Saturday, September 12, 2009

Direct from the Runway: Jen Kao Spring 2010

The Jen Kao Spring 2010 fashion show at Milk Studios was definitely sexy. The designer wanted to create a “caught in the rain” theme, which was reflected in the transparent clothing, completely nude face and super shinny hair. Get all the details after the jump.

Lloyd Simmons for M.A.C emphasized the perfect face by adding absolutely no color, instead focusing on dewy skin. The inspiration was “candlelit skin.” A great trick I learned that day: apply M.A.C Face and Body Foundation, let it sit for a bit, and then use a soft fluffy brush to gently blend it in. Also, when achieving perfect skin, you've got to work that concealer!

Backstage is crazy enough as it is, especially when a show is running late and the stylist usually doesn’t give interviews, so I’m all the more grateful Tadashi Harada for Shiseido graced me with a few minutes alongside his translator. He really wanted to capture the idea of the “soaked wet look” by slicking back the top with Shiseido Design Tex in 31 and 33 and spraying it with a ton of water. He left the ends dry, creating a half wet, half dry look (think Megan Fox at the MTV Music Awards).

The overall look was extremely bare, proving that even the understated can make a statement.

--Jennifer Lee

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