THE TENTS, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Lincoln Center NYC
words/images Judith Ecochard
|smooth hair-via large barrel brush-section by section---hair dryer is key-here Solano's new 3700 Moda Dryer -speedy and easy to hold-for the "perfect blowout"|
"Have you seen her dressed in gold, like a Queen in days of old, she shoots colors all around, like a sunset going down..." EASY one of our fav Rolling Stones songs-SHE'S A RAINBOW-a trippy answer to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper....and the inspiration for fashion designer Jenny Packham's Spring 2012 RTW show.
L’Oréal Professionnel Lift Extrême targeted weightlifting mousse ($18.00/8.6oz. applied section by section-for volume, texture, and to prep hair for blow-out
Once again, L'Oreal Professionnel and lead hairstylist Leonardo Manetti had Jenny's gals looking glam ~a la Jerry Hall 1970's (a major Spring theme)...with flowing smooth locks to compliment the light, billowing silk chiffon frocks...with added sparkle via dazzling Swarovski cyrstals.
|Italian Manetti was so funny and nice-we totally get why he is so popular...fyi partner in ION Salon/NYC|
Smooth blowouts and then shiny tresses ...guaranteed with L'Oreal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer ($21/5.8 oz)--- shine illuminating mist applied onto hands-and then in random sections at the crown for a subtle sheen...and topped off with a spritz of the Infinium Hairspray-pictured below ($23.00/11oz)...for zero frizz, crunch-free hold.
|-L'Oreal Professionnel Infinium 4 Extreme Hold Finishing Spray|
As a side note, we actually had a discussion about the importance of a good blow dryer---and all the hair stylists we chatted with backstage gave a thumbs up to the new Solano 3700Moda Dryer ($220)-with a short barrel that's easy to maneuver-as well as Far Infrared heat, Tourmaline (minimizes flyaways), Ceramic and Ionic technologies for even heat distribution, shiny locks without the frazzles...and faster dry times.
|Solano®'s SleekHeat 450 Flat Iron with Ionic, Tourmaline and Far Infrared heat technologies=healthy, shiny, smooth hair|
LAURA MERCIER Cosmetics is on beauty bests lists- for her Secret Camouflage concealer...
At the show, Talia Shobrook-from London-posh accent- but based in NYC ----was super relaxed we thought and beyond nice---as she explained the "cool, sexy, summery" make-up.
Models channeled Jerry Hall 70's glam via a matte deep red lips-( Laura Mercier Lip Pencils-in Redwood, Ruby, and Very Cherry), and matte bronzer (Laura Mercier Matte Bronzer in Dune Bronze and Mineral Pressed Powder in Warm Chestnut) applied under the cheek for that sculpted look...both we think ---can work well in real life. As Shobrooke enthused-"...make-up, have fun with it!"
|Laura Mercier Lip Pencils-in Redwood, Ruby, and Very Cherry-and middle pop of color with Creme Lip in Bing Cherry|
Eyes got all dewy with layers-and no eyeliner---starting with the new Foundation Primer in Radiance-(launches Dec. 2011)...then layers of L.M.'s Eye Basics in Flax, Metallic Creme Eye Color in Platinum, and the Sequin Eye Shadow in Pink Crystal in the middle of the eye---
Lip Glacé finished the look...while the brows-were "filled in and slightly extended."
|FIVE coats of L.M.'s Full Blown and Long Lash Mascara in Black and a few single false lashes-extended the ends.|
|This was one neat cosmetic kit|
Gina Edwards for Essie had the nails done in the very popular California Coral-a nice peachy pink that we think looks good year round.
Toe nails got the same treatment-primed with a ridge filler-then two coats and a quick top coat.
"It's all about removal---no electric files or anything abrasive. You really have to take the time to soak the nail," she told us.
"Most salons are too busy... so it's really crucial to have a good manicurist to protect the nails."
|Impressive-the L'Oreal Pro PR---in these beautiful pumps since 6AM!|
We got a few shots of the Callula Lillibelle attired models---getting ready backstage too.