By the time you are reading this, as you can see, I am already in New York. In February. Willingly. It’s New York Fashion Week time again, this time for the Fall/Winter shows. I don’t normally come out this time of year, but I have the chance to go backstage to some amazing shows and do some really fun things, so I couldn’t pass up a trip. Even if it is the middle of winter.
I can’t wait to bring you video and pics from all of my adventures and hope that enjoy the coverage next week, too.
As I write this, I am on a plane headed to New York City. That’s right, it’s that time of year again – The Makeup Show.
TMS is a makeup trade shows that includes some of the biggest names in makeup (*Nars, Smashbox, MUFE, YSL) and gives a chance to smaller brands to break thru (*can’t wait to see who is premiering this year). It’s also an opportunity to hear some of the leading Makeup Artists in the business give tips & tricks and flat out good advice for those in the business.
As usual, you know that my twitter feed will be blowing up with up-to-the-minute of what I’m seeing and doing while I’m in NYC.
I’m excited to go again this year and can’t wait to share it with all of you!
So, I am irrationally bummed that I will not be attending the Fall ’11 NYFW/MBFW due to an injury I did to myself (*burns hurt!). However, I do love that fashion is becoming so much more tech savvy. This means that while I am unable to attend any shows in person, I *can* watch them via livestream, as more and more houses put their shows online. Thanks to “Racked” there is a handy reference guide to see who, and when, these shows are streaming:
This week, you (yes, you!) have more personal invitations to Fashion Week shows than even the Tumblr convoy, because a slew of designers are broadcasting their big events via livestream. We’ve got the entire schedule below, which includes Lincoln Center, Milk Studios and off-site shows; there’s so many you can always just “see what’s on” and tune in.
Compare this list to last year’s February Fashion Week livestreams, and the growth is stupendous. From 10 shows livestreaming to nearly 50…better start making some reminder Post-Its.
Note that many other sites have also listed similar livestreaming schedules, but we’ve found missing and incorrect information in all of them, so what you have below is as near to perfection as we’ve gotten.
· Wednesday, February 9 Hear Truth’s Red Dress Collection: 7pm. Live from Lincoln Center on CBSNews.
Of course, as much as I will enjoy watching the shows, it’s the backstage that I will really miss this season. I just adore watching everything come together with the hair and makeup. Is it too soon to start counting down to September??
Are you going to tune in to any of the shows? Are there any shows *not* streaming that you wish were?
I was lucky enough to be backstage for the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2010 show. (*yes, this is the show that I accessed backstage via the front of house. Go me!). The hair team from Aveda was led by Antoinette Beenders and the makeup team as led by Polly Osmond for Victoria’s Secrety Beauty, with whom Christian did a makeup collection earlier this year.
Antoinette was pretty focused on the hair, so she didn’t really speak with people much to describe what she was up to, but I was able to snag a few minutes with Polly, who explained the gloss on the eyelids the models were rocking.
Antoinette Beenders for Aveda Antoinette Beenders, for Aveda, creating the ponytail look for the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Wielding the rod I am kind of enamored of a curling rod now, but I know that no good would come of me having a straigh heated rod around the back of my head in my awkward hands.
Getting the models hair ready Members of the Aveda hair team getting the models hair ready for the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Backstage at Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2010 An overhead shot to show some of what goes on backstage at the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Fixing the ponytail Antoinette, and her helpers, getting a models’ ponytail ready for the Christina Siriano Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Soothing hands Aveda was giving the models hand massages while they were waiting for the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2010 show to start.
Applying the eyes You can’t really see the cool effect he is doing, but he is putting a gloss on the eyelid for a shine effect.
Applying the lips If you don’t pay attention to him using the brush on her lips, you can see the look of the eyes with the cool gloss effect.
The man himself Here is Christian Siriano passing thru backstage before his Spring/Summer 2010 show. He was perturbed at all of the people that were backstage and was heard saying “Who are all these peeeeople?” as he headed front of house.
Checking the time Or maybe for a text. Christian Siriano passing thru backstage to front of house at his Spring/Summer 2010 show.
I was lucky enough to get to go backstage and see the hair and makeup being done for the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show. This was my actual *first* backstage fashion show. Yep, had no idea what I was doing, but got much more comfortable as the shows went on.
Below, you will see a vid of MAC Makeup Artist, Romero Jennings, discussing the look for the show:
And below are vids from the hairstylists for the show, Pearson Knight and Isabelle Lepage, discuss the hair inspiration and execution for the show:
Romero working MAC Makeup Artist, Romero Jennings, working on one of the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show models.
Romero correcting a mistake As one of the models went by, MAC Makeup Artstist Romero Jennings stopped her to fix her eyeshadow.
Romero smiling MAC Makeup Artist Romero Jennings smiling for the cameras.
Romero showing the colors MAC Makeup Artist, Romero Jennings, shows the colors used on the models for the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show.
MAC Face Chart The MAC face chart for the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Ready to make up One of the MAC makeup artists for the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show had their gear all set up, with the facechart as a guide.
Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 Show My first backstage at NYFW – Spring/Summer 2010.
On the hair side of backstage Hairstylist Pearson Knight looking over the hair section backstage at the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Getting teased One of the models from the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show getting her hair teased up.
Shaping the hair Once the model’s hair was teased, it was shaped in to place for the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Models gather The models were getting ready to line up for the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2010 show.
Look who else is here? Spotted: Ms. Ferocia from the Glamazons, (aka @arterbery on twitter), backstage doing her thing, too.
Show board for the models This board tells the models of the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer show what they are assigned.
Models lining up The models for the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer show line up to walk the runway.
Sequence board This board was right by the runway entrance, showing the models in the outfits and in which order they were to walk.