Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Toronto fashion week Fall 2014 David Dixon show at David Pecaut Square. David Dixon is a brilliant designer and the thing I love about him is that his clothing always has this super feminine vibe to it. We were invited backstage to see the looks come to life through hair, makeup & mani’s and then got to watch the show & see all the beautiful dresses. Here are some pics & what the lead artists had to say about bringing the look to life.
This was the look of the evening. David Dixon was going for a soft, beautiful, fresh & feminine feel with the makeup and hair.
Lead makeup artist for Maybelline Canada, Grace Lee worked her magic bringing the designer’s vision to life. Here’s a breakdown of the look she created:
Skin- Dream Fresh BB cream
Eyes- Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink on the eyelid & Bold Gold in the inner corners, Brown Kohl liner to define the lash line
Brows- Filled in with pencil, brushed up & set with clear Great Lash mascara
Lashes- New Pumped up mascara
Cheeks- Just pinched pink on the apples and a bit of nude master highlight over top
Lips- Eternal Rose 14hr lipstick
I ran into an old friend/mentor from my MAC days, makeup artist Eden Bluestein. Eden is the on-air beauty expert for Marilyn Denis and an amazing woman. She totally exemplifies “inner & outer beauty”. She is just as beautiful a person on the inside as she is on the outside. Miss my MAC girls!
Next up we spoke with Jorge Joao, lead hairstylist from Redken Canada, definitely my fav hair brand. Everyone working for this company is so amazing and their products are beautiful.
Don’t know why my hair looks so red in this pic, it really doesn’t look like that in real life lol. Now to come up with the hair look, Jorge & David chatted over skype to discuss the style. Jorge created a beautiful, soft, low chignon with a very deep part. He said David really wanted the girls to look pretty, classic and timeless with a twist.
The challenge was that Jorge and his team of 35 hairstylists had 15 minutes to transform the girls from the last look which had that wet-with-tons-of-gel style, to soft, pretty & feminine. They worked their magic and got it done.
Next we spoke with Lead nail artist for Essie Canada, Rita Remark. The look she created for David was a classic french manicure with a twist. The nails were a subtle white hue with a soft pink tip. Here’s how she created the look:
-Use Essie nail filler first to keep the white from streaking
-Apply 2 coats of Essie Blanc followed by 1 coat of Limo-scene
-Paint the tips with Fiji
Rita also mentioned that pastel nails are going to be huge for fall, which I thought was very interesting considering in Fall everything is usually pretty dark. Wonder if this will translate to the clothes? Hmm..
This is what the runway looks like before a show starts. Pandemonium and so awesome.
My friend & assistant for the evening, Jasmina. We had the honour of sitting front row! One of the coolest experiences and definitely the best place to watch a fashion show.
The clothing was so beautiful, flowy and elegant. Lots of whites, soft pinks and big diamondy jewelry. Can’t wait for the Spring 2015 show!