Mercedes-Benz Spring 2013 Fashion Week: Marissa Webb

After leaving J.Crew as head of womenswear and accessories design after over a decade of working for the popular brand, spring 2013 marks the official launch of the Marissa Webb label. The hairstyle at the brand's first presentation at The Box at Lincoln Center was described as, “A contemporary take on ‘60s’ new-wave of cinema classic,” by Lead Hairstylist Michael Angelo for Oribe, and that’s exactly what the collection was.

Showcasing strong colors such as fire engine red and electric green, fun and updated feminine silhouettes such as rompers and leather Bermuda shorts Webb’s collection was contrasted with ’60-inspired designs such as a cap-sleeve dress with a high neckline and a matching tan skirt and jacket with a polka dot scarf tied around the collar, off-set with pink stilettos.

Going along with this edgy and modern, yet feminine and ‘60s vibe, Angelo styled the models’ hair into a wispy ponytail, which ensured it had a romantic feel but it wasn’t predictable.  He based the hair with Dry Texturizing Spray after shampooing then back combed at the crown for added height. He gathered the hair at the nape of the neck and tied with an elastic then took a strand of hair and wrapped it around to hide the elastic. He finished by spraying more Dry into the ponytail to maintain the style.

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Bobbi Brown complemented the collection’s overall look by creating a modern, cool look with a very soft face and eye that stands out but doesn’t look contrived to stand out, which she achieved with a neutral smoky eye, glowing skin and a hint of blush. She created a pink lip for a little color to complete this polished face. —Aja Edwards      

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