A “modern medieval” princess stalked the runway this season at Rodarte, adventurously taking inspiration from the fantasies of role playing games to create an image of the ultimate warrior.
Marc Jacobs has an idiosyncratic way of looking at women with a spontaneity and fearlessness that pushes boundaries that may not necessarily be everyone’s taste, but still fascinating in execution. His spring 2013 collection was exquisite, a dreamlike nod to the 60′s;
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough reinvent the idea of the “cool” girl every season at Proenza Schouler, and this one birthed the computer manufactured, high def heroine that is both ambitious and energetic decked out in a collage of abstract images said to be found from Tumblr.
Hair was tucked and pinned loosely into a faux 1930’s bob delicately waving around the jaw line. One could almost envision the young Duras captured in time, beautiful and fresh, gracefully pushing a curl aside.
Inspired by Sarah Moon, the Sixties model and photographer, Diane Kendal from MAC cosmetics kept the makeup chic and illimitable for a look that could be lost in time. She applied MAC face and body to the skin, a favorite amongst artists for a flawless finish.
Collaborating with Revlon for the show, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman stuck to subtle beauty. “I wanted to create a look that was bold, but still looked soft and natural,” says Westman.
Makeup artist Diane Kendal always delivers superb artistry when executing each runway look, and this was no exception. Makeup was simple, a sporty-chic compliment to a hard-edged, streamlined collection.
Hair was prepped with Fekkai Full Blown Styling Whip in wet hair, then blow-dried flat into a deep side part. After spraying Fekkai Coif Sheer Hold Hairspray into sections, hair was pulled into a tight, low ponytail and misted with Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist for an intense luster.
Visions of lemon and citrus freshened up faces along with the collection, youthful florals and delicate lace sweetly adorned each dress painting the perfect image of a young girl in the summer.
A chic accessory does not go unnoticed during the fervor of Fashion Week. Street style photographer Roza Sinaysky has gone to the streets to document outstanding moments of handbag history.
A single finger wave opposite the part strongly gave a chic effect to the total look. Diane Kendal used MAC backstage, producing a multishade red lip layering MAC Cherry Red lip pencil all over the lip, outlining the lip with Vino Lip Pencil.
Aptly named “Batteries Not Included,” Nichole Miller’s spring vision is what you’d call “relaxed chic,” a youthful sophistication with an urban edge. “While designing my Spring 2013 collection, I was inspired by sci-fi 80s movies.
It was refreshing to finally see an original beauty moment at Ivana Helsinki; faces were beautifully sophisticated with a pleasant twist. Titled “Mourning Sun Motel,” the collection was based on a film about guests at an old motel shot in Finland in the summer of 2012.
There was a drastic difference between the boudoir bondage and the beauty that accompanied it this season at BCBG Max Azria.
Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciol took a surprising step away from the usual esthetic and a more mature, sensual and severe Valentino woman introduced a more arcane prestige to the dreamlike elegance of a classic beauty.
Raf Simmons said it himself, “a shift is happening.” The truth in this statement could be seen in his anomalous sense of color in his clothing as well as the makeup look that complimented the collection.
The Mongolian feel was opulent and redolent, a narrative of an evolution of style collected through travel. Makeup artist Tom Pechuex created a makeup look with geometric eyeliner, strengthened with a pop of silver on the inner corners on fresh, radiant skin.
There was a very strong eye; Pat McGrath created something “very manga” layering an orange greasepaint over blocked-out arches and sweeping a black greasepaint through the crease and up toward the brow bone. Upper and lower lash lines were then rimmed with alternating strokes of black and purple pencil.
Pat McGrath creates a really beautiful dark lip paired with perfected skin and bleached brows, mimicking textures in the deep velvets of the clothing. “It’s a little Rossetti,” McGrath continued, referring to the elegantly stained lips of his portraits.
Jason Wu transports his collection to the Orient this season as a nod to his Chinese heritage. His collection was inspired by three different Archetypes of the Chinese woman; a combination of military, the King Dynasty, and classic 1940’s Hollywood glamour blossomed into the fierce warrior woman on the Wu runway.
Givenchy S/S 2012 Cosmetics Collection
“India for me is an idea, I know nothing of reality,” Karl Lagerfeld says of his Chanel Pre Fall collection.
Bleached brows and clean skin exaggerated the monochromatic collection, giving the models an almost ghostly quality, ethereal and pure, pulling the look far away from sex and keeping it clean.
Lisa Butler, artist for this show explains, “It’s all about the eye, but we don’t want it to be too neat or too smoky. It’s very loose, very relaxed, and quite wild.”
Internationally acclaimed makeup artist, Pat McGrath, creates a “tougher, stronger look” for Frida Giannini’s 1920′s influenced presentation featuring striking blacked out eyes and a flawless face.