Beauty Beat: Takeaways from Naeem Khan, deux fm and Thieves by Sonja den Elzen

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

For this week's Beauty Beat, our Beauty Editor, Tamara, shares some of her key takeaways from New York Fashion Week for Naeem Khan and two shows from The GreenShows, deux fm and Thieves by Sonja den Elzen.

Takeaways from Naeem Khan, deux fm and Thieves by Sonja den Elzen
by Tamara

backstage at Naeem Khan F/W 2010

Naeem Khan

Deanne and I went backstage at Naeem Khan and had the chance to check out up close and personal everything that unfolds pre-show. There is no better experience than seeing it all happen right then and there - hair, nails, makeup. Everything is done so fast, yet with so much attention to detail resulting in just pure perfection.

Hair was teased like a pompadour, sleek on the sides and pulled up. There was gel shlacked on the sides making the hair look goopy and shiny, sort of resembling the look brillantine gives to the hair. The makeup consisted of a simple smoky eye where the liner was applied to the top lash, smudged, and then finished off with a matte black eyeshadow drawn as an outer V and blended into the crease. Yes: the smoky eye LIVES. The face was clean and the lips were nude. The nails were kept short, and done courtesy of Dashing Diva in the color Dark PR, a deep crimson/burgundy.

Deanne and Tamara seated at Naeem Khan! You can read more about the show on Tamara's blog

deux fm

The mood at deux fm, a Nova Scotia-based, eco friendly brand was inspired by old Hollywood, retro-pinup, and I must say, I am in love. The classic cat eye and deep, red lips made their appearance, with the hair meticulously coiffed in hairdos reminiscent of Rita Hayworth.

Thieves by Sonja den Elzen

At Sonja den Elzen, the mood was quite different. The pieces for this show evoked ruggedness and tough-chic, and the makeup reflected this as well. A smoky eye in blues and grays set the tone, with a nude face and nude - as in cancelled out lips. This is certainly more of a classic Fall makeup look in my opinion, and again, we see the twist of blues this time around.

Which one is your favorite? Did you spot any more beauty trends at New York Fashion Week?

Tamara is our Beauty Editor who has a great eye for runway beauty trends and she blogs about beauty and fashion at Brunette and Pink.


stacy said...

The old Hollywood is gorgeous, but the Thieves look is much more realistic!

StuddedLilly said...

those are some gorgeous hair! thanks for bring us the backstage scenes!


MizzJ said...

The makeup looks look flawless and sexy in a soft way rather than the hard rocker way we've seen them done lately. Quite a nice change up, but the nude lip might be a bit tricky to pull off in the everyday?

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Nina said...

Amazing hairdos!

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Gorgeous hair styles! :-)

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apparellel said...

the hair and make-up is my favorite part of runway shows. thanks!


The Style Revolution said...

WOW Im lovin the Thieves look

Jaime said...

Love the hair at Naeem Khan and deux fm!

Taylor Sterling said...

I am loving all the coral lips I saw. great photos!

xoxo Kellz* said...

these photos are great i likey the hair alot too

modediktat said...

big love to deux fm!!! bravissimo! looking chic and comfortable!
and YAY to the hair style! <3 <3 <3

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Great Coverage!

Glendy said...

OMG the Naeem Khan hair with the Gel makes me so nervous, I dunno why I just think it has a sticky feeling it, haha. I love your fashion images they're wonderful, hope you also had a fab fashion week :3

Much love always,
Glendy <3

jen laceda said...

The deux fm looks really caught my eye. Maybe because it's a company from Nova Scotia, Canada - totally NOT known to be a fashion-centric place at all! I love the glamour girl look - ala Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent (Shoshana) in Inglorious Basterds!

Leigh @ Constant Cravings said...

The second deux fm dress is perfection. And the old hollywood glamour? Love it!

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