Saturday, September 11th, 2010

MAC & Milk: NYFW S/S 2011 Day 1 Highlights

You can watch live streams and check out past days’ shows at Milk Studios over at MAC & Milk.

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

AVEDA @ Jason Wu S/S 2011 Video

Check out full details on the hair at Jason Wu here.

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

AVEDA @ SUNO S/S 2011

AVEDA @ SUNO S/S 2011

Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert created an elegant, spontaneous updo at the SUNO Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week presentation in New York.

INSPIRATION: “The SUNO hair look for this season is elegant and sophisticated. The unstructured back is a touch of naivety against the glamorous style in front. The sides are slicked back and the top is voluminous — both are almost wet with shine — creating gorgeous variety of textures. I was inspired by the idea of a young girl who slept in her elegant updo and kept it in the next morning.” —Odile Gilbert for Aveda

Hair How-to

1. Prep hair with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for light, workable hold and divide hair into four sections: top (from the crown forward), sides, and back.

2. Use a medium-barrel curling iron to curl the front section, working with approximately two inches of hair at a time. Prep each section with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray for ultra-strong hold and pin each curl atop the head with a large hair clip.

3. Repeat with side and back sections. Allow hair to cool.

4. Remove clips from the back section of hair. Take one of the curls and twist into a small bun at the nape of the neck, securing with hair pins.

5. Take the remaining free curls and twist in “S”-shaped patterns against the head, using pins to secure each end into the bun. Sections will overlap and begin to create a beautiful blend of waves. Add additional pins where necessary to secure the style. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.

6. Unclip side sections of hair and pull them back tightly. Apply Aveda Brilliant™ Retexturing Gel to create a clean, slicked-back look and pin just above the ears. Take remaining loose hair and entwine into the updo, as in step 5, and secure with pins.

7. Remove clips from the front section of hair and brush with a Mason Pearson brush. Spray liberally with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for workability. To create volume at the top, pull hair very loosely to the crown and pin at the crown. Twist the remaining hair into the updo, pinning to secure.

8. Apply Aveda Brilliant™ Spray-On Shine to the top and side sections for a super-wet look.

9. Tame loose pieces by adding extra pins as needed and set the look with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray. Use fingers to tousle the updo for a bit of texture and messiness.

10. Allow hair to dry before attaching three or four simple black barrettes to one side of the head. The hair will look polished and styled in front but rougher and lived-in in the back.

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Saturday, September 11th, 2010

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “We took the iconic ’60s eyeliner but made it fresh by doing it in yellow instead of classic black.” — Tom Pecheux

Eyes

  • MAC PRO Primary Yellow Chromaline brushed on in a precise ’60s shape without the outer corner wing.

Lip

  • So Vain Kissable Lipcolour (2011) patted onto the lips.

Face

  • Face & Body Foundation applied to even out the skin tone in a sheer way.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to softly sculpt the face and replace the dimension lost when foundation was applied.

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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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Saturday, September 11th, 2010

MAC @ Doo.Ri S/S 2011

MAC @ Doo.ri S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: She’s a faded girl–discreet and washed out with joyful but minimal colour.” — Tom Pecheux

Eyes

  • Washed Out Cream Shadow (2011) blended over the eyelids.
  • Ash Blonde Studio Finish Skin Corrector (2011) applied to the inner corners of the eyes.
  • Derailed Cream Shadow (2011) and Ochre Studio Finish Skin Corrector (2011) buffed into the outer corners of the eyelids and lower lash line.

Lip

  • Ash Blonde Studio Finish Corrector (2011) patted onto the lips.
  • Ochre Studio Finish Skin Corrector (2011) touched into the center of the lips.

Face

  • Face & Body Foundation applied for natural and perfected skin with Prolongwear Concealer applied where needed.

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