The Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.
Focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of "do-it-yourself" and the couture concept of "made-to-measure," the seven galleries will be organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style. Themes will include New York and London, which will tell punk's origin story as a tale of two cities, followed by Clothes for Heroes and four manifestations of the D.I.Y. aesthetic—Hardware, Bricolage, Graffiti and Agitprop, and Destroy.
Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes will be animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques.
May 9 - August 14, 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
With Mod's Hair having it's roots stem from the runways of Paris, it's only fitting that Mod's Hair director Julianne Liebeck has headed to France to see the latest trends at Paris Fashion Week 2013.
Above: Mods at Fashion week - Julianne with Karen from Victoria Black holding up their invites to the Dries Van Noten show at the Hotel de Ville.
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From Paris to New Zealand, the technique of balayage has been turning heads.
Stylists and celebrities have embraced the technique and it is becoming more prevalent that this isn’t just a look for the blondes!
When you think of balayage – a modern, chic, sun-kissed blonde will probably come to mind.
However the colour technique is not just reserved for blondes – balayage is for everyone and it will add a rich and natural look to any hair colour. The easy-care elegance and bohemian style of balayage continues to take the world by storm and it is the method of choice when it comes to highlights or lowlights.
Mod’s Hair pride themselves on what has become their signature technique, after all, their clients have been wearing the look since 1968. The Parisian technique works on every hair colour and works especially well on those who have dark roots and light ends because it will even ¬out your hair colour. There is always much to be learned from a good technique – and the tried and trusted colouring technique of balayage is no exception.
In the hands of a skilled balayage artist, colour is painted onto the hair to create natural contrasts in colour - mimicking the way your locks would lighten if you spent hours in the sun. Best of all, you won’t need to visit the salon as often for touch-ups, as the essence of balayage is its natural effect. This is due to the way the colour is applied to the root area.
The colour is applied lightly at this point, and the natural colour of the hair, be it blonde or brown, then blends seamlessly into the balayage colour. But as with all coloured hair, it needs to be looked after to maintain its amazing shine. A toner between treatments will keep a polished look and give shine to your colour.
What you are left with is a natural looking, long lasting colour, where ‘regrowth’ becomes a feature, not a hassle! Natural is back, and Mod’s Hair is your key to achieving it.
Go to your local Mod’s Hair and talk with one of their stylists about giving your hair the balayage treatment.