Before the glitz and glam that parades down the catwalk, designers come to the drawing board with distinguished hair and make-up teams to create the vision we see walk down the runway. I had the pleasure of going behind the scenes to catch the up close and personal look of how these fabulous beauty looks were created!
For Fall 2011, Christian Siriano’s vision was created with the help of MAC and Aveda. Below we talk to the lead and key artists for their inspirations for the runway, from natural beauty to black orchids.
MAC’s Beauty inspiration:
Polly Osmond for MAC was inspired by “Gorgeous and Simple beauty” and “Minimal Beauty,” MAC went for a natural beauty- highlighting the model’s natural beauty with an emphasis on the eyebrow. Mauves, Gloss eyelids, and a matte stained lip defined the look for the runway.
The AVEDA direction:
Aveda’s Creative Director, Antoinette Beenders takes her inspiration, Black Orchids and shares she came to the look for the hair for Christian Siriano. Taken from the petal of the Orchid, Beenders takes sleek braids, set with the Aveda Control Spray, then flatiron for texture, and then finger combed to deliver a “Smooth with a little bit of texture” look to enhance Siriano’s fall collection.