Photographed by Frazer Harrison.
Posts for February 7th 2008
Another backstage, another MAC team (though some familiar faces from Bill Blass. MAC travels fast.), another set of models waiting for their 15 minute show to begin. If the Kai Kuhne collection is any bit as interesting as its hair styling, we think it should be a dramatic show. Black pipe cleaners weave around the front of faces before hair is sprayed and then set 1940's style. In the end, blacked out eyes peek out from perfectly coiffed bangs. The loft is calm and cold, a cloudy river view shooting grey light throughout the space. The girls are getting dressed and we're off to the pit to shoot the show.
We just finished up a little backstage time with the MAC team. The look for the Bill Blass A/W 08 show conjures that ever-popular 'rock chick' vibe. Naturally, that means a lot of liner and mascara (fake eyelashes to be exact) a deep plum eye and orange-leaning blush high on the cheekbone. As with most strong eye-looks, the MAC team is keeping it simple with basic nude lipstick. Everyone, including the models, seem a bit tired on the second to last day of fashion week. Thankfully, we have Peter Som for Bill Blass to look forward to, expect an edge that just might get you through the next two days.
Tory Burch is the Ur-Social. While Michael Kors may channel the WASPY socialite energy in his collections, Tory actually lives the life. And that sweet, charming, ever graceful aesthetic she projects in her collection allows millions of women to buy into the dream. Normally selling an aspirational lifestyle makes us uncomfortable but with Tory it just makes us smile. We like what she is selling. We can't really figure out why honestly. It must be all that yellow and orange. We just can't say no to bright accessories.