How fab is this video! Shot by Style.com at the show test for Thakoon with one of my favourite all-time makeup artists, Diane Kendal, and amazing french hairdresser Odile Gilbert, it shows the process that takes place before the runway show. The designer and hair and makeup artists all get together over a period of a few hours (or as long as it takes!) to test out different ideas, until they have the ultimate woman that the designer envisaged. Almost as good as being in New York!
This week has been the start of the global fashion circus that rolls around the world from New York, then to London, then Milan and onto Paris before all the fashion crew get a 6 month rest, until it all starts up again.
I’ve been diligently keeping an eye on the trends coming out of New York, and right from the word go it’s been a surprising season beauty-wise, as it’s all about colour. New York is known for the usually “tasteful” (read “tame”) makeup and hair that struts down its runways. It is generally the most conservative of all the Fashion Weeks, but this week has been a showstopper in more ways than one. Rust red eyes, 70’s disco full makeup, fluoro pink lips, gold-grey lips and gold lashes, it’s all happening! And thank god, there has barely been a beige face in sight.
As always MAC are the go-to brand for the shows, (although NARS and Shiseido are making a few incursions onto the runways, which is nice to see). Here are some of my top picks so far from the shows – these are the looks that will be inspiring you in the season to come. Get ready to crack out the fun stuff ladies, it’s a makeup-fest!
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