THOM BROWNE F/W 2013

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Over the past eight seasons, I’ve photographed many exciting, beautiful, and inspiring fashion shows– over 200 of them. Thom Browne’s Fall 2013 show is my favorite of them all. Every detail, from the backstage beauty to spooky, wintery runway show was perfect, making the viewer feel as if they were transported to a couture show in Paris, rather than a loft space in New York’s Chelsea.

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Mac Cosmetics’ Sil Bruinsma created a dazzling look inspired by Marie Antoinette, and The Queen of Hearts, focusing on whited out faces and bright red cheeks and lips.


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Christian Siriano S/S 2012: Backstage

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Backstage at Christian Siriano’s Spring 2012 show, AVEDA lead stylist Antoinette Beenders created a look inspired by Christian’s “smart, flirtatious” muse. With the collection itself inspired by sea creatures, barnacles and ocean life, the fun-loving beach-y waves provided the perfect complimentary style.

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To get the look:
1. Dampen hair at the root with Aveda Volumizing Tonic and blow dry with a large round brush to create natural volume. For added lift, use Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray as a setting lotion while blow-drying by lightly misting the hair.

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2. Use a one-and-a-half-inch barrel curling iron to curl one-inch sections of hair away from the face until all hair is curled. Rake with fingers to loosen.

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3. Flip hair upside down and gently brush curls through using a Mason Pearson hair brush.
4. Flip hair back up. Create a deep side part and gently smooth out the top of hair using a comb, maintaining volume at the part.
5. Spray Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine onto a kabuki makeup brush and stroke the brush over hair from roots to ends to give a healthy shine. Keep style in place and protect against humidity with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray. — via Aveda’s Antoinette Beenders

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The makeup for the show was the brainchild of Polly Osmond for MAC. Osmond was also influenced by the clothing’s under-sea theme, and choose bright colors, like one would find underwater. Eye makeup was applied using fingertips to give it a more free-flowing ocean-y look. Osmond dabbed 3 dots of color under the lower lash line, using MAC Eyeshadow in Three Ring Yellow. Lips were layered with a combination of MAC Lipstick in Innocence, Beware! and MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Woo Me.

The finished hair and makeup look:
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Designer Christian Siriano

As for the beautiful clothes? They should speak for themselves:

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Christian Siriano for Payless

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Last minute alterations

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See the full photo set here

All Photos and Content ®2011-2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost