Drum roll…..my very first Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week show and backstage preview! I live only a few blocks away from Lincoln Center where fashion’s biggest behemoths gather in a design tribute to all things fabulous and chic. Fashion Week has always held this mystique for me …the tents, the celebrities, the long-limbed models, the flashing frenetic press. Besides, what could be more quintessentially New York glamour than a runway show? Calling my inner Carrie Bradshaw, I jumped at the opportunity to attend Alon Livne’s Fall/Winter 2014 show with a special backstage invite to see Per-fekt Beauty and Tigi Hair perfect amazing hair and makeup looks.
1920’s delicate femininity inspired Alon Livne’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection presented at The Hub. Breathtaking were the looks, especially the heavy beaded designs. Before ultimately launching his own chic and well-tailored line, the talented young Israeli designer trained with Alexander McQueen in London and at just 22, was appointed to the evening wear and couture department of Roberto Cavalli.
Backstage leading up to the show was perfectly executed controlled chaos. Hair and makeup’s finest achieving that understated 20’s glamour and feminine appeal with Per-fekt Beauty and Tigi Hair products playing center stage in the amazing transformations. Turns out, models look a lot like “us” sans professional makeup and hair–okay, on average, they are about 21 years old and need a lot less shellacking than a 3o-something Mom…nevertheless, watching the transformations was very cool.
Per-fekt skin perfection gel, concealer and cheek perfection gel played center court at the makeup tables. The products look absolutely amazing and apply with an incredible ease and ultimate smoothness. I’m head over heels impressed with the texture of the skin perfection gel and the amazing pigment of cheek perfection gel–check out my own filterless pic featuring the products below! Per-fekt’s collection of innovative products can be found in the U.S at Sephora, Henri Bendel, www.perfektbeauty.com and are regularly featured on QVC.
Livne envisioned hair for the show as a clean short look with symmetrical lines and high gloss and shine. Inspired by Livne’s direction and the delicateness of the elegant collection, Tigi’s global creative director Nick Irwin created stunningly polished hairstyles with modern sophistication. Catwalk by Tigi Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray and Catwalk by Tigi Session Series Finishing Spray helped shape these sleek and ultra polished looks.
The dazzling show and cool backstage pulse make for one of my best New York moments yet!
Thank you Per-fekt Beauty and Bold PR!