By Jan Lee
Sizzlin’ hot clothes, free Budweiser and Fiji water. A little piece of heaven could be found at the Benjamin Cho Spring 2008 show via the Soho Grand Hotel.
Using the same technique that Cho used in some of his pieces (see royal blue top with rope-like embellishment), Dennis Lanni, key hairstylist, literally hand tailored each models hair in a different way. Taking sections of the hair, he then twisted it up until it coiled up. Next, he positioned the coils to make designs, creating an intricate, “visual and tight to the head look, but not using the boring ponytail.” Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray keep the hair in place once done. Not something that you could really do on your own in this much detail, but still can be achieved with a little effort for a special occasion. He wanted it to look like “something that looked like it grew in a cave or something.” Did he see The Descent?
Vincent Longo created easy, breezy and beautiful faces for the show. No layering, blending or Covergirl. All products used were from the Vincent Longo line. “The idea is she has come out of the desert. Futuristic with desert attached to it,” he explains. “[Benjamin] often referenced Star Wars and coming out of the galaxy desert.” The crème beige eyeshadow was put on with fingers so it wouldn’t look too perfect. Smooth Spice was used on the cheeks and chin to create a natural rosey color. The lips are muted to give the feel of natural desert sand.
Creative Nail Design produced a custom blended glossy beige polish just for Benjamin’s show. Two coats of the custom blend were topped with CND’s Super Shiny Top Coat.