Hair (Paul Hanlon for Moroccan Oil): Hanlon said something very wise backstage today, “It’s very easy to do crazy hair, it’s A, B, C, D. [This style], it feels real, but it’s very hard to do.” He was deconstructing yet another iteration of that perfect done, but undone look, with the inspiration at Wang being, “a slightly dangerous girl,” a little Kate Moss with Charlotte Gainsbourg thrown in. He described it as “making beautiful hair and then destroying it.” The hair looked languid and soft, with a relaxed center part, and a very soft bedhead wave (created with a curling iron), with most of the attention to the hair around the face. Wang wanted the front pieces slightly stringy and nonchalant.
Beauty (Lucia Pieroni for Cle de Peau): I’m starting to lose track of how many times I’ve said this phrase this season, but it’s all about the lip. Specifically, a lip simulating a “blown rose.” Today I watched, entranced, as a set of makeup artists spent about 20 minutes perfecting a model’s rosebud mouth, creating “a strong dark color, [that's] very soft around the edges.” It’s not a goth mouth. The lip was achieved using two new shades for Fall: Mister Lincoln (306) and Tuscany (308.)
Nails (Jin Soon Choi): Designed to complement the dark grays, soft pops of orange, and purples of the collection, Wang and Choi went with an elegant, soft grey with a hint of lavender (two coats of Auspicious), a shade that’s not too chalky or opaque.