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Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Backstage at Art Hearts Fashion Spring 2015 Collection

Backstage at the Art Hearts Fashion Show, which was held on the last day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Theater at Lincoln Center, were eight featured fashion designers from around the world. The entire event supported a great cause, and the designers showed their collections in a contemporary fashion setting. The eight designers showcasing their collections were Mister Triple X, Control Sector, Gregorio Sanchez, Shrekahnth, Hallie Sara, Altaf Maaneshia, MT Costello, and Furne Amato, with each designer presenting a different beauty look for each of their various collections. The backstage beauty pros included Woody Michleb, Red Door Spa’s Creative Designer and National Training Director for hair; Cesar Olivas, Makeup Artist for Red Door Spa, and Adeline Sarino, National Director of Nails Service for Red Door Spa.

I captured backstage moments of madness and amazing works of each of the artist’s creations for the beautiful models getting ready for hair, make up and nails, getting ready to walk the runway. Everywhere I turned there was something amazing happening, from smokey eye looks, to bold and glamorous hair styles, to edgy nail designs. It was madness but everyone was excited to present such exquisite work from each of the designers.

The Look’s

The Look for MT Costello

Hair is long and loosely curled with soft texture at the roots for a beachy look. Gold flecks were also added to the hair for a retro 1970’s touch. Makeup was focused on the eyes with glowing skin and nude lips. The first look, a gold cream shadow applied to brows. Black line was used to define top water line, with mascara added to the top and bottom lashes. The second look, eyes were dark and smokey. Gold cream shadow added to the inner corner eye. Both looks had highlighter placed on the brow bone and top of the cheeks. Nails were nude base and speckled with gold.

The Look for Gregorio Sanchez

Hair is styled in fluffy retro waves inspired by the 1950’s. Makeup is also inspired by the 1950’s and retro. Skin is luminous and dewy. A bold cat eye and voluminous lashes from the eyes with pink lips.

The Look for Mister Triple X

Hair was soft with an edgy twist inspired by the 1940’s old Hollywood glamour. One side had braids and the other side curls that were soft 40’s waves. Kerastase Laque Couture Mist was applied to hair for smooth and defined waves. Make Up was bold and focused on the eye. A dark smokey eye with pink lips and flushed cheeks to complete the look. Nails were black and white, with a swirl in the shape of an “X” for women.

The Look for Altaf Maaneshia

The hair is soft and relaxed. Loose curls molded with a curling or flat iron. For volume and separation, Kerastse V.I.P Volume in powder was used. Makeup was simple and natural with a bright lip. Neutral eye shadow on the lids with gold cream shadow on the inner corner of the eyes and bottom lash line. Cheeks contoured with blush below the cheek line. A bright red/orange for finished lips. Nails were deep, blood red.

The Look for Shrekahnth

Hair was braided for a unique intricate look. Makeup was graphic with a nude lip. Black and white liner define the eyes. Nails were a dusty, dark pink.

The Look for Hallie Sara

The hair was classic and blown out for a straight sleek look at the front leading to wild curls, evoking the free spirit of the 1960’s. The makeup was refined and classic. The skin was perfect and glowing with minimal make up. The nails were kept clean and neutral.

The Look for Furne Amato

The hair is classic and clean. Deeply parted and combed into a low ponytail at he nape of the neck and clean bun. The makeup is inspired by a dream of the future. The nails are a sheer light pink.

The Nails

Left: MT Costello, Top: Altaf Maaneshia, Bottom: Mister Triple X


***Thanks to Fashion Blogger, Rhea Santos of Sew Stylish Rhea for being our Backstage Beauty Contributor and covering Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Art Heart Fashion Spring 2015 Collection Show for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.

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Glasgow Skinner September 16, 2014 at 4:31 am

Great Peter Zonis find. Is South Beach it's permanent home?

Reply September 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

This is a from south beach what do you think ?

Glasgow Skinner September 15, 2014 at 8:33 pm

You're welcome Jaime. You have some great looks

Jaime Elyse Bridal September 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm Reply

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