Corie Russell is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 NYC: Jill Stuart
To complement Jill Stuart’s spring 2014 collection, which channeled a rock star’s girlfriend, Odile Gilbert used Kerastase products to create a “morning after a night out” hair look. To achieve it, she curled only the middle of the hair, leaving the roots and ends straight. Curls were defined with Boucles d'Art. For an added bedhead look, she used Powder Bluff Texturizing Dry Shampoo, as well as Laque Dentelle Micro-Mist Fixing Hairspray to set the style. Gilbert described the overall style as feminine with a touch of rock and roll.
The makeup look, led by Aaron de May for Sephora, was defined by cool, fresh skin punctuated with “imperfection” in the form of raw, glossy eyes. The look mirrors the modern feel of the collection and is dramatized with touches of metallic on the eyes set against glowing skin. For the face, de May used products such as Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder and Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick. For eyes, he chose Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow Palette in The Starlet 204 (silver) and Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Crystal over the eyelids.
Essie was used on nails, with one coat of First Base, followed by two coats of After School Boy Blazer (academy blue) and one top coat of Good to Go.