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The hot ticket of Montreal Fashion Week? Denis Gagnon's show held at Birks Thursday morning. Hair and makeup took place upstairs in a cafeteria and was kept simple. Gagnon wanted the girls to look like they'd just sprung out of bed so hair was done in mere minutes (Denis Binet, Pantene Consulting Stylist, simply applied gel quickly with his hands, had the models flip their hair down and up and then pulled it into low ponytail).
Makeup was similarly speedy, mostly focused on bold, red lips -- first lined with Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Passion, then a quick brush application of both Lip Perfection 305 Hot and Everlasting 345.
And the result? Stunning and refreshing -- with the smiling models flitting about as though they were out and about in Paris. If you could see any designer's show, who would you pick?