25/08/2010 11:42 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Derek Lam S/S 2010: Backstage At New York Fashion Week

Derek Lam show 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!"

Modern Mohawks: Hair was curled and pinned up for a tousled version of the punk rock staple. Nails were blue and sparkly. Photo:

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: Easy Lover Lip Gloss, Bains Douches Glitter Pencil, Duo Eye Shadows in Misfit, Jolie Poupee and Mediterranean, Blush in Desire, Larger than Life Mascara.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: T3 Hair Spray, large barrel curling iron

GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Blazing Blue