This morning I headed over to Milk Studios to take a peek backstage before the Vena Cava show. Ted Gibson was on hair, MAC on makeup and Butter London on nails. It was show one of day one and all of the talent, models and journalists looked refreshed and ready to take fashion week for all it's worth! "These girls aren't afraid of a strong look, they're walking for Vena Cava," remarked Lloyd Simomonds of MAC cosmetics. The makeup was heavy to say the least. Inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, a full face of metallic navy blue shadows complimented by coral lips and cheeks gave off an ultra glam effect.
To my surprise, Butter London of Beauty.com was doing nails backstage and word has it, they're doing tons of shows this year. To make sure all of the manis were perfectly uniform, they used press on nails that were self adhesive. "We created a new twist on the 1/2 moon manicure by making it more graphic and less vintage," commented Creative Director Nonie Creme. With two coats of grey and one of stark black, they were crisp, short and bold.
One of my fave stylists of all times, master mind, Ted Gibson of Beauty.com was working his magic on hair. I caught Mr. Gibson explaining the look backstage on video. Check it out: