11 February 2014 by

The Five Beauty Lessons We Learnt Backstage At New York Fashion Week: DAY 1

Our New York Fashion Week backstage beauty experience got off to a gentle start today with two of our all time fave shows - Helmut Lang and Rag & Bone.  This was great not just because we love them madly but also because it gave us some time to acclimatize to the frosty NYC climate. Brrr! Anyway, onto the important matter of what we did today…

1. We Gossiped With Gucci While She Worked On Georgia May Jagger’s Makeup

It was only just before Christmas that we were last out in NYC working on a top-secret beauty shoot with one of our fave face painters Gucci Westman.  We grabbed a second with her backstage at Rag & Bone where she explained that she had been applying the amazing Eminence Bright Skin Moisturiser to wintery model skin before conjuring up a gorgeous extended eyeliner inspired by the 60s Yay Yay girls. “It’s just about this one statement because real girls don’t have time for seven different makeup steps,” she told us.

 

2. We Worked out What to Wear…

And that turned out to be as much at possible.  New York is I.C.Y cold right now people – even the notoriously hot backstage beauty areas are artic. Think thermals, cashmere socks, jeans, biker boots, jumpers, two coats (layering is so now don’t you know), hats, mittens and sunglasses.

3. We Discovered that Burgundy Eyes Look Brilliant on Blondes

Backstage at Helmut Lang in Chelsea we came across a model casting of all our favourite blonde beauties. From Juliana to Devon, Sasha and Maja there was a definite platinum hair, blue eye thing going on. Indeed makeup maestro Hannah Murray told us that these girls had inspired the gorgeous burgundy she had produced for the show using a new NARS lipstick. “Nothing makes blue pop like burgundy,” she explained.  Aren’t they lovely?

4. We Drank Green Juice A-Plenty

The Grazia Fashion Week 360 Team are of the opinion that a girl can’t be at her best without very regular pits stops for delicious food and drink, especially when she is rather jet-lagged and working very hard.  Yesterday our fave food moments came courtesy of scrumptious granola for breakfast, large bowls of steaming pasta for lunch, sushi for supper and these super cute cold pressed juices which we discovered backstage at Rag & Bone.  Kale, cucumber, celery, and aloe vera, we love you!


5.  We fell for Eugene Souleiman’s Show Ponies

Last but not least may we just say how cute is this hair, masterminded by hair hero Eugene Souleiman at Helmut Lang? We spotted no less than 5 beauty editors trying to get their hands on those stretchy hairbands that we haven’t seen since the 90’s.  One to try tonight for sure…

Click through our gallery and check out our top NYFW moments so far...

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GALLERY>> BACKSTAGE BEAUTY MOMENTS AT NYFW

Anyone for a skull cap? #lacoste #backstagebeauty #nyfw #grazia360

Model crush of the day = the extremely charming Brit beauty Holly May Saker. #prettyperfect #helmutlang #backstagebeauty #grazia360

Green juice part two: Please keep us healthy. #fashionweekproblems #grazia360 #health #beauty #sanctuarytsoho

Natural girls just as they are @victoriabeckham

Oh yes we are... #backstagewithbeckham #beauty #grazia360 #topsecret

Hanging backstage @victoriabeckham #happiness #backstagebeauty #grazia360

@victoriabeckham girls pillow proof... Do you? #hair #beauty #backstage #beauty #grazia360

The gorgeous Irena at Alexander Wang last night #backstagebeauty #nyfw #grazia360

Beach views backstage at Alexander Wang #surreal #nyfw #backstagebeauty #grazia360

Oh yes we did! #piggy #fashionfood #nyfw #grazia360

The finished beauty look @victoriabeckham #backstagebeauty #nyfw #grazia360

Beautiful girls "just as they are" @victoriabeckham #backstagebeauty #nyfw #grazia360

Celebrating the diversity of New York at DKNY . 50 models 50 different looks #backstagebeauty #nyfw #grazia360

DKNY cool kids. Celebrating NYC diversity #nyfw #backstagebeauty #beauty #nyfw #grazia360

Brushing up on beauty #backstagebeauty #nyfw #grazia360

Altogether obsessed with these beauts from DKNY #backstagebeauty #nails #nyfw #grazia360

Ballerina beauties at #DVF #nyfw #grazia360 #backstage

Yep that's Ballet Russe beauty for you from DVF #backstage #grazia360

Breakfast with @revlon_uk and @Gucciwestman between shows #grazia360 #nyfw #beautymatters

We want them all please @narsissist #backstagebeauty #nyfw #grazia360

Apply your lipstick as normal before patting it off with a finger or tissue for this almost stained effect seen @Houseofherrera #backstagebeauty #grazia360 #nyfw

3 Statement nails on the middle fingers by the legendary Jin Soon at Prabal Gurung #grazia360 #sallyhansen #backstagebeauty

Spotted backstage at Lacoste: Please bring me to the UK @maybelline #productrequest #grazia360 #nyfw #begborrowsteal

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Beauty breakfast in bed. #NYFW we're ready #nyc #grazia360

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Topping up on greens @rag_bone #grazia360 #coldpressedjuice #freezing

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All about the blue eyed blondes at Helmut Lang #grazia360 #nyfw #backstagebeauty

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Beauty dream team of @gucciwestman and Georgia May Jagger backstage at Rag and Bone #grazia360 #nfw #backstagebeauty @revlon_uk

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Tomato red eyes painted with none other than new @narsissist lipsticks. The perfect foil to a pair of blue peepers we are told #nyfw #grazia360 #backstagebeauty

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Who wants @eugenesouleiman 's awesome Helmut Lang hair? Us too. #nyfw #grazia360 #backstagebeauty

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In love with liner backstage @rag_bone #nyfw #grazia360

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5am fashion week starts are made easier by a bedroom view like this #newyork #nyfw #grazia360

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Getting dressed for snow and sun #NYC #makeminemittens #meow #rayban #goyard #grazia360

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A bevy of blue eyed blondes at Helmut Lang. We ?? Juliana #nyfw #backstagebeauty #grazia360


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