backstage breakdown, backstage look, throwback thursday

As September fashion week is coming closer and closer, we are looking back at the last fashion week in February for Fall/Winter 2014. Enjoy below the fun backstage pictures.


Photography by Eli Schmidt.


backstage look, Flashback, H/MU

Not long ago in 2010, Proenza Schouler started their hair and make-up signature look for the surf/skate SS10 collection. This specific summer collection was the inspiration for their recent collaboration with MAC cosmetics  (see our previous blog post about this collaboration). To date, the hair and makeup is similar to their earlier looks. Note the minimalist themes: natural skin tones, light colored lips, with darker hues around the eyes. Below we present the Proenza Schouler Girl in a timeline beginning with their most recent show going all the way back to that SS10 collection. “Natural beauty” at it’s finest!

Proenza Schouler FW14

Proenza Schouler FW14                             Proenza Schouler SS14

Proenza Schouler SS14

Proenza Schouler FW13

Proenza Schouler FW13

Proenza Schouler FW13                              Proenza Schouler SS13

Proenza Schouler FW12                               Proenza Schouler SS12

Proenza Schouler FW11

Proenza Schouler FW11                            Proenza Schouler SS11

Proenza Schouler FW10                            Proenza Schouler SS10


Have a look as well at the latest (Fall Campaign of Proenza Schouler)

Photography by Eli Schmidt and Antonella Zangeri.



backstage look, Fashion Week, Flashback, Makeup Breakdown, throwback thursday

Today we are giving you a glimpse backstage at the hair and make-up environment during fashion shows. Usually it is a very crowded and busy atmosphere, creating lots of noise, scents and most of all: craziness.

The first step in creating a beauty-look for a show is setting up a hair and make-up test meeting to determine the final look, this takes place a few days before the show and involves the designer, stylist, hair stylist and make-up artist. In the pictures below we give you a closer view at the beauty-look for the Monique Lhuillier S/S14 fashion show and some exciting backstage shots from various past shows.



Photography by Eli Schmidt and Antonella Zangheri

Make-Up by Val Garland


backstage look, Fashion Designer, Fashion History

Last week some of New York’s most iconic fashion names were heading south to support the 2014 graduation show (have a look at Refinery 29 for a full report) at Savannah College of Art and Design. This season they took the show to the next level by presenting the collections in the SCAD Museum of Art. A beautifully restored building designed by (Christian Sottile). Among the guests were Pat Cleveland and Andre Leon Talley, a long time SCAD supporter, who presented his Lifetime Achievement Award to the acclaimed fashion designer Stephen Burrows, who is the subject of a special exhibition at SCAD through September 15 titled ‘An American Master of Inventive Design.


Guests included J. Alexander, who coached the models on their walks and especially their attitude, Natalie Joos from the vintage fashion blog: Tales of Endearment, among other editors and insiders coming to see what the next generation is up to. The Dizon team was brought in to bring a touch of NY fashion week to the Savannah school.

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In honor of J. Alexander, the models created a tribute video of his signature pose.

In case you missed the livestream of the SCAD fashion show, you can re-watch it on their website.

Make-Up by Tracy Alfajora

Hair by Martin Christopher Harper

Images by: TMDJ, Pat Cleveland, Sophie Cutts, Keya and the Dizon Inc. team

backstage look, Design, Fashion History, Fashion Week, Flashback, Set Design, throwback thursday

Today we are looking back at the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2008 show, in particular to the runway design. It is a pretty spectacular set, especially because the entire runway is built up on top of two escalators. Tommy Hilfiger chose the Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall because “it feels iconic” as he told, resulting in a spectacular show that with no doubt will stay unique.

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Tommy Hilfiger - Runway - Fall 08 MBFW

backstage look, Creatures of The Wind, Fashion Week, Makeup Breakdown

Bright colored eyeshadow is one of the big Makeup trends from the Spring 2013 Runways that designers were saying YES to! This particular look can sometimes push the boundaries of “acceptable” day time makeup but since we are dreaming of spring why not try a little color on your lids… Here are a few examples of how this Spring trend was used in our shows.

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013

Milly Spring 2013

Creatures of The Wind Spring 2013

photos by Dizon Inc. and Eli Schmidt

backstage look, Creatures of The Wind, Fashion Week

Sometimes when fashion week is over it feels like it was all just one very long, elaborate dream. Here’s some proof that it really happened:

Creatures of The Wind Fall 2013

photos by Eli Schmidt

backstage look, Fashion Week, Uncategorized

Flash bulbs popped for Odile’s electric hair colors backstage at Thakoon, The Plaza Hotel Spring 2012 Collection.