A Runway

Monique Lhuillier SS17

By Angella Andonie

Monique Lhuillier is best known for her bridal confections, as well as her ready-to-wear frocks, bags and shoes. Nostalgia struck in her latest SS17. She looked back to her early inspirations, stamping her garments by each season she had previously presented, managing to keep her feminine and sophisticated aura.

Every piece presented has a unique look, without losing connection to one another. Classic, romantic confections with smatterings of delicate beadwork, feather-festooned gowns, reminiscent of old Hollywood, combine perfectly with the cotton candy palette she opted for.

Thanks to Moroccanoil we got to see the show backstage and in front row! . My God! Those messy ponytails!. Hair Stylist Bob Recine outdid himself. No brushes were used to create this girly, top-of-the-ear ponytail. It had the right amount of punky texture to perfectly contrast the mature and serious designs of Monique’s Spring/Summer collection.

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We were also able to get super exclusive information on how to get the same look done by yourself or and your local hairstylist.


  • Prep damp hair with Moroccanoil Treatment to provide the perfect foundation for styling and long-lasting shine.
  • Beginning 5 inches out from the root, use your hands to apply a generous amount of Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to dry hair, avoid applying to the ends.
  • Rough or “convertible dry” with Moroccanoil Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer. Your hair should look windblown, as if you just went for a convertible car ride with the top down.
  • Using your hands, gather hair into a ponytail at the back of the head in line with the top of the ear, and secure with an elastic. Wrap elastic with a ½ inch wide piece of black grosgrain ribbon and tie into a bow.
  • Mist the ponytail with Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray, mess it up with fingers for added texture.
  • Finally, mist the entire style with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, creating added shine and hold.


I can’t Wait to try this look Myself.

Hair by Bob Recine for Moroccanoil
Photography: Jason Carter Rinaldi for Moroccanoil