The look at Lela Rose was inspired by artist Jim Hodges, who uses a diverse, colorful approach to creating his unique pieces, which have a ‘nature’ feel to them. A similar approach was taken by the team doing the backstage beauty at Lela Rose.  Read on for the details…

Hair for Lela Rose was done by Ted Gibson of the Ted Gibson Salon and reflected one of the key spring trends for hair, the ponytail. “The hair for this season’s show was inspired by Lela and artist Jim Hodges. Jim Hodges’ work is very light and colorful, yet deliberate so I wanted the hair to be soft and natural to complement the collection.

I created this simple downtown chic knot, which worked perfectly with the pieces. I didn’t want it to look too polished, so I pulled half the knot out into a loosely textured pony. To achieve this look, prep the hair with build it blow drying agent, then twist random sections of hair while blow-drying to create texture. Part hair in the center, then run tame it shine lotion throughout. Pull hair back into a pony, then twist hair until it coils into a C-shaped bun. Secure the top of the bun with pins. Next, gently pull out pieces from the bottom of the bun and spritz with beautiful hold hairspray to create a textured ponytail.”

To start the beauty look, skin was first prepped using ARCONA skincare, including the Triad Pads, one of my favorite products.

Makeup was by Romy Soleimani using Stila for Beauty.com. On the complexion, Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer was used, topped by Stila Hydrating Finishing Powder.  On eyes, Stila Eye Shadow in Go Lightly and Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Citrine (in inner corner of eye top and bottom) were used, which mimicked a pattern found in Jim Hodges’ artwork. Eyes were finished with Stila Glamoureyes Mascara; Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color was used, if needed.  On the cheeks, Stila Custom Color Blush in Self-Adjusting Bronze was used and for lips, Stila Apricot Lip Glaze completed the look.

Nails at Lela Rose were by Essie. The color used on the models was Good as Gold, which was selected to blend with the nature tones in the collection.

The overall effect of the beauty look at Lela Rose was understated, but pretty.  The natural look was predominant here, so as not to overshadow the clothes. The ponytail and neutral nails were definitely two key trends that you’ll see emerging for Spring 2013.

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