I hope you're ready to Make Your Own Kind of Music, you Dancing Queen. For Fall 2008, the 70s are back. NARS makeup artist Ayako (above, left) told me the look for Tibi's Fall 2008 line was heavily 70s influenced, much like the look at Miss Sixty. Said Ayako, "When the girls arrived fresh-faced and rosy from the cold this morning, I kept them that way." On many of the models, she chose to skip foundation, using only NARS Powder Foundation when necessary. She applied NARS Blush in Dolce Vita, a matte formula in a dusty rose due to hit shelves for Fall 2008. False lashes weren't used, instead, Ayako used copious amounts of mascara to create a dramatic tarantula eye. Lids were primed with a matte porcelain creme eyeshadow. Lips were filled in with NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Belle du Jour, a nudeish flesh-toned hue. Ayako then glossed them up with NARS Lip Gloss in Female Trouble, a delightful pinky-beige, also due to hit shelves for Fall 2008.
Nails were polished with Creative Nail Design polish in Serenity, a sheer, glossy nude.
Next, I hit up superfun Kevin Ryan (above, right) to gab about hair. He definitely speaks magazine copy, i.e., my internal lexicon which I subconsciously suppress. Well, not anymore. "The inspiration is the pretty girl in your high school yearbook," Kevin said. Felt-covered hot rollers were rolled under in the back to create an "expensive wave." "Picture a high-school-aged Stevie Nicks at her best." No uptight updos here, just loose, flyaway strands parted in the middle, with no volume nor thickening agents involved. Kevin used Bumble and bumble's Does It All Hairspray to lock down curl. "It's very Breck Girl," Kevin laughed. In the front, Kevin used a curling iron to wave hair away from the face in "sausage curls" and then brushed through to de-perfect it. "Like Farrah Fawcett?" I asked. "Almost," he responded. "Farrah Fawcett in a small town."
I spy with my little eye: A T3 Evolution and a T3 Twirl.
Oh. And if you think I left before making sure I got a photo of ANTM's Saleisha pre-runway, then you don't know me at all:
This nice model "vogued" for me to show off her makeup before I left:
modeling jobs is a great way to hone one's people skills.
Photo credit: Beauty Blogging Junkie