Last September, one of my long term fashion week goals was finally achieved: I was able to photograph backstage at the Rodarte Spring 2019 show. And it was just as gorgeous as I always dreamed it would be!!
Morgan Taylor Lead Artist Eichi Matsunaga created an Art Deco inspired nail in metallic colors with crystal accents.
To get the look: Polish colors including “Give Me Gold”, “Could Have Foiled Me”, and “No Way Rosé” were used, then topped off with 3 tiny rainbow colored crystals glued to each of the nails.
Odile Gilbert for TRESemmé created one of the most gorgeous hairdo’s I’ve seen in all my years of covering fashion week. The stunning, rose filled romantic hair completely stunned everyone who saw it.
To get the look: stylists used the brand’s Sultra After Hours 1-inch and 1.5-inch Clipless Curling Wands. Hair was curled by alternating twisting hair towards and away from the face for a natural, loosely waved look. Tresemmé Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo was used to add body, then finished off with Tresemmé Two Extra Hold Hair Spray to keep hair in place. To complete the look, hair was accented with fresh roses in varying colors and sizes, secured with hair wraps and bobby pins. Each of the 48 models had a custom selection of roses, by floral artist Joseph Free! The models were then paired with veils, bows, or metal hair accessories in bird or crown varieties.
Hair genius Odile Gilbert at work:
James Kaliardos for NARS created bright, vibrant looks in 3 different eyeshadow shades, which varied amongst the models.
To get the look: lids were prepped with NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Eyes were then accented with NARS eyeshadows in Douro (yellow), Baby Jane (teal blue), and Domination (hot pink) in a rectangular design. Which was made extra vibrant by pressing the pigment onto the lids with a medium-sized shadow brush. To complete the look, NARS red-orange lipstick shade Powermatte Lip Pigment in “Don’t Stop” was applied to the lips of every model.
Designer Laura Mulleavy
After a short break for show prep, and some unexpected rain, the show began! The vision of models in their gorgeous hair, makeup, and nail looks, combined with the beautiful collection completely blew me away.
Models descended from the church and were guided across the street the Marble Cemetery for the runway show.
Totally a dream come true!
See the full photo set here.
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