Hair-Raising

Don't be alarmed by these fashionably entombed mummies stalking the halls of the Artisan Hotel; they're entitled to a glamorous getaway just like everyone else

Get the Look

It took six stylists five hours to transform our couple from photogenic modern folks to ancient mummies. Eschewing traditional bandages, faux hair was used to mummify the models. Replicate the look using colored hair, a body suit and vintage-inspired accessories.

Wrap It Up

† You have to wear something under all that hair, so start with a flesh-colored body suit such as one from American Apparel. 740 S. Rampart Blvd., 851-7474; AmericanApparel.net.

† Place adhesive tape on the torso and arms as a base for the hair to stick to.

† Wrap gray, white and black synthetic hair intermittently around the body and secure the layers together using hairpins until the entire suit is covered. Hair Plus Beauty Supply, 1048 N. Rancho Drive, Suite A, 646-0656.

Go for Decorative Drama

† Darken eyebrows and apply heavy eyeliner to highlight the only visible skin.

† We covered our mummies’ mouths, but a bold red lip stands out against all that monochromatic hair.

Window Dressings

† The baroque backdrop lends itself to vintage-inspired accessories for a turn-of-the-century monster vibe.

† While the hair is the standout, an ornate headpiece or fur shrug adds texture to the look.

† Don’t skimp on the shoes—the higher and more elaborate the better.

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Alexander McQueen feather shrug, Alexander McQueen in Wynn Las Vegas. Virgins, Saints & Angels necklace (as headpiece) and Alexis Bittar necklace, Neiman Marcus in Fashion Show. Gasoline Glamour ring and shoes, GasolineGlamour.com.

 

 

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On her: Laruicci choker, ring and earrings, Beckley Boutique in the Cosmopolitan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alexander McQueen feather shrug, Alexander McQueen in Wynn Las Vegas. Virgins, Saints & Angels necklace (as headpiece), Jose & Maria Barrera earrings, Neiman Marcus in Fashion Show. Gasoline Glamour ring, GasolineGlamour.com.

 

On her: Theory fur coat, Neiman Marcus in Fashion Show. Laruicci necklace and bracelets, Beckley Boutique in the Cosmopolitan. Alexander McQueen clutch, Alexander McQueen in Wynn Las Vegas. Gasoline Glamour shoes, GasolineGlamour.com.

On him: Alexander McQueen rings, Alexander McQueen in Wynn Las Vegas. Laruicci cuff (as a ring), Beckley Boutique in the Cosmopolitan. Donald J Pliner shoes, Neiman Marcus in Fashion Show.
On toy dog: Leather Couture by Jessica Galindo bracelet, R + D Hipster Emporium.

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