One of my favorite shows to see at New York Fashion Week is Lela Rose. The looks are always on point and this season was no exception. We were treated to the triple threat of Tarte, Ted Gibson and Deborah Lippmann. The looks was sultry and soft at the same time.
Lela Rose Fall 2010 Look:
Inspiration : Nature’s celestial landscapes- think of the nighttime sky and imagine a full moon peaking behind the clouds.
Overall Look : The moonlit eyes are mysterious, while the complexion and lips have a cloudy, hazy feel.
eyes: Silvery, moonlit eyes-a silvery/black smoky eye without edges and just a touch of blue. The eye is almost 3D, rounded and mysterious.
direction: Think of the eye as a rounded sphere or planet. The inner crease of the eye is darkened up to the brow with the shimmery deep blue gray (eyeshadow in lucy I’m home). The outer area is rounded, softly muted blackness. The center of the eye is the lightest, with darker edges (inner and outer corner of eye) ending in black (eye couture palette). Apply blue lagoon only in the center of the top and lower lids. Blend the blue into the gray and then into a bit of the black. There should be a bit of the blue and silver gray (eye couture palette) blended in the center of the lower lashline. Apply smolderEYES in the inner rim of the eyes. Top it off with a coat of lights, camera, lashes! mascara on the top and bottom lashes (no curling needed). Leave eyebrows-do not fill in. After finishing the eyes, clean underneath with the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer .
complexion: It should feel muted like a hazy, cloudy sky. The mineral powder will matte and tone skin.
· the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer-use after applying shadows to avoid fallout.
· smooth operator oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 (one shade lighter than model’s complexion)
· provocateur pressed mineral powder
· t-zone travel
cheeks: Just a touch of healthy blush.
· blissful natural cheek stain (warm peachy pink)
· powder over blissful with provocateur pressed mineral powder
My hair boo Ted Gibson created a slight departure from his normal look for Lela Rose. Instead of the requisite sleek ponytail, he created a textured updo that was a deconstructed french twist. “We’re creating a modern French twist,” Gibson said, “It’s the opposite of the classic Upper East Side twist — disheveled with tons of texture — for the girl who’d hang out downtown, at the Mercer Hotel, or the new Crosby.”
Nails sparkled, with Deborah Lippmann‘s polish in Across the Universe, a new release for fall. “It was one of those match made in heaven situations,” she said, “I was already doing this shade for fall, and when I met with the design team to go over the clothing, we realized that she had a fabric in her fall collection that exactly matched it, so It was a no brainer.” Nails were filed into a short almond shape, using two coats of the watery blue and green glitter formula (which has a mix of chunky and fine glitter), set in a sheer navy base.