If there was one show I was going to make it to this fashion week, it was Opening Ceremony's. Kind-of-a-big-deal-type thing, seeing as though it was the first ever for the brand and also the models rode in in Ferraris and Justin Beiber and Rihanna were there. Somebody said something about that Kanye fellow showing up, but I didn't see him. More about the after party later, assuming I make it through the rest of the day.
But we're here to talk beauty.
The makeup look was uncomplicated--well, the overall look was uncomplicated upon first glance--but the greasy, messy hair that happens to me on the reg is actually a bit of a process to recreate.
A mix between "British punk and American sportiness," the hair basically resembles my hair when it's a few stages past the socially-acceptable-dirty phase into the "Your hair looks really beachy today. 'Beachy' as in you washed up on the beach after an oil spill"-dirty phase. Which xoBitch said that to me? Guesses and short explanations in the comments.
The Bumble and bumble crew loaded up damp hair with product (Styling Creme and Thickening Hairspray), blowing it dry and brushing through with their fingers. The resulting look is matted and lifted at the scalp.
The sporty element came into play with the low, undone ponytail, pulled tightly at the sides like this imaginary OC cool girl just threw it up at the gym. I'm not sure if the look really qualifies as a "ponytail," it's more like a really lazy pony/bun hybrid, like you were pulling the lengths through an elastic and got distracted by your own super-sexy It girl model reflection to finish the job.
The dudes (**squee** male models!) were given "helmut hair," the crowns mussed up with some Sumotech and the bangs flat against the foreheads. I tried to have some fun with a few, two of which choosing to ignore my existence which I'm chalking up to language barriers and not because they just didn't want to play along, and asked them to make an "ugly" face. Instead we got:
Proving my hunch that models simply do not fully understand "ugly."