Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Carlos Miele

The makeup at Carlos Miele was inspired by an ’80s silhouette using non-’80s colors–mostly charcoal greys, taupes, and pinky gold highlights. Romy Soleimani for MAC gave me the deets on the look.

“We highlighted above and around the browbone in a “V,” she explained. “This creates a dramatic profile.” She was given a lot of creative license with this one. Carlos showed her the collection (see pieces all the way below) and told her to take the reins!

Romy dabbed a MAC Blushcreme in Brit Wit, a dirty plum creme blush, onto the lips and covered them with a slick of MAC Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait, a light neutral beige with pearl. She managed to pick the most entertainingly named MAC products I’ve heard in a while.

Fabulous Ted Giza for John Barrett created a “slightly haphazard ballerina bun.” “Like a Type B Ballerina?” I asked. “EXACTLY,” Ted laughed. The products used were John Barrett’s Be In Control, Be Heeled Styling Masque, and Styling Balm. The look echoed the structured, yet flowy feminine fabrics in chiffon, silk and satin of the designs themselves. The hair was modern, but not too complicated. Ted pulled the models’ hair into ponytails, which he then ratted up for volume with an unfussy, unfinished texture. Post-ratting, he fingered through the sections of the pony and then twisted and pinned in a slightly slapdash fashion. “Not TOO slapdash, though,” Ted said. “That would be too… cleaning lady.”

Check the “Type B” ballerina bun.

Behold the clothes backstage at Carlos Miele!

Image credit: Beauty Blogging Junkie

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