This season definitely feels all about eyes to me, And so far three days into New York fashion week, blues and greens are the colors of choice. Backstage, it was fascinating to see how Prabal's fall '12 collection came together, with metallic, panelled dresses, scarab jewelry, and shimmering eye makeup inspired by beetle wings, all coming together in gorgeous unison. Ahhhh I just love it!!
At the Gurung show they had a metamorphosis “from hell to heaven” theme. Tilbury designed an “Avatar-ish” eye, painting the lids, right up to the eyebrow, with creamy, geometric slashes of teal, M.A.C. Paint Pot in Delft and electric blue M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Freshwater, winging out the inner corners of the bottom lash line with rich aqua pencil, M.A.C. Technakohl Liner in Smooth Blue. Mirroring the iridescent blue/green fabrics used in the collection on the sleeves of a coat, for example, she also drew inspiration from the hypnotic mix of colours found on an exotic bird’s feather and a beetle’s shell.
“It reminds me of a butterfly,” remarked model Erjona Ala, who was standing by, awaiting a touch-up.
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