Daphne Guinness at New York Fashion Week

In this article you will find a series of photos and videos documenting an amazing day where I did hair for a New York Fashion Week extravaganza.  See footage from the event as Paper Magazine's very own Mr. Mickey interviews one of the most stylish women alive, Daphne Guinness!
View original article in my Sherri's Steps to Style Blog to see video clips.

A true hairdresser's dream come true... working  New York Fashion Week was an exciting experience! This particularly long day (17 hours) was especially interesting as it included fashion, music, models, film, and a photo shoot. Magically set in a breathtaking venue, a beautiful old church has been transformed by the Angel Orensanz Foundation to an event space.

The The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts.

At this show, style icon and fashionista, Daphne Guinness debuted her short film entitled, The Legend of Lady White Snake. The film starring The Honourable Daphne Guinness herself, was based on a Chinese legend, directed by Indrani, and dedicated to the spirit of Alexander McQueen.

Watch a preview of the amazing movie here.

Still photos taken from the film showing Daphne in breathtaking couture were hanging throughout the halls. Photography duo Markus Klinko & Indrani's work is spectacular. The massive framed photos on display were each available for a $40,000 donation to charity.

I started my day crafting interesting up-styles for the Viva Girls. These 12 young women from China were not only beautiful but extremely talented. After the film debut, they played the most interesting, erie music.

See a few of Viva-Girls and their instruments.

Fashion Week hair guru, Jon Reyman, demonstrated how to build these intricate up-styles and the team set to work re-creating the shapes for each of the 12 girls. The labor intensive styles began first by crimping the entire head. Lots of firm holding hairspray was used to achieve a strong set. The hair was brushed out, divided, wires were attached, and the hair was teased and formed into cones.

 Fashion week guru, Jon Reyman at work.

See one of the Viva Girls and me after I did her hair. The girls had a photo shoot where they each posed with their instruments at the front of the church. 
The makeup on the girls was stunning. The team from MAC Cosmetics with Senior Artist, Romero Jennings, expertly painted Fluideline Gel Liner to create the eyebrows!


Later we prepared the hair for 10 more gorgeous models. The grand finale to the event was runway show of fantastic, futuristic Gehnghis Khan fashions presented by GK Reid.


Photographer, John Perez, snapped this pic of Faatemah and me working backstage. I hope you enjoyed this blog as much as I enjoyed documenting the super cool event! Please leave your comments, follow me on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe to my Sherri's Steps to Style blog.

About Sherri Jessee:  With a unique feminine approach to beauty, Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned hair and makeup artists. With over 20 years of experience as a successful salon owner, stylist, and platform artist, Sherri has amazing talent in hair, makeup, and fashion editorial work. Combined knowledge gleaned through a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and extensive field-work make her a well-recognized guru for all things beauty and fashion.  Widely quoted as an industry expert, with hair and makeup work featured in hundreds of acclaimed print publications as well as online including Cosmopolitan, OK!, Beauty Entertainment, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, Fox News and MTV Style. When she isn't jet setting to Sydney, Mumbai or Milan, Sherri can be found in her Intercoiffure salon in Bristol, Virginia.

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Paper MagazineMr. MickeyDaphne GuinnessAngel Orensanz FoundationThe Legend of Lady White SnakeAlexander McQueenMarkus KlinkoIndraniViva-GirlsJon ReymanMAC CosmeticsRomero JenningsGK ReidJohn PerezFaatemahTim Pearson.

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