Model at yesterday’s The Lake & Stars presentation.
The Lake & Stars, the fabulously chic lingerie line, hosted its Fall 2011 presentation yesterday in Chelsea, and aside from making me want to go out and buy myself some high-fashion underthings, it convinced me that this whole messy hair trend is the hot new thing. I asked lead stylist, Maria Kovacs of TIGI, what prompted the deliberately piecey, side-banged coif that the models were rocking. “The concept is sexy in a strong way, sexy for yourself and not for your boyfriend,” said Kovacs, “so we thought about what would still make it look modern and we decided it was all about the texture in the outlying silhouette.” Texture indeed! A pictured doesn’t do these tresses justice, but there wasn’t an ounce of polish or sheen anywhere—which was the intention, Kovacs pointed out. “All of their hair is really rough, none of it is really shiny” she said. “The idea was working products and layering products into their hair to create a matted kind of feel, which is what takes it away from being too retro or old-fashioned.”
This month we’re spotlighting sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder, the cool co-founders of It jewelry line Dannijo, as our latest Birchbox Crush. I remember when the duo was just getting their start back in 2007 (I was at the event where the released their very first capsule collection), and they have been blowing up ever since. Seriously, you can’t read through any major magazine without coming across at least one of their stunning pieces. And two nights ago, the duo took their next major step towards designer stardom: Their very first presentation during New York Fashion Week.
Of course, the baubles were lovely (big congrats to both ladies!), but the beauty looks were equally as enticing. The collection’s theme, the pastoral frontier of the Wild West fused with the shameless opulence of the Roaring 20s, largely dictated the models’ hair and makeup. The lead hair stylist on the scene was James Vides, of Sally Hershberger's salon, who prepped a model as I chatted with him. “It's all about getting texture in there: using a double barrel curling iron for wave, then brushing it out, and teasing it,” said Vides of the technique he was using to achieve the poofy, voluminous coifs. (Side note: Love those messy braids!)
Similarly, the makeup was all about bohemian-chic simplicity. Artist Kim Do of Jouer, one of our fave brands here at Birchbox, was on hand to give models their fresh, dewy looks. “We want the girls to have really luminous skin, so we’re using our luminizing moisture tint,” explained Do. “We want everything to be really sheer and pretty, so warm colors on the cheeks, no eyeliner, and just keep the eyes really open with mascara.”
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