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Betsey Johnson Spring Summer 2012 Goes for Tits & Ass

Betsey Johnson SS 12

Betsey Johnson’s a woman after my own heart, she’s not afraid of color, doesn’t need to care about trends, and for her Spring Summer 2012, line she’s all about tits and ass. Betsey’s collections radiate a no apologies, I’m going to wear whatever the hell I want attitude that creates the persona every woman needs a little bit of. I’ll admit I chuckled a little when I heard her theme for the show was tits and ass, and I greeted the female figure with ample respect. Sequins, flowy and short skirts, with a heavy dose of cleavage made for tons of fun. It’s her non-stop love of color that really gets me going every season and this collection is no different. But what I really want a little bit of is that hair, and Peter Gray of Cutler Salon has bestowed all the details on how to get it:

Betsey Johnson Meets Jerry Hall

• Apply Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray (or whatever root-lifting spray you’ve got) all over at the root.
• Divide the hair in a diagonal part from front left to back right.
• Take hair under left part and sweep it around for a tight ponytail on the lower right nape of the neck.
• Gather hair on the right side of the part. Pin curl section by section and let set. Spray vigorously with Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray on the top and inside each of the curls to lock into place.
• Once hair has dried, take the clips out and brush through to create dramatic waves.
• Spray Cutler Shine Tattoo to add glossy finish.
• Apply Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray all over at the root.
• Divide the hair in a diagonal part from front left to back right.
• Take hair under left part and sweep it around for a tight ponytail on the lower right nape of the neck.
• Gather hair on the right side of the part. Pin curl section by section and let set. Sprayvigorously with Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray on the top and insideeach of the curls to lock into place.
• Once hair has dried, take the clips out and brush through to create dramatic waves.
• Spray Cutler Shine Tattoo to add glossy finish.

#NYFW Theatrics

NYFW Theatrics

It’s a well known fact that Fashion Week in New York City is nothing if not a bonafide crazy-fest and this season is not disappointing. From girls standing up posing in the middle of Lincoln Center waiting, nay begging (albeit silently), for their photos to be taken to unknown designers walking around with models trying to squeeze the tents for a little press, Fashion Week is sort of NYC’s version of a circus.

Don’t get me wrong, I love this circus, but it is a circus nonetheless. My favorite thus far has been the models that gave me the very distinct impression that if not for their shoes, their lanky bodies would be carried away by the balloons that had been strategically tied to clumps of their hair. It sort of reminded me of that movie Up. A part of me desperately wanted one of them to go flying. Presumably we were meant to be staring at the jewelry, although the truly sad part is that, if not for the photographs I took, I would have no idea what they were wearing. When confronted with them face to face I couldn’t stop staring at the cluster of balloons attached to their heads. Let the drama continue we’ve only got a night and one full day left.

The Follow Fashion: Christian Siriano Fall Winter 2011

Christian Siriano Fall Winter 2011Christian Siriano Fall Winter 2011

The Label: Christian Siriano

The Collection: Christian Siriano takes fashion favorites and puts his edgy yet feminine spin on them. Colors with lots of texture ranging from puce to forest green, and blacks with lots of structure and flow make this collection dynamic and intriguing. In true Siriano fashion there’s no word that quite describes the collection like fierce, it’s a fragile kind of ferocity that lights up the catwalk with some pieces we can definitely see making their way onto the red carpet. Siriano captures the delicacy of the corset in one breath and a severity in structure in other pieces that lets you know cohesion doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. From wide leg to cigarette skinny, Christian Siriano’s Fall Winter 2011 Collection gets the tailoring down to a science, while the long skirts and floor length gowns give us drama and a little bit of whimsy.

The Hair & Make-Up: Severe center parts accent mellow waves of tresses that fall oh so naturally. With a little peach lipstick and a strong brow and you’ve got the Siriano Fall Winter 2011 girl’s look down pat.

The Pieces I’m in Love With: The long black tulip skirt, the structured shine and matte high shouldered top, and the strapless dress with the black shine bodice and forest green washed printed flowing skirt.

The Follow Fashion: BCBG MAX AZRIA Fall Winter 2011

BCBG Max Azria

The Label: BCBG MAX AZRIA

The Collection: In true BCBG MAX AZRIA fashion billowing fabric, low slung belts and a color palette ranging from the muted browns and beiges to striking royal blues and crimson reds took over the runway at New York Fashion Week Fall 2011. There’ll be no grey in site for Fall is  BCBG’s Fall Winter 2011 Collection has anything to say about it, or else they’re so pale they looks like cream. BCBG MAX AZRIA’s taking boxy collars and sharp angles and mellowing them out, bringing out layers and layers of light, sheer fabrics for Fall, using front slits and lots of piping. They might find it hard stand up to the winter weather, but that’s a risk we’re willing to take.

The Hair & Make-Up: Slicked back low ponytails, wrapped in hair are back on the catwalk, all you need to get the look is a little gel and a few bobby pins. Add in a little muted puce shade lipstick, complementary purplish brown lids and dewy pale rose cheeks and you’ve got the BCBG MAX AZRIA Fall Winter 2011 look.

The Pieces I’m in Love With: One Red Wine Pocketbook (image to come), and a royal blue dress.

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