On the Runway

Bold Brows and Bed-Heady Ponytails at Wang

The uber-cool downtown "Wang girl" returns

After seasons of bleaching them out, bold brows made a welcome return at the Alexander Wang show. Diane Kendal, working for MAC, crafted dark, squared-off arches that went outside the models’s natural brow line. Faces were kept otherwise mostly bare, in keeping with the downtown-cool-girl Wang vibe. As for hair, Redken’s Guido crafted mussed, tousled ponytails that looked as though they’d been slept-in. The stylist used a curling iron to give the hair subtle texture before working it into laissez-faire ponies. One model who didn’t sport the ponytail look: Britt Maren, who morphed from her usual platinum blonde crop and sported newly brown tresses. (Rumour has it she went brunette just for the Wang show). Truth be told, the girl looks even better with dark hair – and it wasn’t just any old brown, but a red-hued auburn. Nails completed the edgy-girl feel: Ever the innovator, Butter London’s nail maven Nonie Creme (who crafted nail polish bands around models’s fingers at Vena Cava the day before) created a super-sheer black glaze covered with a matte topcoat, which gave the nails a frozen, hypothermic look.