After blizzard warnings and flight cancellations a-plenty we finally make it Stateside on Sunday and promptly zipped off to the shows to bring you the biggest and best beauty moments from backstage..
1. Red is Best
The backstage area at Alexander Wang can always be relied upon to produce a beauty look with a difference. This time is was the sleek red ponies inspired by Ukrainian model Irina Kravchenko’s own henna treated tresses which caught our beady eye. “The hue here is based on Irina’s hair color,” Guido told us backstage as he clipped custom-dyed ponies into model tresses.
2. Getting Figgy With It
We were captivated by Victoria Beckham’s tantalizing tweeting in the run up to her ready-to-wear Show. And when show hour finally came the experience well and truly ticked off all of the boxes: Fabulous fashion-fare, a brilliant backstage beauty look and presence of our fave David Beckham. Ooh and don’t even get us started on the army of heady Diptyque Fig Candles which scented the show space. Victoria we salute you!
3. Swing Low
It’s still early days but there are a fair few trends emerging from New York already. We’re altogether quite taken by the new nape-of-the-neck positioned ponytails and buns which have, please excuse the pun, cropped up at Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Jason Wu, Lacoste, Prabal Gurung and Suno so far. Get involved!
4. Seeing Blue
Amidst a sea of taupe shadows seen in New York this weekend, it was exciting to see the gradual emergence of a blue trend too. Jason Wu gave Diane Kendal a piece of fabric from his dark cobalt coloured finale dress to work up a colour match for Diane Kendal’s awesome eye, while backstage at Thakoon the very same face painter explained that “Midnight blue gives off a truly wintery feel.” Want in? Of course you do.
5. Kiss Me Quick
Last Season Cara Delevingne kept us amused backstage with her Bart Simpson Jumper, onesie wearing and taking pictures of the backstage photographers. This weekend she’s been busy tweeting and we were particularly taken with her Kiss Me Quick t-shirt which went down a storm on Sunday.
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