Cushnie and Ochs Fall 2010 Backstage Beauty Nails

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are a hot, hip young duo who graduated from the Parson’s School of Design. While they may be relative dilettantes in Fashion Week, their style stems from inspiration of films, photography. In their own words, the Cushnie and Ochs woman is no wallflower!

Cushnie and Ochs Fall 2010 Beauty

This season, the backstage beauty showcased a very flowing, loose flowing hair that was more gritty in texture (think elegant and disheveled … a bedhead-inspired mass of strands that still could be paired with elegant cocktail dresses and evening gowns).

Cushnie and Ochs Nails Fall 2010

The hair was done by Jordan M for Bumble and Bumble, the makeup by Sarah Tanno for MAC Cosmetics, and Pattie Yankee of Dashing Diva for the nails. In keeping with the raw elegance theme, Pattie Yankee created a gritty, animalistic texture for the nails and pressed on Chrome nails with an appliqué of crushed glass glitter in black and silver for some fierce added texture.