Band of Outsiders S/S 2012

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For Spring, Scott Sternberg, Creative Director of Band of Outsiders was inspired by the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Didier Malige for AVEDA created 2 looks that were “easy and undone”, almost as if each model “did her hair herself”.

For Band of Outsiders girl:
1. Divide dry hair into two sections with a straight middle part.
2. Working with one section at a time, twist each section of hair away from the face, while applying Aveda Brilliant Retexturizing Gel.
3. Continue twisting hair and working in the gel until hair is nearly saturated.
4. Holding the twisted section out with your fingertips, use a blowdryer to set hair. Continue blowdrying and twisting until hair is completely dry.
5. Pin the twist to the side of the head, creating a large spiral. Leave for several minutes to set.
6. Repeat on the other side of the head.
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7. Once the spirals have set, remove pins so that the twists fall onto each shoulder. Rake hair with your fingers to create waves.
8. For added texture, scrunch Aveda Pure Hair Abundance Potion into waves.
9. Finish with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray. —Via AVEDA

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For Boy, Didier’s hair styling inspiration touched on an almost “Amish” feel. He used his favorite product AVEDA Air Control to “create an illusion of lightness”.

For Band of Outsiders Boy:
1. Mist Aveda Air Control Hair Spray throughout hair from roots to ends to texturize the hair and give pliable hold.
2. Gently brush hair through using a Mason Pearson brush.
3. Using a wide-toothed comb, back comb hair from mid-length to ends, leaving the roots untouched. This creates grip and hold on the hair, making it easier to pull back and secure.
4. Twist hair back and create a loose chignon at the occipital bone. Pin into place.
5. Gently back comb the top layer of hair and the chignon in a feathering motion, creating additional wisps and a slightly “undone” look.
6. Loosen a few wisps of hair around the face for a natural, slightly mussed feeling.
7. Hold style in place with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray. —Via AVEDA

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Didier Malige showing off his favorite hair accessory: japanese hair pins.

Shiseido’s Dick Page once again created two distinct looks to compliment the “Boy” and “Girl” by Band of Outsiders collections.

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Shiseido’s Dick Page, and model

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To get the looks:

For “girl”, Dick Page created a more subtle, feminine look. Skin was prepped with Shiseido The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream. On the face, Shiseido Makeup Accentuating Color Stick in Glistening Flush (S3) and Rouge Flush (S4) were blended together and applied with a sponge onto the cheeks. Mimicking a lightly “sunburned” effect. No makeup was used on the eyes.

Brows were groomed using a custom color for each model, created by mixing Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Patina (GR707), Sable (BR709), and Leather (BR306) in different combinations. Lips were hydrated with Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment, and colored with Shiseido Shimmering Rouge Lipstick in Temptress (RD320) blotted on with his fingertips.

The “girl” final look:
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For “boy”, the look was more androgynous, tough, and edgy. Skin was prepped with Shiseido The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream. On the face, Shiseido Makeup Accentuating Color Stick in Glistening Flush (S3) and Rouge Flush (S4) were blended together and applied with a sponge onto the cheeks. Again, mimicking a lightly “sunburned” effect.

For eyes, Shiseido Makeup Accentuating Cream Eye Liner in Black (#1) was applied to the top lash line and on the water line of the lower inner eye. Shiseido Makeup Perfect Mascara Full Definition was applied to top lashes only. Once again, brows were groomed using a custom color for each model, created by mixing Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Patina (GR707), Sable (BR709), and Leather (BR306) in different combinations. Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment was used to hydrate lips, which were then dabbed with a light layer of foundation to neutralize the natural color of the models’ lips.

The “boy” final look:
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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Karen Elson Live at Le Poisson Rouge

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Last night I braved the torrential rain storm to see model and musician Karen Elson’s first NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge. Karen’s first solo show just took place this past week at SXSW in Austin, so I feel extraordinarily lucky I was able to catch her sold out debut performance in New York City.

Le Poisson Rouge was the perfect venue for the occasion. Small and intimate, but still arranged in a way that all guests can comfortably watch the show. I arrived early enough to snag a front row seat (at a table with a handful of strangers). I was especially glad I was early after watching dozens of guests, including a few people I recognized like Liz from White Lightning, and Mr. Mickey from PAPER Magazine arrive too late to find seating. Not with out seats: Grace Coddington with beau Didier Malige, and half a dozen other VOGUE staffers with front row center seats reserved just for them, there to support their friend.

Total side note, but Grace, who was sitting about 10 feet directly in front of me, kept making eye contact with me. (Which made me totally giddy.) At one point, she was  right behind me talking to a friend. Grace remarked how skinny her friend looked, to which the woman replied “no fat, no dairy, no sugar.” Grace immediately responded with “fat, dairy, sugar” while patting her stomach. Just another reason I love this amazing woman.

Once the show started, I had the perfect vantage point for both watching, and taking photos.

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Not surprisingly, Karen seemed a wee bit nervous on stage. But once she began to sing, all signs of nerves disappeared. And boy, the woman can sing! Sounding like the lovechild of Patsy Cline and a modern singer like Jenny Lewis, Karen belted out over a dozen songs for a completely enthralled audience. Even more beautiful in person, Karen also possesses one of the cutest speaking voices I’ve ever heard–a sweet sounding British accent watered down with a bit of American twang. But her voice isn’t her only gift: she’s an extremely talented songwriter with a penchant for great “story telling” songs reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Simon and Garfunkle.

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The set list was as follows:

Pretty Babies
Truth
Stolen Roses
Cruel Summer
Lunasa
100 Years
Garden
Thief
Birds
Last Laugh
Mouths to Feed

ENCORE:
Milk & Honey
The Ghost Who Walks

I ended up filming the final song of the night:
(FYI it’s HD so it won’t be fully processed until a few hours from now.)

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Karen Elson,The Greyest Ghost
Karen’s debut album, is set to be released May 25th by Third Man/XL Records. For more info check out her web site. If you sign up for the mailing list, you receive a free mp3 of “The Ghost Who Walks”! No word yet on when Karen will be back in NYC, but I’ll be anxiously awaiting another chance to see her live!

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See the full photo set here.


All Photos and Content ®2010 RS/The Greyest Ghost