he models booked for the show include Rie, Amy Wesson, May Anderson, Eleanora and Lilliana. And as if they didn’t have enough to do, Steffe, Laurent D. and Lobell plan to host a backstage tea party for editors and models with goodies from Alice’s Tea Cup before the show starts.
MAKE UP FOR MAGGIE: Make Up For Ever, which is handling the cosmetics for the Maggie Norris show, is planning a mysterious look for Norris’s “Moroc” show. Alberto Machuca, national makeup artist for Make Up For Ever, will be using plenty of Liquid Face and Body, Volume Mascara and Lift Concealer, as well as shadows, powders and lipsticks.
SISTER, SISTER: There’s nothing like a little cooperation between competing beauty brands. When Stila founder Jeanine Lobell decided she needed skin and body care for Fashion Week, she simply headed down the hall to sister brand Origins. Origins is providing a range of products for Lobell’s shows — which include Cynthia Steffe, Shin Choi and Victor de Souza — including A Perfect World Highly Hydrating Body Lotion with White Tea, Matte Scientist Oil Controlling Lotion and Well Off Fast and Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.
HAIR RAISING: Vidal Sassoon’s editorial directors, Eugene Souleiman and Peter Gray, will likely go through cases of Vidal Sassoon products during Fashion Week. Souleiman is scheduled to do BCBG, DKNY, Narciso Rodriguez, Rick Owens, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan, while Gray is scheduled for Bruce and Keanan Duffty.
IN FRENCH FASHION: Frederic Fekkai’s also packing up lots of hair products today: His schedule includes Nautica by David Chu for Men, Diane Von Furstenberg and Nicole Miller, while team member Ronald Braso is handling the hair duties at Halston.
HEY, JANE: Jane Cosmetics, that is. The mass brand is providing all the makeup for the Mega Denim show next week. Produced by Darren Greenblatt, the all-denim show includes designs from Todd Oldham, Levi’s and Steven Hardy. To complement the clothes, lead makeup artist Paige Smitherman plans a “young, fresh, fun” face with plenty of Jane products.
MODEL ENERGY: The models doing the Donna Karan show may be pooped by the last day of Fashion Week, but the goody bags they’ll get as they head backstage ought to perk them up. Two versions are being produced — one for the guys, one for the girls — …including DKNY The Fragrance, DKNY Energizing Shower Gel and DKNY Energizing Body Lotion.
BONJOUR, BOURJOIS: Makeup artist Charlie Green will be packing Bourjois Cosmetics for her backstage makeup gigs at Betsey Johnson and Alice Roi this season. Roi’s show is Sunday, while Johnson’s show is set for Monday.
FOR LOVE AND FASHION: Fashion shows are such, well, a show — so designer Elisa Jimenez decided to throw her runway show to a fantasy rock opera, Flights of Fancy. A collaboration between Jimenez and musician Melissa Auf der Maur, the rock opera was inspired by a series of paintings done in 1973 by Jimenez’s mother and explores Jimenez’s journey toward self-love, acceptance and enlightenment. The show, sponsored by Aveda, will include 25 performers, starring Shiva Rose McDermott in the role of Aphrodite. The actors will be cloaked in Jimenez’s 73-plus original designs, a blend of stretch fabrics in velvet, toray ultra-suede and cotton wrappings all pre-washed in pure Aveda essential oils — Jimenez’s signature — with accessories by Jill Platner and hair and makeup done by an Aveda team of artists, led by Gerald DeCock and Regina Harris. This all begs the question: can we expect Dylan to show up?