Springy pastel eyes at Luca Luca Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Backstage at the Luca Luca Spring 2011 fashion show at New York Fashion Week, a soft-meets-tough theme abounded with springy pastel makeup edged in black and gray eyeliner, and an elegantly twisted bun with an unexpectedly crimped texture.

MAKEUP: James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Teddy Charles for Remington
SNAPSHOT: Downtown Debutante

THE SCOOP: Luca Luca's Spring 2011 collection flew to new feminine heights with fluttery frocks that were accented by soft makeup and a ladylike twisted chignon. Yet an undercurrent of texture and contrasting colors revealed a toughness that simmered just below the ladylike surface.

The crimped twists at Luca Luca Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images

"The clothes are done in sumptuous fabrics like fine silk, and the pastel baby blues, pinks and yellows we used on the eyes play on that luxury feel. But black eyeliner layered with gray toughens up the eye," Kaliardos told StyleList. Healthy skin glowed fresh and youthful, while a soft apricot lip looked fittingly peaches 'n creamy.

Hair took on one of the most refined and elegant styles of the week, but not without an alternative touch. "The word of the day is 'floaty,; and we're crimping the hair and then doing a twisted bun at the nape of the neck for a very fresh and girly look," Charles told StyleList. Remington's newly launched T Studio styling tools, currently sold at Ulta and rolling out to Target next month, were used for blow drying, crimping and curling. It's the brand's first Fashion Week partnership in history, as it looks to refreshen and enliven its image at the industry's most stylish event of the year.

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC Cosmetics. Layer Paint Sticks in Pink & White, Blue & White and Yellow & White on lid for a splash of Easter pastel. Edge lash line in Smolder and then smoke out and smudge Scene under the bottom lashes. Coat up Opolash Mascara in Bad, Bad, Black. Blend Well Dressed into the crease for contour. Sweep Bone Beige on cheeks with Pearl to highlight the cheekbones. Finish with the fleshy apricot So Vein Lipstick applied to lips.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Crimp hair with crimping tool. Then part hair in the middle and twist sections backwards into two ponytails corkscrews. Wrap around into one bun in back, securing with pins as you go. Spritz a medium hold hairspray for hold. Using fingers, gently tug sides and front of hair out a bit for a lived-in and casually chic vibe.