Carny Chic - Makeup was a festival of brights at Derek Lam. Photo: Kristian Dowling, Getty Images for IMG
MAKEUP: Tom Pecheux for Nars
HAIR: Orlando Pita
NAILS: Jin Soon Choi for Sally Hansen
SNAPSHOT: American Tourist
THE SCOOP: Life was a carnival backstage at Derek Lam's s/s 2010 show. And we mean that literally. Lam turned Americana on its head with a glamorised version of Coney Island.
"Derek is the only one who can make Coney Island look chic and luxurious," said Pecheux. "It's colourful and optimistic place, but, you know, just a little bit cheesy." The makeup, a madcap mix of yellow, aquas, pinks, purples and oranges, was inspired by the colourful crowds on the boardwalk.
Pita took the Coney Island inspiration and merged it with Kathleen Turner's look in Body Heat, setting hair with a 70s era wave, before teasing it up into curly, disheveled mohawks. Choi darkened tips with Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Blazing Blue, a shimmery dark blue. "For spring and summer, we're seeing lots of dark polish shades," said Choi, "It's exciting because it's so different!"
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: T3 Hair Spray, large barrel curling iron
GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Blazing Blue