the Molton Brown salon, through his hair transformations of Linda Evangelista (yes, that was Sam), and on to today where he does all the Chanel shows and a constant flow of gorgeous editorial every month.

His work is so meticulous and so perfect, yet always looks effortless. His exhibition is also a wonderful retrospective of the last 40 years of fashion. Start your new year with some fashion inspiration and check out Hair.

Sam McKnight’s Hair exhibition runs until the 12th of March, 2017.
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/hair-sam-mcknight

Gisele by Sam McKnight
Gisele, hair by Sam McKnight, photography © Alexei Hay

Right Now: www.neilmoodie.com

Neil Moodie, Daria

It’s a great week at MM HQ as one of my favourite hairdressers, Mr Neil Moodie, has a brand, spanking new blog out, and it’s gorgeous. Neil is not only an amazing hairdresser (the hair at the Burberry shows and in the ads – that’s Neil, every season), and he’s done everyone from Victoria’s Secret’s Angels to Gwyneth Paltrow. He began his career working with iconic photographer Corinne Day throughout her career – Corinne’s photos of Kate Moss? All Neil.

Most recently he’s had a gorgeous British Vogue cover with Arizona Muse, so he knows his stuff. Oh, and he’s the loveliest guy with a super-cute dog, and did I mention he’s hilarious? As in I would clap my hands when I saw his name on a call sheet for a job as he would just have me in stitches all day long.

Now you can regularly visit MoodieWorld with interviews, how-tos, behind-the-scenes and general glamness at www.neilmoodie.com

I’m going to be a regular visitor.