Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2012
The inspiration for the clothing and beauty style at Roksanda Ilincic today was '90s grunge, but in a more magazine grunge kind of way as opposed to dirty-street grunge. The collection consisted of bold shapes and bright colours with gorgeous fabrics and flattering cuts.
Peachy makeup was used by Lucia Pica for MAC starting with St. Tropez Natural Radiance on the skin as a base with a bit of concealer mixed in with balm for a creamy base. Then, MAC PRO Chromacake was used on the cheeks for a slight flush and Coffee Eye Pencil lined the eyes without any mascara. Brows were also important for definition and were filled in with Fling or Lingering Eye Brow Pencil, and this same pencil was used to draw on some fun and youthful freckles. Lips were lined in Oak Lip Pencil and a bit of shimmer was added to the cheekbone for an ultimate finishing touch glow.
Skin was also shown some special love. Backstage, Nichola Joss from St. Tropez was busy creating a luxe tan using Wash-Off Tan to even the skin tone. Then she pat on Illuminator and buffed it out with a mitt. Hair on the other hand, was slightly more complex. Marc Trinder, creative manager for Charles Worthington, took his cue from 1950s Balenciaga ads, and instead of going for an all-out luminous and strong silhouette, he went the opposite way and offset the look with something more undone. He said, "Think Kurt Cobain and Kate Moss in her Johnny Depp days where hair is controlled but healthy, slept on but unfinished." He achieved this look by spraying Another Day Reactive Spray through the midlengths to the roots and then finger combing it through. Then, he added Front Row High Gloss Serum to the lengths and ends to create stringy separation. Next, he divided hair into three sections and raked it into a low ponytail. Using clear bands to secure the ponytail, he removed the bands before the show started to put that finishing touch on the slept-on hair that was once up but has now been let down.
The last (but not least) part of this beauty story ends with Sophy Robson moisturising the models hands before buffing their nails to a glossy finish. Check out some of my backstage and runway shots of the show here!
Photos by Jamie Roy, FabSugarUK