By: Alexis Schroeder
Images by: Frank Rocco
Christo, of Christo NYC and a seasoned stylist to Fashion Week has been contributing his genius hair expertise for more than ten years now. Having worked with designer, Farah Angsana for the past five years, he has “built a lasting and strong relationship” with her as he explained. Not only has he bridged a friendship with Ms. Angsana, but he is also no stranger to his team. I asked Christo if he had any special traditions before a show; he smiled and said, “I like to get my team together and go out to a nice breakfast. We look at the style we want to achieve and talk about how we are going to do that. Once the preparations for the show begin, I gather the team and show them a trial, explaining exactly what to do. Then, GO!”
The show’s inspiration transpired from the “international travel woman.” To create the look desired, Christo had several of the models’ hair in a low chignon or left down. “A lot of it has to do with texture. If the model’s hair is a little wavy, we work with her natural hair structure.” No two hair styles were exactly alike. Very few hair tools and products were used to create each look. “Very clean and natural is the main emphasis.” To create the looks, Curlisto Systems Shaping Spray and Curlisto Systems Glow and Shine provided a flexible hold and luster. The only styling tool used was Curlisto Tools Ozone Dryer, which is notable for healing scalp and skin conditions, such as dandruff and seborrhea. The hair was moveable and “if they take their hair down, it’ll still be nice, clean, and refreshed.” And that’s exactly what we all want after a long flight, right? Low maintenance.
Thirza Johanna, head make-up artist expounded upon the techniques for the make-up application. The look requires a luminous 50’s glow. A slight cat eye lined the lids, a luminous, peachy shade made their way onto the apples’ of the cheeks, and finished with a red matte lip for a clean, fresh look. Each make-up artist used their own shadows, foundations, and mascaras; the only thing absolutely uniform was the scarlet red, matte lip by NARS Dragon Girl. Each and every model looked slyly sexy.
As for nails, Patricia Yankee of Dashing Diva kept them short and rounded, applying peachy nudes. Toes were done in the same color, as most of the shoes were open-toed. Dashing Diva’s Boarding School and Season Tickets were the colors of choice, complementing each outfit.