City Pulse

By Gillian Weeks

The runway at Vivienne Tam was all straight lines and right angles, but back stage was nothing but free form. The hair and makeup captured a distinctly wild shape and texture that, set against Tam’s space-age acetic designs, conjured the image of a mullet: party up top, business down below.


Madcap mane man Dennis Lanni of Bumble and Bumble whipped up another eccentric do with a canvas-covered top knot. After pulling the models’ hair into a tight ponytail at the crown of their heads, he wrapped it in thick canvas – the sort that you might use to strap your Christmas tree to your car, or as Lanni put it, “hold up your pants” – and wound it around the top like a bun. It had the effect of offering a unexpected bit of texture to a fairly drab ensemble and reaffirmed the 1920s feel of the collection.


Vincent Longo contributed his makeup genius to Tam’s show by bestowing a pair of sultry eyes on all the models. He used only brown liner to darken the top and bottom of the lids, and luminescent foundation that, says Longo, “allows the skin to shine through.” Add a nude lip and heavy brows and you’ll have a face that says you’re serious about partying – if only from the neck up.

Originally published February 2007
Become a BN NYC Subscriber

BN Shop


Editor's Picks

Currently Popular

Social Media

Latest News
  • Beauty News Best Bets
  • Guesswork-eliminating makeup brushes from M.O.T.D., a BCA-ready subscription box, and an undereye circle banisher, all in this month’s Best Bets.

  • BoatLeadPic
  • Fall Voyage: North River Lobster Company
  • Celebrate Autumn With Libations & Crustaceans. Everyone knows that Manhattan is booming with development in and around Hudson Yards: This juggernaut consists of skyscrapers containing more than 12,700,000 square feet of new office, residential, and retail space. There will also be six million square feet of commercial office space, a 750,000-square-foot retail center with two <... >

BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.

Visit Fashion Industry Network