MAKEUP: Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Paul Hanlon for Frédéric Fekkai
SNAPSHOT: Native Beauty
For the Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 collection, designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez drew inspiration from the American West, with Aztec patterns and an earthy color palette of blues, greens and oranges.
The makeup was minimal and natural with warm skin tones, contoured cheeks and strong brows. "They were really influenced by Native American fabric, the weaves, the colors and just that kind of environment so they wanted all that to be in the face," Diane Kendal explained to StyleList.
Lead hairstylist Paul Hanlon was inspired by the strong center parts and tight braids worn by young Native American girls, but gave the look a decidedly modern spin with a slightly off-center part and an almost-braid that turns into a big flowing knot. "The idea is very groomed hair from the front, almost this kind of purity, and then it's this kind of disheveled mess," he explained the StyleList. "Braids can look very gimmicky, the fallen out messy pony makes it look more like a girl on the street."
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Frédéric Fekkai. Part the hair slightly off center and apply Strong Hold Volume Mousse to the front of the hair, from the start of the part to just below the ears. Apply Anti Frizz Silkening Creme and Color Care Anti-Fade Top Coat and iron the front pieces to seal in a shimmer. Pull the hair back into a low ponytail and tie the end into a slight knot. Spray Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray heavily to diffuse the hair. Finish with Sheer Hold Hairspray.