Sunday, February 13, 2011

Locals do F/W 2011 New York Fashion Week, Part One

Unfortunately, I am missing out on New York Fashion Week this spring. (But planning to go next fall!) Fortunately, I'm getting plenty of updates from folks on the front lines. Minnesota-based beauty brand Aveda is always there styling big shows backstage, including Christian Siriano and Jason Wu; models from local agency Vision will be walking the runways; and local photographer Stephanie Colgan has been shooting for the New York Times (including Tory Burch). Here's some of what's happened so far:

Stylist/blogger Jane Belfry hangs with pal Fred Holson at the StyleList party at Milk Studios.

Minnesota-bred, sunglasses-designing twins Coco & Breezy hit up Fashion Week shows with 8-year-old identical twins.

Aveda did hair and makeup at Organic by John Patrick on Wednesday. Here's a behind-the-scenes video with commentary by Aveda creative director Antoinette Beenders and Global Educator/local makeup artist Janell Geason. Sara Glassman covers the Organic by John Patrick show for the Star Tribune. Aveda has backstage photos here.

Star Tribune's Sara Glassman has also attended the following shows: Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Charlotte Ronson, Rachel Antonoff, ADAM by Adam Lippes, Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, Christian Siriano, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, and Isaac Mizrahi. Monday she'll be at Monique Lhuillier. Follow her Twitter updates at @popfizzdaily.

Aveda also did hair and makeup for Project Runway star Christian Siriano on Thursday night. He gives commentary along with Antoinette Beenders. Check out runway highlights here. Local stylist Pearson Knight also has backstage pix, and Aveda has some on their Facebook page.

[Backstage at Christian Siriano. Photo via]

Get the hair step-by-step from Aveda's Antoinette Beenders and re-create the looks from Christian Siriano's runway via this blog by

[Jason Wu hair/makeup style shots]

Jason Wu and lead stylist Odile Gilbert provide commentary on the hair and makeup for his NYFW show on Friday. View more backstage photos at and Aveda's Facebook page.

On Wednesday, Aveda will be hosting a Livestream event on Facebook featuring the N.A. Aveda Artistic Team. Leave a comment on their Facebook page with a question for their stylists, and they'll answer them live.

[Backstage at Tadashi. Photo by Kelsy Osterman]

On Friday, Kelsy Osterman - my former business partner in Minneapolis styling collective Eclecticoiffeur - styled backstage for Tadashi at Lincoln Center for Cutler Salon. She says, "The hair was quite simple, but beautiful. Tadashi creates gorgeous black tie affair dresses. The hair helped ground the look and helped keep them looking young and fresh. Great start to my fashion week!"

[Backstage at Adam. Photos by Kelsy Osterman]

On Saturday, Kelsy styled backstage for the Adam show at Lincoln Center for Redken. She says, "It was like super sexy librarian. Most of the clothing covered their entire bodies, but lots of shears and not a lot of undergarments. Cute, big framed glasses too, but it didn't come off as hipster! The hair was again a play on texture. Two simple twists in the bag made a beautiful shape."

[Backstage at Binelli. Photos by Kelsy Osterman]

On Saturday morning, Kelsy styled for Binelli. She says, "This one was challenging, but fun. A multiple step hairdo with awesome results. We covered all the girls' heads with black scull caps, cut holes in then letting perfectly coiffed black synthetically attached twisted buns. Then came the black hanger hair ornaments and wrapped with textured black gauze. It was definitely a fun play on texture and

Hairstylist Charlie Brackney, who just opened his own salon HAUS, is also doing hair backstage for Cutler Salon. He uploaded this photo to Facebook yesterday, but I'm not sure which show it's from. Pretty, anyways.

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