Backstage Beauty: Roberto Cavalli

26 September 2009

The second show on our hitlist during Day Two of Milan Fashion Week was Roberto Cavalli. To get backstage, we got a sneak preview of the catwalk with its garden stage and it already had us excited. Guido for REDKEN had been plaiting again but with a Guido twist. Hair was both ‘masculine at the front and feminine at the back with the braid,’ Guido told us. Girls had extensions added for length ‘because Cavalli girls don’t do stubby ponytails’. A completely wet look, the front section was ‘like a greasy headboy’ juxtaposed with the long braid tied with a thin suede ribbon. ‘Designers are loving textures, they want it so this hair is hard and product-y just like the textures I created at Prada, Calvin and Ferretti,’ Guido explained. Pat McGrath lead her team to a strong eyeliner look using Make-up Forever waterproof eyeliner with a paintbrush which stretched from the inner corner in a thick line out to the end of the model’s eyebrows. Noses were tanned and the brow colour was toned down. The cheeks were super summery thanks to Armani’s Sheer Creme Blush in 2. A hard and soft look in one. Perfection!

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- Lauren Murdoch Smith in Milan


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