Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011: Vena Cava

Texture was key from head to toe at Vena Cava’s show at Milk Studios today. Lead Hair Ted Gibson created ‘70s inspired buns for 29 models to highlight the soft, feminine silhouettes at the Vena Cava show at Milk Studios. Key to the look is the fuzzy texture in the bun at the nape of the neck. “It is a new way of thinking about a bun,” Gibson said. This texture is also his favorite part of the look, created by smoothing hair with a flat iron and pulling into a low ponytail. Gibson then backcombed the ponytail in sections, twisted into a bun and secured. Some models wore a twisted piece of black or red raw fabric as a headscarf.


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To complement the pulled-back hair, Lead Makeup for M.A.C Christian McCullough designed a layered, dramatic look with metallic navy and silver smoky eyes, cream and powdered blush for contoured cheeks and bright coral matte lipstick. The strong thick makeup balanced the smooth, pulled-back hair and flowing frocks.

—Jennifer Barnes