All Photos and Content ®2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
One of my very favorite shows each nyfw is The Blonds. Even shooting dozens of shows a season, one rarely gets a change to see such truly amazing pieces of wearable art on the runway, and such a magnificent spectacle at a fashion show.
As highly glamorous as the clothes may be, the entire production — hair, nails, and makeup, at a Blonds show is mind-blowingly haute.
Bumble and Bumble’s Laurent Philippon created a “helmet hair” look for this season’s biker chic themed show.
Each model wore a motorcycle helmet with long, thick, horse tail-esque ponies attached to the back.
To get the look, the synthetic hair was steamed using a garment steamer.
Hair was then sharply chopped, to create a blunt ponytail. (Under the helmets, only Bumble and Bumble gel was used to wrap the models’ hair close to their heads.)
CND’s Kristina Estabrooks, who creates hands down the most intense nail art I’ve ever seen time and time again for The Blonds, designed the nails used for this season’s show. Materials used included leather and glass!
The full product list, and instructions to get the look can be found here.
All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
®Photos ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost and Maureen Kaveney
The Blonds Fall 2011 show definitely earned a place on my short list of “most memorable” shows of the season. I went in knowing to expect glitz and glamour, and even a few hijinks. By night’s end, the show, at Milk Studios, had met my expectations, and more.
The great thing about The Blonds is that while most of us probably will never wear anything like the amazing, theatrical costume-esque creations they send down the runway, once you see them in person, the desire is there. If I became a pop star tomorrow, would I want The Blonds to dress me? Definitely. All one needs is an incredibly special occasion to imagine themselves wearing such sparkling, imaginative clothing.
The Asian influenced collection referenced the theme in multiple ways, including chop sticks, fortune cookies, geisha girls, goddess statues, and of course, dragons. Every detail from the nail art, to the makeup, down to the impossibly bright, glittery shoes added to the look.