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Twisted Hair and Vintage Makeup at Lela Rose

The Show: Lela Rose

The Makeup: Tina Turnbow for stila Cosmetics

The Hair: Ted Gibson

The Nails: Essie

The Vibe: Retro structure. At yesterday’s Lela Rose show, even though the models all looked like they had stepped out of the 1940’s, the looks were based on modern structures. The designs were inspired by the structures of Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, who is currently working on the new World Trade Transportation Hub in NYC. Celebrity stylist Ted Gibson said he wanted to bring some of that structure to the hair. He described the hairstyle he created as “the new Gibson girl.” He said, "We’ve created something that I think is really something that a girl can do at home. It’s kind of like the new answer to the braid. The twist is the new braid." To create, Gibson blew out the models’ hair for volume at the top and swept all the hair to one side. He advised that the key is to secure with an elastic about five or six inches from the scalp.Twist the hair into itself and pin. 

If the hair was architecturally inspired, the makeup was pure vintage, inspired by a Victorian-style image. Lead makeup artist for stila, Tina Turnbow, used stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color to create a frame for models’ faces and a stand-out rusty lip with Long Wear Lip Color to complement the colors in the collection. 

—Lorelei

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