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Hair and Makeup at Alex Wang 2009 Spring Fashion Week
Alexander Wang Takes a (Cat)walk of Shame

Backstage at Alexander Wang, the designer told me his inspiration for the hair and makeup was "sweat." Well, he couldn't have picked a more humid and rainy day to show.

Just as hot-and-bothered was the beauty look. Makeup artist Dick Page described it as "the walk of shame — when you have to go into the subway station, everyone is going to work, and you're going home."

To that end, models' hair and faces were sprayed with Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray before they hit the runway. "The girls look very hot, like they've been exerting themselves," explained head hairstylist Eugene Souleiman, who used Aveda products. "It's about action, sporty, really cool-looking girls that are tough. Really cool girls don't do too much with their hair because they don't need to. Fast life, no time to do her hair!" The result? Models who looked like they got caught in the same 90-degree downpour the audience did, only infinitely more glamorous. Real cool girls indeed.

For the specifics on the hair and makeup, plus backstage photos,

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Hairstylist Souleiman created a deconstructed half-ponytail. He said:
"We're wetting the front of the hair and just grabbing the hair and pulling it back; we're not even combing it. Then we're using Air Control hair spray and just twisting it. It kind of dries the hair out and makes it dull, and makes the back look quite full and very raw."

Dick Page, who used Shiseido products, outlined the makeup look. Eyelids had a glossy, coppery cream shadow over dark gray shadow (with black eyeliner, of course). "Go all the way, really kind of murky, about the eyes," he advises. "It makes the eye look very wet." On the lips, beige lipstick and a bit of berry gloss on the middle of the lower lip gives a fresh, just-been-snogged look that's very sexy — whether you're doing a walk of shame or not.

Comments
ladysonoma
ladysonoma
Ja! Like the dewey, moisturized look but I don't think I'd ever get on board with a so called sweaty look! She definitely looks like she's been perspiring though. It also looks like the photo's lighting was adjusted, probably because her skin looked like crap, so they darkened the photo.
JaimeLeah526
JaimeLeah526
It's always good when you can look cute even sweaty but why would you want to create this look.
jdgreen02
jdgreen02
Ahh ok..thanks bella! Ya pretty much as how I imagined: with a huge "EEEEK!" Dewy look is a lot better. I occasionally do my makeup and then take a quick shower or bath when I feel too dry. It sets so nicely!
snowbunny11
snowbunny11
I should have this look nailed...
Beauty
Beauty
jdgreen02, I should have clarified: I took all these pictures backstage, so the models haven't been sprayed with the Avene water yet. To see the look with the water spray, look close at Fab's coverage.
ChristinaMUFE
ChristinaMUFE
LOL. I used to rock this look in the morning to work a lot. Dick Page is an amazing artist! I really like the idea of layering the coppery cream shadow over the dark grey shadow.
lilCROAT03
lilCROAT03
i have really high cheekbones and the apples of my cheeks are prominent so when i'm sweaty/greasy i look like a glazed donut...so this look is a big X for me.
Swen
Swen
sexy. i like it
mnp
mnp
Neat idea. Though, walk of shame is called that for a reason. Plus, why would you want to look dirty and gross?
brittanyk
brittanyk
I'm not really feeling this look. I don't mind the hair that much, I guess. And yeah, I live close to NYC and the weather did suck yesterday. At least it's beautiful today :)
kahribar
kahribar
Like the eyes, but not so sure about the rest of the look.
luv_bug1211
luv_bug1211
I use Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray! I love it so much, I love the whole Avene line! It makes my super sensitve skin feel better, and the spray feel so wonderful on dry skin!
jdgreen02
jdgreen02
the models dont look that sweaty...but id have to say no thanks. I totally thought of my old days running cross country and then going to the movies after. Sweaty/smelly look was def not cool!
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