Kati Stern showed off her love of punk rock, while flexing some serious glamour during the Venexiana S/S 2012 runway show. The beautifully detailed collection of 71 pieces shocked and awed the audience. Models donned everything from draped Swarovski embedded cocktail dresses to flowing Grecian inspired silk gowns. The feminine silhouettes of the collection complemented well with bold hues of gold, melon, blood red, and metallic greens. Stern’s fashion forward designs are perfect for the daring woman for any party worth attending. The Neo-Gatsby hair enhanced the elegance on the runway, as Philip Pelusi for Tela Beauty Organics, created updos for the show.
Pelusi began to hone his vision with Kati Stern, learning about her design process. Pelusi gets enthused through talking, sketching, magazines, and practice. “Spend a day in a magazine store,” Pelusi advises for inspiration, as he described how an elegant braid twisted in the back of the models’ head came to fruition. He starts with a dry shampoo, as models are usually coming from another runway show, and adds his new Potion product from the P2 line, which eliminates frizz. His biggest challenge? Getting all the models to match with different textures and lengths of hair. For this, he praises his team and the help of his organic beauty line.
– Ambika Makin