was opening night, featuring casual swimwear designs from Kooey, A. Ché
(below, left) and Teeki.
To match the outfits, key make-up artist Valerie Hernandez
used highlights and
shimmers to make the skin really "pop." It was "a look that's natural
and soft and making the skin appear as if it doesn’t have tons of
make-up," she said. "We try our best to create a look that still looks
like skin and not necessarily like a lot of make-up."
guest performer Christina Milian
had a look that her make-up artist, Raquel
(below, right, with Milian), called "fierce": a heavy, smoky
eye elongated with a gel liner and lips done in gold. Castañeda used
Loose Colour Concentrate in Glisten mixed with two Lips Tars: Clear and
Memento, which added a hint of pink. Castañeda called it a "modern,
tigress look."Gold Dust Woman
was also the key make-up artist for Saturday evening’s event. Following
designer Jessica Marks' lavish use of gold, Castañeda envisioned a
'70s-era "Gold Dust Woman" look, with, as she described it, "lots of
gold under the eye, on the lid, up into the hairline and into the crown
of the hair." Castañeda used "a basic gold shadow on the lid and
underneath the eye, on top of concealer, and a really peachy, natural
color on the lips. Tons of mascara and you are Gold Dust Woman."
for Joyrich (below, flower shirt) got a similar look, with lots of gold and bronzes,
plus an OCC neon-pink Lip Tar called Anime. OCC founder David Klasfeld
said, "The look shifts
from a natural '70s look to a modern, Japanese-culture street look."
's line, White Trash Beautiful, was the only collection
featured Sunday. Key make-up artist Katie
(below, with Sambora) was in charge of designing a
'n'roll look. Smoky eyes dominated, created with OCC's Loose Colour
Concentrate in Smoke.
The lips got
a smoky treatment as well; Pellegrino created a stain with OCC Lip Balm
in Clear topped with Loose Colour Concentrate in Smoke and Lip Tar in
Clear. The result (below), Pellegrino said, was "smoky, trashy, rocker
chic."For L.A. Fashion Weekend
breakdowns, follow this link. For New York Fashion Week make-up trends
and how to achieve them, see Kevin James Bennett's Expert Advice column.
And for New York Fashion Week photos, see Issue 87 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Below (top to bottom): OCC's David Klasfeld
and Valerie Hernandez working backstage; A. Ché design; and JL Marks