Sep 9, 2012
Backstage at Imitation by Tara Subkoff SS2013
Subkoff's This Is Not A Fashion Show made the clothes entirely irrelevant, making it more of a human art installation than anything. The theme of the day was all about what we, as women, go through when we get ready to go out into the world. Not so much with the makeup, hair, and clothes, but what we go through emotionally. This would be obvious to you if you went and saw the nude models wearing masks with faux plastic surgery marks on them, but don't worry, you won't see those pictures here. We'll focus instead on the girls primping and preening, dressing and undressing, in front of antiqued mirrors
Robin Black used Hourglass Cosmetics for the presentation, but was given the unusual task of making up girls/women of all ages (unusual for a fashion presentation anyways...but I suppose that's the point). The overall makeup look was pretty natural, remember that most of these people were real women rather than runway models, but many had a pop when it came to the lipcolor.
Kristina Estabrooks used CND nail colors to create the look, which reminded me of the reflective quality of the antiqued mirrors throughout the gallery. Oval shaped nails were given a pointed tip and swirled with CND Copper Pearl Effect & CND Colour in Putty.