The Beautiful Life: Braids are Back!

At Chelsea Piers for Alexander Wang. It's starting to rain...again. Redken's creative consultant, Guido Palau has styled a big, messed up side-braid for each of the girls. To get extra length and volume, he's using extensions from Helena's of New York and American Dream London. I'm struck by newfound braid-envy. Diane Kendal, the lead makeup artist, is giving the brows extra edge and creating little spikes with upward strokes of a Mac brow pencil. They keep referring to Brooke Shields in the 1970's—circa Blue Lagoon. All the models are talking about the afterparty which will be at a nearby gas station. I can't help but think of Zoolander and wonder what precautions they'll use to safeguard the fuel tanks tonight.

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