Feb 25, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Rebecca Taylor

The hot designer of the moment, Rebecca Taylor knows how to design and dress for "it" girls. It's the kind of girls that go nuts for her collections, sit in the front row of all her shows and wear her urban chic designs out on the red carpet and in every day life. Her Fall 2010 collection was for such an "it girl". There was a Euro coolness and femininity to it as the designer did draw from a 70's Parisian attitude yet was still primarily inspired by an urban New York City girl. Taylor knows how to do classic sportswear and in this line there was a beautiful twist to that and her more signature feminine designs. The color palette was more neutral with "dusty hues contrasted with military olives and hints of old gold. Fabrics were washed to provide a worn, overly-loved appeal and are combined with cashmere wool suits, leopard faux furs and down quilted coats, together giving this collection an affordable luxe quality."

Rudi Lewis, lead stylist for Cutler/Redken wanted to create something that screamed effortlessly cool. 'It' Girls, like Lou Doillon and Charlotte Gainsbourg were used as an inspiration. Lewis said, "I wanted them to look as if they'd been to the hairdresser, before going out partying all night, then tumbling out of bed and pulling their boyfriend's jumper on over their hair. I created a bed of 'static' at the roots of their hair before putting a loose undone wave through the lengths, and then brushing the whole thing out and fluffing up the surface just before they went on the runway."

To recreate the gorgeous style at home, try these tips and tricks and you'll have a runway-worthy 'do in no time!

Hair: Spray Cutler Volumizing Spray to hair and blow dry with a large round brush. Backcomb the roots to give hair a bit of texture and volume. Spray hair with Redken Spray Starch 15 and flat iron hair to seal in the fluffy texture into the roots. Finish with a light mist of Redken Workforce 09 Hairspray for a long lasting hold.

Makeup:: Head M.A.C. makeup artist, Rie Omoto created a soft, girlie chic look. She used M.A.C. foundation and Studio Sculpt concealer on the face. Applied Corkscrew eyeshadow on the brows to lighten and give them definition. She brushed Coquette Eyeshadow on in the inner crease and defined the eyes and made them pop using Black Paint Stick and Blacktrack Fluid Line. The cheeks were contoured with Mineralized Skin Finish and M.A.C. Cream Colour Base in Pearl was used as blush to add a rosy, shimmery glow. The lips were au-natural and Omoto used Lip Erase Dim to remove overly pink or red tones.

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