City Pulse

By Susan Romero

Rebecca Minkoff’s runway debut featured her handbags, shoes, as well as clothing, all with a young, easy, dramatic flair. Inspired by model and musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Minkoff’s collection was an eclectic mix with fur accents on the handbags, shoes and clothes, as well as lace, sequins and leopard print. Each model was like a girl coming home after a night of partying.

“I met with Rebecca and her whole desire was to create a look around her bag line that’s called The Morning After. For me the inspiration was to give her a cloud to carry her bags down the runway. That’s what we’re doing for her we’re giving her that nice, fluffed, soft morning after look,” said hair stylist, Ouidad.

To create this cloud like hair, Ouidad started with dry hair and used Ouidad Playcurl Foam, Styling Mist and Finishing Shine Serum Volumizing. Most of the models had very long hair down their backs but some had medium length hair. For all the models, Ouidad used a curling iron with a one- inch barrel and made long curls that hung down and did not use a comb on them. Instead, she just ran her fingers through the hair separating the curls. “Then we did a little bit of back combing to create a textured look as if you went to bed and got up,” she said.

This bedroom look was also evidenced in the make-up created by Sarah Lucero, Stila Pro Artist for Beauty.com. Lucero focused on the eyes and used just a hint of color on the rest of the face. She used Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer on the face, and Convertible Color in Gerbera on the cheeks for a hint of peach. The eyes received the most attention with Glamour Eyes Mascara, eye shadow in Chinois, a creamy white, and Espresso, a brownish gray. Lucero also applied Smudgestick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray and Kajal Eyeliner pencil in Topaz, which is an apricot nude color. The lips were shined with a lightly colored, sheer Lip Glaze in Apricot. The finished look was slightly slept in without being too messy.

Minkoff’s handbag and clothing collection featured easy, comfortable looking clothes, and the bedroom hair and make-up was the perfect accent. Once again, the trend we see is hair and make-up that is easy and practical enough for anyone to re-create at home.

Originally published February 2011
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