Of all the shows that I cover during Fashion Week, I always look forward to the Lela Rose show. Not only are the clothes special, but the hair, makeup and nails never disappoint.
This is my backstage pass for Lela Rose…the backstage area of a fashion show is small, busy and intense!
Mid-century Danish modern designer, Arne Jacobsen, was one of the influences that inspired designer Lela Rose for her Spring 2014 collection. Makeup was by Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Stila Cosmetics. The look was ethereal and magical, with acid green on the eyes and a pop of pink on the lips. Stila Color Pigments in Light Show and Cha Cha Eye Shadow were applied to the eyelid, giving the eye a futuristic apple green almond shape. Skin was kept fresh looking, with Color Correcting Stick SPF 20 and Stay All Day Concealer. Convertible Color in Camellia was used on the cheek. Two tone lips, which were seen at other shows, made their appearance at Lela Rose using Stila Convertible Color in Fuchsia and Color Balm Lipstick in Betsey. Overall, it was a fresh look that really popped!
Hair was by Ted Gibson, who said that “after seeing the collection I thought it would be cool to create something that wasn’t just romantic, but rather something that had structure and softness at the same time. This look is all about texture!” To create the look, part hair in a center part and blow dry using ted gibson build it blow drying agent to aid in adding texture. Next, a medium sized curling iron was used to curl hair starting below the ears. The hair was then roughed up and Ted rolled it into itself up to the ears, creating an inverted bob. The goal was to avoid a “faux bob” look and go for more of an updo feel. The look was then finished by pinning the hair with bobby pins and setting it with ted gibson beautiful hold hairspray. A final sprinkling of gold leaf flakes onto the hair added a whimsical touch. It was definitely “WOW”!
Nails were by Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador. She created two looks for the runway; a matte nail using two coats of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Lady Muck, followed by the butter LONDON Matte Finish Shine Free Topcoat. The second look was kind of a floating half-moon. Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to create a clean, nude base. She then used butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Lady Muck to create a half moon effect. When asked about spring trends for nails, Katie thought that this type of “floating” nail art would be a big trend, as would adding a textural effects to nails.
What do you think of the overall look at Lela Rose?