Published on February 18th, 2009 | by Charu Suri2
Marchesa Fall 2009 Backstage Runway
Backstage at Marchesa the makeup artists from NARS Cosmetics and hair stylists from John Frieda were rushed at 2:30pm because the models were doing a private, closed runthrough for Vogue Editrix Anna Wintour.
Harry Josh, who did the hair for John Frieda says, “There are a variety of fantasy-themed hairstyles for Marchesa. One is wearing the hair down, the other a loose ponytail, another one is a low ponytail with bobby pins.” When asked why there were so many hairstyles, he replied, “Because the clothes are so different and we wanted to show there were several “Marchesa” women…not just one.”
He used John Frieda’s “Root Awakening” product line including the Health Boosting Detangling Spray, the ever popular Frizz-Ease, and the Luxurious Volume All Out Hold Spray. John also used lots of powder to get the hair to look textured and loose.
Julio Sandino, the makeup artist for NARS Cosmetics said, “There’s a lot of eye color like how a teenager does makeup, and the clothes are very rich so they complement the makeup.” Sandino used no blush on the cheeks, and the emphasis was all on the eye (which should come as no surprise, since that seems to be the dominant makeup area in most of the shows).
“Her eyebrows are wild, the face is very matte, and the eyeshadow is very light, you know…white and pink eyeshadow.” He used eyeshadow in Kilimanjaro at the base of the eyes and on top he used Matte Lilac. The eyelashes were curled using NARS Eyelash Curler, and a Blue Mascara (launching in Fall 2009) was applied. The complexion was finished with the new SHEER MATTE Foundation that launches this fall.
The nails, done by CND, were silver in tone (a custom blend).
And as for the clothes, Georgina Chapman outdid herself by creating red-carpet ready gowns. The pieces were exquisite, heavily detailed (think large satin bows, crystal embellishments, fabric blooming into flowers, and ruched tulle). Yes, we’ll probably see celebrities vying to wear these museum pieces very soon.