Victorian Romance with an Edge at Prabal Gurung - NYFW Fall 2011
It was a whole lotta beauty look at Prabal Gurung! From the intricate nail art to the colorful hair pieces and structured eye look, there was a lot to take in. The collection was inspired by the romantic Victorian era with a street edge.
Nails: Jin Soon for Sally Hansen
The nails were not only a beautiful creation of nail artist Jin Soon Choi, but a collaboration between Sally Hansen and Parabal himself. "We went to Prabal's studio when he was preparing the fall collection," said Annette DeVita, VP of Marketing for Sally Hansen. "And we saw his inspriation wall, and together we talked about what Prabal thought were key color trends. We collaborated on how we might interepet his collection and came up with these shades."
Jin Soon used the lightest shade called Crinoline for the base of her nail tips with black paint for the nail art. "I was inspired by Asian paintings, so the stroke is from calligraphy and kind of from impressionism," Jin Soon said. "Because his line is very sophisticated and done looking he wanted me to create something that was more sophisticated and precious, so what can be more precious than hand paintings." She and a friend hand painted 34 sets, which means 340 nail tips in total.
Hair: Didier Malige for Frederic Fekkai
The hair look included wet looking finger waves in the front mixed with texture hair in the back. Different shades of extension were put in the back for subtle pops of color in the hair.
Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC
Instead of a typical romantic look, Tom went for the darker side of romance by leaving the actual eyelid bare and creating a structured shape in a darker grey color from the crease to the eyebrow.