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Channeling Frida Kahlo at Mara Hoffman - NYFW Spring 2012

By Kaitlyn Dreyling / September 9, 2011

Mara Hoffman’s latest collection was a visually stimulating from head to toe, so it’s no wonder that the make up was less about color and more about contouring. But the hair was another playful accessory that lead stylist Nick Irwin for Tigi created.

“Mara’s theme has a big Mexican influence with the bold fabrics and colors,” Nick said. “There’s an influence of Frida Kahlo, so we’re building something off the face that’s quite high and very elegant. I wanted to get the material into the hair some how without just tying it in like a scarf.”

Using materials from the collection, Nick braided long hair pieces which were then woven throughout the hair to create an interesting shape.

Make Up For Ever Alliance artist, Lottie, created the makeup look, which was inspired by strong Mexican women. Instead of going for a Frida Kahlo unibrow, Lottie opted for a strong brown look with a contoured eye.

“We’re just adding depth by adding brown to the crease,” Lottie said. “Then we’re lining along the lash line and then we’re adding a gloss to the eyelid to sort of blend it all together.”