Go Backstage at Catherine Malandrino

Yesterday's Catherine Malandrino Fall 2010 Presentation held at the Chelsea Art Museum was strong and the look was stunning.  The inspiration was "the earth as seen from above," which explains why the models hair was gathered up into a tree.  A slew of celebrities attended including Whitney Port and Mena Suvari.

(Photo below of Whitney and Catherine).

Lead MAC makeup artist, Tom Pecheux, created an Asian inspired look on each of the girls by lengthening rounded eyes with Tarnish Bronze and Club eye shadows, and extending the eye even further by bringing it all the way into the inner nose area.  He also rid any arch in the brow with powder.  The lip was a new MAC color launching this fall that Angelina Jolie is already wearing, I'd share the name with you, but it's unnamed!  

"The key to getting all of the hair to stand up on top of the head is texture," commented Odile Gilbert, the lead hairstylist.  She used Phyto Matte Fiber Paste along with Phyto Workable Holding Hair Spray and combed the hair up onto the top of the crown before securing it with two elastics. 

My favorite part of the look was the nails.  Jan Arnold lead the Creative Nail Design team in creating a nail that was "reminiscent of leather."  By combining Dark Ruby and Popper Shimmer, she created a taupe milk chocolate shade then added Creative Nail Designs Super Matte on top.  To take the nail art further, she continued to texturize it by dabbing each nail lightly with a fiber free makeup sponge.