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Saturday, January 17, 2015

NYFW: Recap Betsey Johnson SS'15

**Photo credits Evelyn Lugo, 
except final slide show "runway looks" by Getty Images**

Betsey Johnson - adore her!
September 10, 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: I had a the best time at Betsey Johnson's Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show in Lincoln Center. Inspired by weddings and promoting marriage equality, the collection consisted of gorgeous and theatrical bridal dresses. The theme was wedding/prenup and talk about a party - no seriously, it was an all-out celebration! Complete with DJ's, wedding cupcakes by Baked by Melissa, balloons, dancing, Queens Willam Belli and Sharon Needles, Real Housewives from Beverly Hills - Camille Grammer, Atlanta - Cynthia Bailey and New York - Kristen Taekman. I mingled backstage with beauty teams: Kryolan Makeup, Sexy Hair and Morgan Taylor, as they got the gals dolled up and ready for the show. Of course I took tons of pictures, but then again, when don't I? (also, I became ONE with the cupcakes.. just saying, they're tiny!)

Queen Willam Belli (no extra "i") with Betsey Johnson
Will ROCKS, always a pleasure running into her!
RHOBH Camille Grammer was fab & fierce 

Kryolan Professional Make-Up

Kryolan’s key makeup artist Kelly Thompson created a dramatic look to fit the show which included models, drag queens and Bravo TV’s Real Housewives. Thompson created a dramatic smokey eye with “doll like” lashes as requested by Betsey who described the eye look as “perfectly imperfect.” First Thompson used Ebony HD Cream Liner as a base with black eye shadow from Kryolan’s Variety 1 Palette. The shape was rounded above the crease, coming around in a soft corner, then circling under the eye like an egg shape with no sharp lines or circles. Eyelashes were key for this look. Kryolan Lashes #9354 and #9361 F4 were stacked on the top eye. Kryolan Lashes #9372 and #9371TV4 were used for the bottom lashes.

To finish the look, Thompson gave the lips bold and intense color with Faceliner #32 filled on the entire lips and then topped with Kryolan “Rock” Lip Stain. Betsey requested a deep red with lots of shine and the lips shaped round, slightly over lined. Betsey described the lips as “red wine colored 50's house wife.” Last but not least a Swarovski Crystal was added on the cheek as a “beauty mark” in classic Betsey Johnson style applied with Kryolan Spirit Gum.

“We were so proud to team up with Betsey Johnson for her Spring/Summer 2015 runway show,” saidKryolan USA CEO Claudia Longo. “Betsey loves color and theatrical makeup which made this partnership a really great fit.”

Kryolan’s Key Products Used on the Runway:
· HD Micro Foundation Cream
· Ebony HD Cream Liner
· Illusion in Satin and Silk
· Eyelashes #9354, #9361 F4, #9372, #9371 TV4
· Faceliner #32
· Rock Lip Stain

Sexy Hair

Rafe Hardy, the Artistic Director for Sexy Hair explained to me the inspiration for the show as a "modern-day, messy Marilyn." Marilyn Monroe is the brands ambassador and Sexy Hair is the first hair brand Marilyn has represented, so the inspiration was perfect. Rafe said "hair is your #1 accessory and Betsey is into accessories. We created a "tousel-y feel, faux bob, that's slightly back-combed and regardless how long the hair is, we simply shortened it by braiding the back, pinning it underneath and creating curls which were left loose - with tons of volume. Versatile: great with polished curls pined up, messy curls, 
Kristen Taekman - RHONY

Nails: Morgan Taylor

The look: Multi-dimensional layered shimmer

1. Start with a base of iridescent "Oh Snap It's Silver!"
2. Add sheer cream "In The Nude"
3. Build another layer of glimmer with "Oh Snap It's Silver!"
4. Finish color by sponging on metallic shimmer "Bronzed & Beautiful"
5. Add loose foil
6. Secure embellishments
Underneath the nail: "Varsity Jacket Blues"
On the toes: "Adorned in Diamonds"

.....something blue (Varsity Jacket Blues underneath nail) 


Getty images (this slide only, runway looks)
~Evelyn Lugo

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