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48 FASHIONABLE HOURS IN NEW YORK WITH ANTHONY NADER

With New York Fashion Week starting this week, honourary resident and NYFW hairstylist, Anthony Nader, tells GRAZIA what to do in the city that never sleeps (particularly during Fashion Week).

Ask Anthony Nader about New York City, and his face lights up. For him, it’s his second home – he actually owns an apartment in the West Village – and a place of nonpareil creativity, rich in character and soul. Every Fashion Week, Anthony makes the trek back to the Big Apple (this time, for Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors), and with scissors in hand and stars in his eyes, is back home. Here, 48 stylish hours with the man who knows it best – or very, very well, at the least.

DAY #1

AM

BREAKFAST AT CAFE CLUNY ON WEST 4. I just order the omelette, it’s pretty basic but I love it there ‘cause I can read the paper and sip on my latte. Then from there…

I WILL DUCK AROUND THE CORNER TO MY FAVOURITE MAGAZINE STORE, CASA MAGAZINES. Muhammad, who owns the store, is an institution. A lot of the fashion crowd go there. It’s where I buy all my magazines. It’s the smallest store but they have the best magazines on the island of Manhattan.

ON WEST 4TH I LOVE THE A.P.C STORE, then there’s the Acne Store right next to Casa Magazines, and Saturdays NYC. My favourite hangouts are in the West Village.

I’M A WEST VILLAGE BOY. Loud and proud – it’s all about the West Village for me. I’m a creature of habit – a little bit biased, but that’s who I am.

 

Inside Cafe Cluny. New York with Anthony Nader

Credit: Instagram, @cafecluny

PM

LUNCH TIME I GO TO JACK’S WIFE FREDA OR THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER, right near me as well. I like to keep it casual. I’ll take a magazine with me – people that know me know that I love my magazines, so I always carry around a magazine.

THEN I LOVE WALKING AROUND WEST CHELSEA, which is a gallery district. Lots of new buildings are going up there – we’re talking multi-million dollar apartments there now – which is along the High Line that goes up to 34th street. I love walking around the gallery district there.

THAT’S WHERE I GOT THE INSPIRATION FOR MY RAW SALON. It’s kind of a Tribeca loft meets West Chelsea. I love the gallery district. And you just kind of mosey in and out of the art galleries.

MY FAVOURITE STORE IN WEST CHELSEA IS THE COMMES DE GARÇON STORE. That, in itself, is just an incredible sight to see. It’s just so cool; the whole shop is so cool (the interiors, architecture, etc). And the shop assistants are just so cool as well. They’re like walking pieces of art. They are. I’m really jealous that I can’t dress like that.

 

CDG Installation with five specially made silhouettes in white wadding based on the FW17 show at the CDG Shop 520 W22nd street

CDG Installation with five specially made silhouettes in white wadding based on the FW17 show at the CDG Shop 520 W22nd street

Credit: Instagram, @commedesgarcons

FROM THERE I LOVE WALKING ALONG 9TH AND 10TH AVENUE in West Chelsea. I find that really inspiring.

FOR SUNSET – I GO OVER AND MEET FRIENDS AT THE WHYTE HOTEL IN WILLIAMSBURG. And then I always go to this place called, Walter’s, which is also in Williamsburg. Very local, I go there a lot with my friends that live in Williamsburg and the drinks are really good. Williamsburg is very cool, very real.

THEN AT NIGHT, THE STANDARD HOTEL to meet up with friends, upstairs at the top, especially in the warmer months when the rooftop is open.

HANDY HINT: Always have a Nutella crepe. They’re famed for their crepes on the rooftop. I go there for a Nutella crepe and a catch up with friends. That’s pretty well how I would end my night.

Sunset drinks at the Wythe Hotel

Sunset drinks at the Wythe Hotel

Credit: Instagram, @wythehotel

 

DAY #2

AM
I LOVE GOING TO JEFFREY’S GROCERY FOR BREAKFAST. It’s really contemporary – simple food, it’s not fussy. But,

I’LL GO TO JACK’S STIR BREW COFFEE for a coffee first, and then I’ll go to Jeffrey’s to have food. And then I’ll mosey on down to Soho…

I’LL GO TO ALEXANDER WANG, Opening Ceremony, Rick Owens – a beautiful store, so beautiful.

 

A very New York facade; Jeffrey's Grocery

A very New York facade; Jeffrey’s Grocery

Credit: Instagram, @jeffreysgrocery

PM
IF YOU WANT TO CELEB SPOT, GO TO THE MERCER HOTEL. I’ll go to Mercer Kitchen to have lunch – you can guarantee you will always sit next to someone famous. When I was there last, I was sitting next to Mert of Mert and Marcus. After lunch I would go down to Bond Street,

THERE’S A REALLY GREAT CAFÉ THERE CALLED THE SMILE – a lot of celebrities do interviews down there, ‘cause it’s so low key and it’s really dark. It’s very cool. There’s a really cool store next door called Oak NYC, and the architecture in that street alone is just so beautiful, so cool. I love Bond Street.

THEN I FIND MYSELF AT GEMMA, a restaurant at The Bowery and you can definitely count on me having the margarita pizza there, even if it is only 3 o’clock at this stage, and we’ve just finished lunch. I’m an eater. I eat and drink coffees everywhere. I’d head back up to the West Village. I walk and get the subway.

 

Gemma Restaurant at The Bowery Hotel

Gemma Restaurant at The Bowery Hotel

Credit: Instagram, @boweryhotel

I LOVE BARNES & NOBLE IN TRIBECA and looking at all the magazines and not paying for them!

AND THEN I TEND TO GO PAST CELEBRITIES BUILDINGS, you know, to just have one of them just coincidentally stand out the front while I pass.

THERE’S A REALLY, REALLY GREAT RAG & BONE STORE IN TRIBECA NOW AS WELL, and I love to check out the J. Crew store there as well. It’s more boutique, individual pieces. I really, really, really love Tribeca.

IF I’M HOME BEFORE 3:55PM, I ALWAYS GO TO BIG GAY ICE CREAM, which is on the corner in the West Village. I get the Salty Pimp, which is a salty caramel soft serve, and literally at 3:55pm because at 4 o’clock, I’m watching the Ellen show! I’ll always have a Salty Pimp while watching Ellen.

I’LL GO TO THE GYM AT EQUINOX, right near me, and then catching up with friends…

I LOVE THE SPOTTED PIG. I get pizza again! Cause I’m just so thin, aren’t I? If I’m with friends and they’re out of towners, we would venture to The Maritime Hotel, in Chelsea, which has really good drinks. I don’t have a favourite drink, they’re all really good. Then I’m in bed by midnight and it’s a new day.

 

Soft-serve pride at Big Gay Ice Cream

Soft-serve pride at Big Gay Ice Cream

Credit: Instagram, @biggayicecream

By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for grazia.com.au

Dree Hemingway at Met Gala 2014

THE BEST HAIR FROM THE MET GALA 2014

Anthony Nader splashes out on who are the Met Gala 2014 Ball Red Carpet Hair Winners in vogue.com.au

Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough at Met Gala 2014

The hair looks that turned up on the red carpet for the Met Ball’s 2014 gala, in celebration of couturier Charles James, were in styles as varied as the gowns being celebrated. Here we profile our favourites and tell you how to re-create key looks.

Hair down

Red carpet waves are a consistently elegant look and were embraced by Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough. If you’re recreating the look for a special occasion be prepared to touch up throughout the night, as you would your makeup. Hair authority Anthony Nader says he advices clients to take a travel size hair spray in their clutch for the night. “When needed they can give any nasty flyaways a once over in the powder room.”

For Dree Hemingway’s Hollywood ringlets Nader says:

1. On damp hair squeeze a good size tennis ball size of firm hold foam into your palms and work through your hair from roots to ends, rake through and shake dry 80% with your hairdryer.

2. Create a deep side part then take four equal sections. Take three-inch sections starting from the nape area with your large round bristle brush and stretch sections upwards all the way up to the crown area. Do the same with the front sections.

3. Using velvet hot rollers, take horizontal sections parallel to your part line and wind the rollers under from top to nape area. Let them set and cool for longevity.

4. Once cool, unravel the rollers and brush the curls to create volume. Give hair a once over with hairspray.

Soft wave

A romantic take on glamour in the form of soft waves was favoured by Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bünchden and Victoria Beckham.

Short hair

A swathe of celebrities have gotten the chop of late and worked their shorter strands into elegant styles for the Met red carpet. Oscar Oscar master stylist Jacky Chan says the important thing to remember is to choose a complementary style. “Hair always needs to complement the dress and styling. If the dress is romantic and feminine, waves and pincurls always look beautiful and elegant, or if the dress is modern and structured sleek styling is best,” says Chan. His top tip? “Less is more with shorter styles.”

Deep side part

Lily Cole, Cara Delevingne and Emily Cole chose the flattering effect of a deep side part and waves.

Plaited

Kristin Stewart and Joan Smalls chose to plait their tresses for a fresh take on red carpet dressing.

Joan Smalls

The back of Kristin Stewart's plait

De-fringe

Suki Waterhouse swept her signature fringe into a simple updo for an elegant refresh of her look.

Suki Waterhouse

High Bun

Lupita Nyong’o, Lily Aldridge and Ivanka Trump opted for a timeless style reminiscent of James’s models.

Tousled casual waves

Alexa Chung, Katie Holmes and Kate Mara all sported softly ruffled waves that lent an effortless feel to their ensembles.

 

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Sneak Peek: Backstage Beauty Secrets from Fashion Week

Anthony Nader gives us a sneak peek at some Backstage Beauty Secrets from Fashion Week as seen in Popsugar.com.au

Say hello to Anthony Nader, international hairstylist and owner of Raw Salon (Sydney). He tames the tresses of A-listers from Gisele Bündchen to Lily Cole and Miranda Kerr (and that’s just getting started!), as well as models backstage at some of our favourite designer shows of New York Fashion Week, including Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren.

Now that you can see why he is our go-to for a behind-the-scenes look into the world of fashion week, scroll down for Anthony’s juicy tips, tricks and secrets…

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs

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“The model needs 100 percent confidence in you when they are sitting in your hot seat, so handle them with care and be the pro that you set out to be. Being professional and knowing your game will ensure you achieve the best results.”

Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio
Backstage at Ralph Lauren
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“In the weeks leading up to the season, models need to take a seat in the hairdressers chair and have a few moisturising treatments with steam applied. It works wonders and remember that we (hairdressers) need a healthy foundation to work with for best results.”
Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs

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“It really doesn’t matter what hair the model turns up with. If the model loved those beautiful long hair extensions in the previous show and the hair director on the next show doesn’t have the vision for that kind of hair, out they come. More often than not, at this stage the model is crying, but we do our best to calm her down and treat her like a princess.”

Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio

Backstage at Ralph Lauren

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“In the hours or days you have off, just let your locks be free and use a leave-in conditioning treatment.”

Source: IMAXTREE / Matteo Scarpellini 
Backstage at Ralph Lauren
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“We all live on pressed juices for the season. They are our life savers and so healthy and full of goodness.”
Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio

Backstage at Marc Jacobs

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“Dont go for a colour change unless your agent has agreed first. In my (cough, cough) many years of doing shows around the globe, I’ve seen girls turn up with a new colour thinking they would be ‘experimental’ and as a result they haven’t worked that season due to them playing hairdressers at home.”

Source: IMAXTREE / Matteo Scarpellini

Anthony Nader Backstage with Marc Jacobs Model

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“Most importantly always remember there are so many other talented people doing the same thing so always give your 100 percent and karma will be your reward.”

Source: Instagram user anthony_nader

Anthony Nader Backstage with Karlie Kloss 

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“Celebrity models are just like you and I at the end of the day, so don’t go gaga over them. You will not only look like the new kid on the block, but you probably won’t be asked to work on more shows in the country you are in or want to work in as word really does get around.”

Source: Instagram user anthony_nader

How to: Ralph Lauren Polo polished beach hair

Anthony Nader works backstage on the RALPH LAUREN POLO show at NYFW FAll 2014 as seen in elle.com.au.

Anthony Nader gives us the step-by-step to get cool-girl hair.

Straight from the runway at NYFW, cialis Sydney’s own Anthony Nader, pills owner of RAW Salon, assisted Redken’s Creative Consultant, Guido Palau at yesterday’s Ralph Lauren Polo show, creating laid back glossy lengths for the AW14 collection. ELLE got the exclusive on how to achieve the look.

“It’s a more polished beach hair that is refined and doesn’t look crunchy or brittle.” Nader says.

1. On damp hair, spray a texturizing spray all over and rough dry with hands to promote airiness. Guido used Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two-Day Extender ($30.95, 1300 650 170)

2. Grab an extra-large hot tong and wrap 5 cm size sections around the barrel from mid lengths and ends.

3. Be sure that you don’t make the wave too defined, as you want a more tousled and relaxed feel.

4. If time permits, gather your hair to just below the crown area and twist the tail loosely and pop a few pins in to secure the hair.

5. Keep the bun in until you are ready to leave for the day to set the movement. Then brush lightly for that floaty airiness.