Sunday, September 9, 2012

Edun + Christian Siriano {Fashion Week Day 2}

Tom Pecheux at work
my day started out with a 7:15 a.m. call time and never slowed down. i headed uptown to Lincoln Center to hit the 'tents' (as the insiders call 'em) to visit the Ruffian backstage. once finished i was on my way to back to midtown for the Edun fashion show.

Edun is a line designed by Bono's wife, Ali Hewson, as an ethical clothing line committed to encouraging trade in Africa. while we were hoping to catch a glimpse of Ali Hewson, and keeping our fingers crossed at the possibility of seeing Bono, neither happened. we did however get to take some great shots backstage of the master Tom Pecheux--lead makeup artist for MAC--at work.

going for a clean, youthful vibe with a touch of rock, each model had a dewy glow and well groomed brow:

reinventing their Fluidlines, MAC will be introducing 'brow friendly' shades this spring, bringing the gel liner to the brows:

next i was off to Eyebeam Studios to meet the crew putting together Christian Siriano's show. this guy is fierce:

all smiles and and just a bit on edge, Siriano briefly hopped backstage to check how things were going. he quickly took a pic of himself with lead artist Polly Osmond and then disappeared. Polly described the look they were achieving as a simple, girly look. highlighters and shimmer were key to making this happen:

next i stopped to talk to Aveda Hair lead Antoinette Veenders. she took a moment to run me through the hairstyle they created for Siriano describing it as a ballerina who just finished working out. pulling the hair into a casual topknot was not only quick, it was simple and wearable. (read: i will be putting together a tutorial soon!)

time to hit the Urban Decay booth and then off to a show. loving every minute of this.