July 11, 2013

Paris Haute Couture Week | Beauty + Backstage

Giambattista Valli
Everyone know what happens in a fashion show. Models strut down the runway, donning the latest must-haves of the season, from elaborate sweeping gowns to structured coats, to unique works of art in the form of bags and shoes. But what happens backstage is as interesting as what happens on the runway. Models move from makeup to hair using a process called "model rotation" and get their names checked before they can recline back on a chair and let the makeup artists and hair stylists work their magic. While production managers rush from place to place to make sure everything is in order before the models hit the runway, models begin to put on their assigned look, from the accesories to the main pieces. Most importantly, backstage is one of the only places in the world where you can catch one-of-a-kind candids of the models on duty (Look out for Sasha Luss and Anastasia Ivanova having a selfie at Dior!). While they look serious and a tad intimidating on the runway, they are totally different backstage and if they didn't have such elaborate clothes on, you might think they were a bunch of girls having fun on their own! 

Couture 2013 played safe in terms of beauty, with most of houses going for clean natural looks rather than bombastic splashes of colour. The most maximalist one was Jean Paul Gaultier, with his towering swirls of animal print imprinted hair and thick eye makeup. I've always had a penchant for thick black eye makeup as it really draws attention to your eyes and adds major volume to the whole look. Versace did just that and it was my favourite beauty look for Couture 2013. Below are my other faves this season, hope you enjoy them as much as I do! (P.S. Check out my other post on my faves shows of Couture 2013!)
Atelier Versace
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Valentino
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Armani Privé
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Chanel
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Dior
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Giambattista Valli
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Which one is your favourite? Which is your favourite fashion season?
Images from Style.com, edited by me
Charlotte

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