Women Usurp Tomboys At Nina Ricci-------
With the curvaceous likes of Doutzen Kroes, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Karolina Kurkova all making runway appearances over the past week, there is definitely an anti-nineties-tomboy movement showing up at the European Fall shows. It’s a “sixties-inspired French womanliness,” hairstylist Guido Palau surmised yesterday at Nina Ricci, where he was using Redken Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream-Mousse to create volume in damp hair before drying and ultimately teasing it while combing away from the hairline for an imperfect “back-do.” Other designers in the City of Light have opted for feminine styles—Giles’ sky-high beehives and the sexy, voluminous side parts at Rochas with teasing at the crown—but Palau’s version here had its own unique stamp to better suit Peter Copping’s collection. “It’s not meant to be too ‘madame’ even though the shape is quite grand. There’s a naturalness to it as well, which creates a contrast with the sophistication that is very Ricci.” “It’s beauty in an understated way,” makeup artist Pat McGrath offered, as she accented models’ “natural prettiness” with strong eyebrows, soft brown liner around the eyes, and a slight flush, which she created using Olay Simply Ageless blush.