Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week: Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lluillier’s Fall 2014 collection was inspired by “graphic architectural detail and old world French Parisian couture techniques while also incorporating a dark romantic side.” Master Stylist for Moroccanoil, Bob Recine, worked with Monique’s vision by creating soft and easy rolled vertical chignons that were sophisticated yet casual.  “I like the idea of careless, freer-looking hair, but using the right product to create a modern look and texture that looks almost like the reflection of moving water, Bob explained. “ Beauty is imperfect, if you try to make it perfect it takes away from its charm.”

To get the look, Bob started by mixing Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse with water in the palms of his hands and worked through the hair. Next, he sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium all over the hair for added texture.  He dried it by moving the blow dryer above the head in every direction to “free the hair.” He then pulled the hair back and made two ponytails and twisted them, loosely rolling each one upward. He tucked in the ends and secured each twisted roll, letting loose strands fall naturally. To finish the look, Bob used Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong for a shiny, textured effect.

For the makeup, Lead Artist for MAC Cosmetics, Val Garland, created well groomed looks. Skin was fresh faced as Garland used Mineral Moisture SPF 15 and MAC Studio Finish for the touch of perfection. For the nails, Essie Lead Manicurist Julie Kandalec chose the lightest pink in the Essie collection called Muchi Muchi, for luscious, lady-like nails.

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