Jason Wu partnered with Aveda and Odile Gilbert this season to created a truly original organic look. The video below reveals the truly brilliant marriage of chic sophistication and elegant edgy-ness bound up within those crisp black ribbons. Interview questions with Jason are also below.
Q: What is the inspiration for your collection? What is the look you are capturing?
“Contemporary artist, Tara Donovan’s, installations were my creative starting point; she makes amazing displays out of plastic cups, clear tape, and all sorts of everyday materials. Her art makes me rethink the way I look at texture and materiality.”
Q: You have made a real effort to “green” your show this season. How do you feel about this accomplishment?
“The entire eco movement is something I’ve always had an interest in, so now it is time to take an active role in ‘greening’ the fashion industry. I think the recycled paper invitations we sent out this season was a great beginning, and partnering with an environmentally conscious company like Aveda makes a powerful statement as well.”
Remember when I met Lauren Conrad as we both happened to be getting our hair done at Warren Tricomi Salon on Melrose? I know, I know it's one the highlights of this blog (my life?)
Anyhow although Lauren couldn't take a picture because she was makeup less at the time she did have her PR people provide all the deets on Amy Nadine's perfect application of her mark. makeup that night (her LA Fashion Week debut.) Amy updated Lauren's look for the VMAs yesterday and I must say Lauren is looking stunning as usual and perhaps even a little more grown up. Grown-up suits her, no?
Here are all the deets straight from Amy Nadine herself: (!!!! - love my life!)
“Lauren wore a beautiful black and cream Diane von Furstenberg dress. So we decided the inspiration for her look would be “smoldering sophistication”. Lauren wanted a statement eye so we started by lining her eyes with mark Get in Line Hook Up Waterproof Eyeliner in Painted Black with a sweep of mark I-mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Corset on top and smudged outward with an eyeliner brush.”
“I started by applying mark Speedway Do Everything in Natural and then dusted her face with mark Matte-nificent Oil Absorbing Powder in Natural/Buff. To further highlight and draw focus to her eyes, I used mark Get Bright Hook Up Highlighter in Light/Medium under her eyes and above her cheekbones. To give her that summer glow, I finished by dusting mark Good Glowing Mosaic Blush in Cameo Glo and mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder to her cheeks.”
“I finished Lauren’s look by applying mark Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Skinny Dip to her lips.”
Girls, I know I keep covering Thomas Dunkin - but he keeps creating a-MA-zing coiffures. I've loved the Faux-bob, the classic pony, and now the next evolution of last year's messy braid combined with this season's faux bob...and voila...behold Beauty!
Spearheading the brilliant stylists at Sebastian Professional yet again, Thomas Dunkin created the look for the Diego Binetti show. This modern, textured twist on structured braids echos the unique individualism and carefree youthful inspiration in Diego Binetti’s spring ’10 collection
I rarely tell you, my lovely readers, that you must buy something but I must make an exception here. Please please please treat yourself to these stunning, jaw-droppingly beautiful, jewel-toned mascaras. Enjoy!
I'm dying over Costello Tagliapietra's frocks that debuted yesterday at New York Fashion Week. Famed designers, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra presented Costello Tagliapietra Spring ’10 line last night at Milk Studios in Chelsea and (in a moment of genius) partnered with Sebastian Professional for a killer combination: the next direction in fashion and a shadow of beauty from the past.
The Hair Look:
Sebastian Professional lead stylist Thomas Dunkin recommends building texture and shape with techniques that keep the hair looking soft, romantic and not too “done.” Finish with an elastic touchable texturizer or flexible shine spray to create an elegant yet playful look.
1) Apply Sebastian Professional Texturizer to damp hair; distribute evenly throughout.
2) Blow hair out straight with a medium to large-sized round brush.
3) Spray hair with a flexible hairspray for added texture, section hair, curl it with a medium-sized barrel curling iron and set.
4) Take out pins, gently brush out the curls and then roll hair under, section by section, fastening it under at the neck with bobby pins.
5) Apply Microweb Fiber to hands and gently work through the front of the hair to create an imperfect, lived-in effect. Finish by misting with a strong-hold hairspray.
I am completely adoring the look created by Odile Gilbert for Aveda at the John Patrick Organic
show. The modern, playful take on Bohemian-chic is absolutely worthy of my first fashion week post of SS10. Hair is smooth and shiny on top with soft, free-flowing curls below the cheekbone and volume at the front—pulled back into a barrette, adding a girly touch.
Here is what Odile had to say about his beautiful follicular creations:
Q: What was your inspiration for this look? How did you collaborate with the designer to create the look?
“I call this chic-bohemian look ‘the wave.’ Patrick was inspired by a photograph taken in the Krazy Kat Club in the 1920’s, where the girls embodied a “wholesome Bohemia” full of enthusiasm and creative spirit. We worked together to translate this inspiration into a look for the seductive, modern girl who attends private speakeasies. She is distinctive, intellectual, and very pretty—yet fun-loving and young.”
Q: How could a woman achieve this look on her own?
“This look is gorgeous and easy to recreate for day or evening. Prep hair with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam and create a deep side part. Spray hair with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray and curl with a one-inch barrel curling iron. Brush through to create soft, full waves. Smooth the top of hair with Aveda Light Elements™ Shaping Wax to tame flyaways and achieve a smooth, modern finish. Lastly, twist the front curl back and secure with a barrette, adding Air Control™ Hair Spray for volume and hold.”
During this international celebration of fashion and retail promotion – La Mer at Saks Fifth Avenue New York will present for the first time ever, Robin Shandler, Executive Director of Global Product Development, The Max Huber Research Labs.
Thursday, September 10th 2009
7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue