Backstage at fashion shows tends to be a bit like trying to rush through Grand Central Station in NYC at rush hour. You want to move quickly, but the there are just too many people who need to be at the same place at the same time and they all have something important to do with a tight deadline.
No matter what is going on around him, Rodney Cutler from Cutler Salon will work his hair magic on the model and remain calm and charming, amidst all of the chaos around him. No matter how many times I’ve seen him backstage at Fashion Week, this never fails to be the case.
This season I got a chance to see him briefly, backstage at the Zimmermann runway show at Fashion Week where the look was a simple and sleek ponytail. Yes, it was “tails (ponytails, that is) to compliment Nicky Zimmermann’s tarot-card inspired designs for Fashion Week. I knew Rodney was busy, so we chatted for just a minute.
You don’t need a deck of tarot cards to know that ponytails are definitely one of the definitive looks for Spring 2015, and products from Redken (including a new one called “Redken Windblown 05 Drying Finishing Spray” which Rodney was very enthusiastic about) helped finish the look. Even a sleek ponytail isn’t as effortless as it might seem.
NEW/NOW, NAILS AND MAKEUP: While backstage, I also checked out the nails and makeup. I spoke to Rebecca, Creative Director for Zoya, who talked about mixed metals, gradiants and ombre plus textures as must-haves for Fall and we’re guessing, for Spring as well. For Zimmermann’s show she used a fabulous glittery gold polish called “Ziv” which you can get right now (it’s on my own nails as I type this). The concept for the nails is “negative space” in the space of a teardrop (you can see it on the photo).
I also checked out the makeup, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to anyone about it. But the look was, as with all the shows I saw this season, nude face, light lips, a touch of blush, metallic eyes, A “beauty spot” of metal was added for a “gypsy feel” as well.
Inspiration: the tarot cards of David Palladini and the artist’s art nouveau-style astrological illustrations; birth stones and mystery
Palette: gold foil, baby blue, white, burgundy, aquamarine
*all photos by Alison Blackman (c) 2014