Go Backstage at Elie Tahari

This was the first show of the season that I attended where there were male models that needed some primping (grooming?) too.  Some of them were extreme divas, which is why I'm calling it primping.  The fall 2010 Elie Tahari collection experimented with texture.  One half was all black and the other was predominately gold, tan and copper. Kimberly Soane lead the Bobbi Brown lead the Bobbi Brown team in creating a gold chrome finish on the eye lined in a bright, electric blue-green shade that gave it a retro twist. The brows had a very natural finish and she introduced Bobbi's new Denim and Rose Palette, which comes out this fall, but using the dusty pinks on the cheeks and lips.

The men carried the "no makeup, makeup look" very well with a minimal amount of powder, keeping their skin pale, Bobbi Brown's Lip Balm SPF 15 and the emphasis was on the brows.  They were filled in to make them strong and defined.

Frank Rizzieri styled the women using a double barreled curling iron that created loose waves and kept the hair "simple and messy" using only a L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray at the end. The men's look completely contrasted. The inspiration was pulled from Mad Men and using Bumble & Bumble Gel the Multi-Talented Sculpting Medium, he side parted their hair and slicked it back so it was all neatly groomed.

Dashing Diva's, Patti Yankee ironically chose the color Fashion Week for the manicures and pedicures.  "I wanted to keep the nail neutral using this pale pink because there were a lot of browns and blacks in the line," she stated. Her team of four worked on the hands and feet of 35 girls backstage.  They also cleaned up all of the men's nails.