words/backstage images Judith Ecochard
Bright and early---Bibhu Mohapatra's backstage gathering of models, hair stylists, make-up pros and nail technicians--all started up at 6AM.
|AMIT ABRAHAM-lead stylist L'Oreal Professionnel|
|True Grip Powder---new for 2013 by L'Oreal Professionnel-|
|True Grip-"adds instant volume"---a powder...shaking it "...looks really bad backstage..." JOKE|
|hair-center part, baby flat ironed smooth-then in two pigtails...braided ---before bring twisted and pinned into a low bun at the base of the neck.|
|spray, spray spray---no strays|
|Abraham and Joseph DiMaggio|
|even naturally straight hair got worked over as the hair required precision|
|Shorter hair can rock this graphic look-smooth---end slick behind ears|
|Laura Polko-L'Oreal Professionnel---on right|
|3 pairs of hands to get this model's hair perfect....|
|one of our fav products....great to wear before hitting a swimming pool-unde swim cap|
|braids-kinda in a figure eight pattern...well pinned|
Maybelline's make-up team-led by Gato---was most amazing as they were up late the night prior doing the visage for Betsey Johnson's S/S 2013 runway fest/birthday party.
|eye color extended out to temples|
And on the apples of the cheeks----a nice peachy pink...
|lots of brushes-different functions...|
|strikingly romantic make-up---but not too bold. In real life-just use the pink on the lids...and blend more...|
|in broad daylight-the look is def more editorial...|
On the nails-two coats of Maybelline's Audacious Asphalt---"...a balance grey-between black and white..."in keeping with the rebirth/reborn theme..."a Luna moth into a butterfly..."
Clothes on the racks ---already making a statement--- the laser cut fabrics/leather...and the striking broken shards prints---often insert in panels on slim fitted day dresses and skirts---in several color waves...
|close-up netted-lacy fabric detail|
|laser cut black leather jacket-stunning|
|United Bamboo sandals|
|Bibhu Mohapatra intro'ed his plush leather clutches and handbags-in dramatic geometric shapes...and bold tones---including this terrific cobalt blue|
|Chartreuse is another popular color for Spring 2013. Bibhu Mohapatra used also---one example, this glamorous evening gown with tulle underskirt---that would have looked amazing on Julianne Moore for the Emmy's---|