At Rodarte, All That Glitters Is Gold-------
The hair and makeup looks at Rodarte over the past few seasons have included gray lips, blackened red pouts, tribal body art, wool hair nets, and ghostly complexions inspired by spooky sleepwalkers, so the simple pinned-back tresses and monochrome gold faces at yesterday’s show were a big change of pace for the Mulleavy sisters. “For once, it’s very natural,” hairstylist Odile Gilbert said of the “bit of bed head” she crafted for Spring, using spritzes of Aveda’s Air Control hair spray for a touch of texture and scrunching each girl’s strands before she hit the runway. One of those ten aforementioned barrettes was then slipped into a deep side part for a youthful, late-sixties/early-seventies style. If you noticed a prevalence of blondes at the show, it was no coincidence; the better to showcase James Kaliardos’ metallic yellow gold pigments, my dears. The makeup artist used MAC’s Cream Colour Base in Pearl on models’ cheekbones for a slight contoured highlight, but it’s the gold-painted fake lashes that he primed with its Pigment in Golden Lemon and then inserted into the natural lash line that people left the show talking about: Every time the catwalkers blinked, flickers of light emanated from their lids. The same shimmery shade was also brushed into models’ inner eye corners before lips were blocked out using MAC’s Lip Erase in Dim and then rebuilt with a combination of pigments in Rose Gold and Golden Lemon. Much like the 36-piece collection, it was a beautiful feat of modern artistry.