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Tom Ford Fall 2015 in Los Angeles

Regina Campbell

February 27, 2015

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Naturally, a bevy of beautiful, of-the-moment models (Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Jourdan Dunn) flew to Los Angeles to walk in Tom Ford’s Fall 2015 fashion show at Milk Studios last Friday. Backstage, the “shaggable” direction, given by designer Tom Ford, was well underway by lead makeup artist Mary Greenwell and hairstylist Sam McKnight.

Smoky brown eye backstage at Tom Ford Fall 2015.
Smoky brown eye backstage at Tom Ford Fall 2015.
Makeup artist Mary Greenwell doing Karlie Kloss' makeup backstage at Tom Ford.
Makeup artist Mary Greenwell doing Karlie Kloss’ makeup backstage at Tom Ford.

“It’s all about a lived-in, sexy look,” says Greenwell. A smoky brown eye was applied using Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage eye shadow and Tom Ford Deep Mink lipstick. Greenwell used her fingers to smudge the Deep Mink lipstick around the eyes and onto the apples of the cheeks. Although the brow was strong, Greenwell avoided using liner to fill-in, as she wanted the brows to be “slightly messed up.” Lips were muted with concealer, and then a touch of Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Bare was added to finish the look.

Gigi Hadid backstage at Tom Ford.
Gigi Hadid backstage at Tom Ford.
Daphne Growneveld's braid backstage at Tom Ford.
Daphne Growneveld’s braid backstage at Tom Ford.

Inspired by Hollywood of the ’60s and ’70s, McKnight created a simple French twist over a side braid. He started by adding volume to the top of the head by applying L’Oreal Volume Mousse and then blow-dried the top of the hair back. McKnight later sectioned the hair into two pieces and braided the underneath (using hair pieces when needed). Then, he wrapped the top section into a French twist over the braid. Lastly, McKnight placed the end of the braid back around the twist and pinned the look. “Then we mess it up a bit to keep the look chic and modern,” says McKnight. “It’s a little bit like they did it themselves this morning and shoved a few pins in—and voila!”

Hairstylist Sam McKnight's twisted braid backstage at Tom Ford.
Hairstylist Sam McKnight’s twisted braid backstage at Tom Ford.

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