Designer Jason Wu’s name has become synonymous with elegance—not the stuffy kind, but rather the kind that plays up classical, ladylike details...but with a tiny wink. And it's those fun details that Wu so thoroughly enjoys that make the statement. From gold-tipped fingernails to 24K-flecked chignons to gilded eyelids—Wu is a man that pays attention to beauty and respects it.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 1:14am
Monday, February 28, 2011 - 6:20pm
“With Richard, the girl who wears his clothes is always a cool girl; she’s a New York girl who doesn’t try too hard,” says Kevin Ryan backstage at Richard Chai’s Fall 2011 showing. “I know a lot of people cite New York girls as their inspiration, but this is the real deal,” he laughs.
Friday, February 25, 2011 - 11:53am
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 9:48am
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:14am
Ethereal, woodland fairies: The theme for the hair at Erin Fetherston’s Fall 2011 show perfectly mirrors the designer’s own otherworldly beauty. In fact, Fetherston glides around backstage wearing the very same hairstyle that Odile Gilbert, working with Catwalk by TIGI, crafted for the models. “It’s a very romantic, very girly look,” Gilbert remarks. “We want a very tiny, smooth head, and then this wrapped-around braid to offset it.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:03pm
“Cynthia wanted the hair to reflect a woman who is put-together, but not uptight,” says Redken lead stylist Rita Marmor backstage at Cynthia Rowley’s Fall 2011 show. “This woman is stylish, yet down-to-earth.” Down-to-earth registers as a small twisted section on the crown that joins with a large, flossy bun and two graphic Lucite combs designed by none other than Rowley.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:52pm
Inspired by the classic sweep of Lawrence of Arabia and the latest high-tech hardware, co-designer Marcus Wainwright, makeup artist Gucci Westman, and stylist Guido Palau make sure that Rag & Bone comes out this season, guns blazing!
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 7:10pm
“These girls were playing in the woods for three days—not two—three days,” laughs Rodney Cutler, lead stylist at Nicholas K’s Fall 2011 show. Such fun plays chic havoc on hair, and Cutler decides that the end effect should be “stringy hair.” He achieves this texture by saturating the length of the hair in the back with Redken Nature’s Rescue Radiant Sea Spray and then blow-drying using fingers. “We want a little height at the crown, so I first prepped hair with Cutler Volumizing Spray, and we backcombed a little,” he explains.
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 2:15pm
“She’s a suburban housewife who’s a little off, a little quirky,” relates Wella color ambassador Aura Friedman backstage at Peter Som’s Fall 2011 show. Friedman spent hours matching hair wefts to the models’ natural hair color—but the hitch was that the weft needed to be two shades lighter than the models’ own tresses. From there she crafted what she calls a “shadow” on the wefts—a slightly darkened root that matched the true hair color, and gives that all-too-coveted ombré effect.
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:59pm