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By Allison Duncil

For Fall/Winter 2013, Wildfox Couture delivered a collection that presented their well-known unique and girly designs woven with the effortless glamour of the 1920’s. Shimmering sequins, luxe velvet hats and feather boas accented the dreamy vintage-inspired silhouettes, in mostly muted pastel tones for chic and ethereal drama.

Heath Grout, the US Creative Director of TIGI, expertly crafted a playful look reminiscient of the era with a Gatsby-inspired 1920’s ponytail. “We wanted something that looks as though she effortlessly pulled her hair back after an evening event,” explains Grout. First, wet hair was prepped with Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Volume Collection Root Boost Spray and stretched dry with a blow dryer and paddle brush. To give the hair added texture, Grout used Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo. Then, the hair was pulled back into a loose ponytail, gracefully covering the ears and secured with an elastic. Grout then split the ponytail into three even sections and sprayed with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Finishing Spray. Next, each section of the ponytail was wrapped around a curling tong and clamped, allowing each section to properly set. To finish, Grout unclamped each section and brushed all together while molding the hair into a slight finger wave and finished with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Finishing Spray to hold in place.

Risa Robins-Moloney, the lead make-up artist, skillfully accented the 1920’s look using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. The eyes were dusted with dark shadow, finished with winged liner, and cheeks were given a pop of color, fully capturing the 1920’s inspiration. Lips were finished with a new dark shade for the fall, creating a vampy lip for added glamour.

As a whole, the hair and makeup provided a subtle, modern spin on the 1920′s look and perfectly complemented the designers’ vision for the edgy, vintage-inspired collection.

Originally published February 2013
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