Mark Badgley and James Mischka were inspired by the sets and cinematography of Max Reinhardt’s 1935 film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this season. To interpret that for the runways, hairstylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil designed an intricate braid hidden underneath the back of the hair. Sides were kept smooth and flat with a defined side part so that a large sweep of hair fell to the one side and back over the other. Additionally, small flowers were used as an accent. “We’re not trying to create a trend, we’re trying to create an expression,” said Gray. Out in October, Gray used Moroccanoil’s new Oil Volumizing Mousse to dampen the hair. He then applied Moroccanoil Treatment to restore damaged hair and split ends.
When speaking about the makeup look for Badgley Mischka’s spring collection, Tom Pecheux, lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, described it as a virgin goddess lost in the woods. Pecheux stressed the importance of prepping the skin when achieving this natural appearance. Using a moisturizer, MAC’s Complete Comfort Cream and Studio Sculpt Foundation, he made the complexion appear flawless. To attain the look of innocence, Pecheux lined the inside of the eyes with white pencil and washed the eyelid with Sunshine Cream Eyeshadow. “The yellow eye shadow catches the light in an amazing way,” said Pecheux, “I wanted the eyes to appear very bright and open.” To top off the look, lips were dabbed with MAC’s Posh Life Mineralize Lipstick.
As soon as nail artist Deborah Lippmann saw the clothes, she envisioned a modern neutral nail to complement the muted pastels within the collection. Lippmann used a creamy mauve called Modern Love. “I was really excited to use this color, because to me mauve is the new nude,” said Lippmann, “We’ve done our sheer pinks; we’ve done our beiges; we’ve done our opaque flesh; we’ve done our greys and now mauve is the new nude.”