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“Fashion Show Presentation Daniel Vosovic’s Autumn/Winter 2013″



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Fashion Show Presentation – Daniel Vosovic’s Autumn/Winter 2013

While it’s entertaining to attend a perfectly choreographed Fashion Show Presentation, I find it even more exciting to watch the organized chaos occurring backstage.  It’s fascinating to see how all the magic is created behind the scenes.  While at Daniel Vosovic’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection, I ran into two friends who were leading the Makeup and Nail teams that were responsible for the creation of the stunning looks worn by the models.

Led by Celebrity Makeup Artist Kristin Hilton, and her team of MAKE artists, they created a contemporary inspiration which referenced modern aristocracy – “a polished girl with a playful side.”  A bold, statement lip was the focus of the look which was offset by the regal, porcelain-like skin.  Click here to add Kristin’s MAKE suggestions to your beauty vanity! (I LOVE the makeup)

SKIN:
Step 1: Kristin began by removing excess makeup with MAKE’s Makeup Remover Wipes
Step 2: She then applied AM/PM Moisture Cream to hydrate dry, winter skin
Step 3: Working from the palm of her hand, where she saturated a stipple brush with MAKE’s Soft Focus Foundation, Kristin blended the foundation onto the model’s skin to create a flawless, porcelain look. Concealer was used where needed to cover any blemishes or under eye darkness
Step 4: Kristin used MAKE’s Expert Veil Brush to powder the forehead, under the eyes, and around the nose to deliver a matte finish with a bit of extra coverage to ensure the look was perfectly polished
Step 5: Finally, Kristin used Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Kalahari – a medium cappuccino brown with yellow undertones – as a contouring blush

EYES:
Step 1: Kristin began by filling in the brows where needed to create a natural yet defined look. She used Expert Brow Definer Brush and Brow Sculpting Duo to provide definition
Step 2: MAKE’s Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Kalahari was also used on the eyes where Kristin brushed the shade into the crease of the lids and blended out to create natural shading
Step 3: She then lined the water line with Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Very Brown and blended Satin Finish Eyeshadow in Aubergine – an intense eggplant purple – into the lower lash line to set the look
Step 4: Finally, Kristin curled the lashes with MAKE’s Eyelash Curler, applying several coats of Defining Mascara. She added a touch of Skin Illuminator in Skir to the inner corner of the eyes to brighten the look and add luminosity

LIPS:
Step 1: Kristin began by applying concealer to the lips to offset any pink pigment that may interfere with the dark, dramatic colour she and Daniel chose
Step 2: She then lined the lips with MAKE’s Lipliner Pencil in Rum Raisin and filled in lips with Silk Satin Lipstick in Beetroot – an intense wine with red undertone

Fashion Show Presentation Daniel Vosovic’s Autumn/Winter 2013

Nails: Fashion Show Presentation

Celebrity Nail Tech and friend Elle, who is a member of Dermelect’s Board of Advisors, requested the help of Rose Velez, manicurist to the stars, to create the two nail looks.  Rose created two variations depending on the models presentation attire.

"Fashion Show Presentation Daniel Vosovic’s Autumn/Winter 2013

Look 1:  Bold Ombre using the teal and navy

Look 2:  Mushroom shade and topped with a gold striping tape.

"Fashion Show Presentation Daniel Vosovic’s Autumn/Winter 2013

Can’t wait for Fall to try out Dermelect’s sexy Nail Fall Shades but in the meantime, make sure to check out their nail colors for Spring!

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino

 



“Fashion Friday – 5 Trends from Fashion Week Spring 2013″



Written by: Fashion Director Anna Lenhoff

That crisp fall chill that is rolling into the air may have us layering up with a jacket and boots but it can’t stop the hottest trends for Spring and Summer 2013 from strutting their stuff down the runway during NYFW! Based on what I saw this past week here are 5 trends that I predict will be big for Spring/Summer 2013!

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“Jenna Dewan-Tatum”



Mercedes Benz Fashion Week presents many opportunities to style celebrities and fashion industry icons.  It was a particular pleasure to style Jenna Dewan-Tatum for events during this year’s Fashion Week.  Jenna is as delightful as she is beautiful!  A question I am asked frequently during Fashion Week is, “How do you achieve the various styles on your celebrities?”  I thought who better to use as an example of how to achieve beautiful styles than those worn by Jenna since she is a perfect model.

Volume and Texture

1.  Wash your hair thoroughly with quality products such as Kerastase Shampoo & Conditioner.  Condition mid-shaft to ends making certain not to apply conditioner to the roots.  This will help to prevent the roots becoming soft and limp.2.  While your hair is still wet, begin by applying a dollop of Kerastase Mousse Substantive.  Always apply products starting from the back of your head so you don’t accidentally weight down the hair with excess product.  Gently rub the product around the palm of your hand then begin the application starting at the mid-shaft of your hair to the ends.  Then apply the remaining product in your hand to the front of your head.

3.  Blast your hair about 80% dry using the Salon Tech Ionic Turbo 3300 blow dryer.  Complete the drying process while smoothing your hair with a round brush.  Note: Since the next step requires the use of a curling iron that will further help to smooth the cuticle, it is not as crucial to have the hair perfectly smooth after drying.

4.  Now we will use the 1 1/4″ Cricket Friction Free Curling Iron to begin the styling.  First divide your hair into four equal sections using large clips to hold two sections in the front and two in the back.  Starting with one of the two front sections, take a smaller sub-section at the hairline above the ear.  The sub-section of hair should be no wider than the barrel of the curling iron.  Curl the hair starting from the mid-shaft to the ends, being careful to roll away from the face.  Repeat until reaching the crown of the head.  After completing both front sections, proceed to the back of the head.  Begin at the nape by taking a section no wider than the width of the iron.  Repeat the same steps in the back as in the front.

* The reason you do not roll the iron all the way to the scalp is to create a natural flow from the scalp that gradually leads into a sexy wave from mid-shaft to the ends.

5.  To enhance the texture you can apply a pea size amount of Shu Uemura Silk Mesh to the palms of your hands (remember to pay attention to amount of product being used… more is not always better).

Emulsify the product into your palms and in between your fingers.  Now flip your head over and starting at the back of your head from mid-shaft to ends rake your fingers through your hair.  Flip over, shake head and voila… Instant Sex Appeal!

 

Sleek and Smooth

1.  Wash your hair with Moroccanoil Shampoo & Conditioner.2.  Begin by applying a dollop of Moroccanoil Treatment to the wet hair.  Always apply products starting from the back of your head, and begin the application at the mid-shaft of your hair to the ends.  Then apply the remaining product in your hand to the front of your head.  This will eliminate over use of product around the face causing hair to be limp or weighed down.

3.  Blast your hair about 80% dry using the Salon Tech Ionic Turbo 3300 blow dryer.  Complete the drying process by smoothing your hair with a round brush.  Note: Since the next step requires the use of a curling iron that will further help to smooth the cuticle, it is not as crucial to have the hair perfectly smooth after drying.4.  Begin by using your Kiss Silicone Protexion Flat Iron. working with sections no wider than the width of the plates on the iron.  First divide your hair into four equal sections using large clips to hold two sections in the front and two in the back.  Starting with one of the two front sections, take a smaller sub-section at the hairline above the ear.  The sub-section of hair should be no wider than the width of the iron.  Hold the sub-section of hair taut with one hand while using the other to place the iron close to scalp.  It is important not to clamp down hard on the hair since this will not straighten the hair quicker or better, and it will cause an unsightly crease line in the hair.  Using an even and fluid movement, gently glide down the hair shaft in a continuous motion until hair is released.  Repeat until reaching the crown of the head.  After completing both front sections, proceed to the back of the head.  Begin at the nape by taking a section no wider than the width of the iron.  Repeat the same steps in the back as in the front.

5. Complete finish look with a blast of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine for added shine and texture.  (SerafinoSays Favorite Tip One of the most effective methods of applying spray shine is to squirt the product directly into the air flow of the blow dryer (remove concentration nozzle from hair dryer) allowing the air flow to even disperse the spray gloss.  In addition, the movement of the hair caused by the air flow will allow the spray gloss to penetrate throughout the interior of the hair so the product doesn’t weigh disproportionately on the outer layer.  This will create incredible texture, shine and add a new dimension to your hair cut.

Texture, Texture, Texture

1.  Shampoo with Nexxus Shampoo & Conditioner. 2.  Apply a dollup of Nexxus Thermal Mousse to wet hair.  Starting at the nape of the neck take a wet section of hair no wider than the diameter of your brush.  SerafinoSays recommends a 1 3/4” Cricket Thermal Round brush making certain to rotate the brush away from the face.  It is important to use the concentration nozzle on your blow dryer when styling because the nozzle controls the direction of the air flow enabling the air to blow directly onto the hair that is distributed around the brush.  3.  Take the next section (1 3/4″) section of hair directly above the previously dried section.  It is important not to combine the dry section of hair with the wet section of hair because this will result in over-drying sections of your hair resulting in frizz.

4.  When the back of the hair is completely dry, begin by taking a 1 3/4″ section of hair by the ear.  Repeat the same brush and blow dry techniques as in the back on both front sections of your hair.

5.  To complete the look finish with a blast of Nexxus Comb Thru finishing spray to lay down any fly-aways.

Chic High Ponytail

1.  Shampoo with Bed Head Style Shots Shampoo & Conditioner.

2.  Apply Bedhead Control Freak to your wet hair.  Blast the hair about 80% dry using the Salon Tech Ionic Turbo 3300 blow dryer.  Complete the drying process by smoothing your hair with a round brush.  Note: Since the next step requires the use of a flat iron that will further help to smooth the cuticle, it is not as crucial to have the hair perfectly smooth after the blow dry.

3.  Use your Kiss Silicone Protextion Flat Iron to iron the hair straight and smooth.  Begin by working with sections no wider than the width of the plates on the iron.  First divide your hair into four equal sections using large clips to hold two sections in the front and two in the back.  Starting with one of the two front sections, take a smaller sub-section at the hairline above the ear.  The sub-section of hair should be no wider than the width of the iron.  Hold the sub-section of hair taut with one hand while using the other to place the iron close to scalp.  It is important not to clamp down hard on the hair since this will not straighten the hair quicker or better, and it will cause an unsightly crease line in the hair.  Using an even and fluid movement, gently glide down the hair shaft in a continuous motion until hair is released.  Repeat until reaching the crown of the head.  After completing both front sections, proceed to the back of the head.  Begin at the nape by taking a section no wider than the width of the iron.  Repeat the same steps in the back as in the front.

4. Brush all hair towards the crown of the head and secure with a rubber band.  (SerafinoSays Favorite Tip: Look towards the ceiling when finishing your brushing and securing the rubber band.  This will ensure the hair at the nape of the neck is smooth and tight.)

5.  Twist your hair into a coil around the ponytail holder and secure with several bobby pins.  (SerafinoSays Favorite Tip: If your bobby pins are showing, then use a hair pin to grab a few strands of hair and cover the exposed bobby pin… pay attention to detail because you never know who is looking!)

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“J.Mendel Fall Fashion Show 2012″



The world’s most glamorous celebs call on Charlotte Tilbury to create iconic, red-carpet looks. She counts Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and countless others as clients and friends. She has worked with designers such as Cavalli, Givenchy, Armani and Moschino as well as working on editorial shoots for magazines like Vogue, W Magazine and Love. And each year Charlotte works with the world’s top designers to create the cosmetic colour palettes for their fashion shows.

SerafinoSays interviewed Charlotte backstage when she partnered with Maybelline to create the stunning looks on the runway of J.Mendel.

Let’s hear how you can create the Runway Looks:

 

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“The Blonds Fashion Show”



SerafinoSays had the privilege of interviewing Jan Arnold, the visionary behind CND Creative Nail Design.  Not only did Jan share the inspiration behind the nails at the Blonds Fall Fashion Show, but she shares tips and the patent design created by her father.

Jan has made CND an “A-Lister” on the world’s red carpets and runways, particularly in the exhilarating venue of New York Fashion Week, where her team preps thousands of custom-nails for top designers’ catwalk collections every couture season.

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“Elle Magazine Style 360 & BeBe Fashion Show”



SerafinoSays was thrilled when we were granted back stage access at the BeBe Fall Fashion Show 2012 Collection.  But it was not until we caught up with an old friend and Celebrity makeup artist Viktorija Bowers that we knew this would be our best show yet!

Not only did Viktorija grant us an interview, but she shares how she created the runway look, the perfect red lip and her signature style of how to create the perfect skin for everyday.

Oh! We almost forgot, she gave SerafinoSays the very Face Chart that was used back stage for all of her team to reference.  We feel so lucky…Giggle!

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“Lela Rose Fall Fashion Show 2012″



Have you ever wondered how a model’s skin looks so radiant walking down the catwalk? SerafinoSays interviewed Bevin who was partnered with Arcona Skin Care backstage at the Lela Rose show.

Let’s hear how to create glowing runway skin:

The key to ARCONA’s effectiveness is its active ingredients and the way they are combined and processed. Cosmeceutical-grade ingredients, such as enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids, are formulated to work synergistically to deliver powerful results. These active ingredients are cold-processed at very low temperatures, in small batches, to keep them active and effective. Because cold processing is labor and time intensive, most skin care products, even the expensive ones that may begin with quality ingredients, are heatprocessed, which ultimately leaves nutrients lifeless and ineffective.

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“Milly Fashion Show Fall 2012″



SerafinoSays was backstage at the Milly Fall 2012 Fashion Show when we bumped into Celebrity Manicurist Candice Manacchio for CND Nails.

Let’s hear with Candice had to say about the nail trends for Fall 2012:

 

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“Camila Alves Interview”



SerafinoSays had the good fortune of speaking with Camila Alves during New York City’s Fashion Week. Let’s hear what Camila had to say about her hand bag line Muxo, working with her Mom and who her favorite hair stylist is….Giggle!

Here are some fun hair styles I created for Camila this week.

 

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“Celebrity Colorist Jason Backe of Ted Gibson Salon”



SerafinoSays got an exclusive interview backstage at New York City Fashion Week with celebrity colorist Jason Backe of Ted Gibson Salons.  Let’s hear what Jason had to say about the Hair Color Trends on the runways of New York City Fashion Week.

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“Lela Rose BackStage Fashion Week 2012″



SerafinoSays was excited to interview Celebrity Manicurist Ana-Marie for Essie Nails back stage at the Lela Rose Fashion Show.  Let’s hear what Anna had to say about the Nail Trends for Fall 2012!

 

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