Words/Images Judith Ecochard
|Maybe preferring upstate NY...still charming everyone.|
The first day show to kick off things at Lincoln Center has the on call for 6AM for the cool Nicholas K RTW collections.
We arrived at 8:30ish after about a gallon of coffee to find most of the gals made-up by Napoleon Perdis and his team...and looking very awake and absolutely terrific.
After the lead Make-Up artist, Napoleon Perdis---applied his Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer on clean skin...Stick Foundation prepared the faces for a rock n' roll vibe---smoky eye, "like they did it themselves"
...with matte skin, no visible color on the cheek (with some tone, the neutral via Eye Pencil Brown Sugar/Color Disc applied in the hollow of the cheek with a firm brush, highlighted with Trench Coat)---
|Neutral lips via NP SET LIPSTICK-SAN FRANCISCO|
... for a monochromatic look = the MO.
This worked out to slightly different tones "to respect the skin...and to warm it up a bit" (versus Vampire, out all night pale skin)...on the models, depending on ethnicity---but still all very matte.
Eyeliner was applied with an eye-brush-"to smoke it out" really popped, especially against the neutralized eyebrows (brushed with Translucent Powder)
And the inner eye was defined with a neat navy/gray---using the long lasting "Bling Dynasty To Dye For" China Doll Eyeliner in Equinox....with a light application of the Clean Disc Clean Slate.
To translate this look for Spring 2011..."add life to the skin," Perdis advised. "Put some blush and reflection (Luminizer/Bronzer)----on the cheek, and over the eyes too...for a warm and amazing look."
Because, rumor has it, it will get warm and amazing, weather-wise in the Northeast at some point.
INFO: NAPOLEON PERDIS
PLUS: AN Aussie day---with hairstylist Rodney Cutler in charge. The healthy, sexy tresses were all shiny with lightly teased lifts at the crown for the gals.
PLUS PLUS: Nicholas K for Vintage Shoe Company boots---vintage beat-up in a nice way, not sloppy- leather in hip lace-up hiker styles...for guys and gals.
CODA: As our hipster pal said..."I would wear Nicholas K everyday if I could..."