Custo Barcelona drew rave reviews at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week with the launch of the 2012 autumn-winter collection at Lincoln Center. With the launch of the Fall 2012 collection, the designer takes us to a rule-less world, full of creativity and nontraditional elegance. The looks on the catwalk are translated into surprising combinations, which include a mix of fit and oversized lines to create drama on the runway.The touch of contradiction is demonstrated through the use of tromple l´oëil effects, thus painting and insinuating the feminine silhouette through strategic cuts symbolizing freshness and freedom.
This fall season’s key fabric is wool, crafted in different ways. Like graphic boiled wool or cut-off wool mimicking tectonic plaques on embroidered fabrics. The designer also presented perforated wools as a base for pieces revealing what is underneath, and wool cut in small geometric shapes that create ironic animal figures. Other important elements for this season are metallic colors and tricot pieces with high-quality materials. Color is a key player with shades of green, red, brown, ocher and gray dominate the color palette. Each color becomes a symbol on the catwalk, transmitting Custo’s energetic and sophisticated personality.
Once more, the room of international and domestic editors, photographers, VIP’s and fans were at standing-room only to witness the Catalonian designer’s risky proposals. The front-row at Lincoln Center was occupied by America’s Top Model judge Miss “J” Alexander, NYC socialite Tinsley Mortimer, actress Torrey Devitto, Housewives of New York Jill Zarin, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, supermodel Almudena Fernandez, singer Zak Ambrose, and German television personality Loulou von Brochwitz.
L’Oréal Professionnel Master Session Artist, Amit Abraham, created regal hairstyles for the women on the Fall 2012 runway for Bibhu Mohapatra on February 13, 2012, at New York Fashion Week. The Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2012 collection revolves around early the 20th century Chinese opera, The White Haired Girl, which tells the stories of the trials of Chinese peasant life and enduring spirit of love in colonial China. “The collection revolves around the protagonist’s strength, passion and courage for love in the imperial China,” explains Mohapatra.
Created by Abraham and his team, the hair on the runway reflected the sharp and bold oriental nature with long hair, centered at the crown and pulled back into a low ponytail. The hair was prepped with L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil ($32.00 / 4.2 oz.) and styled with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 4 ($24.00 / 11 oz.) hairspray and L’Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer ($21.00 / 5.8 oz.).
The final touch for the look was a low flat-ironed pony, razor straight across to create a blunt even edge. To secure this look, Abraham carefully razor cut the ends and sprayed L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 ($24.00 / 11 oz.) hairspray to hold the style.
How To Get The Look:
1. Prep hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil ($32.00 / 4.2 oz.).
2. Section hair, from crown to ears to create front and back sections.
3. Blow-dry then flat iron hair section by section and spray L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 2 ($24.00 / 11 oz.) hairspray.
4. Once done, spritz L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 ($24.00 / 11 oz.) hairspray onto a brush and create a defined clean center part.
5. Then mist on L’Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer ($21.00 / 5.8 oz.) all over hair while using a fine toothcomb to tuck hair over ears then pull hair into a low ponytail. Secure with a clear elastic.
6. Take a section of hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins, while continuously spraying L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 4 ($24.00 / 11 oz.) hairspray.
7. Spritz hair for about three seconds with the NEW L’Oréal Professionnel Fresh Dust ($19.00 / 3.4 oz.) to the crown of hair for a soft matte finish.
8. Flat iron to smooth flyaways and spray L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 hairspray to hold style.
All products are available at select salons. For more information, please visit www.lorealprofessionnel-us.com.
Bright lids, matte lips and clean complexions were all the rage on the runways for NYFW Fall 2012, and the Sephora PROs were responsible for creating some of the most coveted beauty looks. Working with top designers like Charlotte Ronson, Catherine Malandrino and alice + Olivia, Sephora PRO captured the spirit of the season with the versatile looks outlined below. With the right products and their expert tips, you can easily transition your look this fall.
Lavender Eye at CHARLOTTE RONSON
Sephora PRO Lead Artist Gilbert Soliz created a sultry eye, reminiscent of the uber-chic woman in the 1970’s, by applying the lightest shade of purple in the Charlotte Ronson All Eye Need Eye Shadow Palette in Dani ($22) to lid. Finish the look with a flawless complexion and a swipe of Dior DiorShow Mascara in Black ($25) to make eyes really pop. For an added edge, don a bright red lip with the Sephora Lip Attitude – Glamour in Red Flirt ($12) to really punctuate the look.
Fresh and Feminine Face at BEHNAZ SARAFPOUR
Sephora PRO Lead Artist Gilbert Soliz created a soft and velvety look by balancing flawless skin with a sultry lip. Apply the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($42) and then buff on a mineral powder, like the Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder ($32), to perfect the complexion. This works to showcase subtle or nude colors on the face and enhance natural beauty. Next, define cheeks with the Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit ($45) and brighten the under-eye area with the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch ($40) to achieve an ethereal radiance. For a dramatic touch, create a strong dark lip with the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella ($24).
Striking Cat Eye at CATHERINE MALANDRINO
Inspired by the 1980’s remake of “Cat People,” Sephora PRO Lead Artist Gilbert Soliz created this dramatic look by using the Makeup Forever Khol Pencil in Black ($17) on both top and bottom lash lines. Start at the inner corner of the eyes and extend the line outward to create a precise and graphic look. Blend the lines with Makeup Forever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow ($22) using a liner brush for a fashion-forward yet wearable flare. Finally, finish with a volumizing mascara. With eyes as the focal point, keep skin simple by contouring the cheeks with Laura Mercier Bronzing Duo ($32). Apply the darker bronzing powder to the hollow of the cheeks and the lighter shade to the top of the cheekbones to highlight.
Kissable Lips at TIMO WEILAND
Sephora PRO Lead Artist Jose Rivera layered nude pink lipstick like the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in 23 Luscious Pink over a flesh toned shade like 24 Praline Delight ($34 each) for a modern twist on the nude lip. Match with a simple black eyeliner and fresh, clean skin for the edgy, downtown-cool vibe that the designer embodies.
Statement-making Nails at ALICE + OLIVIA
It is undeniable that fun and flirty nails have been the biggest style statement over the past year. From bejeweled top coats to intricate patterns, attention-getting nails were the ultimate finishing touch to any look. At alice + olivia, Sephora PRO Artist Sara Biria applied the Sephora by OPI Trend Tips in Silver Metallic or Black & Gold Glitter ($12) to complement the embellished designs in the collection. With these real-lacquer adhesive nail strips, you’re able to get a fashion-forward manicure instantly! These products are all available at Sephora stores and online.