New York Fashion Week Spring '10. Backstage at Doo.Ri.

PhpBJ2AXcPM MAC's key makeup artist for Doo.Ri, Tom Pecheux, demonstrating the technique of applying shadow to the lips

After observing many shows this season that emphasized a clean and natural look in their hair and makeup stylings, it seemed fitting to go out with a bang and watch a more dramatic look unfold. Luckily, the stylists and artists behind the Doo. Ri Spring '10 show afforded me such a chance. The key artist for MAC makeup at the show, Tom Pecheux explained in his elegant, French droll that the look for the show would be precise and powerful. As an extension of the strong contours in the collection, many in shades of gray ranging from dove to gun metal, Pecheux decided to play up the brows and the lips in unorthodox hues. A veil of MAC's foundation covered the models' faces, including the lips. No blush, mascara, or lid color was used to allow the colors on the top and bottom of the face to stand out. The brows were filled in and shaded with MAC's eyeshadow Nehru, a deep, slate gray. To counter the gray, the lips were then covered with a mixture of two MAC iridescent blue shadows, Moon's Reflection and electric Eel. The resulting effect was quite striking and as Pecheux put it, gentle but strong. Pecheux admitted to being a huge fan of designer Doo-Ri Chung, citing that she was not just a designer but a true creator. His description of her Spring '10 collection was, simply put, "Wow, wow wow!"

Php97DEsTPMPhpXOpya5PM MAC makeup artists applying foundation (top) and the gray Nehru shadow to brows

Heading on over to hair, I met Orlando, the head stylist for Moroccan Hair. He was enmeshed in the process of creating the coordinating hair style for the show, which he explained coincided with the typical Doo.Ri Spring '10 girl. He explained that she was younger, and a bit rock n' roll. She held an individual and effortless attitude to her styling which meant translating a very real look onto the runway. This statement, he said, could be translated with long, straight hair and bangs. In lieu of actual long hair and bangs on some of the models, extensions were brought in and shaped to specification. A side part was created to cover the bangs and the length of hair was pulled back into a low ponytail, tucked under, and loosely secured with pins. The Moroccan Oil Treatment was applied to create luster, shine, and moisture. No combs or brushes were used but a flat iron did help create sleekness in the loose wisps. The style was then topped off with Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray to tame flyways and add a subtle shine.

Lead stylist Orlando shows off the bang extensions used

It took one, two, or three people during different parts of the styling process!

Phpv2vEdbPMThe racks of gorgeous Doo.Ri garments waiting for their expertly styled models

Photo Source: Second City Style
-Alia Rajput

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