Jessica Diner, beauty and lifestyle director There is little else that feels more of a “moment” for me during fashion weeks than the Chanel show at the Grand Palais. To see the deconstructed top knots fashioned by Sam McKnight bobbing up and down the leaf-carpeted runway in Karl’s makeshift forest was nothing less than breathtaking. Some top-knots were tied to look like a bow, some adorned with Chanel hair accessories, some tied in a simple but messy knot… They all had me wanting to tie my hair up in a messy bun there and then. Chanel has this way of making even the most simple of styles look elevated, and this season was no exception. Lottie Winter, beauty and lifestyle associate Everything was not as it seemed backstage at Preen. Upon first glance it appeared that make-up artist and Vogue contributing editor Val Garland had created hyper-real, wet-look skin, but moments before the models hit the runway, she blew fine particles of iridescent glitter onto their foreheads, for what can only be described as a totally tantalising and unexpected twist to the tale. Magical. Lauren Murdoch-Smith, beauty and lifestyle editor Guido Palau’s autumn/winter 2018 fashion month repertoire might just have been his best yet with Alexander McQueen being his penultimate masterpiece. The “super long, slim single braid” was so precise, so shiny and so breathtakingly brilliant that I think Guido might just be a genius. It’s elegant, playful and mesmerising with its uniformed taper. “It’s got a whiptail, subversive feel which keeps it McQueen but in a minimal, edgy way” said Guido. Lisa Niven, digital beauty editor Coloured eyeshadow can often look dated, but Vogue beauty editor-at-large Pat McGrath has a way of making it feel entirely modern. The washes of sheer pink, lavender and chartreuse shadow across the lids at Marni felt fresh, uplifting and unexpected for autumn, especially when paired with bare skin and brushed-up brows. Much more youthful than a classic smoky eye (and quicker to apply too).