Pulp Fiction Sexy at Betsey Johnson - NYFW Fall 2011
Betsey Johnson's lively backstage was decked out in Valentine's Day themed candies, champagne, roses, rose petals, oh, and models! The strong hair and makeup look felt like Cleopatra meets 80s meets Sasson.
Hair: Peter Gary for Redken
Peter Gary created 70 wigs for the 70 models working the runway at Betsey Johnson's Fall 2011 show. "The idea was Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction," Peter said. "It's all about hair cutting - I've done so much hairdressing backstage that I've sort of lost my roots. I started at Sasson, so I thought it'll be nice to come back to it. We worked on this bob, very angular, slightly dropping down in the front with blunt fringe just along the eyebrow." The stylists did a classic wig wrap with a wig liner to help secure it to the the models' heads. To give it that Betsey pizazz, they're laying a piece of lace along the hair and spraying it with gold spray to leave a lace design on the hair.
Makeup: Charlotte Willer for Maybelline
Betsey wants a sensual, over-the-top girl," Charlotte said. "She's always inspired by very strong makeup, so we ended up doing a Betsy eye with two different colors on the lid and a dark red lip." She used Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Midnight Excitement on the eyes. She used the gold shade in the palette in the middle of the lid for a pop of unexpected color.
Nails: Nonie Creme for Butter London
Nonie Creme created a custom blended shade for Betsey's Fall 2011 collection. "Betsey's girl is growing up a bit," Nonie said. "She's got a longer, leaner silhouette. She's got a grunge flavor. With regard to nails, I'm taking that grunge flavor and applying it to traditional jewel tones. I've added a lot of green and a lot of black - it's a sultry olive gold." This amazing shade will be available for purchase come August 2011. As for the name, Nonie going with Wallice, after the American socialite who made King Edward VIII abdicate the throne. "It's certainly got a bit of sex going on."