“Neronis” Flannel’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection transports you back in time to the roaring twenties! The collection explores ‘the upbeat peculiar life of a 1920’s circus girl and her time on and off the stage.’
Richard chatted with Makeup Director Nicole Thompson at MAC and Hair Director Jon Pulitano at Headcase Hair to learn how this inspiration translates to a modern look steeped in vintage glamour.
‘Everything is pretty, girly and powdery,’ Nicole explains. MAC Lip Mixers were blended to create bright pastels for both lips and cheeks – ‘if you have a favourite lip colour, try patting it onto your cheeks with your fingertips for an amazing glow,’ Nicole suggested.
To recreate the 1920’s look, rim the eyes in a coffee coloured pencil and use a soft brush to blend the colour. To keep it looking modern and fresh, add a shimmery highlight. Nicole added MAC Frozen White pigment to lids and the inner corners of the eyes. MAC Invisible Powder was dusted over the face to give the whole look a powderpuff finish.
For hair, Jon Pulitano made 1930s curls modern and sleek by slicking them flat with hair gel; ‘not three-dimensional,’ he explained, ‘flat and wet-looking – we wanted it to look like hair was painted on.’ Clean hair was sectioned into three; the front divided into two with a deep, low part and the back pulled into a ponytail.
Redken Hardware 16 gel and a little water were applied to roots and combed through. Jon strategically pulled hair into waves to suit each model’s face shape. Redken Forceful 23 hairspray (which dries with a plasticky gloss) was sprayed all over.
Twist your hair into a chignon and finish with a spritz of Redken Shine Flash 02 and presto! 1920’s glam!