Mercedes-Benz Fall 2012 Fashion Week NYC: Carmen Marc Valvo

Backstage at the Carmen Marc Valvo show, both Carmen and the lead hairstylist for the show, Ted Gibson, were all smiles. As I admired the beautiful gowns that were about hit the runway I talked with Ted Gibson about how he would compliment the collection. “This year’s fall collection is very couture,” he said. “I want to create a hairstyle with a masculine edge to it and brilliant shine.” To achieve this strong look, he started out by creating very deep side parts in the hair and flat ironing it for ultra-straightening.  To get the slicked back, glass like look that he envisioned, he applied Ted Gibson Tame it Lotion throughout the hair. He put it up into a ponytail and twisted it into a triangular bun instead of a more traditional ballerina bun. The completed style was perfectly sleek and perfectly cool.

Lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, Romero Jennings, used some of the new fall colors to create “ an eye that is a woman’s armor”  He used MAC pencil in Smolder and plenty of False Lash Mascara for a look that channels the black and white film, The Artist.