CHRISTIAN SIRIANO S/S 2013

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In case anyone may have missed the 400 other times I’ve gushed over it on this blog, I LOVE SHEER. Sheer fabrics have to be my hands-down favorite element of fashion. Whether it’s black, gothy lace, or romantic tulle, I want to wear it. So as you can imagine, seeing Christian Siriano’s Spring 2013 collection was like dying, and going to Sheer Heaven.

But before we get the ballerina inspired clothing, let’s talk about the backstage beauty. Taking the concept of a ballerina “leaving practice”, the beauty looks were not those of a ballerina onstage, but mimicked the light, sweet, and slightly unkempt appearance of a ballerina’s everyday life.

AVEDA Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders created an “off duty ballerina” top of the head bun:

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Antoinette at work

To get the look:
Antoinette explained that the secret to this bun is in the twist! Hair was sprayed with “Pure Abundance Prep” to add thickness, then blown dry. Models turned their heads upside down, while stylists added a dab of Texturizing Cream to ends. Hair was then pulled to the crown, and a comb’s tail was used to rake the ridges out. The bun was created with a simple twist, which was then secured with an elastic band. Pins were added to finish the look, which was “slightly disheveled” and finished with “Air Control Hair Spray” right before the models went out on the runway.

MAC Lead Artist Polly Osmond led the team of makeup artists in developing the fresh-faced, pretty ballerina on the go makeup for the show.

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To get the look:
Faces were prepped with Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation. Powder Blush in “Well Dressed” and “Tenderling” was applied to cheeks and the forehead, with a slight dab of Cream Colour Base in Luna overtop to add a highlight. “Runway Rose” was used on eyes, along with Cream Color Base in “Shell”, on the center of eyelids. A mix of concealer, and Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup was used on lids. The look was topped off with Brown mascara on top and bottom lashes.

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CND lead nail tech Angi Wingle painted nails in a romantic, sparkly pink to match the metallic and pearl colors in the collection.

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To get the look: 2 coats of CND “Grapefruit Sparkle” (out in May 2013) were used, followed by High Shine Top Coat.

The complete finished look:

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And now for some of the most gorgeous dresses (and shoes!) I have ever seen:
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Some of my favorite looks from the collection:

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I can’t even take how beautiful these three dresses are:
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Who says wedding dresses have to be white?!

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Get in my closet.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2012-2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

LELA ROSE S/S 2012: Backstage Beauty

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Backstage at Lela Rose’s S/S 2012 show, the word of the morning was one “glamorous”. From the retro gorgeous hair, to the old Hollywood inspired nails, to the delicate beadwork on dresses…glam was everywhere.

To help amplify the already sparkling clothing, Deborah Lippmann used “Believe“, a hybrid gold-silver shimmer on the model’s nails.

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The color was chosen to coordinate, but not match the eye makeup used, and was applied to both the short, rounded nails, and toe nails.

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The best thing about “Believe”? It’s both a day or night appropriate color, that works for ALL skin tones!

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Beauty by Bare Essentials

Ted Gibson created an alternative to a braid for the show’s easy breezy hair look.

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Starting with Build It Blow Dry Spray and Tame It Shine Lotion to tousle the hair, Ted then twisted the front section of hair from the part to the nape, using a pin to secure it. Finishing the look off with Beautiful Hold hair spray.

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The finished look:
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Luckily, the clothes are just as pretty!

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Designer Lela Rose

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I love all of the tiny pretty details on Lela’s dresses.

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Must-have jewelry!

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Lela Rose for Payless

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®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost