Written by Mariana Aguilera, @demureista
If there is one show that happens before a show--it's backstage! Matter of fact, it could be really the most exciting place of a fashion show; well that depends who says it. We're in the opinion as Iris Apfel said, "It's not about the party, it really is about dressing up for it" This season AVEDA did hair and makeup for the Leanne Marshall 'Project Runway' Season 5 winner show. If you are a newbie to the backstage scene, allow me to enlighten you with a few fun observations--imagine 12 or more of you getting ready in your supersized bedroom. The tiny difference here is that all models know what to wear. It's basically organized creative madness. Models are being worked on by two teams at the same time--hair and manicurist for example.
The hair and beauty look for Leanne Marshall Fall/Winter 2016 collection was lead by experts and influentials AVEDA makeup director Janell Geason and hair director Jon Reyman. The eye makeup is one that we might want to copy--silky, smoky, outlined and gold/copper blend for that perfect evening lighting at parties; all complimenting the silk wool and silk chiffon dress pieces while the lips remaining subtle. As far as the hairstyle, it parted down the middle gathered at the back in a beautiful textured-knot not taking away but sharing the show with the airy and in some pieces their intricacy.