Carolina Herrera showcased her Spring 2011 Bridal Collection and the gowns were everything one would expect from her: flawless fashion heaven. The dresses were exquisite and oh-so elegant with a touches of subtle color. Some of them incorporated vintage elements, like a version of the bowling hat with lace trim. Shoulder-skimming dresses with heavy doses of lace and layers ensured that classic brides won’t be disappointed. One of my favorites was a strapless gown in what appeared to be brocade. The back was dramatically draped with gathers cascading from the waist. A Southern-style hat with feathers and flowers aplenty, completed the look. With the rim lowered seductively on one side, this look is for the bride with confidence and attitude to spare.
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I had the opportunity to be backstage before the show and get an insider’s view of the preparation that goes into one of these shows. One of my favorite parts of any ensemble is the hair. I loved how simple and effortlessly beautiful the styles were. I got a chance to see the renowned celebrity hairstylist and educator, Jon Reyman, as he created works of art on the models’ heads. Jon has styled hair for shows such as Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Tam and Pamela Roland in New York, Tokyo, London and other such fashion meccas. His work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmo and Allure, to name a few. Jon also shares his vast knowledge and expertise with readers on beautyvt.com. Here’s what Jon had to say about the hair at this show:
Can you share a bit about the inspiration for the hair… the mood, the accessories, etc?
Each look was inspired by a famous woman from history…Emily Dickinson, Georgia O’Keefe, Frida, etc. We picked a few common themes: a ballerina bun, french twist, and looser bun. We added a classic roll in the back for a few. Many of the looks were dressed with accessories such as flowers or beads to add more interest. We had some individual looks, like the 40s inspired bob with finger waves and the Frida braid. Mrs. Herrera wanted this show to be bold and strong.
What is your favorite hair trend from the show?
I loved the french twist. It is a strong, classic shape but we kept it modern by adding a little texture. The hair is all about shape and silhouette. The past few seasons have let the hair dresser have more fun and this show in particular was expressionistic and bold.
Written by Tabitha
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