Go Backstage at Lincoln Center with Lela Rose
I kicked off my Sunday morning with some high energy. I went backstage of the Lela Rose show at Lincoln Center where I got a taste of what true fashion week feels like.
Chaotic. That is the best word to describe it. With models being pulled into a run through, PR people running about everywhere, and reporters cramming into the backstage tents, I was certainly overwhelmed, but also excited.
In conjunction with taking in this busy atmosphere, I also learned the hair and makeup inspirations behind the show. Ted Gibson, who came up with the hairstyle, created a quick five minute up-do for the everyday woman. It's a part bun, part ponytail combination that's easy to achieve. Just pull your hair up as if you're creating a ballet bun, then stop twisting and let the ponytail hang down. Done!
As for makeup, the look (created by Romy Soleimani) was inspired by plant life. Each model wore eye shadow in yellows, greens, and browns to incorporate the plant cycle—while still looking pretty of course. Lips were were dabbed with apricot lip glow by Stila, a very earthy and natural look, of course. I, personally, was taken aback by the sheer number of people that were fitting inside this tent but the hair and makeup behind-the-scenes gave a nice jolt to my weekend morning!
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