With the rain literally soaking every New Yorker to the bone during Fashion Week, the idea of warm-weather gear is a welcome respite. I took a short mental escape to a tropical locale in my brain by way of Brazilian bombshell swim-and-beachwear line Rosa Chá.
But more than the punchy colors (acid lime, tangerine and lemon among them) and glam boardwalk-to-yacht styles (strapless jumpsuits, savvy crisscross maillots and flowing caftans) shown for Spring 2010 was the hot hairstyle accompanying it all, courtesy of Edward Tricomi from the famed Warren-Tricomi Salons.
Edward explains that when he discussed the look with Rosa Chá's new creative director, Alexandre Herchovitch, it was nowhere near what they ended up with: a femme-and-fresh turban-bedecked chignon, perfect for lounging poolside. "It just sort of evolved into this style that's got a 1940s flavor—like a '40s cabana girl," he tells me. The low chignon, which looks as though the models twisted and tucked their hair after a day of frolicking in the surf, is dressed perfectly by the turban headwrap, which Edward notes any gal can wear while soaking up the sun (when it decides to make an appearance, that is!).
He also adds this great tip: "Tell your clients to save their old color stockings, cut the legs off, and use fabric (from the legs) to make headbands like these. Or cut up old T-shirts and use them as headbands. It's all about recycling!"
(Photo credits: Runway: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashioin Week; backstage: Karie L. Frost)