The Show: Creatures of the Wind
Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase
Makeup: James Boehmer for NARS
The Vibe: At the Creatures of the Wind show yesterday afternoon, the theme of magic versus reality and nature was present in everything. James Boehmer, lead makeup artist for NARS, pulled inspiration from the “contrast between what’s the real world and what’s the magic world. And the makeup is definitely the magic world.” To achieve that magic, Boehmer used a moisturizer from the brand’s skincare collection (relaunching in Fall 2012) and a very sheer foundation to give models “lit from within skin.” The eyes were strong, with what he called an “almost 90’s shape.” Finally, they used a rose gold shadow to “gild the inner corner of the eye, eyebrow and the lip.”
The hair, created by legendary stylist Odile Gilbert and her team for Kérastase, was equally magical. Messy, seemingly wind-swept braids were twisted and pinned up before being covered with floral wreaths in some cases, and shimmering glitter in others.
The polish by Essie was more grounded and based on nature, specifically the transition from summer into fall. Essie founder Essie Weingarten layered mossy Sew Psyched under Mint Candy Apple for a shade that would complement the brown and mustard-hued clothing.
Follow all of our Fashion Week Fall 2012 coverage here.