The good girl gone bad steals the show at Fenton’s first-ever jewelry runway presentation
September 11, 2013, NEW YORK CITY — Hide your jewels, kids, or they might just end up in the Fallon girl’s nimble hands. A Bling Ring-like jewelry heist served as the evening’s central theme for Fenton/Fallon designer Dana Lorenz’s debut runway show on September 11 at 82 Mercer Street. In a fashion-week first, the show took the focus off the clothes and put it all on Fallon’s brilliant Spring 2014 costume jewelry collection. That’s right—a runway show spotlighting accessories.
To achieve the “heist” effect, Lorenz draped her models (dressed appropriately in cat-burglar-black designs by Ohne Titel and throwback jeans from the ‘80s and ‘90s) from head to toe in gobs of gold, silver, pearls and Swarovski crystals in the form of rings, brooches, bracelets, layered necklaces and other fun baubles. The pieces were mixed and matched to craft a good-girl-gone-bad look. Or, as Lorenz describes it, "aspirational girls [who] have street sensibility."
A Beautiful Mess
To create a disheveled-but-made-up look, key hairstylist Jen Atkins used Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy repair shampoo and treatment mask to revitalize the hair first. Next she added in Toni & Guy sea salt texturizing spray to produce the illusion of a three-day-old blow out. The hair was then parted down the middle and given soft, brushed-out waves before being set with a spritz of hairspray. Now here’s where the bling comes in. As a grand finale for a lucky few models, Atkins secured inverted headbands adorned with long gold fringe underneath the tresses. The result was a little reminiscent of a statuesque Greek goddess trapped in the body of a New York City glam girl.
Girl On the Run
In terms of makeup, lead artist Gina Bettelli, for MAC, says she went for a look that made the model appear as if she were part of a gang—but the look could even be one of a sexy, Lower East Side secret society. MAC Charged Water created the base for a dewy, reflective skin tone. Bettelli then used MAC Take Root Cream Color Base to give the models smoky, blush-colored eyes with extra depth in the corner, and paired that with a bit of barely there lip gloss. To complete the look, Bettelli applied Coffee Walnut Sculpting Cream on the girls’ lips.
The bad girl image extends to the fingertips as well. Sally Hansen Nail Ambassador Tracylee used the brand’s Complete Salon Manicure polish in “Pat On the Black” as the initial eggplant-colored canvas for her nail art. Then she either pierced the pinky nail with a small gold hoop or embellished it with sparkly Swarovski jewels.
The show also presented a collaboration with tech giant Samsung. As they paraded down the catwalk, the models donned Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch, for which Lorenz designed studded charms, as well as gold-studded carrying cases for the Galaxy Note 3. Take note: Fashionable phone cases are the new bling accessory.
—Reporting by Ko Im