words/backstage images -Judith Ecochard
Runway images and video MB Fashion Week
Make-up How-To Video- Maybelline New York
It amazes us ---but really shouldn't...how a week full of a lot of late nights---doesn't mean late mornings----as witnessed backstage at The Studio/Lincoln Center at 7AM-for hair (L'Oréal Professionnel), Make-up/Nails (Maybelline)...a hive of busy bees in full get ready mode...since an hour earlier.
|Amit Abraham-on left|
The metaphor---appropriate- given that the twisted up bun in the back was "inspired by a honeycomb which has a complex tiered texture that reflects the choice of layering and textures in the collection," according to lead stylist, Amit Abraham.
IMO: what we would call editorial hair---in ode to the glamorous ensembles---specifically:
" Man Ray's evocative photographs of his muses Kiki du Montparnasse and Lee Miller provide the inspiration for the Bibhu Mohapatra FW13 collection. A modern take on 1930s silhouettes, with subtle nods to the Dada movement and Bauhaus shapes, pieces are simultaneously architectural and softly liquid."
Multiple steps---with L'Oréal Professionnel products---included protecting tresses with the Mythic Oil Reinforcing Milk (USA$32)....then tie-ing back a big section hair in a low ponytail, with loop elastics every few inches down the length of it---then that part of the hair wrapped into a low bun using True Grip Texturizing Powder ($25)---to keep the style in place.
|crimping hair takes patience-|
And THEN even more hairspray (mercifully, there's pretty good ventilation back there)...with the crowning touch---Perfect Shimmer ($21) used for just that.
|before-straight hair-blown out-straight!|
|After-crimped hair...in a back bun|
|before- straight hair|
|after-hair crimped into low bun---side pieces let loose into finger waves|
|shows---what part of hair went in low pony tail/bun---with slightly more than the crown-divided into section for crimping|
|Infinium Hairspray 3...used all the time|
|hair crimped about every inch...into finger waves by wrapping around inch wide curling barrel|
|one strand at a time-crimping took a awhile to do|
|everyone has a few shadows at that hour---Dream Lumi™ Touch Highlighting Concealer used|
|Dream Fresh BB 8-in 1 Beauty Balm-as foundation, Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal on cheek apple -mixed with Coffee Cake applied-all the way up to the eyes---for a youthful look...FitMe Pressed Powder for no-shine|
|subtle"smoky eye" done in brown tones-using Studio Color Creme Tattoo Gel Shadow in Bad to Bronze...topping off lashes with Colossal Volume mascara|
|Highlighter on the eyes...under the brow and as a cat's eye at the corner of the outer eye...and pop under the center...Studio Color Tattoo Creme Gel Shadow in Barely Extended|
|Charlotte Tilbury-lead make-up artist for Maybelline|
|every model gets double (triple) checked by the lead make-up artist-at every show, fyi.|
|Serious make-up kits...!|
|no room backstage...but lots of activity|
Nails by lead manicurist Honey---rocked. Unlike most of the Fall 2013 shows we attended-where nails were one solid color (vs Spring 2013)...black acrylic paint (really-dries fast)---was carefully hand painted on nails in the design pictured below...
|Diamond shape with a border- painted on each nail---that was covered in a glossy pink (Born With It)....|
|we thought Honey's nails very awesome too!|
|Color Show Nail Lacquer in Born With It|
|Honey's nails...masterpiece of black gold---painting design over natural shaped nail-beds.|