Posts Written On February 17, 2015

NYFW: Mara Hoffman Backstage Beauty

There were only 2 hours to runway time and models are seated in place for their full beauty transformations. In order to bring Mara Hoffman’s Fall/Winter 2015 inspiration to life, each individual had to rotate around the room, moving from CATWALK by TIGI hair care section to the wall of Maybelline’s make-up artists and finally to ZOYA where each model gets freshly manicured nails before being fitted for showtime.

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This year, Hoffman’s collection was inspired by Luke Skywalker. Thomas Osborne, creative director of Hair by Catwalk by TIGI

explains his take on the look. “We created dual textures – there’s a tightness on the top and then a 70’s looseness towards the bottom of the braids. We let the braids take on its own life. Especially in this time of year, when you’re out in the cold and wearing a hat, your hair comes out in this fresh looseness and we wanted to embrace that.”

IMG_20150214_132229_1Osborne assures me that having very long hair was unnecessary. If your hair isn’t this long, it becomes more important to use great hair product.” The two products used to create this look includes CATWALK by TIGI’s

1) The Bodifying Spray, which prepped the hair for the hair for the braid. and

2) The Session Series Work It Hairspray to set the look.IMG_20150214_131843

This year’s nail design was free-flowing, using vegan-friendly nail polish brand, ZOYA. “You paint from light to dark and there are no straight lines to paint. You can use the brushes already in the bottle and you can go on an angle down the nails.”

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In this look, there are a total of 5 colors. The only satin color is the pink color, called Brittney. All of the other colors come from the ZOYA collection and you can switch out colors as you desire. Inspired by the sand and sunrise of Luke Skywalker’s planet, Lottie, the Creative Director of Maybelline applies a golden bronze to the eye. She finishes with a little bit of darkness to give it a soft, modern edge of today’s woman. The skin is left very dewy, natural and fresh.

Nails at Mara Hoffman

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