Nails: Deborah Lippmann for Beauty.com
Skin: Eve Lom for Beauty.com
Hair: James Pecis for Beauty.com using PHYTO products & T3 tools
Makeup: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com
The look for HONOR was all about a girl running through the fields, and a very beautiful and aesthetic sensibility that can be best described as romantic yet sensual (think Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman). Says James Pecis who did the hair for Beauty.com using PHYTO products, "imagine a woman who just rolled in the hay, with flowers all over her hair." He did a loose ponytail on dry hair while creating strength and memory for the hold using hairspray and lots of texture.
"An imperfect side part is also key," says Pecis, who said the idea was to achieve a sort of not too made up beauty. He used curlers in the women's hair and brushed them into loose waves, and finished the look with PHYTO Professional Workable Holding Spray.
Romy Soleimani created a soft, feminine look that reflected the pieces' pretty sensibility. A distinct point to note are the eyes, which are mauve using Kevyn Aucoin cosmetics (the loose Shimmer Shadow in Kunzite, for Spring 2014 gave the models a mauve glow). As with many shows for Spring/Summer 2014, the lips were left more nude.
"A lot of the look is about the luminous, radiant skin," Soleimani said.
The nails were done by Deborah Lippmann, using the nude/pink-like La Vie En Rose while waiting two minutes to dry between coats (you can get the look now by mixing Prelude to a Kiss topped with Diamonds and Pearls). The nails were topped with six small rhinestones in a pyramid shape starting at the base and moving up towards the center of the nail.
Lippmann said that the shape of the nail was inspired by a pair of shoes by Tabitha Simmons. "Pastels are very wearable for Spring," she added, "and bling is always in."
The skin was one of my favorite elements at HONOR, and done by Eve Lom for Beauty.com. The prep started with an Intense Hydration Serum ($95), a TLC Radiance Cream ($72), and the Kiss Mix ($22) for a hydrating lip treatment.
The look complemented designer Giovanna Randall's quest for contrast between natural and synthetic, and the combination of sweet, edgy dresses with sexy bombshell yet wholesome hair made this a special look.