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Sk-II & Gucci Westman Backstage At Monse FW’17

This is a New York Fashion Week FW 2017 Report. Backstage at the MONSE Fall/Winter 2017 RTW Collection in New York, Makeup Artist Gucci Westman prepped models’ skin with luxury skincare brand SK-II prior to makeup application.

Sk-II & Gucci Westman Backstage At Monse FW’17

Sk-II & Gucci Westman Backstage At Monse FW’17

“The inspiration for the beauty look was inspired by a deconstructed, urban film noir-type girl,” said Gucci Westman. “A girl that feels very real, approachable, and beautiful.”

To ensure each model had a luminous, radiant complexion, Gucci applied the iconic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, followed by GenOptics Aura Essence and the NEW R.N.A. Power Eye Cream (launching this month!)

Yves Saint Laurent Show in Paris Hair by Redken

At yesterday’s Yves Saint Laurent show in Paris, Redken Creative Consultant Guido was backstage working his magic to put the finishing touches to the overall look of the designers’ Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

Find out the must-have products and inspiration for the Yves Saint Laurent show hairstyle in Paris!

The hairstyle and inspiration: Inspired by the refined, modern, elegant and bourgeois French woman, Guido created a stylized, sophisticated chignon with lacquered look around the front hair line. “At Yves Saint Laurent, we took a classic chignon and modernized it for this house; the key was using Redken hardwear 16 super strong gel along the hairline to give it that lacquered effect.” -Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Loewe, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel and Akris Shows in Paris

This weekend at the Loewe, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel and Akris shows in Paris, Redken Creative Consultant Guido was backstage creating the hairstyles to compliment the designers’ Fall/Winter 2010 collections. Find out the must-have products and inspiration from each show!


For a 1940s, sculpted shape of the hair at Loewe, Guido’s key product was Redken forceful 23 hairspray that kept the look in place and gave it that ‘plastic’ feel: “The clothes at Loewe are very feminine, with a few suits, so we wanted to nod to the 1940s and create a sophisticated, sculpted shape with the hair.” -Guido, Redken Creative Consultant


Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray

Redken fabricate 03 heat active texturizer

Balenciaga & Nina Ricci Fall 2010 Hair by Redken

Paris Fashion Week: Rounding out Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010, Guido, Redken Creative Consultant is backstage in Paris creating hairstyles that are both eye catching and inspirational. Find out about the inspiration and products used today in Paris at the Balenciaga and Nina Ricci shows to complement the designers’ Fall/Winter 2010 collections!


Wanting to the look to appear slightly futuristic, Guido created a sophisticated look at Balenciaga to compliment, not compete with the clothes. “Balenciaga design house is very forward thinking and great to work with, which allows me to create a vision for the hair that compliments the clothing.” – Guido, Redken Creative Consultant


Backstage Makeup at Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2011

Backstage Makeup at Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2011 during Milan Fashion Week.

At the Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear show in Milan, The Designers’ showcased their Sicilian roots and fascination with “sartorialità” or tailoring, highlighting the jacket with keen focus on both perfection and sensuality. Dolce& Gabbana The Make Up added an aura of softness and seduction to each impeccable look, with washes of fresh, feminine color. On the runway, each model donned red lips and understated eyes created using Dolce&Gabbana The Make Up.

“This season, we took inspiration from our Sicilian heritage, and the art of traditional tailoring—sartorialità, ” said Domenico Dolce. “The beauty look was all about modern feminine perfection, with impeccably pure, detailed touches, like the stained lip,” added Stefano Gabbana.

Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2011 Woman Fashion Show

Backstage Sneak Peek: Thanks to here is a little sneak peak to backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2011 Woman Fashion Show!

Backstage with Aveda at Jason Wu AW 2010

WATCH: Jason Wu backstage at his show during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010. Hair by Odile Gilbert for Aveda.

Backstage at Jason Wu Fall 2010 Hair by Aveda

Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert created a soft, romantic “flat chignon” using Aveda Control Force Hair Spray at the Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Week show in New York.

“The Jason Wu hair look for this season is all about charm—this is a look of romance and innocence. I took inspiration from Holly Hunter in the film, “The Piano.” –Odile Gilbert for Aveda

Q: What is the inspiration for your collection? What is the look you are capturing?
“This season, I was inspired by Irving Penn’s photographs—especially the platinum prints. I wanted to reflect Penn’s own personal style in my collection, as well as his body of work.”– Jason Wu

L to R: Jason Wu and Odile Gilbert

Q: You have made a real effort to “green” your show this season. How do you feel about this accomplishment?
“In addition to my collection having a somewhat earthy inspiration and theme, keeping the entire enterprise eco-friendly is of the utmost importance to me. By using “green” products backstage and keeping waste to a minimum, the fashion community can do their part to lessen their environmental impact.” – Jason Wu

Blumarine Fall 2010 Hairstyle with Wella

Backstage at Milan Fashion Week with Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Wella Professionals creating the hair look for Blumarine A/W ‘10.

The Look: Glunge, a combination of Glamour and Grunge

The AW ’10 Blumarine show in Milan, “Street Deluxe,” featured a contemporary, urban variety of casual luxe shapes with body conscious silhouettes and textured surfaces. This glamorous collection featured fringing which both concealed and revealed in a game of seduction. Sassy, super-tall models strode down the catwalk showing this eclectic collection to full effect.

Halston Fall 2010 Hairstyle By Wella Professionals

Backstage at New York Fashion Week with Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Wella Professionals creating the Hair Look for Halston A/W  2010.

The Look: Nature’s Fall

The AW ’10 Halston collection utilized classic draping techniques with linear modernity. When creating the hair look for the show, Eugene Souleiman drew inspiration from one of the four of Wella Trend Vision directions, Nature’s Goddess. This look portrays a confident, assertive woman by using the enchantment of nature to create a new form of femininity and seduction.

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