With Fashion Week in full swing, the spotlight is both on the clothes and on the makeup. Emerson's Fall Winter 2013 look was something so magical yet so real that it was hard not to get caught staring at the extremely young, carefree looking models backstage.
Makeup: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Hair: Zahir Ziani for Red Door Spas
Nails: Miss Pop for Orly Nails
One of the hallmarks of the look for Emerson was the hair. The tousled, imperfect hair is something straight from the movies with Brigitte Bardot, and Red Door Spas says it's very easy to create.
This "very young, fresh not brushed look" can be achieved easily by curling the hair a little bit, brushing the hair a bit, then finger combing the hair to get an easy breeze imperfect soft ponytail. Then pull the hair back into an imperfect pony that looks easily done, because the look is really "about getting it done back at home" says Willie D. Williams of Red Door Spas. "Any girl can achieve this look." he says. Instead of pulling the hair up in a ponytail with a ponytail holder, Red Door Spas used bobby pins to give that imperfect soft pony look.
Because the girls were at so many shows throughout the day, there was no need for a specific texturizer because the hair was already full of texture, says Williams. All we used was Kerastase Hair Spray because it's a softer spray and can be used to mold hair easily. The result? A dynamite soft sex bomb look that's so easy but so alluring.
The nails at Emerson were pretty iconic, and Miss Pop Nails, aka Simcha Whitehill, did a beautiful griege "plaid" inspired nail art for the models. "There's a lot of plaid in the collection, but we took this metallic lace which was so sexy and so what we'll be seeing for the Fall. Fall is all about shades of gray," says Whitehitll. "There are so many warm gray tones that can be sexy and it's a great base for nail art. Instead of a nude base, do a chic white griege." she says.
To get the Emerson look, use Orly's highly pigmented colors. Miss Pop created a detailer brush which is thinner and smaller than what you'd get from a supply store, and painted a criss cross fishnet pattern on the nails, and where they intersected, she used a dotter tool which makes perfect dots all over the nail. The dotter tool is typically what you see in Japan's stores, but you can find them at the local drugstore too.
Orly base coat in "Bonder" and "Pure Porcelain" (the white base of the nail art)
The dots and criss cross fishnet were done in Orly After Party, which is that gorgeous dark gray shade.
To get the perfect dot, use a dotter tool to give four dots to the shape, then connect the dots using a detailer brush, and fill in with After Party