On the Runway

NYFW Beauty: Caitlin Kenny’s Backstage Diary [Day 4]

Day Four of Caitlin Kenny's NYFW Backstage Diary includes snaps of animal-inspired hair at Rodarte, pop-art manis at Marc by Marc Jacobs and a magic lotion at Wes Gordon!

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What a fun start to the day: tortoise shell nails at Rodarte.

The hair at Rodarte is equally animal-inspired. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert and her team hand-painted the zebra-print on these extensions.

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At Vera Wang’s show, Grace Coddington doesn’t take notes—she sketches. That’s a notepad I’d pay to see!

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Backstage at Wes Gordon, I pick up a great trick from makeup artist Alice Lane: dump a pot of Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in Breaking Bronze (a golden-brown loose powder, which was also used on eyes here) into body lotion for a shimmery décolleté. “Mamma Cat” (on the right) approves.

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I’m a sucker for pastels so the fun French mani at Wes Gordon is now on my to-paint list.

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Two great things: heading backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and getting hooked up with a fun pop-arty mani by Rita Remark. I can’t stop staring at my nails!

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Shiseido artistic director Dick Page was feeling blue at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Just eyeshadow, and nothing else (no liner, mascara, brow, nor lip).

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I spotted these great fabrics/sketches on the wall at Oscar de la Renta. Getting early clues about the collection is all part of the fun of being backstage.

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I love watching Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman at work. Here, she’s showing her team how to create the purple-pink lids at Oscar de la Renta, while sharing stories from sending her son off to his first day of school that morning. And, check out the fun twist-braid by hairstylist Orlando Pita!

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And that’s a wrap! What a whirlwind it’s been.

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Now, time to get to work on fun Spring stories!