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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Meet the Powderpuff Girls: Interview with Sam Easey

Each month we will interview one of the gals and reveal all of their beauty secrets, tips, loves and inspirations. We do hope you enjoy this peek behind the scenes here at The Powder Room.

Meet Sam...

Sam poised and ready to pamper at our Columbia Road Boutique

Q: What's your favourite thing about being a Powderpuff Girl? 

I really enjoy meeting the girls that come in and hearing where they are headed out for the day, be it a hen party, wedding day or just a girls night out! It's not your usual 9 to 5 job, I really enjoy what we do here at the Powder Room and I love the atmosphere.

Happy hens at The Powder Room 

Q: What is your favourite product?

At the moment I would have to say it is The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer highlightging powder. It can be used in so many different ways and really glams up a make-up. Use it under your brow for wide awake eyes or pinch in those cheeks by using it on your cheek bones!

Mary-Lou Manizer £16.50 available at The Powder Room 

Q: What is your favourite era for Hair, Make up and fashion?

My favourite era for all of these is without a doubt the 1940's. Women were finding new ways of being expressive and hairstyling played a massive part in shaping the style of the era. in 1947 Dior launched their new look range giving women the clothing for that perfect hour glass figure and make-up became very glamarous again, the perfectly shaped eyebrows of the 1940's are so flattering on any woman.
1947 Dior 

Dita has mastered the perfect 1940's shaped eyebrow 

Q: Where did you go to make up school ? 

I studied at West Thames College, HND Specialist make-up for theatre, fashion, film and television. it was such a fantastic course to be on. there is a big focus on period hair and make-up, we studied and practiced everything from the egyptians to the 1960's.

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
Jane shrimpton VOGUE cover girl 1966

Q: Where is your favourite place to shop?

San Francisco's Haight street , San Jose and Santa Cruize have some of the most amazing Vintage shops I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. They have vast warehouses of the most amazing quality American vintage I have ever seen, and they are all so inexpensive. You just dont get it here anymore. Tragically I can not justify a move to California purely for the Vintage shopping... although I have tried.

San Francisco's Haight street

Q: Who is you style icon?

Style icon is a tough one, because I think I have one for every era! but if I had to choose one I think I would say Jackie Onassis. she was such a classic beauty and her style was unfaltered.

Jackie Onassis in a gorgeous ensemble

Sam is best known for her fabulous victory rolls and you will have seen her handy work at The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony were she worked on the team that helped create the perfectly authentic look for all of the nurses in the NHS segment of the show. 

Nurses representing the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the NHS take part in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.
London 2012 Opening Ceremony  

 Sam says "I love that there are so many variations to this style, it allows me to be creative and no two girls will ever leave looking the same!"  

Victory Rolls: Love this look? 

Meet the Vera - Victory rolls wherever you want them from our gorgeous look book 
Speedy Hair do just £20 at The Powder Room 

If you have a question for the girls email it
and we may include it in the next interview 

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