We're lucky enough to be in Melbourne this week to help launch and celebrate the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. A high point in the city's social calendar, the Festival is week-long hub housing fashion, design and general creative panache. Speaking of panache, it's the very word Megan Gale — Australian face of L'Oréal Paris — said she wanted to bring back into vogue at yesterday's swish launch luncheon.
Megan hosted a room packed full of Melbourne socialites, designers and Australia's top beauty media (err, us!); and also graciously introduced us to L'Oréal's newest face, Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin. We must admit, we're quite smitten with the 19-year-old model, so funny, humble and candid. We heard from L’Oréal Professionnel hair and makeup directors — Brad Ngata, Caterina Di Biase and Rae Morris — who gave us the heads-up in terms of runway beauty. Expect to see grunge (à la Saint Laurent) alongside lady-like, polished looks. Click through to see the pictures.