Once upon a runway…
Sophie Theallet Fall/Winter 2010 Collection
by Jessica M
The inspiration: Sophie Theallet took a “fairy tale” approach to this
collection. She imagined a farm girl who travels to the city, where
she becomes sophisticated and stylish. The collection’s designs, from
floral dirndl skirts to graceful evening gowns in shimmering neutrals,
documented her fantasy transformation from a milkmaid into an urban
How to get the look: Renowned makeup artist Stephane Marais, using
MAC cosmetics, created an innocent, romantic look. The models were
given a fresh-faced appearance with a sophisticated finish, to suit
the “peasant-to-princess” theme of Theallet’s collection.
Face: Gina Bettelli, a senior artist for MAC, explained that models’
faces had been kept simple and clean. Face and Body foundation was
used sparingly, where needed, and cheeks were flushed with a mixture
of two Blushcremes, Posey and Laid Back.
Eyes: The models’ eyes were lined with Stripdown Lip Pencil around the
eye socket. Lids were given a sheer, shimmering coat of Pro Studio
Finish Face Powder in Gold and loose Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk,
mixed together with Mixing Medium/Water Base. A few touches of
Penultimate Brow Marker defined the brows.
Lips: Amorous lipstick was pressed onto the mouth with the fingertip.
Hair: A team of stylists, working with Antoinette Beenders, used
Aveda products for a flowing, tousled style. Models’ hair was prepped
with Pure Abundance Volumizing Tonic, blow dried, and further
thickened with Pure Abundance Hair Potion. The upper sections of the
hair were back-combed and gathered into a loose, low ponytail; the
lower hair was twisted around the ponytail, bringing it to the side.
The style was fixed with Control Force Hair Spray (new for June 2010)
and Air Control Hair Spray.
Credit: Jessica M and Angie W for Blogdorf Goodman