Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Direct from the Runway: Miss Sixty Fall 2009

"Very rock and roll ... but I wanted to make sure we kept it also girly a little," Ward Stegerhoek for Living Proof told me backstage at Miss Sixty. "Because rock and roll clothes with completely rocked out hair is full on rock and roll. I think it’s nicer to keep a girly element going and not turn it into punk." Check out exactly how he accomplished this -- and so much more! -- after the jump.

Hair was left long and loose with just a few pinned up sections in the front. Ward used NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Spray to style the hair and then used NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Cream to twist the hair and make it appear rough and stringy. "The textures are all really rough in a way," he told me. "Even though [the Styling Spray] is a product for blowouts, you can also texturize your hair with it. It still has the same elements as protects against humidity and stuff so the style holds."

Makeup artist Lisa Butler for M.A.C wanted to create a young rock chick who still felt casual. "It's all very loose, not too structured," she said. She used three key products to create the look: Young Pink (available in Fall 2009), Violet Trance Eyeshadow and M.A.C Pro Grease Paint Stick in Black. The violet color was chosen because it matched clothing from the collection.

Butler kept the cheeks and lips free of color and product so the focus really would be on the eyes. If a model needed the color of her lips knocked down, she did that with a bit of concealer patted on with a makeup brush. "It's young, it's pretty, it's a bit hard but it's still pretty," she said.

Nails were kept clean and simple, with Angi Wingle of Creative Nail Design doing basic manicures. "It's not very exciting, but it's good for the girls," she said. She used the Glossy Buffer Block to really make nails shine. Two of the girls had open-toed shoes, and they had Voodoo painted on their toenails at the request of the designer.

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