Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Direct from the Runway: Terexov

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usThank you, Alexander Terekhov. His Fall 2008 Terexov collection definitely didn't shy away from color or an interesting use of fabrics. Cashmere, silk and wool were elegantly draped and fitted in gorgeous hues of burgundy, purple, red and loden for a totally different approach to fall's normally drab color palette. Accented with touches of black and gray and cinched at the waist with wide belts, models sashayed down the runway in what seemed to be a dream-like state. Beautiful separates -- my favorite look was a lipstick red skirt paired with a simple gray cashmere sweater -- walked next to fitted cashmere coats and flowing silk dresses for a truly ethereal feel. Far from seeming thrown together or mismatched, each piece was carefully edited and worked seamlessly with the others around it.

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But what would my attendance at a show be without talk of the beauty looks? First up, the makeup. Nadine Luke for M.A.C Cosmetics created what was quite possibly my favorite look thus far. No heavy-handed eyeshadows or smoky eyeliners were applied here ... rather, pink or pale gray shadow was dusted up to the browbone and accented with long black lashes and subtle black eyeliner rimming the inner lashlines to create a look of utter romance. Cheeks were heavily contoured with pink blush and lips were the palest nude. Far from being washed out, however, the models looked stunning and perfect whether going to a cocktail party or to the office. As I am always searching for new looks to take me from day to evening, this is definitely one I will have to try. See below for pictures from the runway:

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Two distinct hairstyles, created by Eugene Toye for the Rita Hazan Salon, dominated the runway. First up was the look I am always dying to create but just can't seem to perfect (though with my lovely T3 Medium Duality I can definitely come closer). Locks were parted in the middle and hung so long and so pin-straight, it looked as though they were laid over an ironing board, a la the 1960s! Not a flyaway in sight, each hair was perfectly in place and just super-shiny and gorgeous. Here are some examples:

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On the other end of the spectrum were tresses that called to mind a fancy boudoir. Again parted in the middle, this time they were curled at the ends and left a bit undone to create a sexy, come-hither vibe. They literally bounced as the models sashayed down the runway.

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All in all, did Terexov deliver? I'd say he's definitely one to watch.

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