It was Swinging London supermodel Jean Shrimpton who inspired the fashion, hair and make-up at the intimate presentation of the Kate Spade New York fall 2011 collection on February 15th. Think Jean Shrimpton meets Grace Kelly for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “We took direction from the iconic photographs taken by David Bailey of his most famous muse, Jean Shrimpton, so the overall look definitely has a mod '60s vibe,” said the show’s fashion stylist Brad Goreski.
Keep reading for more info on this swingin‘ hair style from Rene Furterer , plus more fashion photos from the Kate Spade F/W ’11 Collection!
From a little black dress with a romantically ruffled neckline and swingy silhouettes in an explosion of bright lipstick colors to ladylike cardigans and nipped-in, beautifully cut trench coats, Creative Director Deborah Lloyd’s Fall 2011 collection captured what Kate Spade New York is renowned for: “retro debutante chic.”
The nod to Carnaby Street started at the top, with hair playfully coiffed into Jean Shrimpton-style loose waves and side ponytails by celebrity stylist Matthew Monzon of Exclusive Artists Management. To create his fresh, modern take on mod style, Matthew used styling products by Rene Furterer. “The interpretation is sexy, but a little looser than Shrimpton’s style. And because the make-up by make-up artist Romy is such a LOOK--black liquid liner and bright coral lips--we kept the hair easy and free.”
Here’s how Matthew pushed the cool chic of the '60s into the easy elegance of the moment.
First, Matthew lightly misted hair with water. Then he sprayed it Rene Furterer Fioravanti Shine Enhancing No Rinse Detangling Spray, working it through to prep hair for styling.
Next, Matthew smoothed the ends with a little Rene Furterer Myrrhea No Rinse Silkening Fluid. He pumped out a generous amount of Rene Furterer Vegetal Mousse--the size of a snowball--and emulsified it in his hands.
Then he worked the mousse through hair while rough-drying it, using his hands and a T-3 blow-dryer. This creates volume with staying power. “Mousse got a bad rap in the '80s because it left hair crunchy,” says Matthew. “But the Rene Furterer Vegetal Mousse is one of my favorite products because it has shine enhancers and leaves hair silky.”
Once hair was dry, Matthew used a medium-barrel Hot Tools curling iron to make loose waves. He left hair smoother at the crown, taking sections starting from the ear downward. He left the last inch and a half of each section uncurled so that the finished wave wouldn’t be too springy.
After all sections were curled, Matthew gathered hair into a low side ponytail and secured it with an elastic band. He kept the crown close to the head, but not too flat. The idea was to make hair look as if the girls had raked their fingers through their hair.
Then he wrapped a small section of hair around the elastic and slipped in a small, one-inch bobby pin to hold the section in place.
To finish: A dab of Rene Furterer Karite Intense Nourishing Conditioning Cream lightly worked into the ends added definition and shine. Last, Matthew gave hair a misting of Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray, lightly ruffling hair with my fingers to keep it light and airy.
For the hair looks that were left long and loose--no ponytail--Matthew simply worked his fingers through each model’s hair while spraying the hair with Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray -again, to achieve a beautiful, weightless look.