Backstage peek: Victor de Souza's alien beauty

At Victor de Souza’s F/W 2010 collection, the designer wanted an otherworldly beauty. Bring on the drama!

For the hair, lead
stylist Danilo, worked with PHYTO products
to create an “alien chic”
silhouette. Hair was formed into a tight pony tail which was
subsequently slicked back with PHYTO
Professional Strong Sculpting Gel
and wrapped into a chignon at
the top of the head.  Small sections of hair were left out at the temples, and
extensions wrapped within a hair net (in blond, brunette, and black
shades depending on the model’s hair color) were fastened to the top of
the head, covering the chignon, and loose side pieces were tucked back and
underneath. To finish, Danilo used PHYTO Professional Workable Hold Hairspray.

For the face, Lena Koro for the NARS created a look inspired by a photograph of Audrey Hepburn, and was intended to emulate the
feeling of her elegance and class, with an “alien twist.” The face was paled with NARS Snow loose powder and Sheer Matte Foundation in Siberia. Eyes were dramatically lined with jet liner (Black Moon eyeliner and Eyeliner Stylo in Black). Models also sported blackout contact
lenses to completely cover the whites of eyes and add to the alien aesthetic. The look was finished by dabbing NARS gloss in XXX on lips.

were done by CND (Creative Nail Design). Lead Stylist Christina Estabrooks shaped false nails into rounded points and adhered just below the first knuckle. They were coated with one of two polishes (Pink Lily and Copper Chrome), and finished
off with French tips (Studio White) before being topped with Super Matte topcoat.

The final look:

While it isn’t exactly a wearable look, it was certainly one of the more
exciting looks we’ve witnessed this season…. it was, as promised, completely out of this world!

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