• New York

    Backstage Beauty Maria Ke Fisherman SS15 @mariakefisher @TIGICreatives

    Inspiration: Maria Ke Fisherman’s Spring 2015 collection is inspired by the “imperviousness of innocence and youth in the fractal city.” In the  densely populated city, where criminal gangs suppose the only order, one young girl is saved by the last firefighter. With this in mind, CATWALK by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin developed a strong braided look which softens through the front, speaking perfectly to Maria Ke Fisherman’s impermeable girl.

    Overall Look: Strong, symmetric braids

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    Create a one-inch section of hair at the center, starting at the hairline all the way to the nape (a sort of ‘mohawk’ section of hair). Secure side sections away, leaving center panel for braiding
    Braid center section of hair using a cornrow method from front to back and transitioning into a 3-strand technique when reaching the nape. Secure at the very end with an elastic and fold braid up onto itself; secure with pins
    Divide each side into two sections, spraying front section from hairline to just above the ear with CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray to create a lacquer effect and comb through to smooth flyaways and imperfections; fasten with a clear elastic into a ponytail in front of ear and then 3-strand braid till ends; secure with an elastic
    Divide remaining hair on either side, into two horizontal sections to create triangular segments of hair. Apply CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray and cornrow each of the four segments, starting at the hairline and eventually continuing into a 3-strand braid when reaching the part. Once braids are complete, fold them onto themselves to create your own version of a braid design pending the length of your hair; secure with pins
    Finish by spraying CATWALK® by TIGI® Camera Ready Shine Spray
    Products Used:
    CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray 
    CATWALK® by TIGI® Camera Ready Shine Spray

    To go with this statement hairstyle a very graphic eyeliner so that you can see a bold line across the lid as the models walk the runway but yet a very light blush and soft pink lip for the touch of innocence. To really capture the adolescent look the makeup artist brushed the brow against the natural way to create an unpolished, unplucked look just like young girl’s eyebrows before they begin to shape them and pluck them as they grow older.

    As far as the collection goes…one word: pleather. Black and white Pleather covered everything from jackets, to tops to boots, to pants. A very futuristic feel with platform shoes to really top it all off.

  • New York

    Airy #NYFW Katie Gallagher SS15 with Catwalk by TIGI

    There’s something exquisite about Katie Gallagher new SS15 Collection. Perhaps it’s make-up artist Romero Jennings iridescent face, or creative director Nick Erwin’s unruly yet airy doo.

    Better yet it’s a combination of the two, complimenting an almost ethereal collection. Ms. Gallagher’s inspiration this season is sad romance. Think ghostly yet beautiful, pieces range from flowy to fitted to just a little bit of funk and fun, wrapped in tool. Highlights on the skin accentuate the cheek and brow bones.

    Gloss on cheek, lips and eyelids giving the skin a glass-like effect, paired with a reddish brown natural tint around the eye with nude eye pencil inside to give a little freshness create a light, delicate look almost too perfect for this world.

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    CATWALK by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin created a low-key, romantic ponytail for the Katie Gallagher SS15 presentation to complement the designer’s Fantasm collection.

    To top it off (literally) the hair is pulled back, with a little dry shampoo added to make it look a little messy, a bit of a beachy texture, giving the entire look a modern feel to it that’s off the beaten path yet beautiful