We saw a lot of stunning hairstyles during this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC and among the most wearable (and chic) was the romantic knotted chignon created by Kerastase for Katie Ermilio’s presentation.
Lead stylist, Nina Dimachki, created a whimsical-yet-modern knotted chignon that we expect to see everywhere from the red carpet to the street this fall. The feminine style was created based on the designer’s love of Impressionist art and minimal styling with a romantic twist. To keep the look from being too severe and to give the style a modern twist, Dimachki infused plenty of volume at the crown of the head and worked in Kerastase’s Lotion Densitive GL to create a “down-comforter texture.”
Here’s how to achieve the style:
1. Create a center part in dry hair and gently tease around the crown of your head for volume and lift. Then, pull your hair back into a ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic.
2. Spray Kerastase’s Lotion Densitive GL onto the roots and rake your fingers through the hair to keep it from looking too severe, or coiffed.
3. Tie your ponytail into one or two knots, securing with hair pins as you go. Leave any flyaways loose to create a more romantic look.
4. Finish with Kerastase Double Force Hair Spray .
Each New York Fashion Week season, I head backstage before the shows to document the upcoming beauty trends. Last year, I came home with a memory card full of bare faced beauties – or seemingly bare faced, since the no makeup look often requires the most makeup. While a natural look can be absolutely gorgeous and accessible to just about anyone, I have to admit that I look forward to the more outlandish makeup – the ones that make me go “ooooh, I wonder if I can pull that off.” It’s a little more fun to experiment with, you know? This season, I had a myriad of bold looks to choose from, and the citrus-hued eyes at Karen Walker were a major standout. Paired with a completely neutral face (even the brows were bleached), the bright eyes were the complete focus: one color, no mascara, no dark liner – super clean and modern, with a dramatic wing. I haven’t tried it out just yet, but I made myself a short list of products that would do the trick, when I’m feeling daring (see below for products). As for the brow bleaching? I might leave that one to the models.
Once upon a time blue eyeshadow and liner were cool. Then they weren’t. Judging from the leagues of models whose eyes were coated in the royal hue during New York Fall 2013 Fashion Week, it’s cool again. And for good reason—it’s one of the only shades on the color wheel that (depending on the blue you choose) flatters every skin tone. Need proof?
Seen at Thakoon:
Seen at Badgley Mischka:
Seen at Jason Wu:
I can’t remember the last time I wore a gold or silver nail polish. Can you? For the last few seasons it’s been all about bright pink or stripes or studs and stickers. But, one of the new nail trends emerging at New York Fall 2013 Fashion Week stars metal-looking lacquer…and I like it. These metallics, however, come with a twist. Think: gold swirled with an ombre of blue, or nickel buffed out to faded perfection. Here are a few early faves to put on your must-try list.
#1 Rebecca Minkoff- Essie in As Gold as it Gets, Penny Talk, Go Overboard, Blue Rhapsody, and Aruba Blue; applied in small dots, and swirled together with a thin paintbrush
#2 Costello Tagliapietra- Essie in Nothing Else Metals (a lavendar-blush metalic/silver)
#3 Nicole Miller- Butter London in Royal Navy with Wallis layered on top
*Check out all of the Fall 2013 beauty trends on our Tumblr page!*