New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 started yesterday! I love this time of year here in the Big Apple. Lots of events to attend, lots of electricity in the air! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s trending for next year!
I was so excited for this amazing opportunity! I was going to observe the madness behind the scenes!! So I hustled to Lincoln Center in the pouring rain to the Venexiana show, on Saturday Sept, 8th.
The makeup was being done by Mehron, which is a professional makeup line, known for their long-wear, theatrical, highly pigmented products. They are particularly popular amongst professional dancers. Did you know that Mehron was the brand featured and used in the movie “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman? I have tried a few of their products and they are amazing and well priced!
Anyway, the show was keyed by the amazing body painter/makeup artist Dani Fonseca. Venexiana is known for their rock and roll haute couture vibes, expensive fabrics with an edge and the makeup had to suit! Typically, from what I have seen, makeup on the runway tends to be fairly simple, very neutral on the lid, occasionally a bright lip, but the idea is to not to compete with the clothes, but Kati Stern, the creator of Venexiana, wanted a bold, smoky eye with standout lashes!