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Kristin Booker • February 8, 2013

Fashion Week Diaries: Backstage Beauty At Kate Spade New York Fall 2013

Model Genevieve Rokero (who is a total rock star in person, btw) working it for the camera backstage at Kate Spade New York. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty

Model Genevieve Rokero (who is a total rock star in person, btw) working it for the camera backstage at Kate Spade New York. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty

I arrived backstage at Kate Spade New York after schlepping through what shall now be known as the Epic Snow Journey Through Fashion Week. I walked over, carrying a huge bag of products (I went to get my packages that arrive each week at my mail delivery service…don’t ask) and was covered in snow. But I was excited to see what Jouer Cosmetics, Garnier Fructis and Deborah Lippmann would cook up.

After getting the brief of how the look was created, I took a ton of shots from backstage that I wanted to share. It was super fun and even though it was hectic (all backstages are,) everyone was in good moods. Which makes for a MUCH better experience for everyone.

Honestly, what wasn’t to love, though? With vibrant clothes inspired by the vibrant, always-exciting atmosphere of New York and pinpointing a time in our city when Andy Warhol’s Factory and Studio 54 were the style du jour, the look was 70’s inspired, fun and ladylike.

Here’s a quick dossier of how the look was achieved:

Lead makeup artist Neil Scibelli's Jouer Cosmetics kit backstage. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty

Lead makeup artist Neil Scibelli’s Jouer Cosmetics kit backstage. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty

Makeup Lead: Neil Scibelli for Jouer Cosmetics
Inspiration: classic Hollywood meets modern day.

This model was soooo pretty. This is her final lash application. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

This model was soooo pretty. This is her final lash application. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Lead hairstylist Tommy Buckett working his magic backstage at Kate Spade New York. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Lead hairstylist Tommy Buckett working his magic backstage at Kate Spade New York. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Tommy's kit of Garnier Fructis products used to get the looks at Kate Spade New York. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Tommy’s kit of Garnier Fructis products used to get the looks at Kate Spade New York. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Hair: Tommy Buckett for Garnier Fructis

The Look: also inspired by Hollywood glam, the look was either voluminous Brigitte Bardot-inspired hair or sleek low chignons with a center part.

  • How to get the Big Hair Look: Tommy prepped the hair, then rolled it into giant curls using a 1″ curling iron and set with pins to cool. Once cooled, the hair was backcombed and then smoothed with a tiny brush and set with hairspray. Products used are seen above, including their newest addition coming soon, Garnier Triple Nutrient Oil. It can be used on hair, face and body and protects hair while adding tons of moisture.
The nails backstage at Kate Spade New York were EVERYTHING. Deborah Lippmann KILLED IT. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

The nails backstage at Kate Spade New York were EVERYTHING. Deborah Lippmann KILLED IT. Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Nails: Deborah Lippmann
The look: Long oval talons in a vibrant pink or inky black with embellishment.

  • Pink nail: two coats of the opaque pure white Amazing Grace, followed by a coat of the vivid pink I Kissed A Girl and topped with a single coat of pop of fuchsia that is Between the Sheets .
  • Black Nail: two coats of the slick vinyl Fade to Black.
  • Finishing touch: a gold pyramid stud, placed 1/8th of an inch above the cuticle in the center.
Aaaaaand, here's the black nail. :) Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Aaaaaand, here’s the black nail. 🙂 Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

I loved the beauty looks backstage at this show. Fun, inspiration and not hard to accomplish? Sign me up.

Sooo pretty and fun, right? Loved the beauty at Kate Spade New York! Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

Sooo pretty and fun, right? Loved the beauty at Kate Spade New York! Photo: Kristin Booker for Fashion.Style.Beauty.

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One Response to Fashion Week Diaries: Backstage Beauty At Kate Spade New York Fall 2013

  1. […] Jouer Cosmetics is so hot that Kate Spade had Jouer makeup stylists backstage at New York Fashion Week to complement her 70s-high-style-inspired Fall 2013 collection. […]

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