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Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week: Calla

Calla’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection was a mix of Memphis style from the ‘80s (think: Dolly Parton) and chic Parisian girl. The colorful, fun prints from her presentation demonstrated a pop element, and the latest collection showed us how to rock a casual, everyday style inspired by French and country.

The lead hairstylist for this show, Ramona Eschbach, used Oribe products to create a bouffant ponytail with a deep side part. Eschbach said the look was reminiscent of the ‘60s, but not too retro. She created the hairstyle by first spraying Impermeable, then curling the hair with a large curling iron. Then, she made a low ponytail in the back and created the voluminous bouffant towards the front by using the Dry Texturizing Spray and backcombing the hair. The Dry Texturizing Spray added a tacky texture without weighing the hair down, and the key to recreating this backcombing method at home is to use even tension in the strokes and not simply ratting the hair, which can both damage the hair and make the detangling process more difficult.

The makeup for Calla was equally as fun as the bouffant ponytail. Lead makeup artist Kabuki for MAC Cosmetics was inspired by Calla’s Dolly Parton country theme mixed with French style to create a simple yet eye-catching look. He used a matte foundation to even the models’ skin tone and added a bit of dewiness to the face with peachy blush and gold, natural lips. The eyes were the main focus of this look, which he created by first brightening the eyes with concealer, swiping a nude color on the eyelid, attaching Mac lashes to the lower lid to make them look like individual lashes, and finally using a blue cream cyan and white paint syrup on the crease to give the eyes a farm fresh feel without looking too artificial.

—Sarah Sin

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