Each season you can count on spotting fashions elite at the Vena Cava show and spring 2011 was no exception. Elle's senior fashion editor Kate Lanphear and Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo were front row and center in support of industry darlings Sophie Buhai and Lisa Maycock, the creative duo behind-the-line. Back for a second season was hair heavy weight Ted Gibson and his team of stylists from the Ted Gibson Salon New York, who we caught up with backstage.
"I'm excited to work with Sophie and Lisa again. This season the inspiration came from an old Vogue that embodied that 70s Halston chic look," said Gibson, who is also the lead hairstylist on TLC's 'What Not to Wear.' It was the return of the turban this past spring and Gibson remakes the look a bit hipper and more youthful for spring 11 by not covering the hair entirely, but just framing the crown. The hair was first texturized than pulled back into sleek chignon and finished with a bandeaus scarf. This is the perfect look to rock at the beach by day. Then mix it up by removing the scarf for a poolside pulled-back, polished evening style.
To get this look at home you'll need to:
Prep hair with Ted Gibson Build It
). This product will give your hair volume and texture when blow drying. Next, take a dime size drop of Ted Gibson Tame It
) and work it throughout the stands to help tame frizzies while you finger-comb your hair into low ponytail. Once hair is secured into a ponytail twist it up into the bun style of your choose. Try wearing a silk scarf with a pop of color in red if you're hair is deep dark color to have the full va-va-voom effect.
The two-time Vogue
/CFDA Fashion Fund Award nominees recently launched a lower priced line, Viva Vena!, made out of organic jersey and mixed with silk details. Viva Vena! embodies the cultish feel of Vena Cava, but retails for under $200 and has a more casual feel. The Viva Vena! luxe for less label is available online at Barneys.com
. If online shopping does not tickle your fancy, head to Scoop NYC, Nordstrom and Opening Ceremony stores where the line is also being carried.