NYFW 2012 – Beauty Looks, trends and highlights

It’s been an amazing time at New York Fashion Week with gorgeous nail, makeup and hair looks. Everyone who is anyone came out to see the amazing trends that took place in New York last week. I love fashion week because there are so many beautiful looks and of course the FASHION always brings a smile to my face. So here are some of the amazing beauty looks that were seen at this spring’s NYFW:


KEVIN.MURPHY was used for the Angel Sanchez fall/winter New York Fashion Week show at Hotel Americano. KEVIN.MURPHY stylist, David Glover collaborated with the designer in coming up with a look to compliment the collection’s feminine evening wear featuring structural details.

“The look was a Bardot-inspired updo with a dramatic shape, but soft texture and a modern finish. It was ladylike-inspired, but we kept it young and relevant,” explains David Glover. “I used BODY.BUILDER for volume, ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY for texture and SESSION.SPRAY to finish and hold.” To keep the look clean and modern, Glover sewed the hair in place rather than using pins or ties using SEWING.KIT.

Images and product releases are attached (SESSION.SPRAY info is below).  Please

SESSION.SPRAY – A strong hold finishing spray, this product provides weightless, lasting hold with hydrolyzed wheat proteins, styling resins, natural fragrance oils, and UV shield for color protection. $22; kevinmurphy.com.au.






Photo Credits: Ken Paprocki.





Hyden Yoo presented his Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection at the Library at the Hudson Hotel.

The Inspiration:

Unashamed and proud of his intellect; this collection for men’s has been drawn from an attitude that exists in the intelligent & self aware man who curates himself within a sartorial manner.  Although proud and aware, for every man there is always the elusive female.  A woman that embodies all the coveted characteristics that mark her as the unattainable.  She’s the girl that all men fawn over, but never had the ability to muster up the courage to engage her.  With these two different sentiments, the collection explores tension between these two attitudes.

THE HAIR (Women’s)

To complement the feel of the collection, the inspiration of the hair was that of an uptown girl who is kind of nerdy, and wants to go downtown to try to be cool. She knows all of the elements that make the cool downtown look, but something just isn’t quite right.  ION Studio’s Marcos Diaz keyed the hair for the presentation.  For some girls he decided to keep the look up while for others (after the look set) he took it down and let it hang over the shoulder.

STEP 1: Spray the hair with Davines Defining Texturizer and blow it out using ONE Styling’s NEW Epic Dryerset to a negativecharge; negative ions neutralize the charge, closing the hair follicles and smoothing the shaft to create a smooth look.

STEP 2:Create a deep side part and secure it with a rubber band behind the ear. Then secure the front bags with a bobby pin.

STEP 3: Using a 1” Curling Iron, create imperfect waves in the hair. 

STEP 4:Take both sections and create a side bun just behind the ear and pin it.

STEP 5: Spray the hair with Davines Defining Invisible Hairspray

STEP 6: Finish with a thin coat of Davines OI/OIL for added shine.


All Davines product used can be found at www.davines.com

The ONE Epic Dryer can be found at www.ONEStyling.com











La Feline. Virtue and vice.  Graceful, graphic lines blur boundaries of skin in slashed crystal netting. Razor-slim cut after-dark dresses reveal forbidden curves.  By day, she prowls in soft silk crepe, light cashmere pointelle and blouson bomber. By night, a feline transformation ensues. Audacious by instinct, she is bound in sliced patent leather over tulle and embossed lambskin.  Fierce, chic vinyl corseted silhouette defines a bustier jacket over diagonal stripe leather dress. The temptress armor trench preludes mystery. An evolution of fantasy from suggestive to seductive. –

The Look:

Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Artistic Director, created graphically strong, gracefully sensual hair looks for the Catherine Malandrino Fall/Winter 2012 Collection.

“Catherine’s clothes are boldly feminine and we wanted to create hair that reflected this sophistication and strength,” said Antonio. “The hair looks were also inspired by the feline mystery of the 80’s film, “Cat People.”

A signature element of the dramatic look was the flowing contrast of two different finishes and textures. Glossy, volumized curved wave patterns defined hair on top of the head and were sleeked close to the sides.  They were accentuated by stick- straight, naturally shiny and smooth strands flowing down the back.











How to Achieve the Look:


“Well-conditioned, healthy hair is essential for this look.  To start, I mixed a cocktail of Moroccanoil Treatment or Moroccanoil Treatment Light (depending upon the models’ hair texture and color,) with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream and worked it into dampened hair. “

“I blow dried the hair straight using a large, round Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Brush, while lifting at the root to create volume on top of the head.”

“I then applied our new Moroccanoil volumizing mousse, (available exclusively in salons and spas in late Fall 2012,) through the top and sides and massaged it into the strands until they were saturated.  This helped to create a glossy base to hold the waved patterning to come.”

“I finger-combed the hair at the top of the head to separate the strands and make fine curved patterns.  This gave the appearance of contrast and depth. I also slicked the slides and repeated the patterning with my fingers.”

“Next, while using the hair dryer, I lifted the soft waves at the root for more definition, and dried the pattern in place.  Afterwards, I lifted the hair at the root – and then crisscrossed the raised strands at the crown for a bit more height and volume.”

“I then sprayed new Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong throughout the style to hold it in place and leave it natural-looking and shiny.
“Finally, to give hair at the back of the head a more linear look and emphasize its contrasting texture and finish, I flat ironed each section to smooth the hair from the crown down and to eliminate any flyaways. I misted on Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray after flat ironing to give sleeked hair a beautiful mirror-like shine, and then misted the entire style with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray to unify the two finishes.

The Products:

Moroccanoil® Treatment, a proprietary argan oil-infused formula, is exclusively designed to give hair a natural-looking silky, lustrous shine and a frizz- and static-free finish. It strengthens conditions and revitalizes hair while significantly reducing drying time. (MSRP: $40.80 / 3.4 fl. oz.)


Moroccanoil® Treatment Light provides the same transformative benefits as original Moroccanoil Treatment, but in a lighter consistency, specially formulated for fine and fair-colored hair. (MSRP: $40.80 / 3.4 fl oz.)

Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream gives beautifully hydrating and natural-looking hold while eliminating frizz, and adding definition and shine. (MSRP: $31.80 / 10.2 fl. oz.)

Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine Spray creates an instant mist of long-lasting, incomparable shine while protecting hair from the damaging effects of UV light and free radicals. (MSRP: $25.80 / 3.4 fl. oz.)

New Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray Strong  is argan oil-infused for lasting, healthy and strong hold with reflective shine. (MSRP: $21.00 / 10 fl. oz.)

Since its debut nearly four years ago Moroccanoil®, the pioneer and originator of luxury argan-oil infused products has become a runaway hit among fashion and beauty insiders and has generated a cult following among editorial, fashion celebrity film and television stylists and their A-list celebrity clients. Moroccanoil’s proprietary formulas are famed for their weightless quality and are rich in vitamins and natural elements that fortify and strengthen the hair and protect against environmental stressors.

Moroccanoil® is sold exclusively in salons. www.moroccanoil.com.


OPI kicked off the Fall 2012 shows doing the nails for Lauren Moffatt’s presentation at The Old School (a Catholic school turned events space) this morning! The bright orange hue, A Good Man-darin Is Hard to Find was used on models’ nails. Nails were made short and squoval (square and oval ) to give fall looks the right pop of bright color. Orange will continue to a big color for nails throughout the year!



OPI at Jason WU and Rebecca Taylor:

OPI was used on nails for the Jason Wu and Rebecca Taylor fall/winter shows at St. John’s Center Studios and Lincoln Center! For Jason Wu, models’ nails were painted with taupe hue, San Tan-tonio. The noticeable neutral complimented clothes in taupe, black and gold with pops of fuchsia and red.


Meanwhile, Road House Blues, a purple-y navy, was painted on models’ nails for Rebecca Taylor to compliment the collection’s dark colors and floral prints. Attached are images from both shows, please credit OPI for all.


Celeb attendees of Jason Wu included Shailene Woodley (actress, The Descendants), while Rebecca Taylor’s front row seated Olivia Palermo and Zoe Kravitz.

OPI polishes can be found at fine salons, for more information go to: www.opi.com

So I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I have and let us know what your favorite trends were!! Stay beautiful….Xoxo