Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Annual In-Salon Photo Shoot

Mouton's has been a part of the Global Hair & Fashion Group for several years. Each year the some of the team members travel to either New York, Miami or LA to take part in the domestic shoots. Additionally, one of the principals of Mouton's, Teresa travels to either London, Paris or Milan to take part in the international collection shoots with the other members of the Global Hair and Fashion Group. This past weekend, the producer, photographer and the makeup artist of the group travelled to the salon and most of our in-salonMouton's team members participated in the shoot. Leslie Sowell, Michelle Molina, Kimberly Lewis, An Ngo and Sherri Long were all scheduled to do a model. However because we had such a great model turnout, all of those who came to assist wound up doing a model or partially doing a model as well. Kelly Day, Jennifer Carrouthers, Ashley Parker, Carlyn Kalush, Becca Petty and Souky Mosana all help to round out the styling crew. Our own Jessica Mathews along with a personal friend of hers, Chelsea Birk, an accomplished makeup artist in her own right, secured all the clothing for the shoot from the Pink Hanger in Colleyville and also from an up and coming line of clothing from a new Texas designer.
Kathryn Foster who is a very talented stylist at Mouton's was a model as was our new intern, Selena Morales. Of course, the entire process was managed by one of our customer service coordinators, Stephanie Shawl, who did an amazing job, conducting the model call and organizing the schedule for the shoot. Over the next few days, we will be releasing the 21 different looks and crediting them to each person or persons involved. Continue to watch this space!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

From The Sartorialist

One of our favorite blogs for style related photos and commentary is "The Sartorialist"http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

(By the way, his wife Garance also does a blog with a great take on fashion with a European point of view...http://www.garancedore.fr/) (They are both fashion photographers and Scott has just published a book...http://www.amazon.com/Sartorialist-Scott-Schuman/dp/0143116371)

Reading it this morning and there was a great post by Scott Schuman, the owner and creator of the blog about the importance of a great haircut!

Fashion Above the Neck, New York
This look is really about focus.
This young lady knows that the drama of her look is in her asymmetrical haircut, strong contrasting eyebrows, bubblegum pink Chanel lipstick and her quirky tomboy hat.
Let's not forget that clothes can be just a distracting as they are alluring, and by keeping her clothes very simple she's creating a clear "take-away" statement for the viewer.
The more I do this blog the more I believe that great hair and well choosen accessories can be the raison d'ĂȘtre for a whole look.
Remember this young lady from Savannah? I do.

Her sexy, shaggy cut created a mysteriousness about her (something I see often in France - I think French girls in particular are very good at this). Again, by keeping the fashion simple she has created a very strong and concise fashion message.

Were I a young lady I would easily spend as much on a good haircut/styling as I would on a Celine dress - after all, it's something you wear every day.

In fact, if it's a really good cut, you can also wear it in a variety of ways - not always the case with clothing.

posted by The Sartorialist at 8:13 AM


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