New York Fashion Week, Fall 2011: Moroccanoil at Vera Wang
Published Feb 21, 2011
Hair stylist Orlando Pita, for Moroccanoil, created boldy romantic and very modern hair at the Vera Wang Fall 2011 collection, emphasizing the contrast of rounded architectural shape with graceful, flowing lines.. Keep reading for more info about the look, backstage photos and how you can re-create look!
The Vera Wang for Fall 2011 is inspired by the grace, romance, and effortless style of iconic American women who fascinated the English aristocracy during the 1930′s: Viscountess Thelma Furness, Lady Emerald Cunard, The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson…all embodied classic American spirit informed by British style at its most glamorous.
"I wanted to create a look that had the feeling of structure yet was very loose, almost fluid at the same time," said Orlando. "The contrast of different textures is also important in this look. Hair on top is shiny and smooth, falls completely back from the face, and becomes more matte as it's shaped into a voluminous ponybroll, with loose strands falling down the back."
"I started by spraying Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray on the top, sides, back, and underneath the hair. I could use this because it's not sticky and gave the hair the substance that I needed before backcombing. It's also easy to comb out, and I use it as a styling product as well as for finishing. I then sprayed again with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and blow dried the hair. It's interesting that blow drying this hairspray helps make its hold stronger."
"I pulled all the hair back and down, and backcombed the nape of the neck and above the collarbone. Only this area was teased, with the rest of the hair left sleek with hair hanging down. I wanted to slick back the front and added more hairspray on top to give the hair extra shine and to show the difference inI texture from the rest of the hair which was more matte. I pulled back the hair and tied it in a loose ponytail, several inches below the nape of the neck. I pushed the tied section of the ponytail up and over, and then criss-crossed two large bobby pins across the elastic band and pinned to the nape of the neck. This created beautiful voluminous shape with long flowing pieces extending down."