Wednesday, September 10, 2008

new york fashion week spring 2009....ruffian

Let's just say that we had an amazing time backstage at the Ruffian show.

Not only was everyone super nice, they were also so awesomely willing to let us take photos and give us info on everything.

Loved it!

We met with the lead makeup artist, James Kaliardos (that's actually John Stapleton applying his masterful makeup skills to the model) who gave us the inspiration for the look of the show....a prep girl who went out west, a west coast hippie vibe.

Translation...think laid back chic and easy to replicate at home.

James didn't want to go for a base, but did do some slight concealing here and there to even everything out. The look is meant to be a natural one.

Moving onto the eyes, they applied the Gold Dark Pigment from the lid to the brow bone and winged it out toward the temple. Finish off with Coal Black Pro Lash Mascara applied to curled lashes.

For the cheeks they used Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish blended onto cheek bones. Under the cheek bones for contour they applied Sculpt Sculpting Powder. As a highlight they patted Pearl Cream Color Base on the tops of the cheek bones.

For the look of innocence, they pressed Not So Shy Lipstain onto the lips softly for the perfect pout.

It's the most gorgeous wearable look, that paired fabulously with the clothes.

So loving the look here.

For the hair, Bumble and Bumble lead stylist Neil Moody continued with the yes-you-can-do-this-at-home-no-really-you-can look, by using Bumble and Bumble products and braids to achieve the loose easy waves seen on the runways.

First, using Bumble and Bumble Prep Spray and Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, they applied it to the hair for texture and to create a beachy like feel.

The then braided the hair in sections...careful not to go all the way to the roots.

After braiding, they sprayed on either Does It All Styling Spray or Spray De Mode (depending on the type of hair each model had) and then pressed each braid with a flat iron to set it.

After, for the finished look, the stylists just took out the braids and ran their fingers through the hair to loosen them up. The key part here is to leave the braids in long enough, but not too long...the crimped look is not what they were going for here.

Moody even gave us an easy tip on how to do this at home for our shorter hair, make fewer sections of hair when you braid it.

Simple, easy, amazing...we're so in love with him now.

For MAC products try, for Bumble and Bumble try to purchase or to find a salon that carries it.

We'd also like to thank Amy from MAC, Neil Moody, James Kaliardos, John Stapleton, Tim from Bumble and Bumble, the models, and the rest of the amazing individuals we had the pleasure to be around. You guys are purely fabulous.

With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine
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1 Comment:

monique said...

amazing looks! and great post! :) i can't wait to read more... :)


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