NYFW S/S '10: Aveda @ Tuleh

Aveda @ Tuleh
To elaborate on the short-story theme Tuleh designer Bryan Bradley penned for his Spring presentation yesterday, he chose one of history’s more fascinating characters as backstage muse. That would be Marilyn Monroe, albeit a slightly disheveled version of the iconic actress—”Or me, doing a teenager’s take on Marilyn,” explained makeup artist Polly Osmond. Tuleh's clothes are undeniably feminine, so a pink-makeup-plus-curly-volume look only made sense. "Our inspiration was a young Marilyn Monroe," said Ryan. "But with a downtown feel and kind of messed up. Like Marilyn, but the morning after."

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That translated to matte skin and layered pink lids courtesy of MAC Eye Shadows in Rosy Outlook and Perky, which were rimmed on top with MAC Fluidline in Dipdown, a chocolate brown gel . A similarly rosy pout, painted on with MAC’s forthcoming Lipstick in Victorian—a vivid light pink color that’s a softer, more wearable version of cotton candy.

Osmond can really only do pure perfection, so the disheveled bit came from the hair department, where R-Session Tools’ Kevin Ryan was running the show. Applying generous amounts of Aveda Volumizing Tonic and Pure Abundance Hair Potion on sections before winding them around a one-inch curling iron, Ryan rolled brushed-out, back-combed tresses and pinned them under to create a “beat-up version” of Monroe’s famous bob. “It’s a bit messed up, not too perfect—Marilyn the morning after, though hopefully not her last morning,” Ryan said. Ryan said this 'do was a throwback to "true hairdressing. If you want a shortcut at home, Ryan's Rsession Tools Pinup Girl Kit includes everything you need to create Marilyn-esque updos at home.

NYC natural spa Priti has a new color coming out this spring: Crocus; a sheer, pearlescent gold/yellow that debuted at this show.

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