#NYFW Fall 2010: Mexican Nymphs at Rodarte

By  February 17, 2010

Each season the Mulleavy sisters create a new Rodarte collection more whimsical than the last, and to match the artistic aesthetic they commissioned Odile Gilbert for Aveda to create a hairstyle equally as eccentric. “Kate, Laura, and I wanted to create a hair look with a dreamy, almost childlike feeling,” says Gilbert. “From the front, the hair looks like it is left down, but in back, it is controlled, adorned with [handmade] metal flowers that look like barrettes. There’s also a Mexican influence on the look, since the collection this season is inspired by bordertowns. We wanted to reflect this inspiration with the vintage flower ornaments and shiny, side-parted hair.”

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Here’s how to get the look:

1. Prep damp hair with Aveda Smooth Infusionâ„¢ Glossing Straightener for shine and sleekness, and blow-dry smooth with a flat brush.

2. Create a clean left side part. Straighten hair layer by layer using a flat iron.

3. Create anchors for the flower pins by forming three small braids along the scalp: one along the left side of the occipital ridge, one across the center of the head, and one vertically along the left side part. Spray with Aveda Control Forceâ„¢ Hair Spray for maximum hold.

4362894865_eedf31068b4. Brush hair over the braids, keeping the left side part clean and strong. Spray each layer of hair with Aveda Control Forceâ„¢ Hair Spray and blow-dry for intense hold and shine. Hair should be sleek and close to the head.

5. Use small bobby pins to secure hair in a clean line from one side of the occipital ridge to the other, just above the nape of the neck. Let the ends of hair fall loosely in back and over both shoulders.

6. Secure a selection of metal flower ornaments into the hair horizontally across the head, using the covered braids as anchors. Finish the look with Aveda Control Forceâ„¢ Hair Spray (available for purchase later this year).

xx, India-Jewel Jackson
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