Go Backstage at Timo Weiland

Elegance and classic beauty was the focus this morning backstage at the Timo Weiland Fall 2010 show.  Not necessarily on classic looks from the past, but how they have evolved over the years. It was supposed to bring back nostalgic memories of being a little girl trying to play grown up with your mother’s clothes and make up. Modern versions of the French twist and fresh complexions showed how the style has grown with the memories. Lead stylist, Leonardo Manetti from ION Hair Salon wanted to revisit the 1960’s but with new techniques.  A classic French twist would typically start from the bottom but Manetti decided to create a bun in the middle.  He back-combed the top and bottom using a Mason Pearson brush.  “I like to call it a controlled mess since it’s not a finished tease,” Manetti commented.  His secret weapon? Davines Mousse, which gave him the foundation he needed to build upon.

This organic elegance of this modern twist was complimented by fresh makeup from Lead Make Up Artist, Nadine Luke, from the MAC Pro Team.  "The look is about opulence, elegance and understated chicness,” she commented.  The focus was on the eyebrows, long lashes by using two different mascaras, nude eye liner on the bottom rim of the eye to create a bright eye look. The lips were all contrasting  between models with either nude or red.

My favorite part of being backstage was being reminded of my first memory of trying on make up when I went to visit Saks Fifth Avenue with my sister and she bought my first lipstick which was Mocha from MAC.  Just another example of how beauty can be inspired from the past but it's how you create it in the present that represents your style.