Backstage at Alice + Olivia's Fall 2013 Presentation | New York Fashion Week

Alice + Olivia's Fall 2013 collection is best defined as Fantasy Street Style. The collection can be described as sophistication mixed with whimsical. You'll see a lot of laying and mixing of textures and prints. Fall 2013 features lace, floral, patterned knits, simple suiting, embellished separates and even burn-out velvet, metallic distressed denim, plaids and chunky fur. Backstage beauty featured Stila Cosmetics, Moroccanoil, NCLA, and beautyblender. Keep reading after the jump for the breakout of each look.

I spy a beautyblender
Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics created this look for the presentation. Models wore a bold lip paired with metallic eyes.
Eyes: In the Light Eye Shadow Palette and Metal-Eyes Foil Finish Shadow in Bronze (NEW for Fall 2013)
Finishing Touches: Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color         

Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Artistic Director, created free-spirited braided looks for the Alice + Olivia Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. The looks were romantic with unique braided effects. These looks included sweeps of long, loose chignons and wide braids that encircled the head. Products featured were MoroccanoilTreatment, new MoroccanoilHeat Styling Protection, and MoroccanoilVolumizing Mousse.

Look 1:

"I started by preparing the hair with Moroccanoil Treatment to condition the hair and add a natural looking shine. I followed with a spray of new Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection to shield the hair from the blow dryer and to add hold."

"Next, I saturated the hair with Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, blow dried it straight lifting hair at the roots with my fingers to create a natural-looking texture that wouldn't look too polished, and added hair extensions for models with finer hair."

"After making a center part, I pulled the hair back, let it sweep over the ears, and allowed any loose strands to fall forward. I gathered the hair at the nape of the neck, made two wide loose braids, and crossed them in opposite directions. I then brought them forward to meet at the top of the head, blended them and pinned to hold."

"For a more natural street look, I loosened the braids, pulled out a few wisps, and released several more strands from the side of the hair to fall forward. I finished the style with a light mist of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray."

Look 2:

"First, I applied Moroccanoil Treatment to the hair to condition and create healthy-looking shine, and then sprayed on new Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection to hold and protect strands."

"After saturating the hair with Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, I made a center part, and pulled back the hair, letting it arc over the ear, allowing any loose strands to fall free."

"I then gathered the hair mid-head, loosely braided wide lengths of hair, and wrapped the braid back into itself to create a long, loose triangular chignon."

"To complete, I pulled and separated the hair throughout the chignon with my fingers to widen it and give it a freer, more whimsical look. I finished the style with a light misting of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray."

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