NYFW Diary: What cold? Coco, Kendall, Olivia and more bundle up at DVF

By Jennifer Weatherhead

It doesn’t matter that there are record-low temperatures hitting the streets of New York. We’re talking -22 (honestly, it feels more like -40!) - but warnings of hypothermia and frostbite will not keep the fashion flock at bay! You find ways around the biting cold – and the answer usually involves fur.

Photo: Justin Harrington

If you’re Anna Wintour– who we spotted sneaking into Diane Von Furstenberg through the back door – you dress fashionably by topping your look with fluffier fare, or if you’re street-style star Chiara Ferragni you double up on jackets and don ski goggles on your hat. Canadian supermodel (and soon-to-be-mom!) Coco Rocha dared to bare some leg with a high-slit dress and a black-and-white jacket, while Olivia Palermo (also on our radar on day 1) and Kesha sat front row bundled in knits.


And if you’re a true fashion legend like the lovely Diane Von Furstenberg, you walk around backstage in a whimsical lip-printed dress looking flawless as you air kiss and check on hair and makeup, smelling of flowers. The look for DVF’s sexy Fall 2015 collection? Seductive was the word that flew around backstage as supermodels like Jourdan Dunn, Canadian Jessica Stam and no-longer-a-catwalk-newbie Kendall Jenner got prepped.

“It’s not a messy bun,” emphasizes TRESemmé celebrity hair stylist Orlando Pita with a sly smile. “ It’s a seductive knot. Not a bun. That’s a food.”

“A k-n-o-t,” Diane chimes in with a laugh. “Definitely not a bun.”


The keys to getting this seductive knot look and not that messy bun? TRESemmé Expert Selection Get Sleek Perfect Polish Blow Dry Balm -- to give that bit of shine and gloss that says sexy more than messy, apply to wet hair, blow dry, then apply again once your hair has dried. Bring your hair back with your fingers and twist into a bun, pulling out pieces as you twirl before securing with bobby pins.

The placement of the bun was key – not too high and feminine, and not too low (as Pita says, then it looks too old fashioned). Finish it off with hair spray. And an honest tip from Pita: “You have to have gorgeous hair already,” he says. “It has to look expensive, and taken care of to get this look. It’s one of those styles that looks easy, but it’s more complicated than it looks.”


So get your hair masks out and start applying to get your strands in tip-top shape, because a regular messy bun just won’t do.

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