Go Backstage at Twinkle

Remember when you were young and read some dark stories such as Hansel and Gretel?  That was the inspiration behind the look at Twinkle for the Fall 2010 season.  The dark childhood theme carried through from the backdrop of the runway to the textured shirts that appeared to be lace, but up close you noticed they were forest patterns, all the way through the look to the fingertips.  

Roxanne Valinoti of Creative Nail Design lead a team of four nail artists backstage to pressing on pre-painted nails of CND's Dark Ruby, which is a maroon based dark red with their Super Matte over it to create texture.  "I don't believe matte is a trend, instead I look at it as a way to play with texture," Valinoti stated.  She chose to use press ons because it allowed for all of the models to have uniform nails tailored to the same length and shape, short and natural.

The hair was lead by John Ruidant for Redken who created a style that looked like it had product in it, but wasn't wet.  Using Redken's Fabricate 03 Heat Active Texturizer, he blow dried with his fingers and created a half-up half-down look to start.  Then, he secured all of the hair in a big pin curl to the bottom right side of the head.  

Gianpaolo Cecilato, a lead makeup artist for MAC created a very wearable look with emphasis on the eyes.  He contoured the cheeks using MAC's Mineralize Blush in Laguna, filled in the brows with with MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder using a brush and blended grey shadow on the upper lid before applying black mascara.  The lips were kept neutral.