Mercedes-Benz Fall ‘11 Fashion Week NYC: Carmen Marc Valvo

Devin Toth and Romero Jennings work together to create a ballerina-inspired look

Elegance walked through the halls of NASDAQ tonight with Carmen Marc Valvo’s fall 2011 collection. A chic half-up style by Devin Toth for Ted Gibson perfectly complemented the soft and beautiful look. “You want to ‘look’ like you have no product in your hair. It’s natural and fresh like a ballerina, but nothing uptight,” Toth said. He began by swiping Ted Gibson’s Hair Sheet Styling to naturally remove flyaways without weighing down the hair. Then, he added Build It Blow Drying Agent before blow drying the hair into soft twists with a round brush. For the half-up style, Toth finger-combed the hair from the front and created a soft, elongated twirl at the back of the head and secured it with pins. To finalize the look, he added movement to the ends with a 1-inch curling iron and left wispy fall-outs to frame the face before finishing with Beautiful Hold Hairspray.

M.A.C makeup artist Romero Jennings created a look that resembled a blushing ballerina by starting on a soft, flawless canvas with Pearl Cream Color Base to highlight the cheek and brow bones and Bone Beige Sculpting Powder for lightly contoured hollows. “The look is fresh, young and approachable. It is completely wearable and effortless,” Jennings explained. Shaped brows and bold eyelashes complemented a pretty lip made with Posey Blushcreme and Pure Magnificence Cremesheen Glass.

Nails got a coat of OPI Samoan Sand for clean, light pink fingertips. —Clarissa Nebuya

A finished look

Hair shows wonderful movement on the runway

Devin Toth blow dries the hair into soft twists

An elegant, twirled half-up style