words/backstage images Judith Ecochard
Fashion industry veteran Joanna Mastroianni had her collection's runway debut at Lincoln Center---showing glamorously festive frocks and evening wear---in exceptionally colorful prints inspired by her garden, in shimmery black dramatic cocktail dresses, and in bold tones for red carpet worthy gowns stylists everywhere should be clamoring for.
|Cruz' very neat makeup bag|
So fitting, the designer worked with industry veteran Edward Triomi (of Warren Tricomi salons-the Plaza Hotel locale where we got our best haircut ever...note to self, go back)... for the retro elegant hair styles--- and new to NY Fashion Week but professionally acclaimed, Kryolan cosmetics for a vintage flavored- yet bold modern visage. It was a very calm backstage, fyi.
|most clutter free makeup table backstage we saw all season|
|Dominic Cruz for Kryolan using a foundation brush|
|soft taupe contoured the faces-subtle here|
|palette assures a perfect match for camouflage skin and the back shadow lined the eyes|
|powder to gently accentuate...punctuate this look was more 60's not 80's|
|false eyelashes spidery length, think Twiggy not Liza Minelli|
|more Kryolan palettes...LOVE|
Lips balanced the eyes...lined first with Lip Pencil #910 and filled in-using a lip brush-with Dermacolor Light Lip Rouge,
|Dermacolor Light Lip Rouge-first swiped on a palette stick...then applied with a lip brush|
Shiny High Gloss Lip Shine in Fairy...over the entire top of the lip and in the middle bottom.
|Powder finished the look...|
|longer length underlashes at the outer corners of the lower lashes|
|hair twisted into around -as a ponytail holder|
Attached hair extension...with model's hair smoothed into a sleek high pony tail...with a piece twisted around as a ponytail holder...
..then the long ponytail was twisted and rolled into a dramatic side topknot/bun shaped---pinned into place.
|hair products used---Warren Tricomi|
|height and smoothness...|
|glam twisted version of a bun---pulled off the face, sleek and smooth|
|several models had this side twisted updo|
Extensions---got teased for added volume...then smoothed. Lot of work---deceptively so.
|pinned into place|
|ready for the runway-hair/makeup DONE|
|Edward Tricomi reviews his team's work....|
A short swingy wig---this model had her own gorgeous hair---fyi---tucked into a net...
|sleek bob...with geometric shape---reminded us of Vidal Sassoon's signature style|
Shorter hairstyles---got all Palm Beach retro via setting hair on big rollers and teased for volume---then smoothed out/styled into a bouffant shape...pinned underneath so as to precisely show off the dresses's neckline...very retro.
|teased for volume and shape|
|height at the crown|
|Julie G Nail polish in Metallic Heels (gold) and Shimmer Island (green)-available now at Rite Aid|
|nails with Metallic Heels|
|layered nails with Shimmer Island over Metallic Heels|