Fashion Week: BBJ Ventures Backstage at Vena Cava

Behold the cosmetics table at Vena Cava!

I interviewed Tina Turnbow, (pictured, left) celebrity makeup artist, for the second time today backstage at Vena Cava, held at the Chelsea Art Museum. This time, Tina was working with Stila. The inspiration? Gothic Egyptian. Tina’s always had an affinity for an Egyptian aesthetic, as do I. “It’s about mixing warm and cool, metallic and matte,” Dame Mix-a-Lot Tina informed me. The look was achieved with Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer, Perfecting Concealer, Pressed Powder, and Stila Sun #1.

Using a gothic application of lighter colors, Tina defined eyes with Smoky Quartz Kajal, Tiger’s Eye Kajal, Sajama, and Twilight shadows. Lips were glossed up with Stila Shine Lip Polish. She highlighted the center of both the upper and lower lids with a touch of silver shadow. Major Major Lash was applied in ample amounts sans curling lashes first on top and bottom lashes, while brows were tamed with Stila Brow Polish.

I thought the hair in this show was TO DIE. Oscar Blandi‘s (pictured, left) concept for the show was “modern mermaid.” I mean, bring naiads into it and I’m TOTES on board. The hair was air-dried and set with a base of Oscar Blandi Onde (which means “wave” in Italian) Wave Enhancing Spray. Using a 2″ curling iron, Oscar created an undone, soft curl. The front section of hair was gelled using Oscar Blandi Acqua Marina Gel, very much in keeping with the aquatic theme. I love the dichotemy of the two textures: clean, tailored lines vs. soft, flowing waves. Very Stendhal’s The Red and the Black – one of the book’s central themes is law/order vs. passion.
Finished model.

Another one!

Tomorrow’s schedule includes:
Thierry Mugler Breakfast
House of Casettte Collection
a Dermalogica Face Map Session
Miss Sixty Backstage
TIBI Backstage
MAC Dinner
Catherine Holstein Afterparty

Stay tuned!


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