Backstage at L.A.M.B. Spring 2012


Backstage at LAMB RTW Spring 2012

Backstage at L.A.M.B. RTW Spring 2012

Photo By Thomas Iannaccone

Gwen Stefani might not have been in the house for her L.A.M.B presentation Sunday afternoon, but her signature style certainly was. Danilo, working with Pantene at the show, noted that he and Stefani were after an “Indian-inspired yoga knot” for the hair. First, he worked Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Balm into the hair, then gathered hair into a ponytail at the very top of the head. Next, he grabbed a black synthetic ponytail from his eponymous hair extension collection, Flawless by Danilo, and pulled the model’s own ponytail through the drawstring at the top of the synthetic pony, using the drawstring to anchor it to the model’s own hair. He then twisted the real and synthetic hair together into an undone knot at the very top of the head, pinning it into place. “No matter what the model’s hair color, we used black ponies on everyone,” he said, noting that it brought a “cultural element” into the look.


Charlotte Willer, working with Maybelline at the presentation, did a modified cat eye with gray Maybelline eyeshadow, applied slightly damp with a brush, around the eyes, top and bottom. Next, she added black eyeliner and plenty of black Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. Skin was prepped with Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation and powder, with a hint of pink blush on top. Willer finished with Popstick Color Gloss in pink.


Nails were done in Essie’s Bobbing for Baubles, a rich graphite with midnight blue undertones.