Ladies, the big guns are coming out! As we edge further into the week of fabric and fabulousness in the Big Apple, some of the biggest names in the fashion world are showing their new spring 2010 threads. Check out Tracy Reese, Tibi, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, and MARC JACOBS! after the jump.
Tracy Reese had fun, fun, fun on the runway! Her clothes are my favorite I’ve seen so far: bright patterns, florals, and colors that scream spring. So youthful and fresh. The makeup reflected that as well: thick black eyeliner (especially on the lower lashline) lent an air of youthful edge that toughened up the feminine frocks. Eyelids glistened and on some models, the liner was smudged to give them that fresh-from-a-bedroom-romp look. The hair was equally fantastic: teased, imperfect updos with major volume at the crown.
White-out conditions were all the rage at Donna Karan, where models’ lashes were coated in white mascara and bold sweeps of white shadow graced lids. It was like a winter wonderland on the face. The rest of the face was kept simple: flawless matte skin, nude lips, and just a hint of blush on cheeks.
Models at Tibi were bursting with bright colors, just like their ensembles. Pastel yellow shadow was swept under arches along the browbone, while bright pink was applied to lids. A sheer wash of highlighter graced the lower lashline and inner corners of eyes (some models even had a streak of blue under the eyes). Pink cheeks, pinky-nude lips and glowing skin rounded out the face. This look was pure fun, pure color, pure spring. Love!
Nobody does classic drama like Carolina Herrera. Her elegantly glamorous designs walk the line between classic and trendy. Her models’ eyes were the focus, with dramatic shadow extended past the outer corner of the eye. Skin was kept matte and clean, with a dusting of nude blush to sculpt the cheekbones.
I saved the best for last…MARC JACOBS!
Makeup guru François Nars created the stunning looks for the models on the Marc Jacobs runway. Inspired by “theatrical ballerinas,” Nars created pale faces caked with white powder, offset with dramatic eyes. Major black eyeliner played the leading role, with stark, graphic lines extended well beyond the inner and outer corners of the eye on both the top and bottom lashline. Peach shadow was applied heavily to lids, and offset by dabs of white cream shadow in the center of the lid and outer corners of the eyes. An angular line was drawn just above the brow to create geisha-esque definition. A matte burgundy-rose lip finished off the look.
Hair was slicked to the scalp and pulled into knots and twists high atop the head. The effect was an extreme bun that reached new heights.
All photos courtesy Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Marc Jacobs photos courtesy Allure.