Pops Of Pink Backstage At Nina Ricci-------
“Edwardian” and the season’s oft-overheard word, “seventies,” inspired the feminine look at Nina Ricci last night—but with a French flair, of course, seeing as the house of Ricci is as quintessentially Parisian as they come. Prepping hair with Redken Thickening Lotion 06 Body Builder, coif master Guido Palau created center parts before pulling models’ tresses into low ponytails, which he twisted into buns leaving wisps around the hairline for a “soft, light” finish. (Please note the tortoise hair pins Palau stuck into his chignons, adding to the collection of barrettes and hair baubles we’ve spied thus far for Spring). The seventies bit came courtesy of makeup artist Pat McGrath, who built a rather glam eye by bleaching brows and painting on a full lid of rosy red pigment, which she swept to the brow bone and underneath the lower lash line before adding a few swipes of black mascara. A beautiful blush—the sort you’d get during a brisk walk along the Seine, peut être—graced the apples of models’ cheeks. To finish the face, McGrath left lips bare, taking them down ever so slightly to showcase the pretty-in-pink complexions.