Thursday, October 2, 2008

BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 RTW

Toni Garrn models Carolina Herrera


"The look is dramatic but with a softness to it. The inspiration for the collection was Botticelli and the contrast of black and white; the look pairs a strong eye and a soft lip."—Diane Kendal, lead makeup artist

Eye: Diane created a warm smoky eye by first blending MAC Smolder Eye Kohl along lash lines and the crease of the lids, then sweeping a black-brown shadow across the lids and under the eyes.

Face: Taupe powder blush sculpted the cheekbones. Pink blush on the apples of cheeks and a gold highlight on the tops of cheekbones balanced the drama of the smoky eye.

Lip: Diane used a layer of nude cream-texture lipstick to cover the natural color of the lips, followed by a sheer white frost.

Pro Tip: "To create a warm smoky eye, blend an eye shadow in a brown hue over the lids."

Herrera showed a color palette of bright persimmon paired with hibiscus, teal faille trimmed in tweed, and a marigold photo print. Black and white also played starring roles. Spring is all about the ruffle this go 'round. This season short Watteau-back jackets in duchesse satin came with pants cut cigarette-slim and cropped several inches above the ankle. Dresses were a-plenty in the collection and there were pretty party frocks in mille-feuille chiffon that had the unstructured ease of silk lingerie. The "important" gowns came in corseted silk cloque or lacquered black raffia.

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source: elle, style

1 comment:

  1. This is really bad, but I think I like the hair the most. It really stands out. Very chic!


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