Backstage photos before Rachel Zoe’s SS 2013 runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Photos by Walter Grio. Text by Lais Lacher.
Backstage at Rachel Zoe we got to talk to two legends in the hair and makeup industry, Charlotte Tilbury and Odile Gilbert.
Charlotte Tilbury is a makeup artist that has worked with photographer Mario Testino and supermodels Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen and most recently did the makeup of Cara Delevingne for the cover of the March 2013 issue of Vogue. Charlotte Tilbury was also the lead stylist at NYFW Spring 2013 for DSquared2, Aquilano Rimondi, Sportmax, and Donna Karan.
Odile Gilbert is one of the most respected hair stylists in the business and is the only hairstylist to be awarded the prestigious French insignia Chevalier des Artes et des Lettres. She has worked on editorials with famous photographers and designers Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano and Georgio Armani and recently styled the cover of the March 2013 issue of W magazine featuring Kate Moss, Laura Stone, Natalia Vodianova. In addition to Rachel Zoe, Odile Gilbert was the lead stylist at NYFW Spring 2013 for The Row, Rodarte, Theory, Jason Wu, Thakoon, Monique Lhuillier, Jill Stuart, Suno, Creatures of the Wind, Libertine, Erin Fetherston.
Lead makeup artist Rachel Zoe sponsored by Maybelline
The look today was inspired by Kate Moss and represents a very bohemian kind of woman. It’s a no makeup makeup. We are using all Maybelline products that are really fantastic like the BB cream for the skin to make the models look really luminous and fresh. We added Dream Matte Mouse in dark coco to contour the cheekbones and temples. Then we are used Dream Bouncy Blush in fresh pink and rose petal just to bring a little flush to the cheeks and added powder down the center of the face. We used Dream Matte Mouse in coco dark mixed with Color Tattoo in bad to the bronze to contour the eyes. With a freckle pen we added a few freckles across the cheeks. For the lips we are using a mixture nude 20 and nude 45 lip liner to really enhance the lip shape.
Lead stylist Rachel Zoe and Kérastase Paris
A representative for Odile Gilbert describes the hair look for Rachel Zoe.
The inspiration for the hair for Rachel Zoe this season is Brigitte Bardot mixed with Marianne Faithfull so its got a 60s vibe to it. The hair is a really cool blow out but it has texture to it so it not overly polished. She wanted it to have a sexy bed head look and feel to it. About ten of the girls are also getting bang extensions. She is braiding the hair on the crown of the forehead around to the back so the bang extensions can be sewn into the hair without having to cut the models’ hair. A lot of the models also have full extensions to add thickness to the bed head look.