DeKALB – Staff from Studio One Salon & Day Spa in DeKalb traveled to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York in February for the fourth time. Jane Levinsky, Melissa Lovell, Theresa Wicks and Ariana Lodico created styles for designer Venexiana Kati Stern as members of the Philip Pelusi Tela Beauty Organics Design Team.
“Tela recognizes our contribution and commitment, and Studio One is honored to be a part of it,” Studio One owner Levinsky said.
The Venexiana runway show at Fashion Week featured 76 couture evening gowns, from floor-length velvets and satins in deep teal and plum to cocktail dresses in metallic tulle and gold-scalloped gowns with lace underlay.
Jeffrey Reitz and the team from Tela Beauty Organics worked backstage to create couture hair to complement the gowns. The look was “part coif, part pompadour,” drawing 19th-century inspiration.
“This is runway hair; it’s not ready-to-wear hair,” Philip Pelusi said. “This is so sophisticated. We love the challenge each season. This is so beautiful.”