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PORTFOLIO STAR STYLIST: Faatemah Ampey, ICA Artistic Council The American Style Collection b by AMY DODDS TOP ARTISTS FROM INTERCOIFFURE AMERICA/CANADA UNITE TO DEFINE TRUE AMERICAN STYLE. t is rather astonishing, when one comes to think of it, that although America is by and large made up of people from myriad different races, religions, creeds and cultures, there’s no denying the fact that there is an overreaching American style. And it’s this virtual paradox of diverse unity that is celebrated in Intercoiffure America/Canada’s (ICA) latest trend release, The American Style Collection. “As Mary Brunetti and I were discussing the vision for American Style, I realized how certain looks—let’s call them fashion memes—developed from American culture and history,” says Vivienne Mackinder, ICA Fashion Director. “These memes became the building blocks for the collection.” Therefore the collection is divided I 94 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | JULY 2013 into five distinct segments: Wild West, Hollywood, Palm Beach, Rock and Roll and New York City. Also building on the diverse unity theme is the collaboration between several different ICA members, including Faatemah Ampey, David Kinigson and Sherri Jessee of the ICA Artistic Council; Jo Blackwell-Preston and Jason Backe of the ICA Hair Color Council; and Lori Neapolitan of the ICA Makeup Council, in addition to Brunetti, Creative Director of the ICA Artistic Council. “The contributions of America to international style may often be underrated or taken for granted on the global stage,” concludes Mackinder. “But American culture is truly fascinating, as is its influence on music, cinema and the ever-changing world of fashion.” DRESS: JOHN PAUL GAULTIER; JACKET: RALPH LAUREN; NECKLACES: ERICKSON BEAMON; BRACELETS AND RINGS: RRRENTALS; SHOES: RALPH LAUREN

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