Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011: Minnie Mortimer

More undone, yet glamorous waves appeared at Minnie Mortimer’s presentation party at the Meatpacking District hotspot 1Oak Wednesday night. Lead stylist Sean James for René Furterer created two looks described as “pin up meets beach” to complement the designer’s growing up yet beach girl line. “It’s for the girl straddling both worlds,” Mortimer said. After a quick blowdry with René Furterer Volumea volumizing foam - no rinse on roots, James wrapped small sections starting at the root around a 1-inch barrel curling iron then pinned each curl to cool. While setting curls, he misted locks with Vegetal Finishing Spray for workable hold then brushed and fluffed curls with Glossing Spray for an undone, wearable look. On half the models James twisted and pinned the front sections of hair back on either side of the part.

Lead makeup, Sharon Gault, also drew inspiration from the glamour of the Rita Hayworth era with a bright red lip, extended eyebrows, thick winged eye-liner and faux lashes. Models’ classic doe eyes and bold lips popped against glowing skin for a retro, pulled together look.

-Jennifer Barnes