Beauty

Toronto Fashion Week: Backstage Beauty with The Coveteur

The globetrotting Coveteur team take their talent back to Toronto, just in time for fall fashion week

Jake Rosenberg snaps Erin Kleinberg (left) and Stephanie Mark at work/play; Photography by the coveteur

Jake Rosenberg snaps Erin Kleinberg (left) and Stephanie Mark at work/play; Photography by the Coveteur

Digging Through Anna Dello Russo’s fashion week suitcase or Margherita Missoni’s jewellery box is a sartorial snoop most can only dream of. But for the Coveteur gang, exploring the fashion elite’s closets—then styling, shooting and sharing for all to see on their wildly successful site—is the daily to-do. We caught Canadian founders Erin Kleinberg, Stephanie Mark and Jake Rosenberg as they partnered with Maybelline to capture backstage moments through their signature art-of-display lens at Toronto Fashion Week.

Makeup master kits receive coveteur-style picture set-ups; Courtesy of Maybelline

Makeup master kits receive Coveteur-style picture set-ups; Photo by The Coveteur

"We learned small strokes are the way to go," says Mark of the winged liner at Joe Fresh

“We learned small strokes are the way to go,” says Mark of the winged liner at Joe Fresh; Photo by The Coveteur

“Our readers want to know beauty secrets,” explains Kleinberg, who divulges plans to expand the site with more hair and makeup content. “We’ve shot over 300 people, so we’ve learned many tips.” Before they were big-time, the girls met at a Jewish summer camp in Sudbury, Ont., where the tweens roughed it scrubbing toilets and sleeping in tents. “We were never the types to have a tube of mascara on us,” confesses Mark, the brunette half of the wholesome twosome. “But it’s just as essential as a great bag.”

Primp City: Beauty highlights from the backstage circuit

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Neo-Boho at Chloé Comme Parris: Tousled waves and multiple braids capture indie spirit.

The Secret Weapon: Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, $22.

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Graphic Art at Lucian Matis: Black banana-shaped arcs define lids in cool ’60s style.

The Secret Weapon: Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Liner + Brightener in Carbon Cleopatra, $10.

Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Photo by Jeffrey Chan

 Eastern Influence at Jean Pierre Braganza: An architectural loop creates samurai chic.

The Secret Weapon: Pantene Pro-V Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray, $9.