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Grunge With A Hint Of Gloss, Backstage at Christopher Kane


Let it be known: Christopher Kane doesn’t wait for hairdressers to create a look for his shows. “It’s my way or the highway when it comes to hair,” he joked backstage at his Fall presentation yesterday. “I don’t want some big beehive or loads of roses sticking out,” Kane continued. “It’s got to be a laid-back, cool, and modern [style] that lets the clothes do the talking.” Enter hairstylist Anthony Turner, who was charged with the task of delivering on Kane’s directive—and continuing Paul Hanlon’s “skinny hair” trend in the process.

Looking for “great texture rather than volume,” Anthony slathered strands with a mixture of water and TIGI Catwalk Root Boost, allowing it to dry naturally into coarse bends with a gentle center parting. Its Dry Shampoo added a matte finish. “She’s grungy but not oily,” Turner insisted of Kane’s woman this season. To ensure that the weight had been sufficiently removed from model’s lengths, Anthony braided under sections of hair, pinning them to the scalp to thin things out before tucking front pieces behind the ears for a casual-cool finish. “She’s a really youthful, nonchalant girl, listening to Nirvana,” he concluded. “She doesn’t care too much.”

Lucia Pieroni’s take on this polished grunge girl was all about skin. “It’s moisturizer, serum, tinted moisturizer, and illuminator,” the makeup artist explained, debuting a host of NARS Fall launches for the brand’s first LFW appearance. Starting with a mixture of its NARSskin Aqua Gel Oil-Free Luminous Moisturizer and its Optimum Brightening Concentrate, she continued building a luminous veil of coverage with its newly launched Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30. Highlighted, slightly contoured cheeks and brow bones were the work of an oldie but goodie from François Nars’ coffers, his Multiple in Copacabana. “I wanted a strong but natural brow,” Pieroni explained, putting the focal point of an otherwise pared-down look in models’ arches using NARS Eyshadows in Bali, Blondie, and Bengali. “It’s straight, long, and extended,” she said of the brow shape, which was brushed on to look intentionally bigger and darker without being dense or drawn in. To accent the boyish beauty look, Pieroni added a slick of NARS lipstick in Cruising across mouths, a pretty pink-blue nude.


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