NYFW Fall 2013: Mara Hoffman’s Chic, Modern Gypsies


(Courtesy Style.com)

Mara Hoffman’s Fall 2013 collection was inspired by gypsies, and was the essence of bohemian chic, with bold geometric prints and textured fabrics. The collection was daring and fun and the hair, makeup and nails were a perfect canvas for the collection.

(Photos by Susan Romero)

Nick Irwin for Catwalk by TIGI created the ultimate modern gypsy look with wavy hair adorned with silver chains. First, Irwin made multiple twists in each model’s hair and coated them with Curlesque Strong Mousse. Then the hair was clipped together with hair clips to keep the twists tight. Irwin said that he twisted the hair in order to avoid frizz, yet create volume. Once the hair was dry Irwin removed the clips and loosened the twists gently with his fingers. Finally, the hair was sprayed with Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray. The result was waves that looked neat, but not too perfect. Although no heat is needed to dry the twists, some of the models had their twists dried with a blow dryer in order to accelerate the process. This could also be done at home if you are in a rush.

The final accent on all of the models was several strands of thin silver chains that hooked behind the head on each ear. Even models with really short hair wore the chain accents.

Lead Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer used the gypsy inspiration to focus on the eyes. She used Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black, to create a thick, winged design on the corner of the eyelid that extended beyond the eyelid on to the face. The eyes were also lined with a thin line underneath. The face was kept very neutral and the lips had only a hint of color with Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Totally Toffee. The finished product was effortless chic that helped make the collection young and modern.

Even the nails added to the whimsy of the collection. The Nail Stylist, Honey, painted the nails in black with a half moon inverted at the tip of the nails. She used Maybelline Color Show in Onyx Rush, Audacious Asphalt and Petal to the Metal.

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