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Flamenco Influence at Marchesa - NYFW Fall 2011

By Kaitlyn Dreyling / February 17, 2011

From the headpieces to the black lace, there was a definite Spanish feel to the clothes at Marchesa's Fall 2011 Presentation. The flamenco vibe was seen in the hair and the makeup took on a deconstructed look.

Hair: Renato Campora for Fekkai

"The inspiration was flamenco dancers," Renato said. "As you can see it's a middle part with a very low bun, chignon that we added texture - kind of frizzy - to be artistic."


To create the dry texture, Renato pined the hair to get a crimped wave in the hair. After they heated the pinned hair and let it set, the pins were taken out and the hair brushed into a low pony and then a second elastic tied at the bottom of the pony. The hair was then pinned up at the base of the neck, creating the poofy chignon. "The clothing is very dramatic, so we wanted something that would complement that."

Makeup: Talia Shobrook for Le Metier de Beaute

The makeup look was inspired by a "deconstructed heiress," according to Talia. "It's about makeup she's lived in," she said. "It's pale because she's been stuck in the attic and there's not a lot of sunlight in there." She used Le Métier de Beauté’s Soft Touch Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 for sheer coverage. The overall makeup look was done in shades of pink. Talia combined True Colour Eye Shadow in Peachy Keen, Innocence and Fire Lily to create a custom hue and blended it with the Magic Lustre Crème to transform the powders into a creamy texture. She used it on the eyes and lips and Le Métier de Beauté Radiance Powder Rouge in Fresh on the cheeks. She also lined the inner rim of the eye with white pencil to brighten them up and dusted powder highlighter under the eyes.