Friday, April 25, 2014

A Silver Hair Flashback Friday - Charlotte, NC

So in the last few days I've been going through my computer trying to see what survived a crash I had a few years ago, if anything, and I found these pictures from Charlotte's Passport to Fashion from 2011. This show was done with the Re Salon and Med Spa team and I don't know who did what so I can't give photo credit, but they are all amazing stylists and makeup artists. These pictures were taken shortly before I dunked my little Panasonic digital camera in the Atlantic and she was lost to me for forever. It only I hadn't been so intent on taking that crab's picture.... but I digress.

The first few pictures were for a fashion designer who, *slaps forehead,* I cannot remember the name of. If any of you out there know who it is, please comment below. Her pieces where these amazing, super-chunky sweaters and overlay pieces. Most of them were made from really rough pieces of wool, so they had tremendous texture. With most of the clothing colors being shades of grey and muted neutrals, the designer wanted to keep the models' pallet similar. And while I don't remember the exact directions we were given, I believe it had something to do with Victorian style, silver hair, whited out faces, and some sort of mask across the eyes... and some sort of braid. The idea was to sort of make the models look like weathered, old china dolls. Anyway, some of the girls had updos with fish-tail braids coming across the front, and others who had shorter hair were styled as similar as possible. I can't tell you how many cans of silver and white hair spray we went through. It sort of weighed the hair down, but ended up having a cool look on the runway. 

For makeup I think the girls faces were dabbed with a bit of Ben Nye Clown White and dusted with a white powder. Then a rosy cheek and lip were added, and then the mask. Originally the mask was supposed to be solid, but that had a little too much of a Batman look. The resulting mask was applied by stippling on mascara with a mascara wand. 

There was also one model that was the main model who had a similar look but different tones. Her hair was gold and her makeup was gold. She was MIA most of the night because she was in another show, so I didn't get her picture. But I found one on the show's facebook page. 

temporary silver hair
This model had a really short cut so we added some extra wool pieces.

updo with fish tail braid
Here are some of the pieces I was talking about

temporary silver hair dye
The girl with the curly hair had really cool texture in her updo.

updo with fishtail braid
Her makeup looked killer. Very black swan.

fish tail braids in hair
little scarf/BIG SCARF

temporary gold hair color on model
Here's our golden girl on the catwalk. She was fierce and had legs for days.

The next few pictures are of a model for a different show that same night. The category for the show was a dress made out of recycled materials. Our salon made this dress out of old men's neck ties. We originally tried to make a dress out of VHS tape, but I'm pretty sure we would have gone absolutely insane if we had tried to finish that. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the full dress. It had a really awesome train. We did not win the competition (I think we were actually supposed to use tin foil or something to be considered "recycled"), but the head judge did ask if she could wear our dress to next years show.

carmel and copper highlights in curly dark hair
This is our model getting all bronzed up. A few days before the show I added some copper and caramel highlights in a triangle section around her face with Subtil Meche. She had such beautiful natural texture so we had to take larger sections to get the color to show.

fashion model with curly hair
Here she is getting laced up. The woman standing behind is the lovely Cathie who sewed our dress with her awesome antique Singer sewing machine. 

fashion model with curly dark hair
Her jewelry was made from old watch parts.  

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