NARS for Honor @ NYFW F/W 2011

Honor @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Honor @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Honor @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

NARS created the look for the Honor Fall 2011 runway show. “I kept looking back to a moment with my grandmother in a department store. There was a gumball machine that I wanted, but the only one left was housed in a box that was a bit damaged. The idea of something slightly distressed, but still beautiful intrigued me, ” said designer Giovanna Randall. “The colors are warm – there’s a 70s sensibility but in an American sportswear way.”

“The look is very punky, sort of like a London ‘club kid,’ but there’s a romantic sensibility about it. It’s beautiful and glamorous, but at the same time, there is roughness,” said Lead Artist James Boehmer.
Below are the key products used to create the exclusive look:

Makeup Breakdown

  • Face: Sheer Glow Foundation, Sex Appeal Blush
  • Eyes: Exhibit A Blush, Taj Mahal Blush, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Triple X Lip Gloss, Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner (NEW for Fall 2011!; for now, try Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil), Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara
  • Lips: Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

See more photos!

Continue Reading

AVEDA for Jason Wu @ NYFW F/W 2011

Jason Wu @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Jason Wu @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Jason Wu @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert created a sleek and elegant gilded twist using Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener, Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine, and Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray at the Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2011 show.

“The Jason Wu hair for this season is elegantly chic—like a piece of art. The ends of the hair are coated in 24-karat gold leaf and shaped like a feather, echoing the gold accents and feathers from the collection.” — Odile Gilbert for Aveda

Hair How-to

  • Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener to damp hair, from roots to ends, to smooth hair and add shine. Create a center part using a fine-tooth comb and blow hair dry straight. Use a flat-iron for super sleek length.
  • Create a ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic. Spray Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray generously to keep hair in place.
  • Coat the hair from roots to ends with Aveda Brilliant Retexturing Gel for a lustrous, polished look.
  • Divide the ponytail in half and wind the two sections together to create a twist. Secure the twist with an elastic two to three inches above the ends and mist with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray for hold.
  • Pull the ends of the hair up to the back of the head so the twist loops at the neck. Use bobby pins to secure the bottom of the twist to the base—so the ends of the hair fan upwards. Add a layer of Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.
  • Use a fine-tooth comb to coax the ends of the hair into a feather shape and set against the head using Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray. Very gently apply gold leaf to only to the shaped ends with fingers and spray liberally with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.
  • Complete the look with a generous layer of Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine for a high gloss finish.

Q&A

Q: What was your inspiration for this look? How did you collaborate with the designer to create the look?
“Jason’s Baroque-meets-American-sportswear collection this season includes muted black, whites, and nudes highlighted by shots of antique gold, so we wanted to create something simple and elegant—with a touch of luxury.” — Odile Gilbert for Aveda

Q: How could a woman achieve this look on her own?
“To adapt this style for real life, create a sleek pony with Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine and twist into a bun at the nape of the neck, with ends fanning up the back of the head. Clip with a bright metallic barrette or hair pin to add a shot of glamour. Spray with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray for a controlled and elegant finish.” — Odile Gilbert for Aveda

Q: What is the inspiration for your collection? What is the look you are capturing?
“My collection was inspired by Robert Polidori’s gorgeous photographs of the restoration of Versailles. I loved the juxtaposition between Versailles’ rough undersurface revealed during renovation and its opulent Baroque décor, so my clothing this season is a mix of luxuriously embellished fabrics and signature American sportswear. There are over fifteen types of laces, including a delicately falling leaf motif lace that I embroidered onto day and evening pieces and a gilded lace gown with black and white ‘gear’ palettes.” — Jason Wu

See more photos!

Continue Reading

AVEDA for ORGANIC by John Patrick @ NYFW F/W 2011

ORGANIC by John Patrick @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
ORGANIC by John Patrick @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

ORGANIC by John Patrick @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Aveda lead stylist Antoinette Beenders created “Model Off Duty hair” using Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion and Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray at the ORGANIC by John Patrick Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Week presentation.

“The ORGANIC by John Patrick hair for this season is a very real and natural look that can be adapted to fit anyone’s style. It’s like messy teenage hair with a bit of glamour, inspired by the idea of a ‘Model Off Duty’ who quickly pins her hair back This collection is very ‘90’s romantic—full of mismatched textures. I love how the hair is beautiful and unfussy, echoing the ‘elevated grunge’ vibe of our clothing.” — John Patrick of ORGANIC by John Patrick

Hair How-to

  • Sprinkle Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion throughout the hair for matte texture. Massage with fingertips at the root for slight volume.
  • Gently backcomb hair at the crown, using a wide-tooth comb to create a textured, ultra roughed-up look, while leaving the ends of the hair untouched. Spray with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray for light hold.
  • Using a Mason Pearson brush, loosely brush the top of the hair back to smooth backcombed portions. Allow hair to part naturally.
  • To create the textured, half-up style, twist and pull one-inch sections from above the ear on each side of the head. Use bobby pins to secure the entwined pieces at the occipital bone at the back of the head.
  • To keep the haphazard look from being untidy, finish with a holding mist of Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.

Janell Geason, Global Educator for Aveda Makeup, created a gorgeous, glowing look using Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme, Aveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF 15, Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Opal, and Aveda Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color in Opal (launching Autumn 2011) at the ORGANIC by John Patrick Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Week presentation.

Makeup How-to

  • Complexion: Prep skin with Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme for luminosity. Using the Aveda Flax Sticks Blush Brush (#9), lightly apply Aveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF 15 to the face for extra glow. Apply Aveda Inner Light Concealer to even skin tone under the eye and set with Aveda Inner Light Mineral Loose Translucent Powder. Skin should look hydrated and glowing. Using the Aveda Flax Sticks Blush Brush (#9) gently brush Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Opal (or similar light, natural shade) to highlight the areas where natural light reflects: bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, chin and cheek bones. Skin should look hydrated and glowing.
  • Eyes: Prep eyelids with Aveda Inner Light Concealer to even skin tone. Using the Aveda Flax Sticks Medium Eye Color Brush (#2), apply Aveda Petal Essence Eye Color Trio in Gobi Sands—using the middle color of the palette—from the lash line to the brow. Use the Aveda Flax Sticks Eye Smudger (#5) to brush that same color along bottom lash line. For a dewy effect, dab a drop of Aveda All Sensitive Body Formula on the centers of each eyelid for a dewy finish. Curl lashes and lightly apply Aveda Mosscara in Earth to top and bottom lashes.
  • Lips: Prime lips with Aveda Nourish-Mint Lip Definer. Lightly apply Aveda Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color in Opal with fingertips. Touch Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Morning Rose to the center of the lip for a hint of color.

Q&A

Q: What was your inspiration for this look? How did you collaborate with the designer to create the look?
“John Patrick and I were inspired by the idea of a girl quickly pulling her hair back and pinning it. The concept of reflection inspired the collection, and we loved the idea of a woman sitting down at the mirror to create a realistic and unique hair style for herself. This season’s ORGANIC collection is elegantly devil-may-care, so the perfect nonchalance of the hair complements this aesthetic perfectly.” — Antoinette Beenders for Aveda

Q: How could a woman achieve this look on her own?
“This look is all about unstudied style, so it’s easy to recreate. Prep with Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion to create tousled texture and backcomb hair at the crown with a wide-tooth comb. Spray with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray for light hold and randomly pull side sections of hair back, pinning erratically, just above the nape of the neck. Finish with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray and you’ll be set for the day.” — Antoinette Beenders for Aveda

Q: What was your inspiration for this look?
“I wanted to create a makeup look with luminous skin to reflect the sheer chiffons of the ORGANIC collection. Like the clothes this season, the makeup look is effortless yet chic.” — Janell Geason, Global Educator, for Aveda

Q: How did you collaborate with the designer to create the look?
“John Patrick and I spoke about how true natural beauty is the ultimate luxury. We wanted to allow the models’ beauty to be the focus, so we decided to simply enhance their faces with a fresh, subtle makeup look. The pure, non-distracting style allows the ORGANIC by John Patrick story to speak for itself.” — Janell Geason for Aveda

Q: How could a woman achieve this look on her own?
“This look is all about the flawless, glowing skin that every woman loves. To create this youthful luminosity at home, hydrate the skin with Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme and even skin tone with Aveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF 15 and Aveda Inner Light Concealer under the eyes. Highlight the areas that light naturally reflects—forehead, cheekbones, and the bridge of the nose—with Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Opal. For a dewy eye, dab a drop of Aveda All Sensitive Body Formula to the centers of each eyelid. A touch of Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Morning Rose completes the perfectly pretty look.” — Janell Geason for Aveda

Q: What is the inspiration for your collection? What is the look you are capturing?
“My collection this season is inspired by the retrospective of 1960’s post-war Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. His work focused greatly on the productivity of randomness and the concept of reflection—two notions that greatly influenced our hair and clothing looks this season. My collection is also very ‘90’s inspired: full of floral chiffons, lengthy skirts, unruly knits, and plaids. For Fall/Winter 2011, it’s all about mixing textures to create a romantic effect.” — John Patrick of ORGANIC by John Patrick

Q: ORGANIC by John Patrick is well respected for its sustainability principles. Have there been any changes or new methods for maintaining environmental consciousness this season?
“I am incredibly thankful and excited to be working with Aveda, both for their strong creativity and environmental stewardship. Both ORGANIC by John Patrick and Aveda have an unrelenting concern for sustainability, so our partnership is very strong. At the ORGANIC presentation this season, we are thrilled to be incorporating a film detailing the sustainable manufacturing process of the garments in the collection.” — John Patrick of ORGANIC by John Patrick

See more photos!

Continue Reading

Wella for Peter Som @ NYFW F/W 2011

Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Fall 2011 is all about real clothes for real women – it’s about luxurious ease but with a sense of fun. It’s about everyday luxury. The makeup and hair reflect a youthful style that kept the models from looking too mature and “done,” but it’s still feminine with a twist.

The hair look is inspired by a late-’50s, early-’60s quirky housewife, but with an added rawness to it. It’s a deconstructed half-up bouffant ‘that looks a just a little bit off. The intentionally disheveled hairstyle modernizes the classic updo with a surprising twist to make hair edgier, sexier and quite simply, “cool-looking.” The updo is a bit unexpected and looks like it’s coming undone as it’s very windswept, textured and autumnal. It has that ’90s take on the ’50s — it’s slightly minimal, but now it’s a bit more raw.

Wella Professionals Color Ambassador, Aura of NYC’s Serge Normant Salon, collaborated with Peter Som to choose a haircolor palette ranging from platinum blondes to brunettes. Aura and a team of elite Wella Professionals Top Artists from across North America custom-colored ombré extensions for each model for added length and fullness. Each extension started two shades lighter than the model’s natural haircolor and the team formulated color to match the roots and create a shadow for an ombré effect. It gives the hairstyle more texture and depth because the minute you have a root it makes hair look thicker and a bit denser.

Hair How-to

  • Start with natural, textured hair spraying Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz on the roots.
  • Blow-dry hair upside down using fingers to create volume and texture.
  • Tease the top crown area by back-combing to add texture.
  • Make a side or central part and pull hair back behind the ears; tie at one side into a tight ponytail, leaving out teased section and bottom section of hair. This creates a tight, severe hair line.
  • Brush the top surface of the hair and twist into an asymmetrical French twist; secure with one hair pin.
  • To finish blast hair gently with dryer to loosen hairstyle, and spritz lightly with Wella Professionals Dynamic Fix 45 Second Crafting Spray to hold the look.

Hair Styling by: Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling
Haircolor: Aura, Wella Professionals Color Ambassador
Hair products provided by Wella Professionals

See more photos!

Continue Reading