Monday, February 14th, 2011

Costello Tagliapietra @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Costello Tagliapietra @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Costello Tagliapietra @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Nelson Vercher, renowned stylist of the Rita Hazan Salon, easily depicts designer Costello Tagliapietra’s inspiration during his runway show at Milk Studios on Friday, February 11th at 3:00PM. The look is a reflection of the late 1960′s and early 1970′s suburban housewives, when women had just begun enjoying their independence. It’s a loose and sexy appeal that celebrates the modern women who typically wears their hair flat and straight, but instead Nelson creates this unique look which expresses femininity, passion, and eccentric style.

Hair How-to

  • Apply Phyto mousse on wet hair and Phyto volume at the root to create texture and lift
  • Rough dry the hair, concentrating on the root for maximum volume and smoothing ends
  • Tease at the root, use a barrel curling iron at the ends to create subtle waves, and smooth the look with a hairbrush

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Saturday, September 11th, 2010

MAC @ Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2011

MAC @ Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “A modern Mia Farrow fron the movie The Great Gatsby, which was set in the 1920s.” — Lisa Butler

Eyes

  • Root Cream Colour Base diffused over the eyelids from lash line to brows.
  • Coal Black Pro Lash Mascara applied to top and bottom lashes.

Lip

  • Brit Wit Blushcreme and Vintage Rose Cream Colour Base thickened with concealer patted onto lips.

Face

  • Brit Wit Blushcreme and Vintage Rose Cream Colour Base blended onto the cheeks for a translucent natural flush.

Hair

Nelson Vercher, stylist at the Rita Hazan Salon, created the “hat bun” for the SS 2011 Costello Tagliapietra show. Inspired by lady-like glamour with an updated push, Vercher took the classic chignon/bun and made it modern.

“It is all about the placement of the bun – slightly askew and almost above your ear. We want to create a little “hat” from the bun so we flattened the bun against the head. This creates more of a hair ornament than an actual bun. After you have secured the bun, we messed the hair a little to add texture,” says Nelson. “It is an easy updo that can be simple enough for day or sexy for the evening.”

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