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Backstage at L.A.M.B., for Spring 2011 the look was classic Gwen Stefani - rasta meets punk rock. Models were given deep red lips, a copper and gold cleopatra eye, and Harajuku braided dos with miles of extensions added in.

NYFWSS11 968.jpgMakeup: Charlotte Willer for Maybelline used Eye Shadow Quad in Give Me Gold #5 to highlight the browbones, inner corners and the tops of the cheekbones, then brought the copper shade from the inside of the eye through the crease blending it out into a cat’s eye. Gold was added to the lid, and the bottom or the eye was rimmed with black kohl for a Cleopatra look.  Willer coated lashes with The Falsies Mascara, and contoured cheeks with bronzer, before caoting lips with Deep Red Lipstick #645.

Hair: Gwen’s personal stylist Danilo created rasta-punk hair, heavily inspired by Gwen’s beloved harajuku girls. He started by clipping extensions near the front of the face, divided them into three sections, and made a long braid. The rest of the hair was pulled back into an asymmetrical ponytail, pulled halfway through the elastic into a messy bun. The hair was finished by either adding contrasting color hair pieces to the braided area, or randomly pinning strands back or to the sides.

Nails: CND’s Angie Wingle blended Speedy, Inkwell, Studio White and Anchor together to create a dusty dark blue hue.

1.bmpBackstage at Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 2011 collection, the look was a bit ’70s, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s ladies, but more undone. The girls were made to look like they partied last night, but still fresh and modern.

The face was intense with smoldering coppers, while the hair complemented the relaxed feel of the clothing. Here are some details on how the looks were created:

Makeup: Sil Bruinsma for MAC Cosmetics used intense copper powder shadow on the center of the lids, bringing it around and under to bottom lid as well. Eyes were rimmed with black eye kohl and then given multiple coats of black mascara. Charred Red lipstick was used as a stain on the lips, applied with the fingers.

Hair: Cutler’s Dai Michishita backcombed hair and then then flat-ironed to seal texture. After brushing the hair put, Dai pulled it a high topknot, leaving pieces of hair loose at the hairline.

Nails: Fingernails were coated with OPI polish in I’m Suzi And I’m A Chocoholic, and toes were painted with Barefoot in Barcelona.
At Victor de Souza’s F/W 2010 collection, the designer wanted an otherworldly beauty. Bring on the drama!

For the hair, lead stylist Danilo, worked with PHYTO products to create an “alien chic” silhouette. Hair was formed into a tight pony tail which was subsequently slicked back with PHYTO Professional Strong Sculpting Gel and wrapped into a chignon at the top of the head.  Small sections of hair were left out at the temples, and extensions wrapped within a hair net (in blond, brunette, and black shades depending on the model’s hair color) were fastened to the top of the head, covering the chignon, and loose side pieces were tucked back and underneath. To finish, Danilo used PHYTO Professional Workable Hold Hairspray.

For the face, Lena Koro for the NARS created a look inspired by a photograph of Audrey Hepburn, and was intended to emulate the feeling of her elegance and class, with an “alien twist.” The face was paled with NARS Snow loose powder and Sheer Matte Foundation in Siberia. Eyes were dramatically lined with jet liner (Black Moon eyeliner and Eyeliner Stylo in Black). Models also sported blackout contact lenses to completely cover the whites of eyes and add to the alien aesthetic. The look was finished by dabbing NARS gloss in XXX on lips.

Nails were done by CND (Creative Nail Design). Lead Stylist Christina Estabrooks shaped false nails into rounded points and adhered just below the first knuckle. They were coated with one of two polishes (Pink Lily and Copper Chrome), and finished off with French tips (Studio White) before being topped with Super Matte topcoat.

The final look:

While it isn’t exactly a wearable look, it was certainly one of the more exciting looks we’ve witnessed this season…. it was, as promised, completely out of this world!
Backstage at Kardashian for Bebe Fall 2010, the look was all about day to night glamour, a look that can take you from the office to cocktails with little modification.

To translate this to the hair, Whitney Blischke for TIGI said that “Kim wanted an effortlessly glamorous look, and she liked this because it looks easy.” Blischke prepped hair with Fashionista Spritz and Shine before blowing out for texture. She then sectioned hair and wrapped around a barrel iron, pinning curls up to cool in order to hold curl. Once released, curls were finger combed to loosen wave, and roots were sprayed with Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo for a matte finish, while ends were sprayed with shine spray to give the illusion of darker roots and lighter ends, which is a huge trend in hair right now.

ggg.jpgFor the face, makeup artist Nathalie Bechard for Sephora Pro created a look for day to evening, modeled after Kim’s own look. To create this, she applied Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Liner in Star Black, Make Up Forever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow and Make Up Forever Diamond Powder. For the skin: Dior’s Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup and YSL’s Touche Éclat Radiant Touch. Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Mmmm… was pressed into the lips, after lining them with Sephora Nano Lip Liner in Candid Candy.

gggg.jpgTo complete the look, Kim D’Amato for Preti New York coated fingers in Willow, an almost transparent nude, and toes in Spring Song, and more opaque nude.

kim-kardashian-bebe-fall-fashion-runway-models-590sd02162010.jpgInstant day-to-night chic. And so easy!

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This season during New York Fashion Week, Butter London teamed up with designer duo Vena Cava to create a custom color (now named ‘Marrow’) which the designers debuted with their fall 2010 collection. Butter London’s Creative Director Nonie Creme refers to this new color as a “murky purple” and we’re loving it! Not too vampy, but just enough edge to add a little character. Yes, it’s nearly spring and everyone is stocking up on their toned-down taupes but we’re craving this darker shade. If you’re like us and too anxious to wait for fall, get the look with these similar purples:

Opi Brights
Purple with a Purpose
$6, Amazon

Call me Irresponsible

Purple Rain
$16, Sephora
Sole Mate

butterlondon.jpgNonie Creme suggests replicating a similar look by applying one of Butter London’s new Jelly shades like Stroppy to a darker color like black or purple.

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