September 7, 2012
[Runway images via Style.com]
The Show: BCBGMAXAZRIA
The Theme: The New Femme Fatale
The Color Palette: Creams, blacks, vibrant peach
Best/Collection’s Signature Standout Look: Actual harnesses reigned supreme on the runway; no more where they just a pattern, but where actual, 3-D pieces found on the garments. The combination of filmy, transparent layers with the hardness of the harnesses was the mastery of the collection, although some wonderful pleating and prints also surfaced throughout.
Backstage Beauty: BCBGMAXAZRIA
The Theme: Kate Moss
The Keys: Laurent Phillipon for Bumble & Bumble, Val Garland for Temptu, Jan Arnold for CND
The Color Palette: Dark smokey eyes (sexy, late-night girl with lived-in makeup), a “virgin” nail (Pink Lily polish and Air Dry top coat), and volumized, fussed with hair.
The Execution: Manageable! A clean nail, smokey eye (or best if you do it the night before, and then sleep on it, and blow-dried, rollered, spritzed, and imperfect tresses.