07/03/2011 16:46 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Beauty Moment Of The Day: Emanuel Ungaro

S&M chic at Emanuel Ungaro. Photo: PA

DESIGNER: Giles Deacon for Emanuel Ungaro.

THE LOOK: Severe, stern and terribly sexy.

WHY IT WORKS: Dominatrix just about sums it up, with leather-clad pony tails that transformed hair into S&M whips - what's not to like?

Don't knock the Croydon face-lift until to you try it. Place the ponytail (or ballerina bun) high on the crown you'll instantly enhance your cheekbones and perhaps even take off a few years. To soften it slightly, gently teased the updo. Positioning is key; the higher up it sits, the more directional the look. Meanwhile the combination of thick upper lashes and a slick of black eyeliner paired with nude lips is a fuss-free way to acheive that sex kitten look.