Thursday, February 21, 2013

MALAN BRETON: Backstage Hair, Make-up, Collection Fall 2013

Chelsea Piers/NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Malan Breton is a real welcome fixture of New York Fashion Week (since 2005!)---this time---showing glamorous evening wear for men and women---styled in an ode to the icon Marilyn Monroe----and so we thought, the other elegant blonde heroines of Alfred Hitchcock's 1950's flicks---Tippi Hendren, Kim Novak, Doris Day and Grace Kelly..and the leading men---like Cary Grant, and James Stewart.


---a new sponsor for NYFW- is a best seller in the UK---Batiste Dry Shampoo---that we've noticed---is just as (or more often) deployed  for volume and texture...on clean or not so much---tresses.
What we thought just fab from this brand---Batiste come in fruity scents---AND sure to be a best seller on these shores---with (temporary) colors---a great way to cover up roots. Widely available ---on and offline too.

Hairstylists used a lot of L'Oréal Professionnel too---which was fitting as the team here was also backstage at other Fall 2013 shows for this brand- too.

Joe Dimaggio...L'Oréal Professionnel with last look Real Housewife Aviva Drescher

Here lead hair guy-Joe Dimagio---works on the locks of a Real Housewife...taking the straight locks back into timeless high bun...with added extensions to give the coif more of a puff.

Amit Abraham carefully smooths hair

not a single flyaway here...

Texture Expert 4-for all hair types-finishing spray

all sorts of products were used...including L'Oréal Professionnel's Strong Strong  Hold Gel for men 

A Sunday night-and a spacious backstage-add up to less stress than usual for a backstage scene

smooth smooth smooth-hair and added piece-in a high pony tail...then pinned under

an assortment of hair tools-including flatiron in use
pinned with precision...looped under
flatiron helped with straightening all hair types for the flawless slight curve under...

the size of this bun comes courtesy of a hair piece---without the bun would be smaller-more like a ballerina's bun size

this hair metal sticks...ultimate smoothing tool

this is how they do it---metal clips on the short sleeve-an easy reach

hair piece/pony tail tied on....carefully

every hair in place---hairpins are hidden
we noticed---at the shows---waaay more hairspray used than most gals use in 'real' life....
men get hairspray too

at every angle---there was not a hair out of place...ready for the runway

One of pro's top make-up brand-MEHRON sponsored the make-up with Dani Fonseca creating flawless skin with Celebre PRO HD foundation,  a red lip (Big Apple), cat's eye via Black Detailz and Carbon E.Y.E. Powder over the line---- gleaming highlights (Pearl), subtle flush cheek (Geranium Cheek Creme)...with contour (Cocoa E.Y.E. Powder)...topped off with fluttery (false-Fuller E.Y.E. Lashes) --- and a black beauty mark (Black Detailz) á la Marilyn...timeless- elegant- classic face.

men got concealer to even out skin tone--- and powder to get rid of the shine

BeautySo Clean brush cleaner

Maybelline Mega Lush Volume Express Mascara

Plus a few make-up cult fans.....Beauty So Clean make-up brush cleaner sprays, Embryolisse, and Maybelline mascara...

WOW---this is a make-up table

lip liner carefully applied

lip liner used for precision---filled in lips with it Red
Natural Wheat and Cocoa eyeshadow define eyes-with Pearl Precious Gem on lids 

black liner+false eyelashes=need skill to do this
more lip liner...

HD Loose powder

the finished look
guys-well groomed

ensembles=bagged and ready to be worn

designer Malan Breton adjusts this stunning mermaid skirts

vest with button up henley and trouser

trio of men----in well fitted silk suits with  silk cotton blend button-ups...

fine materials--classic modern separates...wearable!!!

crimson gown-with a chubby

OTHER CREDITS: Marilyn Monroe Jewelry

FOOTWEAR by ISOLÀ (women) and WALK-OVER and Giorgio Brutini (men's)